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  1. 2 points
    dtulip8

    Things I Do Like

    I like the Fiesta's, but I find them a bit cramped for me on longer journey's. The Focus offers much more space for my liking, plus I know my way round them quite well.
  2. 2 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Don't Like

    Lol, yeah that's what I'm worried about, people will think I'm ignoring them! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ No worries, tbh I don't expect you to watch all of them, there are much more entertaining things to watch, especially when you want a break from studying! I got really into Ross's videos since you mentioned winning his competition a few weeks ago...gutted about his ST atm! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I try to keep my FB profile 'low' as well...but with my surname it's impossible... There's only one of me in the UK...ironic really considering I look like an EDL member. I don't have any car pictures on there any more, but do have a face photo, albeit an old one. I did get worried selling something selling on Marketplace recently...someone asked for the post code at 8pm, so I gave them a nearby one just in case...5 minutes later they reckoned they were outside!! In the dark & rain and without having said they were coming immediately! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I got scared, told them I wasn't home (as they hadn't given a time!) and blocked them... No idea if it was genuine or not but there's no way I was meeting a stranger in the dark. Worried for a few days afterwards that he'd know my face... I should've worn one of those comedy glasses with a big nose and a moustache!
  3. 2 points
    TomsFocus

    Cambelt question

    It's only 30k a year...a lot of company cars do that sort of mileage...it's exactly what diesels are designed for!
  4. 2 points
    StephenFord

    Horn location

    Well, on my Mk2, I feel this would be a considerable upgrade! LOL
  5. 2 points
    Data protection means dealers cant give the new owner anything with the previous owners contact details on. So the only thing they can really pass on is the service book which should be in the car anyway so no chance of losing it (yet somehow people still do!). Truth is though, a few stamps in a book don't prove anything, the car can still have had a very hard life between servicing...and service books are easy to forge as well. Personally I 'like' a fully stamped service book as it makes the car easier to sell on, but I wouldn't put any trust in them myself...
  6. 2 points
    Turvey

    Things I Don't Like

    Pic of a tweet from Orkney police yesterday! ๐Ÿ˜†
  7. 2 points
    iantt

    Things I Don't Like

    that damn racoons back and frightened the life out of me this time as i went out to put recycle bottles in bin.
  8. 2 points
    I'm so glad to hear that other people mix these two up - I assumed it was just me being a numpty. The way I remember now is that the rear is closer and that's the one I use more often, annoying to have to think about it though ๐Ÿค”... Even though I rarely use the front one, I'd hate to have a car without it now - scraping ice of the windscreen is a PITA and so last century ๐Ÿ˜.
  9. 2 points
    iantt

    Things I Don't Like

    made me laugh afterwards too. didnt think of the rest of family outside. i did press the buttons to open the side doors ( electrically opened for the lazy fat americans) on the dodge people carrie. r thing. trouble is the doors shut slowly and racoon could have jumped in with them seeing the racoon popping out of the dustbin reminded me of the fair games of whack a mole. ha ha. the broom was in the garage after chasing off cockroaches around the pool table. there some quick creatures!! never a dull moment here in the wilderness . i can hear the racoons now in the bushes .
  10. 2 points
    Yep I used a big breaker bar was tight as and banged my arm several times lmao.
  11. 1 point
    zvr4b

