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  1. 5 points

    Things I Do Like

    A forum member was asking on another topic if the forum had made preperations for brexit day? Lol I recon a 10% tarrif on membership subscription to non British members to align with WTO rules. 😃😃. But most folk on here are freeloaders . 😂😂
  2. 4 points
    Just added these to my LX, my goodness, what a difference! 0 - 60 is now, well, OK, no change whatsoever but at least it gets to 60! 🤣 LOL
  3. 3 points
    Nick Y

    Things I Do Like

    I do like finding out this morning that my new 2 seater recliner sofa will be delivered next Wednesday. Looking forward to having it in my flat as it will be the first brand new sofa I've ever had or bought.
  4. 3 points
    mmm... just wondering... has this forum made preparations for Brexit? LOL
  5. 3 points

    Willy's 5 Door Fiesta ST Thread

    Had to take a closer look.
  6. 3 points

    Things I Do Like

    Take this as advice from someone who's been through uni and post graduation work life, and is still young... Sure, the work life is 'easier' than uni life (no exam or coursework stress, weekends to yourself, you get to earn money, spend it on cars/hols whatever you want), but your uni life is when you get to socialise the most, and enjoy yourself to the max, and make life long friends and maybe even find a lifelong partner. Post graduation, the mundane-ness of 'adulting' really kicks you (even despite the extra cash), and most new friendships you make are on a superficial level. Enjoy your uni years, don't stress, you'll only get to live it once.
  7. 3 points

    Things I Don't Like

    I must've been quite lucky with my laptop, it's over 6 years old now and only needed a couple of batteries in that time. Admittedly it is slow now and struggles to get anywhere near the performance of my budget smartphone, but that's technology in this modern age, the important thing is it still works despite all the crumbs, dust and anti-bac cleaner!
  8. 2 points

    seat belt warning 2017 140 st line.

    I get where you're coming from now. I thought the reference was to a fasten searbelt warning not a status message. Mate has a Clio and it has a light on the overhead console and a dash messsge showing the status of the rear belts. He buckles the rear belts even when empty to cut the dash message. Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  9. 2 points
    That's as it should be, Clive and I (and I'm sure Gary also) was not talking about the "no seat belt" warning. I certainly have no issue with visual and audible warning that belt(s) are not fastened. This Fiesta is however the the first car I've had that tells me in such an intrusive fashion that belts are fastened (no doubt because of legislation) but I find this unnecessary and distracting. Moan over!😀
  10. 2 points
    Nick Y

    Things I Do Like

    Don't forget Moonlight Shadow. For those of us old enough to remember The Fast Show, it was the Dave Angel theme.
  11. 2 points
    Eric Bloodaxe


    Sadly I don't need to Google😀. First car I spun was a Morris 1000 (company pool car on crossplies), only other was a Marina TC which had similar suspension but a mighty 95 bhp. On the original point, I've always stuck with the "big name" brands, in part influenced by our fleet management system at work which always showed them as giving best mileage results, barring accidental damage. I've had the odd Hankook etc which have come on a couple of nearly new Fords I've had, don't recall any particular issues.
  12. 2 points

    mk8 Ecoboost 1.0 oil consumption

    Since my last oil change approximately 8500 miles ago, I haven’t noticed any major fuel consumption. If it has used anything, it’s drops at most.
  13. 2 points


    That was the only car I spun round a roundabout backwards, but it was a loaner and my then XR2 could take it easily at 45MPH. However, my driving skills back then were lousy, and solely based on watching Starsky & Hutch, and also Bodie & Doyle. (Our younger readers may have to 'google' LOL)
  14. 2 points

    Things I Do Like

    My first cinema film was Star Wars (god i'm old [emoji21]). Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  15. 2 points

    Sync3 update to version 3.4

    Jury is still out on that one, Clive. Alex reckons it was pretty buggy, but Tezza and I have not seen the same bugs - Tezza from the start, me after flashing Tezza's files. I'm happy to report back after I've had some time to live with it, but generally the system seems a whole lot more responsive than before... in about 5 mins I'll throw a little explanation together (though its fairly well explained on the guide linked, just different files used). If those who are interested but a bit unsure grab the files (before we lose access), then those of use who have done it can report back if we have problems. Gives folk time to decide...
  16. 2 points

    Things I Do Like

    Hopefully by your choice 😂 not like Josf Fritzl
  17. 2 points

    Things I Do Like

    Ooh suit you sir nostalgic 😅 you will now think wow was it always this powerful ? Why were you not driving for a week? Although Greta would thank you
  18. 2 points

    Things I Do Like

    Not driving for a week and getting into it again 😊
  19. 2 points
    Eric Bloodaxe

