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  1. 12 points
    kpg

    KPG: I'm back ! (New Build Thread)

    Hi folks. Been away for quite a while but with good reason. The titanium is gone: Really sad to see it go. But the ST2 is here [emoji16]: Some of you may know how long I've been crying about one of these so this is a really big deal for me lol I actually can't believe I finally have one. Delighted to say the least. It's mostly down to my wife that I was able to afford this car so I'm eternally greatful for what she's done for me. ST2 with style pack. 2 owners, 42k miles and 4x Michelin winter tyres included with sale: £10k This'll be a slow progress thread as usual but there will be small updates soon enough. [emoji41] Sent from my SM-T810 using Tapatalk
  2. 9 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    I've intended to post this one on my 290km journey home from my mother's on Sunday night as the wife was driving; but she was talking the entire way and I couldn't compose correctly, I also didn't want my wife to get drowsy as I was quite willing to drive myself but she doesn't like sitting with me on motorway 😅 I then intended on writing it yesterday but I was too exhausted from the busy and sometimes stressful two days I had in my mother's. So without further adieu; I do like taking a Saturday off from the usual six day week of work routine to travel up to my mother with a few gifts for the house to make her life easier by eliminating methods which she has difficulty completing, My mother is 69 this year, She lives alone and has a plate for an ankle bone since 1994, had breast cancer and colon cancer, as result of scar tissue within the colon; is on a liquid diet for life now, I phone once or twice per week and visit around three or four times per year due to my busy schedule with work and financially keeping my own family, We went up to visit between Christmas and New year; She's bad on the feet as the left foot can't bend, and her right hand is now starting to stiffen up with arthritis, The foot is a long term issue but the arthritis in the hand is/was really depressing her because she can't turn on a normal tap, or pull out segments on the heating time clock, She's also afraid of dropping the kettle when making tea, The left hand doesn't have much strength as the breast cancer had an affect on her arm, She started turning the heating time clock wheel to get the heat to come on but that then changed the time; resulting in the heating coming on at random hours costing money when not required. All background story said now; I went home and had a think about how I could improve things and reduce her depression without medication; she wakes up happy but through the course of the day; becomes depressed from the little disability reminders. My dad agreed to change to kitchen taps to ones with tabs which turn 90 degree was a great help, I started saving some money as soon as I went home after Christmas and put off a bill or two until feburary which enabled me to purchase a few items to make her life easier, I began to shop around online and across the weeks of January pieced together everything with the intention of fitting in all in a single visit, I then took last Saturday off work and went up to install everything, I was wrecked yesterday because I only slept from 1am Sunday to 6am Sunday due to getting everything done in the time frame aswell as talking her through some things. She wanted her living room television on the wall after seeing ours done like that, so I agreed to do it as a late Christmas present, So I had some 75x50 PVC trunking left over from the attic, I took a chip of wall paint from her living room at Christmas and bought a matching sample pot from B&Q, ordered some 4 metre HDMI cables and a six socket power strip, I then purchased a mechanical oil level gauge which is around 3" inches in size of the gauge, no batteries or dodgy radar it's float sits on top of the oil for accuracy without maintenance https://purchase.ie/product/energy-saving/oil-tank-gauge-3 makes it easier for her to budget knowing what's in the kerosene tank. I then went to Currys and picked up a Brevelle instant hot water kettle, it has a volume control to suit cup size, just pus button and it passively heats the water when it comes through, no lifting excess weight and no hot water in the resivour only what's inside the cup, She can fill the resivour using a cup or small jug eliminating the need to lift a kettle or risk of dropping the kettle. She was delighted with that, Moving on from this; she's paying for broadband service as part of her home phone and tv package; but she doesn't know how to use a computer or anything like that she doesn't have a smart phone just a simple Nokia, As result she couldn't use a wifi socket on a smart phone to switch on a light in the living room, But there was another way; I done some research online aswell as communicating with some helpful people on here to discover I could use my smartphone to initialize an Amazon Echo Plus which she can then use completely independently of any other devices to switch on and off things using her voice, it would also be a source of online information, since she's already paying for broadband. So I dug deep and bought an Amazon Echo plus, a Hive Active Heating Control kit, a Philips hue bulb and an Amazon Wi-Fi Socket, She can add more wifi sockets later out of her own investment but I covered all items which I provided to get the ball rolling, If it all worked and understood her northern accent then it was a good investment, Alternativly if it didn't understand her accent then at least we tried and she wasn't out of pocket either way. So I started with the television mounting and got that done Saturday day, I then had my dad arrive Saturday night to fit the hive heating control which replaced the segment switch with a wireless thermostat control that operates much like a light dimmer switch; turn up or down the temperature, She can now position the control unit in a comfortable location and adjust temperature by turning a volume wheel I then went back to the living room Saturday night to put two coats of paint on the cable ducting so if now matches the wall, Sunday morning I completed the television wiring and moved on to setting up the Amazon echo plus; the device fully understand my mother's accent;🕺 it's capable of turning on/off the wifi socket which we named "sitting room light" Ive chosen genuine Amazon Wi-Fi Socket as some non genuine wifi sockets can cause problems or fire in Reality HD😂 it's also working with the heating control unit, we ask it to set temperature or boost heating for 5 minutes 10 minutes 30 minutes etc. The Philips hue bulb in in the ceiling of the bedroom, She just says "Alexa turn on/off bedroom light" if says OK and does it. I've also added an app to the echo which now knows which colour of wheelie bin is going out next Monday, it will remind her the evening before to put out the blue bin or green bin etc. 😀 It even plays her favourite local radio stations which she had difficulty receiving signal on in the bedroom, since it's now coming through the internet signal isint a problem anymore. I've since put an order in for two Amazon Echo dots which are a smaller scale of the echo plus without the smart hub, they will go in the bedroom and living room, giving her full control everywhere aswell as her favourite local radio stations without signal issues. To finish everything off then I also provided a book and a highlighter pen to help her get the most from the device because she doesn't know how to use a computer or YouTube for information but she can read books. She's now a totally different person, She phoned me today to say how happy she was with it and that it even plays ocean sound effects, shes amazed it was able to tell her the weather in the local area ☺ and the book says I can listen to pod casts from the radio. Overall I'm delighted I was able to take time out of my own busy working life to spend time with family and see there life improve by removing the daily reminders of things they can't do and replace them with something wonderful. Can't put a price on that And thanks for reading, thought I'd share with others in detail as were all getting older; these ideas may help someone you know too.
  3. 9 points
    alexp999