    Hello to all

    Hi My name is Igor and I drive Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost Estate MK3 I came here to learn how to make my Focus even better ๐Ÿ™‚
  12. 1 point
    Right, this will be a nice easy non technical tutorial to fit NAV to most Fords with the Non-Touch Sync Sony system. These are instructions for a Fiesta (the trim removal etc) so some may not apply to your car, however, the diagnostics and some wiring needed will most probably be needed to follow for most if not all cars. So. Remove top centre dashboard trim. Start at the front with either a trim removal tool or use a large flat head screwdriver. Lift upwards to unclip the trim. Be careful not to scratch the trim (wrap a screwdriver in electrical tape) There will be 2xTorx screws on the front button facia, the multifunction display unit and 2x7mm bolts holding in the audio unit. Remove the display first, be careful not to pull the wire out. Unclip the wire by pressing in the tab and sliding down the locking mechanism. On the fiesta, remove the piece of trim underneath the stereo that will usually show the passenger airbag status. use the removal tool on the top of this trim. There are 2 clips on the edge and one in the centre so be careful not to snap them. Once the airbag status trim has been removed, pull the facia trim for the buttons upwards until it unclips, with gentle persuasion, then outward but be careful of the connector. Unclip the facia and leave to one side. Pull the silver radio unit outwards, with gentle persuasion again. Once removed, there will be 2 large connector blocks, one larger than the other, and 2 'FAKRA' connectors, one white and black, so unplug all those. Now. Before you make your life hell. Once removing the large connectors of the radio, on the larger one (called the C1 connector) check pins 4 and 5. My easiest way to describe to check, you may need a magnifying glass, on the side the cables go in, there are numbers on the rows, starting with 2 then the last pin I think is 12 and count from left to right. Go across a few from the number 2 and if there are cables in those pins then you most probably won't have to need to do one of the further steps, but its better to check once it's all out instead of having to pull it all out again. If you get stuck identifying what PIN numbers are what, there are plenty of tutorials on the net how to check as its rather hard to explain. If you haven't got those cables in pins 4 and 5, read towards the bottom for instructions. So. reverse order, put the new radio unit in and plug it all in but keep the black FAKRA connector to one side, followed by the new button facia, then the display (it won't fit in the old display mountings if you haven't got the cradle it sits on, as the larger display sits further forward then go to a scrapyard and find one). On the new display there will be a violet, blue and black FAKRA connector on the back. Plug the black FAKRA cable that came out of the radio unit in the black screen connector to get traffic, and you will need a Female FAKRA to FAKRA to go from the violet on the screen into the black connector of the radio unit. The blue connector is for the GPS antenna. If you haven't got one, they're about a fiver on Ebay/Amazon by searching "FAKRA GPS Antenna" and you can just stick it to the dashboard or underneath the screen surround. I recommend not ***** it all together and pushing it in flush until you do a systems check. turn the ignition key, the new display should light up. press the navigation button and you should get nav. If your speedometer goes into KM's then don't worry, there is a fix for that shortly. BEFORE ***** BACK TOGETHER. If you have the 2 cables in pins 4 and 5, go into menu, then audio settings, then navigation voice. Change the volume of the voice. If you cannot hear any voice come through the speakers then you need to install 2 cables from the display unit to the audio unit. I would highly recommend taking this to an auto electrician or an audio shop as it's fiddly work. You have to disassemble the display plug by cutting the cable tie on the right angle end, and unclipping and pulling the connector out of the locking housing. It's a pain in the a$$ so make sure you know what you're doing. You need to put PIN 12 of the display unit to PIN 5 of the C1 connector (the larger connector out of the audio unit) then PIN 6 of the display unit to PIN 4 of the C1 connector. If there are any cables in the connector pins listed already (will be in only one connector, so it'll be in the C1 connector and not the display unit or vice versa) you can disconnect the old cables to make way for the new pair. MAKE SURE YOU GET THE CORRECT PINS. You can damage the CAN network or the units if you cut the wrong cables or connect everything up wrong. Buy yourself a F-super version 2 off eBay for a few quid, install the drivers and install FORScan software which you can find on Google. go into google once the FORScan has installed and search 'FORScan extended licence', Make sure you click on the FORScan official website. Create an account with them and follow the instructions how to activate the extended licence. Or, find a local dealer with IDS and ask them to activate the NAV. To activate it using FORScan you need to go to the Central Configuration page (the blue chip on the left hand side) enable Engineering mode in the top dropdown menu, then change the Navigation System option to With Navigation (EU) or any other country you're fitting this to and change the MFD4 to MFD5. Please don't change anything if you're not comfortable, and make sure you do a full backup of the car by pressing SAVE on the bottom screen once you're in the cars central configuration before making any changes. Hopefully by now the KM will change back to miles on the fiestas. Sorry if I've waffled on a bit, it's harder than I thought to give clear instructions. Most of it is self explanatory other than the 2 extra cables and the programming. I have some pictures of my install so I will post them later. Any questions just message me.
  13. 1 point
    I usually upgrade to Osram Nightbreakers. Noticeably better light, and no need to upgrade wiring etc. as they draw the same current as standard. The downside is reckoned to be shorter bulb life, but I haven't had one fail on me yet. I've only had the Fiesta since the summer and haven't felt the need to change yet, but with the darker mornings I am thinking of getting some. Incidentally, if bulbs are marked 'off-road use only', it is likely that they are much higher wattage than standard, typically 90-100W and beyond, compared with the standard 60W. This will risk overheating the wiring, switches etc, and to use them safely you would probably want to look at beefing up the wiring and fitting relays if you didn't want things melting and/or burning out. Some people fit them and get away with it, but it's a risk. The Nightbreakers (and the Philips +150% and so on) work by using the same current as standard but burning the filament hotter (= more light, shorter life).
  14. 1 point
    Turvey