    Things I Don't Like

    I remember visiting Dagenham along with other representatives of fleet users - this would be late 70's/early 80's. At one work station engine blocks were arriving at the same time as the set of 4 pistons/conrods, and the task of the guys was to put the pistons into the block and send them off to the next part of the process. At one point a block arrived with only 3 pistons. The guy just put them into the block and let it go on it's way. I mentioned this and asked if it would be rectified later "dunno mate, not my job, and don't f***ing care anyway" was the response. Elsewhere a group were stood around smoking and chatting as the line had stopped upstream of their work station. Visiting factories (car and otherwise) only a few years later, when Japanese ideas like kanban had taken hold, you would see guys in a similar situation rushing back up the line to see if they could help clear the stoppage. So things did change! My own feeling is that the basic i/c engine has been developed to an impressive degree of efficiency and reliability, it's all the "stuff" to try and make it comply with emission regulations that were never dreamed of years ago that seem to cause a lot of issues, directly or indirectly. Must be a nightmare for manufacturers at the moment with no clear phase out date for i/c engines, and wondering which technology to back. Politicians seem to favour battery electric which to me is beset by problems of its own - finite supply of rare materials for batteries, need to generate "clean" electricity, charging networks etc - while hydrogen seems to be virtually ignored, though I did see something about the Chinese favouring going in that direction.
  20. 2 points

    Things I Do Like

    I do like enjoying a glass (or five) of red wine on my last Friday of holiday before returning to hell - sorry - work on Monday. Yay, can't wait...
  21. 2 points

    Things I Don't Like

    Oh, worse!!! And don't get me started on the ecoblue issues!!
  22. 2 points

    Blue smoke 1.6tdi 2009 focus

    A common problem is a leaking injector which can cause blue smoke on start up because the injector seal is passing 24/7 it fills the cylinder when the engine is off; this then gets chucked when the engine is operating causing blue smoke, Of there are wires going to a small box which would be fitted to the side of the battery box then it has a dpf. If theres no small box with two cables attached to the left side of the battery box then there is no dpf, Also how reliable in truth or how jealous in spite is this work mate likely to be?
  23. 2 points
    Did the AA actually do a compression test or just give up because the code reader didn't find anything? Did the oil pressure warning light come on at all? Or the battery warning light? Is the aux belt still on? With respect, it doesn't sound like you have the tools or experience to be checking the timing. You'd need to jack the car up, get the wheel and arch liner off, remove the upper engine mount, crank pulley and then strip off the belt covers to see if everything's still lined up. Not a simple job I'm afraid.
  24. 2 points

    Not many 69 plates

    All in our compound. 😂😂😂😂😂😂
  25. 2 points

    Vignale Tyre Noise

    A road near me made the local newspaper after the road was resurfaced ( properly with tarmac and not the chippings method. When you drove on the road( which I did every day) the road played a tune via the tyres. Real peculiar. Was like it for 12 months or more until it wore down a bit. Lots of people commented on it Chris rea tune springs to mind as it was my road to work. Lol
  26. 2 points

    Reversing camera Sync 3

    Thought I’d update this. Now have a working rear view camera using the grey plug. So easy to do and cost me under £25
  27. 2 points
    For those of you that have been losing sleep over the 'folding/breaking' window scenario, have just folded mirror completely, as can be seen, no danger. Phew, dodged a bullet there LOL
  28. 2 points

    2018 mk4 focus rear light upgrade

    Yeah, non British forum members will have to pay extra 10% on full memberships on WTO rules. Lol
  29. 2 points

    Things I Don't Like

    There is......... I just make a point of not parking on them! 😆
  30. 2 points


    they were a terrible idea when they came out many years ago, when I bought my car it had one intact! Ford replaced them all last year as a good will gesture for breaking my wheel hub on it's MOT (this is a Ford main dealer) less than a year later, the same main dealer changed cam belt and stretch belt and broke two of them after telling me the year before tire depots break them by not knowing what they are doing.... They replaced them again. Wheel nuts you can't use air guns with in 2009? top idea.
  31. 2 points


    Be aware that Ford switched from the old style alloy wheel nuts to the new style Global wheel nuts in 2012. The reason for this is to standardise the wheel nuts on most Ford models and to reduce the amount of different wheel nuts that were used before. The old style (2-piece or 1-piece) alloy wheel nuts are not compatible with the new style Global wheel nuts. You have to use the correct wheel nut that belongs to the wheels. Using the incorrect type of wheel nuts can result in damage to the wheels or the wheel can even come loose. Most Ebay/Amazon sellers do not even know that there are different types of nuts. The wheel nuts from the Amazon link are cheap copies of the Ford Global wheel nuts. These are only compatible with Global wheels and can not be used with the old design alloy wheels. Next to this these nuts are galvanised. On the pictures these nuts are shiny but generally galvanised steel becomes dull within a few weeks. The Ford wheel nuts with stainless steel caps will last very long as long as they are treated correctly. These wheel nuts must be removed/installed by hand. Removing/installing them with an impact wrench causes the stainless steel caps that are pressed onto the nuts to stretch and eventually to come loose. The (2-piece old design) wheel nuts that I use are over 10 Years old and still in mint condition. None of the stainless steel caps did ever come loose. My wheels are removed/installed at least twice a Year and I only remove/install the nuts by hand.
  32. 2 points

    Central fuse box seems wrong!

