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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. 10 points
    Sync 1 / 1.1 to Sync 2 Retrofit Guide Disclamer:- This guide is intended as an advice document only. You attempt the actions in this guide at your own risk. I will not be held responsible if you brick any modules or break your car. This conversion involves rewiring your existing cars wiring and should only be attempted by a competent and experienced person. Right! Now that’s my ***** covered lets get started! I couldn’t have done this conversion if it weren’t for the information available out there, sadly not much of this is in English or applicable specifically to the focus however it gave me the understanding of what needed to be done to carry this out and I will be linking to some of this information throughout the guide. Parts – Sync 2 APIM Sync 2 ACM Sync 2 FCDIM Sync 2 Fascia Sync 2 Media Hub + loom GPSM module - DE8T-19H463-DC Media hub bezel - finis number - 5326708 Mini USB to Mini USB cable Nav maps Pins - mouser - 1924955-4 HSD Code E plug or Fakra Z ( if you have OEM reverse camera ) Forscan ( with extended license ) and FoCCCus software I started by completely stripping out the car, partly because I wanted to wet vac the seats and partly because of ease of access. You don’t have to remove the seats but I strongly recommend the center console, and all the fascia panels. The sync 2 fascia doesn’t fit straight away, some trimming is required around the bottom, start by cutting off the locating lugs and then trim little by little until it fits nicely against the a/c panel the panel is held down by the 2 center holes in the same way the original is. Once your happy the fascia fits nicely then remove the fascia and a/c panel to reveal the sync unit, this is held in place by 3 screws and can be disconnected and removed. The sync connector needs to be rerouted to the top of the dash, there is plenty of length there it just needs to pulled back to the main loom and then directed up to the top of the dash. At this point it’s a good idea to tape back and secure and cables that you will no longer need, in my case it was the blue, pink and black fakra connectors from the fcdim module. Now peel back the insulation on the sync connector and give yourself plenty of exposed cabling to do the swaps required, unlatch the 2 clips and slide off the connector cover. *top tip* label any wires that are going to be moved or removed in case you ever revert to sync 1 or get lost with where the wire came from. Once you have swapped the 2 MM-can wires the unit can then be plugged in and will power up for basic testing, note that once plugged in the unit takes a few minutes to power up, it also does this everytime it reboots, don't panic! The pin swaps are highlighted in the pdf After you’ve completed the pin swaps its time to add in the additional wiring for the media hub, reverse camera adaptor (if fitted) ms-can and fcdim connector. I ordered the pins for the sync connector from mouser and although they work they are a little tight and did need to be manipulated in. if I were to do the job again I would buy a sync connector cut from a loom and remove the pigtails to solder onto *top tip* For the ms-can input you can tap into anything that runs on the ms-can network, I found the wires in the blue connector for the a/c panel. They will be the only external connections that you need to make. The gpsm is to be installed under the rear view mirror cover, for me the plug was already there so make sure to check this beforehand. To install the media hub I used 2 good quality usb to usb mini leads connected with a usb coupler. The media hub is mounted in a bezel from a mk5 mondeo, the finis part number I have attached above. For the fascia panel the radio controls are connected by mm-can as opposed to lin like the original. You need to add one pin and cut and solder onto the existing pin in the plug for them to work. For the acm connector you need to move 2 wires across from the main loom and into the accessory loom this is to transmit the tmc data to the screen for the naviagation traffic. If you’ve got this far, well done! The hard work is over. Time to tidy up your cabling, and bolt everything into place. *top tip* install the apim and screen first before sliding the acm into place. Pop in your nav card ( f6 is the most recent ) and also worth updating the software to the latest version (3.10) Put the rest of the car back together and grab yourself a brew, next up is coding! Using forscan plug yourself into the car, *top tip* if you’ve previously used forscan on the car delete any previous profile and scan it as a new car. If you don’t it wont pick up the newly installed gpsm module. You will likely have a bunch of dtc codes, clear them and see what comes back. There will be 1 dtc that definitely wont clear and that is for the central locking led in the bcm. There will also be errors on the acm which currently cannot have its as built data modified, however this doesn’t seem to cause any problems. Programmming the APIM Here comes the fun part. The apim will need to be coded to the spec of your car. The easiest way to do this is using the ford as built data. The way to do this is find a facelift focus with the same options as yours. For example mine is a titanium x, and the facelift titanium x has the same features as mine. To do this hop onto ebay or autotrader and find a facelift focus with the same features as yours, make a note of the registration and go to the ford etis website ( www.etis.ford.com )enter the reg and make a note of the vin number. Then you need to go to the motorcraft service website ( www.motorcraftservice.com ) click free resources and then quick guides. Towards the bottom of the list is an option for Module Build Data ( as – built ) hit this and enter the vin number you got from etis. This gives you the module as built data that you will need to programme the apim. Download the file and save it to your computer. Open up forscan and click on the icon that looks like a computer chip. You will see an option that says apim ( as-built format ) run this and load the file from your download ( don’t forget to change the file type to .ab in the search bar ) click write all and follow the instructions on screen. Once done you will see sync reboot and if you have done everything correctly it should now be programmed to your cars features. At this point you still aren’t done, you will notice that the voice control still doesn’t work correctly. Now we need to change a few things in the bcm and ipc. Open up foCCCus and load up the central config for your car, save a backup before you change anything!!! The lines you need to change are – 123 – Audio Aux Input change the value to 01 (without) 125 – DAB Radio System change the value to 01 (without) 154 – Module USB change the value to 01 (without) 157 – Bluetooth Handsfree change the value to 01 (without) 172 – Front Display change the value to 09 (DM8 with nav) 214 – ICP change the value to 09 Write these changes to both the bcm and the ipc. This got everything working 95% percent for me. I had to make some further changes to enable optical display for the parking sensors and the active park assist. I did this by modifying the as built data of the apim further by using this guide. ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uDSQ1Z5a2Wt8-kjrSiVSlDFGFHnfeuhb3RTMVz95730/edit#gid=1479139836 ) Im expecting some questions and I will help the best I can as im sure there are bits I have missed! Focus Sync Conversion table.pdf
  3. 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.
  4. 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! 😁
  5. 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+)
  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. 8 points
  8. 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.
  9. 7 points
    Stoney871

    Forum hissy fit!

    I personally blame Brexit [emoji4] Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  10. 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+)
  11. 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.
  12. 7 points
    TomsFocus

    Things I Don't Like

    Finally washed mine this afternoon...thought I'd take a Zain-esque picture of it.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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+)
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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+)
  20. 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)
  21. 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
  22. 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**
  23. 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.
  24. 6 points
    Update ! Project Mountune theme. Yellow stitch leather trim now fabricated & fitted. Yunii Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
  25. 6 points
    Take a few stones with you. When you need to go in your car, chuck them at something in opposite direction. When folk turn to look where the noise came from, open your door.
  26. 5 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    I think you've been watching too many '70s 'Adult' films Lenny 😁
  27. 5 points
    Yeah, these ford dealership technicians are some right crooks!! Who in there right mind would use rtv sealant on a sump. Oh yeah , ford do from the factory. Looks like original sealant too. The robot applying the sealant must be a right crook . Lol
  28. 5 points
    WES180

    Things I Do Like

    I like that despite knowing diddly about computers I've managed to follow a guide on YouTube and have now extended my Wi-Fi using an old router I had lying around! I already have one of the plug in type extenders but due to the size and construction of my bungalow it never reached ours and our daughter's bedrooms. Previously when I was renovating the bungalow I ran a couple of cat6 cables from the living room to the bedroom so I've used the spare one of those to connect the two routers and then reprogrammed the old router to work as a Wi-Fi booster. It's so satisfying when you can improve something using items you had lying around, especially when you haven't got a clue lol. This was the very helpful guide I followed -
  29. 5 points
    Stoney871

    Things I Do Like

    I like a nice sunset. Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)
  30. 5 points
    wilto