    Orkney Police Tweet

    I think this is too good not to share again (it's in the Don't Like thread as well) This is a real Tweet doing the rounds on local FB groups and was reported today on our local BBC radio station. ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†
  15. 1 point
    Blatto

    st line and titanium x

    It's a lease car. I ordered it at the end of July was delivered in first week of October. Around 10 weeks.
  16. 1 point
    Eric Bloodaxe

    st line and titanium x

    Lol - as long as you're not thinking "One careful OAP owner, polished every day, vacuumed weekly, never taken over 2,000rpm etc"๐Ÿ˜€
  17. 1 point
    Focus Titanium? I know they can have the funky looking surrounds.
  18. 1 point
    Mark stx

    Mk4. Focus estate st x

    Hi all
  19. 1 point
    sintech

    2018 Fiesta Mk8 ST-Line Rust Spots

    Gary, thanks, you're actually spot on. A bit of product, and it's gone.. phew!
  20. 1 point
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

    I'll put you as my second named driver on my insurance to keep it down ๐Ÿ˜‰. Actually want my dad to put me as a second driver on his VW bora ๐Ÿ˜‚.
  21. 1 point
    iantt

    Things I Don't Like

  22. 1 point
    iantt

    Things I Don't Like

    but a screen shot does
  23. 1 point
    iantt

    Things I Don't Like

    still not working for me.
  24. 1 point
    dtulip8

    Things I Do Like

    Put it up as spares or repairs as the cost to fix is more than the cars worth tbh. Bit gutted, but will probably get another Focus but hopefully in 1.8 or 2.0 flavour.
  25. 1 point
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

    Why you selling it ๐Ÿ˜ข. What's your next upgrade?
  26. 1 point
    Guy Heaton

    1L EB or 1.5L EB

    No rattles in my 1.5, May 2019 model.
  27. 1 point
    I can cycle through full display, blank, and digital clock on my screen. Clock is tiny though
  28. 1 point
    zain611

    Things I Don't Like

    Agree with the last thing probably shouldn't of said anything. Luckily I don't really have anything which could track me. I do have a picture of my fiesta on there but with the old reg. The irony is that person who said that got 6 likes and my response to him got 3 likes which I said was 'true ๐Ÿ˜‚. Just don't like bad drivers'. That 5 series I came across had black wheels and tinted rear plates (not sure of the front). I'm starting to have a hatred for people with tinted plates as I just think they use them so people can't read they reg if they did something wrong.
  29. 1 point
    zain611

    Things I Don't Like

    I've had this happen to me a few times when commenting. I thought the YouTuber got sick of me commenting on his vids ๐Ÿ˜‚. I have got a lot of likes on a few comments on several vids in the top 3 most liked comments which I'm surprised on. Haven't had time to watch your vids also. I'm trying to do my essay but doing it so slowly
  30. 1 point
    TomsFocus

    Things I Don't Like

    It really isn't worth commenting on driving on Facebook! People have different views on what's dangerous or even inconsiderate...and the majority of drivers believe they're good drivers and will defend their driving style regardless. The other issue with Facebook is that it has your name, face and potentially car/reg so you're easy to find. In this case, being a black 5 series, it's potentially full of knives, guns, class A drugs and 5 big lads it's probably best to just keep it to yourself...
  31. 1 point
    DPF has no effect on tax cost btw, it's there to remove particulates, not CO2 which tax is based on. On a 2008 model it's likely to use the Eolys additive system which may or may not have been disabled when remapped. Some mappers just leave them connected so it might now be empty and need refilling. Others keep them connected but fill them with diesel - if this is the case you'll need it drained and filled with Eolys otherwise it won't regen. Some just unplug them. If it's been unplugged and unused for a while it might no longer function properly. I really don't envy you in this situation as it'll cost several hundred to put it right and even then you won't know if everything works properly for a while...
  32. 1 point
    StephenFord

    Horn location

    Well, the positive thing is you can try it anytime, it's not as if you'll disturb anyone LOL
  33. 1 point
    LOL, 15 minutes till a naysayer tells tales of woe with windscreen crack ๐Ÿคฃ I think that's a record!
  34. 1 point
    In 4 decades, I've never 'scraped' ice off in my life. Am I the only one that uses a watering can full of warm water? Yes, I know there'll be those quivering in their boots saying that the windscreen will shatter, but it doesn't, ever, and the ice melts instantly. ๐Ÿ˜€
  35. 1 point
    iantt

    Things I Do Like

    bit coolervwould ve nice. very humid toady. a cool off in our pool becons when we get back to our 5 bed villa! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ no gritters here, only critters( racoons)
  36. 1 point
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    You can go off people VERY quickly! ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Gritters out tonight up here!
  37. 1 point
    TimST2

    Things I Don't Like

    I don't like the way people think that merge in turn means don't under any circumstances let anyone in in front of you
  38. 1 point
    GermanWolf

    Emergency Call System Malfunction.