    In 2006 Ford changed from the old design GEM module/fuse box to he new design GEM module/fuse box. The old design GEM module/fuse box is no longer available. If the GEM module/fuse box needs to be changed it will be replaced by the new design. Both types of GEM module/fuse box are interchangeable. The GEM module/fuse box installed into your car is the new design type. This suggests that it has been replaced in the past. The layout of the new design GEM module fuse box is described in the owners manual of a late 2006 (and onwards) Focus MK2 and MK2.5.
  33. 1 point
    You can still get them , but new they are £225. Plenty of new ones listed on eBay. 1697486 is the ford part number I believe.
  34. 1 point
    I only do low mileage these days - only on 9,000 now at 20 months. I had an oil change at the 12 month check when the car had done 5,000 miles, so (perhaps unsurprisingly), like the other guys so far, have not seen any discernable use of oil.
  35. 1 point
    Nick Y

    Things I Do Like

    The first movie I remember watching in the cinema was Disney's The Little Mermaid so I'd have been about 6 or 7. My sister had most of the McDonalds happy meal toys from the time.
  36. 1 point

    * Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost - Turbo?

    As long as the car is at tickover it's safe to turn off. Sometimes coolant will continue to circulate if needed.
  37. 1 point

    MK4 1.5 Ecoblue Titanium Review

    Good luck to him.
  38. 1 point
    Cheers 5 second timer, under my chin. Only took 5 tries. Allan
  39. 1 point

    MK4 1.5 Ecoblue Titanium Review

    After all the faults with his Mondeo I'm not surprised it's gone lol! Why chose the Mk4 Focus though...company car maybe?
  40. 1 point

    Things I Do Like

    I like how i had a go in a 66 plate Astra Design 1.4 turbo and still would rather have my little 1.6... 2011 titanium,is there any cars out there that holds the road as good as the ford seem to do because the corsa/astra is still like a jelly ride.
  41. 1 point

    RPM surge when turning right

    Mine isnt that sensitive so wouldn't know 😂
  42. 1 point
    Here y'go: https://youtu.be/Au8ULerhMLM
  43. 1 point

    Kinda new

    I seem to fall into ford ownership having acquired/inherited an 03 1.4 duratec fiesta thats still relatively sound underneath bodywise , but now have a 08 tdci .Also storing an 07 KA for someone, which has.........................................................hmmmmmm ,some issues underneath and elsewhere.😃 Immaculate condition inside though.Strange how ford never sorted out the oxide issues.
  44. 1 point
    Russ 6334

    MONDEO TDCI 130 de cat review

    Hi all i read many reviews about de catting a mondeo being a good way to increase power and save fuel etc, many reviews saying it transforms the car completely etc so I thought I’d make my own review i have a TDCI 130 which had 56k miles in November so I bought it for m’way mileage as work 80 mile round trip a day it’s now covered about 72k and only returns about 46-49 mpg driving at 57-60mph on cruise daily i got a brand new de cat and fitted it, was a little tricky but in all honesty an easy job with an air gun initial first drive I was gonna smacked at the response pulling away in first! It flew away but sadly after about 500rpm same old mondeo it pulls away like a petrol now but saying it’s transformed the car I would say no it doesn’t mid range you don’t have to drop down a gear on hills as much but again nothing spectacular, mpg well fuel computer always reads about 53mpg but tank to tank always comes out around 45-49mpg now computer reads 53-57 a noticable increase in mpg however at the pump returned 48mpg last tank with cat was 49mpg if your thinking of de catting your mondeo and expect to get back in a Ferrari engined super car think again, mpg won’t change and power wise you really won’t notice any major difference other than smoother to pull away in 1st cost me £38 for de cat so not end of the world but thought I’d add my experience to the plethora of reviews that claim so much more.... russ
  45. 1 point

    Sync 3 update 17 plate

    Log file created ok for me.
  46. 1 point
    Update new expansion cap and old bit pulled out 16 quid. Now back to heater matrix o ring leak
  47. 1 point
    Tom Retired

    Sync Update

    I downloaded from Ford a sync update and followed all instructions but as others have experienced only to receive an error message of file not found. Is there a solution to this please?
  48. 1 point

    Sat nav retrofit

    What unit did you buy, sorry to hijack but interested in doing this for me wife
  49. 1 point

    Sat nav retrofit

    Yes, recently Ask any questions and I will do my best to answer
  50. 1 point


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