    Alexp's 2018 Fiesta ST

    As some of you may know, I've been waiting for the 2018 Fiesta ST for some time. I placed my order back at the end of April, and it finally arrived at the dealers yesterday. Here's some pics they took of it being unloaded, and then some pics I took after I went to look at it today and take it for a spin. It sounds and drives amazing, can't wait to pick it up Saturday! 😁
  4. 9 points
    Stoney871

    Things I Do Like

    I do like a random act of pure kindness and charity I experienced tonight. At my local Tescos topping up with petrol and a guy at an adjacent pump filling a Honda Jazz asks me if I'm running on ths standard Goldyear F1 tyres. On confirming that I am He then offers me a spare tyre for nothing. The guy had recently chopped from an ST to a 17 plate RS and had the tyre loafing in his garage since. Admittedly I at first invisaged waking up in a bath of ice minus a kidney but he appeared 100% gen so went along with it. He lived literally just around the corner from the store and on following him there find he indeed has a cracking RS on the drive. The tyre has had a professional mid tread puncture repair but has zero visible wear so seeing that new F1 tyres are £114 from the likes of Blackcircles.com it was a no brainer. A sincere thanks goes to a decent honest guy, a rare commodity nowadays. Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  5. 8 points
    Oh dear!! That didn't go at all well... 😦
  6. 8 points
    iantt

    Things I Don't Like

    I've just text mate at work who is a bee keeper and he said there definitely wasps. And his advise was wd40!!!! Wtf! Yep, wd40 in hand and sprayed nest and wasps, then ran. Lol Within 5 mins they had either died or flown off. Wd40,100 uses plus 1 .wasp killer. And the shed door hinges don't squeak either now.(that's where they were nesting)
  7. 7 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Don't Like

