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    Focus ST MK3
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    Greater Manchester

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  1. Did anyone keep hold of there Sony ACM by any chance, I sold mine as a bundle and noticed the sound quality from the sync 2 one dipped quite a bit. I want to put a Sony one back in... its been on my to do list since I upgraded to sync 2.. If not, what model numbers should I be looking out for on eBay? I’ve found a unit...but there wanting £80 for just the ACM... seems steep to me just for that. Any help would be much appreciated :) I believe you did this or something similar Phil? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. I’m in the same boat, had sync 2 for a while now after coming from sync 1. Just fancy having a more fluent and quicker navigation and the option of Apple car play would be cool :) prices on eBay have shot up since late last year!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. Still not had chance to get under the car, which I don’t mind! Gives me a break and more chance to research! Hopefully I’ll have a nosey tomorrow fingers crossed. I’m hoping it’s just some sort of panel or heat shield in the engine bay and at the worst, the CAT bracket. Yeah, hopefully I don’t lose a finger or my beard doesn’t get caught in a belt [emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. No way, that’s a good shout! I’m just making a list of things to check for when I next get chance to get under the car! And I’m just hoping it’s a heat shield of some sort, or it could be the rear motor mount that’s possibly worn in causing the engine to rattle more than it should. You know what I’ve just realised, I’ve got 3 bolts missing on the plastic under tray... it couldn’t be that could it? It’s just clicked with me now... Honestly, it’s driving me absolutely nuts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. So this gets more interesting, had a really good look round and tried all the suggestions. Still no good and the sound is still there. Now, I’m not one to rev my engine or red line it like a yobbo but i noticed yesterday whilst stationary with hand break on and revving the car quite hard, you can hear the metallic noise at really high rpms... (brother in law wanted to hear what the exhaust sounds like on the MK3 ST) So my thought now is, heat shield on/near the catalytic converters or possible heat shield near or on the turbo? I’m not too clued up on if mines has these but it sounds like it’s coming from that area... also, could it be the cat bracket that holds it in place? The engine mounts on the focus st mk3 are rubbish, so the engine does move around quite a bit in the bay when accelerating and this seems to be a common characteristic of this car.. Need to find some more time to have another look. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. Sounds like possible fuel pump or fuel filter issue. I’d start off with changing the fuel filter Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. Can you post a screenshot of the errors? Also, try a different USB port on the laptop. My cable sometimes throws a fit if I use the side USB ports rather than the one at the back etc etc. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Hahahaha thanks. It’s my lockdown look [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Make sure you have the drivers installed on your computer. What operating system are you running, windows 10 or 7 etc etc? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. If you already have a clear coat applied, I’d wet sand with a really high grit to scuff it up and smooth it out and then cut in with polish to give it back it’s shine. This is what mine looks like after that exact same process and this is spirit blue paint. Needs one more pass with polish I think Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. Mine was similar and I also had orange peel. Wet sanded the clear coat a bit until smooth and then used meguirs :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Guessing it’s the factory sub woofer for the entertainment system? Pictures not that clear :) Ignore comment, phone only just loaded all the other comments. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Thanks for the suggestions, I’m going to have another poke around tomorrow and see if I notice or can find anything. I’ve literally this minute plugged the car in to the laptop and looked through forscan for any fault codes that may indicate something but that’s all fine which is good. So I can tick that off the list. Thank you so much for your help, I’ll keep you updated. As you can imagine, it’s constantly on my mind and annoying me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. Hey! It’s more of a continuous whir, whine and it only happens at low speeds.. for example I’ll be in 2nd gear doing 20mph and if I just let the car slow down to 15mph by itself with no use of breaks and only the resistance of 2nd gear then this noise will occur. Once there is no resistance left in 2nd gear and the clutch catch’s like your about to stall but you’re not as at this point you’re doing about 5-10mph the noise disappears. It’s really weird. I’ll get both sides jacked up and have a wobble and pull off each wheel to see if there’s any given. And this occurs on any surface type, smooth, bumpy, doesn’t matter. The noise does disappear when I put my clutch in and just let the car roll, so something is definitely vibrating when under the resistance of the gears/clutch. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. Brill, something else for me to have a nosey at! Cheers pal! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro