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  1. It's a 1.6 ti vct I thought it was like a Vtec but Ford called it Zetec instead - doh!! So, after a very quick google (i'm at work), it looks like it constantly adjusts the valve lift - not just at a specific rpm?
  2. Hi guys, I've got a 2012 metal edition mk7 Fez and was wondering at what revs the cam switches over? Anybody know? TIA Steven
  3. It’s absolutely fine and perfectly legal. You’ll need to change the bumper, grill, lights and bonnet all at once. Do you really hate the pfl front end that much?
  4. Maybe mine’s got loose from repeated removal but I can just pop it out with a screwdriver or plastic tool. There’s just a few little hooks top & bottom you need to tease round.
  5. Or a heater matrix leak? Have you checked for wet carpets?
  6. I don’t have a towbar so I’m guessing it’s redundant anyway then. There’s one mention of it on the interweb, apparently it turns off the rear parking sensors when a trailer is attached? Any advice on the pin outs?
  7. And, for a bonus point - wtf is a trailer control unit? That’s the fuse I’m planning to piggyback from.
  8. Hi guys, I’m doing the swap from a mk7 centre console to a mk7.5 with armrest and illuminated cup holders. I just want to check I’m wiring it up correctly before I blow up my car! The grey connector on the console - can I just wire a +ve and an earth to either pin? I’m presuming the top pins and bottom pins power the cup holder lights and rear power socket and it’s only a simple circuit so they can be either way round. So the arrangement will simply be; +ve EARTH +ve EARTH Am I correct?
  9. Isn’t the standard K&N 57i just loose in the engine bay too though?
  10. Is it like the audio controls - give it a bang with your fist and then it works as it should?
  11. Really? How come? I was thinking more air = more bang. It certainly perked up my MINI compared to the standard panel filter!
  12. I’ve got a spare K&N cone filter from my old R53 MINI Cooper S and was wondering if I can just stick it on my Fiesta Metal. Can anyone see a reason why not? I’m just planning to screw it onto the end of the intake hose as a direct replacement for the air box. Normally I’d be worried about potential heat soak but the standard fit K&N just sits free in the bay too and that’s considered ok. I’ve got my autool to keep an eye on AITs too!
  13. Cheers guys, I’ll have a try this weekend. Good idea to use a plastic rod!
  14. I should probably mention it’s a 2012 metal!
  15. Hi guys. I’ve got a load of usb stuff installed in the car so I’ve stuck a cheap usb hub behind the glovebox. Problem is I’ve got a phone holder on the driver’s a-pillar, how can I route a power cable from there to the hub? I can’t find any easy route behind the centre console/ radio area. I tried to yank the knee bolster off to see where it could go and I’m glad I gave up - it’s a ***** airbag!!!![emoji95]
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