    EGR is primarily for NOx, not hydrocarbons. It reduces the cylinder temperature during lean burn conditions where NOx would otherwise be produced in huge quantities. It does this by recirculating exhaust gas which is mostly made up of Nitrogen (inert gas), this Nitrogen simply means there's less space in the cylinder for fresh Oxygen which is the combustible part of air. Unfortunately, due to the way diesel burns there will often be soot in the exhaust which gets recirculated as well. The problem with the latest Euro6 emmision's regs is that the NOx limits are unrealistically low, so the EGR is having to work stupidly hard, several times as hard as it did on the old Euro 3 or even Euro 4 engines. What I don't understand about the emmisions regs is why they're still allowing oil vapour back in the intake, soot on it's own doesn't create the sticky mess you find in the intake, it's caused by soot combined with oil vapour from the breather. This oil obviously gets burnt which adds to the HC's and creates particulates that get stuck in the DPF. It's about time they started fitting proper oil separators or small catch tanks to the breather systems imo. As for DPF regens, the DPF catches particulates and doesn't let any* pass (*in real world conditions its not quite 100% tbf lol). Despite wasting a gallon of diesel, it won't be chucking out particulates during that time, it will be producing far less CO2 than a petrol engine under the same conditions, and because it's revving hard it won't be producing much NOx either. Really the only environmental issue with a static regen is the waste of fossil fuel.
  8. 7 points
    Stoney871

    Forum hissy fit!

    I personally blame Brexit [emoji4] Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  9. 7 points
    Set it to 31/12/2013 23:59 then wait a minute until it goes to 01/01/2014 then you can set the date and correct time past that point. It's a strange quirk in the system. Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  10. 7 points
    The garage have called me. It was the starter motor. Apparently it was full of water..? They’re not sure how it happened but as it’s an ecoboost I’ve asked them to check the cooling system etc to avoid a major loss of engine, although coolant level looks correct. The warranty covered the repair. I’ve had to pay the 3rd party garage and I’ll be reimbursed. Good result. Great help on here as usual. Thanks all.
  11. 7 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Don't Like

    Finally washed mine this afternoon...thought I'd take a Zain-esque picture of it.
  12. 7 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    Building a cottage with the kids for there fairy door, I've put 100 soft white (yellowish) fairy lights coiled together inside powered by a solar panel which is mounted on the roof, the chimney works when you put an incense stick inside the house and it has a sattelite dish on the chimney👍 Night shots
  13. 7 points
    It has been some time since my last post, the road has been long.. Siberia is vast. Im so proud to conclude I've made it to Vladivostok. I wrote this sat on shore of the Pacific Ocean watching the sun set... Before I continue to write anything of substance, I first need to show appreciation to the true MVP of this entire journey, credit where credit is due, I say a "thank you" to my 2002 Ford Fiesta. It has taken me everywhere without even moaning, from the -25 temperatures of Murmansk (which lies well within the Arctic Circle) to the vast steppes of Kazakhstan... it has been personally escorted into the closed town of Baikonur by the Russian space agency Roscosmos... it has been searched thoroughly by border customs which suspected it for being a trafficking vehicle for human organs, it has crashed though Russian Federation military checkpoints, has crossed deserts and grasslands, has climbed the mountains and valleys of Asia.. has entered annexed Crimea (which is illegal and breaks UK, EU and international law), from the borders of China to the borders of Afghanistan, from Kosovo to the largest lake in the world: Baikal ... I am so so proud of my first car. This trip began in 2016, a road trip which has come to a fitting conclusion after nearly exactly 2 years. Russia has been a country I have wanted to visit for over a decade, and oh so casually a former colleague went to Moscow to visit her brother. I was so so envious, so jealous, and it was this event which was likely the catalyst that lead me to where I am today. It was mere months after her visit I had given work my notice and applied for a Russian visa, (in fact from memory she even helped with my early visa enquiries by asking her Dad questions for me) .. with visa approval and my theory that Russia 'wasn't that far' I decided to drive instead of fly. 35,000 miles later I have arrived in Vladivostok, a goal I set myself but in reality never expected to make it. They say its not about the destination but about the journey, and I can honestly say: whilst this is true, to reach the Pacific Ocean is an amazing feat. The people I have met along the way, the friends I have made for life, seeing poverty and having perspectives blown apart, I am very humbled to have had such an experience. From selfies with strangers, people waving and beeping welcoming me to their cities, traffic pulling me over and asking for selfies, the whole trip has been amazing and I will cherish memories for life. With 35,000 photos perhaps one day I will write a book, but for now I simply write these words... I say farewell to my car, for this has always been a 1 way journey for the Fiesta. Transport Aid Japan is a NPO located out of Japan specialising in providing Africa with cars donated, however they no longer operate since my initial departure and thus the fate of the Fiesta has been an unknown for sometime. After last minute plans I'm happy to say I've found a charitable solution, I've spent the day meeting with the guys from Drive2Vladivostok (an instagram account primarily focused on models and the modded car scene) they do a great amount of local community work:- especially for an orphanage here in the city with children aged 5-16. Drive2Vladivostok have been integral to helping me find a charitable solution, Im really grateful for their help. My car is to be sold and all the proceeds donated to the orphanage, I find comfort that hopefully the Fiesta will find a new life and also help those less fortunate than me along the way. The DVLA will be notified that this has been gifted. I sign off with a warm thank you to everyone I've met along the way for the happy memories you've given me.
  14. 7 points
    kpg