    So my Focus went in for the 3rd time today, with me mentioning Telematics and Fuse 11 etc. Because so many cars are affected, Ford have apparently issued a directive to all dealers to reset Telematics modules when they see this issue. Mine was reset today and so far so good. Obviously if there's any issues I'll report back here and take it in for the 4th time!! But anyone looking for a fix should mention this.
  39. 1 point
    TomsFocus

    Things I Don't Like

    What platform? Working fine on Android...here's a fish wearing lipstick I found while cleaning out Nan's pond a few weeks ago...
  40. 1 point
    iantt

    Things I Don't Like

    we all had a fright tonight. well my son did first, were on our way out our villa to go out for tea and he went out front door, and came rushing back in. a big racoon was on top of a dustbin right next to car. he came in saying it was ON dustbin. we peered outside and raccon had gone. or we thought it had. we all started looking up garden for it. little did we know the thing had got IN the bin. it then lifted the bin lid and climbed out frighthening the life out us all. i shot back in the house and shut door to stop it getting in. leaving everyone else outside. ha ha. then as we arrived home a huge rabbit ran across driveway. at least we havent seen an alligator yet, there in the wooded area behind us with the snakes.
  41. 1 point
    zain611

    Things I Don't Like

    Anyone having trouble uploading pictures? Getting a '-200' message come up
  42. 1 point
    isetta

    Clutch Slave Cylinder Failure Mk2 1.6i

    this might be wrong and i might be shot down in flames. I am sure someone told me years ago that if your brakes shoes have got oil on them they are ruined (I agree) but if they have brake fluid on you can clean them eg. in hot water with washing powder. Because brake fluid is not like oil and brake fluid mixes with water. Not if that is true then you could clean a clutch plate the same way. However as I say, I don't know if it's right - and if the clutch plate was unevenly soaked in fluid perhaps there is a chance you'd end up with clutch judder and for the sake of the price of clutch plate you might not want to risk it. Reactions from anyone welcome about cleaning brake fluid off linings
  43. 1 point
    Stoney871

    Mk4 Spotify/Ford Navigation

    Streaming via bluetooth from your phone and having the nav running is perfectly doable. If you set up an Alexa account then put your phone on a cradle and as long as the phone screen isn't locked then you can use voice commands straight to the phone. I do it all the time and it works just fine. Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  44. 1 point
    Thanks guys for ur help I removed the spacers and goin to get the front wheel allianment done hopefully over the weekend and hopefully put them back on the front
  45. 1 point
    Callum D

    Sat nav installation

    @BannkoCan i have the instructions for a 66 plate C-Max Titanium with sync 2 please? in a bit of a pickle here
  46. 1 point
    Assuming you can get the bolts to shift!
  47. 1 point
    F0CUE

    Time to Renew Rear Shocks possibly????

    They are very easy to change too just a bit tight on the passenger side bottom bolt but manageable.
  48. 1 point
    Ford Owners' Club

    Fit2Go

    Premium Members can receive the following discount: 10% discount off MRRP (usually ยฃ79.95 Generation 2 - ยฃ39.95 ITire Air) How does it work? The wireless system includes a stylish windscreen-mounted solar-powered LCD screen which displays tyre pressures in psi or bar. If the device detects a tyre in distress through loss of pressure, fast leakage or an increase in temperature โ€“ often the sign of an impending tyre blowout โ€“ the driver is alerted, and the affected tyre identified on the screen. Our unique overnight mode will even inform you of a low-pressure tyre before you depart on your journey. Weโ€™re confident you wonโ€™t find a comparable product which is as affordable, easy to fit or more accurate โ€“ not to mention backed by one of the worldโ€™s most reputable brands.
  49. 1 point
    liampatrick

    Fiesta Mk6 DAB

    I should mention also, the voice control/bluetooth/steering wheel controls all work fine too.
  50. 1 point
    liampatrick

    Fiesta Mk6 DAB

    So, my Fiesta now has DAB! It all works fine, hardest thing was actually sticking the aerial to the windscreen and putting the trim back on! The only issue I have is that radio info is no longer displayed in the instrument cluster...Iโ€™m thinking (from what Iโ€™ve read online) that this is because the stereo was originally in a Transit and they didnโ€™t have the display which showed radio info/trip computer etc. Is this something that a Ford dealer (i.e. Jennings) could re-programme? Iโ€™ve read that this is a possibility, but just wondered if anyone had any further insight. Cheers!