    My Mk3 ZS - Brake Calipers

    Oh deer, I've painted mine yellow, 😚 I'm only 52 though, if I were over 55 I wouldn't have bothered 😂
  31. 5 points
    stef123

    Stripped thread

    I was thinking change the glow plugs
  32. 5 points
  33. 5 points
    zain611

    Things I Do Like

    Took some beading shots
  34. 5 points
    TimST2

    Things I Don't Like

    Ooh, I like this game. I might go and take a photo of my ST in the car park later with a pillar in the way 😉 Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  35. 5 points
    martyntdci

    Elm327 & forscan

    If anybody on here lives in the Stoke on trent area, more towards city centre the better lol, if you have any fault codes that need reading with forscan your more than welcome pop round or il come to you depending on distance fuel etc... Just trying to throw a helping hand out there 🙂
  36. 5 points
    TimST2

    Things I Don't Like

    Whilst driving through Longleat today (in my wife's Honda CRV) I imagined that this must be what it's like getting your windscreen wipers changed at Halfords... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  37. 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.
  38. 5 points
    Zico

    Things I Don't Like

    Mine are available free to a good home anybody who will take them 😉😁.
  39. 5 points
    biff55

    Droning noise

    i once had a droning noise in my car too. it went away when i told her to get out and catch a bus...... boom boom tsk . i'll get my coat 😉 merry xmas
  40. 5 points
    Due to not being able to find any help on this post I thought I would join you all and hopefully help anyone who is having climate control heater problems My mk7 Fiesta with automatic climate control came up with a fault of only blowing cold air through all the temperature settings and what ever I read on Google said the heater resistor. No it's not the heater resistor as that controls the fan speed. This is on right side of the heater by passengers foot (by the passengers right foot is a panel with 1 screw and some clips) Automatic climate control Mk7 Fiestas have 3 actuators fitted due to all the automation and no matter how hard you google there isn't any thing out Right hand dive locations (left hand swap driver and passenger round) all are mounted on the heater unit and Haynes say remove the whole unit 1 actuator is behind the glove box (need to remove the glove box complete 2 pins attach it and its in front of you by the fusebox) this controls the Recirculation flap 1 actuator is by the passengers right leg (again for ease take the glove box out the by the passengers right foot is a panel with 1 screw and some clips it's on the left of the heater) this controls all the flaps for the different vents 1 actuator is by the drivers left leg (by the drivers left foot is a panel with 1 screw and some clips) it's on the right side of the heater but the leg air bag is in the way (I managed to remove the actuator with a torx bit and a 1/4 drive spanner and left air bag in place) this controls the hot / Cold flap this is the one that broke on me Test the actuators by removing the 2 torx screws and operating the relevant control if actuator works then it's the flaps. Mine was the arm that went from the actuator to the hot / Cold Flap. Part number Ford 1827184 £135 and you get all 10 parts to repair all the arms and controls I only needed 1 part or you can buy the whole heater unit, so went to scrap yard with no avail. I then contacted a 3d printing company (Orija Designs, Woodley Berkshire) i gave them the broken arm and 1 day later they called me saying it's ready at a lot less than I was quoted at Ford (a lot less) part fits like a dream and I've got hot / Cold settings I recon all these parts can be made with a 3d printer at less the the quoted price Hope this helps anyone who looks at this post
  41. 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?" 😁
  42. 5 points
    SeanW

    Things I Don't Like

    My dog says that she doesn't believe everything she reads in the media 😁
  43. 5 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    I do like seeing a hedgehog in the garden tonight...
  44. 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.
  45. 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! 😁
  46. 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:
  47. 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! 😁
  48. 5 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    I do like one of the (few) advantages in having twins...... ......TWO BIRTHDAY CAKES!!!!! 😂
  49. 5 points
    Jeffas

    Mk8 Delivery Delays?

    Finally!! Happy new car day to me
  50. 5 points
    TomsFocus

    Active city stop - anyone tested?

    Yeah I tried it on a zebra crossing... ...turned out I don't have active city stop!