    KPG: I'm back ! (New Build Thread)

    Not much of a mod folks but I gave the car a good clean and also tackled the tailpipe with some Autosol. God that thing was caked in sooty black stuff. Sent from my HTC 10 using Tapatalk
  15. 6 points
    TimST2

    Things I Don't Like

    Ian's actually stood under a car in that photo telling the owner the exhaust is knackered Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  16. 6 points
    jonner101

    2015 Ford focus St-2 Stolen

    Good news on this, a community officer saw the car parked in a rough part of town. They had changed the plates but the pcn check on the plates came up and either didn't match the serial number or something else. So currently in a Police pound having forensic checks done and so on. Insurance company will take a good look and change all the locks and possible repair any damage. Huge sigh of relief..... Should be back home soon
  17. 6 points
    Stoney871

    Things I Don't Like

    I don't like assembling wardrobes. Had 2 to build and instructions quote 3 1/2 hours per unit. Took me 2 days and a lot of cursing to do one even though I'm pretty good at woodworking and usually enjoy doing flatpack stuff. Super heavy mirrored sliding doors didn't help either. It would be easier if my wife stopped buying so many clothes & shoes [emoji2955] Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  18. 6 points
    iantt

    Stripped thread

    Or a couple of these bolted through the radiator then some nuts each end? Over kill? Ignore the coolant loss. Sorry, I'm bored. Lol
  19. 6 points
    iantt

    Ford etis

    There cracking down on users who are not confirmed independents or dealer. The likes of you lot. Only kidding, planned maintenance this weekend. Lol
  20. 6 points
    Stoney871

    Old Airfix Dambuster model.

    Better than the weekly ones they advertise on TV. Latest one is the Bismarck. If you complete it then you'll pay out about £1200 for it. [emoji54] Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  21. 6 points
    I made a guide on how to install and activate cruise control and this guide is also helpful for some other activation's/deactivation's, have a look (https://bit.ly/2HOtm3s)
  22. 6 points
    Thanks for your response guys! The coolant looks nice and clean like when I last changed in two years ago. Judging from your experiences there is no point changing it lol
  23. 6 points
    Zico

    Things I Don't Like

    I'm not sure what's happened in this thread over the last few days. Everything has gone wild 🤪🤣. **Makes a note to check if this is the 'I don't like' thread or the 'horny food' thread**
  24. 6 points
    Ok so it seems no-one else has attempted this. In the end I tackled it myself armed with Haynes and a very helpful mate. We followed the advice in the manual and removed the engine from below, first raising the car up on axle stands supported on a platform of concrete blocks. The front of the car needs to be around 2 feet high to get the engine out and back in comfortably from below. To avoid the car being at a very high angle, I reversed it onto service ramps at the rear. In retrospect, the car could have done with being more level than it was as it was quite tricky to manoeuvre the new engine back in place (forward/back space is quite tight and it's hard to stop the engine coming into contact with the intercooler if the engine and car are at different angles). Changing it out was generally reasonably straightforward, if a lengthy process (plenty of hoses and wires to disconnect everywhere!). I would give the following advice to anyone tackling it themselves: Make a note of where the wires and hoses are routed before you remove them. It's not obvious in a couple of instances which way cables are routed around other components when you reassemble In addition to the parts listed by Haynes, I would suggest getting some cable ties including the type that have a plastic serrated stud fixing that secure onto brackets on the engine and gearbox, as I cut a number of these off to release the engine loom Check you have everything before you start. Despite verbal and written instructions along with the description of what I was doing, Ford failed to supply me with what I requested and gave me a set of CV boot clamps instead of the inner retaining clip for the left hand driveshaft Most of the hoses are easy enough to disconnect, but a trick I never knew before and shown by my mate is to break the hold by twisting the hose until it's free before pulling off the mounting barbs (this was a revelation to me!) The EVAP line is all some horrid hard plastic that seems nigh on impossible to remove from the fittings, so I just transferred the whole assembly over from one engine to the other (there are several quick release fittings to mount it to the intake hoses etc which make this job easy enough) By far the most awkward thing that caused me much irritation was the fuel line "quick disconnect" hose elbow that fits onto the high pressure fuel pump. This has four tangs that spring inwards from the inside of the elbow, and they need to be pushed outwards to slide back over a ridge on the fuel pump mounting barb. You can buy special tools for not much money online to do this job (it's an 8mm/ 5/16 hose) but access is ridiculously tight (mine had a maximum clearance of 7mm between the pump and the fitting) and the chances are you won't be able to fit a tool in there. By the time I'd sanded the tool down enough to fit, it wouldn't go in far enough to release the fitting. I eventually found out from a garage that the way to deal with this is using several angled picks (they look like dentistry tools) to force the tabs open whilst an assistant firmly pulls the elbow back. Once you know how, it's not too bad, but as this is easily accessible throughout the job definitely figure out and confirm that you cant sort this step out first before anything else! Most of it can be tackled easily enough with one person, but definitely arrange for a helper for an afternoon to help with engine removal, gearbox separation/re-attachment and engine re-installation Good luck to anyone who gives this a go. As I say although it might seem daunting if you know your way around cars it's doable. I managed it in a long weekend (probably a total of ~20 hours work including figuring out what to do at a few points and having a mate help for a good portion of that time). The car is, thankfully, now running fine.
  25. 6 points
    Update ! Project Mountune theme. Yellow stitch leather trim now fabricated & fitted. Yunii Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  26. 5 points
    Stoney871

    Things I Do Like

    Loving the current Ford commercial vehicle advert- Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  27. 5 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    I really do like receiving delivery of a specific Matchbox Shark Rescue Boat today all the way from Brooklyn in the USA Our son has given up his nappies to the fairy's in exchange for a toy of his choice provided that he done well without the nappies; He watches "JackJack play" on YouTube whom mostly has bruder toys and we can source them locally too without any difficulty, But our son wanted this matchbox Shark Rescue Boat just like Jack has on a YouTube video, Thankfully it was listed on Amazon and shipped in exactly two weeks although the shipping was almost the same price as the toy; will be worth the effort tomorrow morning when he gets it.
  28. 5 points
    iantt

    Things I Don't Like

    Or should I get this . Lol
  29. 5 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Don't Like

    Those 2 wires measure traffic volume mostly. They aren't accurate enough to measure speeding although they can give a rough average speed based on a large number of cars. Where I live they were actually used to speed traffic up! There were a set of traffic lights on a roundabout which was found to be reducing traffic flow, particularly at peak times like rush hour. The traffic lights were switched off as a trial, and the speed & volume measured again. The trial worked so the lights were removed permanently. We have lots of these volume tests around our area though as they are meant to be adding a bypass road, but as it'll cost millions to do they need a lot of proof to decide whether it's worth it or not. I don't think it'll ever happen due to cost, and the 'NIMBY' folk, but it would be helpful if they do!
  30. 5 points
    isetta

    Anyone heard of this before?

    "The oil light does usually come on but people seem to think it's not urgent and they can still drive it home... " I know what you mean - people I know who don't understand how an engine works don't understand how critical oil pressure is and how important the light is. If the oil pressure light comes on when the engine is running it means it is causing damage right now, right this very second and every second the engine is left running is doing more damage. It's to be taken more seriously than the winscreen washer fluid warning light (actually mine does not have that) For 30 years I have been telling my wife that if that oil light ever comes on with the engine running then stop the engine and don't drive it. I bet if it happened today she will still drive home though and then tell me later.
  31. 5 points
    pragmatix

    New Topic

    Its a car driven by old codgers that no longer fix thier own cars and can no longer get into mondeos😂
  32. 5 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    I think you've been watching too many '70s 'Adult' films Lenny 😁
  33. 5 points
    Stoney871

    Things I Do Like

    I like a nice sunset. Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  34. 5 points
  35. 5 points
    A little gift , here are the PDF electrical wiring diagrams for the Ford Focus Focus Mk2/2.5 + ST PDF dated 2010 - Click Here Focus Mk3 PDF dated 2011 , not ST - Click Here Very usefull indeed if your trying to figure out additions to your car or find wiring Regards Preee Focus 2011 Wiring.pdf entire_schematics_ph8m5t-70000-ad.pdf
  36. 5 points
    Eric Bloodaxe

    Things I Do Like

    I particularly liked seeing that Professor Simon Kay, the plastic surgeon who carried out the UK's first double hand transplant, and performed several more since, along with other incredible work, was awarded the OBE in the New Years Honours. This is of personal interest as some years ago I was facing the permanent loss of use of my left arm and hand due to the nerves being severed close to the spinal cord in an accident. Thanks to amazing work by Prof.Kay and his team my arm was saved and I have been able to lead a relatively normal life, so I and many others owe him a huge debt and I am delighted to see him honoured.
  37. 5 points
    stef123

    Recommended Coolant change period

    It’s still pink
  38. 5 points
    As an owner of a MK3 who’s just stuck his door seals back on for the 738262828th time, this made me chuckle with sadness 😂
  39. 5 points
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

    Took some beading shots
  40. 5 points
    WES180

    Things I Don't Like

    Zain, you have definitely got a unique photography style. Your love for capturing objects in the foreground is apparent in all of your work that I have been privileged to view (2 car pics). I am struggling to decide which is my favourite, 'Window Frame' or 'Bollards'!!! Keep up the good work mate.😂
  41. 5 points
    jace1969

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

    Happy new year to all on here and a big thanks for all your help in the last 12 months........Keep it safe later.
  42. 5 points
    TheGinger1

    Ford Focus mk4

    Whilst I appreciate it’s not the best looking car in world, having now stretched its legs it’s not bad at all. This, the missuses’s 125 ecoboost is quicker than her old Fiesta Zetec S 125. The focus handles really well and the different maps in the drive modes are great. It needs storage options in the boot area and the glove box isn’t spacious but all in, pretty good. The clean by the dealer was really bad, I asked if they wouldn’t clean it before delivery but they wouldn’t had it over without being cleaned. Now I have given it a wash and had a look it will need a full decontamination and clay and it should be good to go.
  43. 5 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    I do like following a Police van, in the dark enough for lights evening, the other day. It only had DRLs on, ie fronts only. You have no idea how tempting it was to flash him to stop him and walk up to him and ask "Do you know why I've stopped you tonight?" 😁
  44. 5 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    I do like seeing a hedgehog in the garden tonight...
  45. 5 points
    In my opinion this recall is not majorly important. The affected vehicles have a clutch that can break/shatter as a result of overheating when the clutch is slipping for an excessive amount of time. The broken pieces of the friction plate can damage the gearbox and cause an oil leak. The combination of an oil leak and a hot exhaust is a safety risk. This is the reason why the recall is performed. The recall does not have a technical reason. The recall is only performed because a possible safety risk that can occur in extreme situations. It does not affect the functionality of the clutch. On vehicles with Stop/Start a clutch (slippage) test is performed during the recall and new PCM software is installed. The new PCM software that is installed during the recall detects clutch slippage. If the PCM detects a slipping clutch for a certain period the engine power is reduced drastically and an engine malfunction message is shown on the instrument cluster display. This prevents the owner from driving the car with a worn clutch. On vehicles without Stop/Start (very rare) the clutch is replaced as a preventive measure. There is no new software available that detects clutch slippage for these vehicles (probably because the really low numbers of vehicles without Stop/Start). If you have the capability to detect clutch slippage yourself the recall does not add much. My car is also one of the affected vehicles. Performing the recall on my car is basically a waste of time. I am running on a custom PCM software version (a slightly modified version of the original MK3.5 140 HP software). Next to this I am perfectly capable to detect clutch slippage myself.
  46. 5 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    First of all you win ' Dad of the year' and now you're in running for 'Son of the year' Think you're going to have to give the rest of us a chance! 😁
  47. 5 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    Built a little fairy cottage for my 68yr old mother drove up 297km to deliver it yesterday complete with a Red door from Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M01NZE2/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_awdb_t1_x_2s8GBbBEZY1QC and a little 1/12th scale bicycle from ebayUK https://ebay.us/TpszNL Got the chimney smoking with an inscence cone placed on the stones inside. She's delighted with it and she says its something to look out at while drinking a coffee, she lives alone looks after the stray cats
  48. 5 points
    Lenny

    Things I Do Like

    Got a few night pictures of the fairy house mentioned on the previous page and I've edit the initial post to contain the extra images Link to previous page:
  49. 5 points
    alexp999

    Things I Do Like

    I do like that my new Fiesta ST arrived at the dealership yesterday, it was PDI'd and I got to take it out for a quick spin this afternoon. Collection Saturday! 😁
  50. 5 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    I do like one of the (few) advantages in having twins...... ......TWO BIRTHDAY CAKES!!!!! 😂