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  1. Dozz

    Flat spot

    Ok this is getting annoying now. 2010 1.250 82ps 4 banger. It's got a flat spot around 3500rpm. Can't really feel it in first or second but in the higher gears it's quite pronounced. I've taken to holding second gear for longer to drive round it. Any ideas?
  2. That looks right being twin speed.
  3. You do know priming the system on these cars after changing the filter is a right pain in the *****? I brought a priming pump off someone on Facebook
  4. The reason I ask is the rh mount is dry and looks fine but I'm not sure about the rest. Unfortunately I'm unable to crawl under or over the car at the moment do can't check the rest
  5. Is it the offside (timing belt/chain end) which is oil filled? It's probably just me I've got over sensitive nerves in my right hand and arm due to an old injury but I'm sure there's a different vibration coming through the steering wheel linked to engine revs. 2.0 tdci powershift.
  6. Good job. Look forward to reading the final version then I maybe brave enough to give it a go
  7. I also have 2012 TitX non navi. I get confused around what is an early sync system and not. I upgraded my system to a nav Sony head unit and fitted a third party reversing camera. Since doing this I've been wanting to upgrade to sync 3 so I can have Android Auto but have been put off as I can't find out if my car is compatible with the sync3.
  8. This is a strange one. Unless you have a major leak which you would see, engine malfunction which would leave miles of smoke out the exhaust or you drove like a loon with the car weighed down by 2 blue whales and the tyres are flat and square I've not got an answer. Maybe it's time to get some live feeds etc from forscan
  9. Air con pump clicking in and out. Maybe needs regassing?
  10. Is there any chances you could of got the maths wrong? I'm only suggesting that as you are struggling to find any other reason. My driving is mainly in town as the car is used for driving instruction. Considering all the start stop driving I do plus the car is idling for quite sometime in car parks or side of the road the worst mpg I've ever got was 37.9mpg and best 44mpg. All figures calculated not from the dash read out but it's never more than a couple of mpg out. On the run 65mph mostly free flowing I got a real world 57mpg which I was really pleased with. Same vehicle 2.0tdci 163 powershift Tit X. Still burn through a tank a week mind. My mk7 1250cc manual which I use for manual lessons only gets 35-37mpg teaching. As for the regen theory, my instant mpg reading jumps from 0.2 g/hr to 0.3 sometimes 0.4 g/hr when it's regening. The fans make a racket, the creep speed picks up oh and stinks. If it was constantly regening I think you'd notice it....... or it would of caught fire by now.
  11. I own a 2012 2.0tdci 163 powershift. I don't know what mileage your one has covered but I'm on 62k now. Purchased second hand with 56k miles. Hasn't missed the beat. On top of that I use it driving instruction so it gets a hard life. Mine has had the gearbag oil changed twice in it's life to date and I'll be doing yearly from now on. I really do think you are just unlucky. I did have that very strange start once. Where it cranked in to life sounding like one of the engines from the Titanic and stalled straightaway but not done it since and starts brilliantly ever since. Apart from fitting a reversing camera/shat nav set up it's been pretty bomb proof. I do get the occasional fault with the BLIS system but that's something related to wet roads. One day I'll pull my finger out and look. As you've chucked a fair wedge of cash at it all ready I'd give it a chance now and see how it performs.
  12. Dozz

    sad times

    Hmmm in situations like these is wrong to want to drill a hole in their car roof and put a hose pipe in over night? 🤔
  13. Weekend warrior here. You do need some special bits and bobs. Camshaft setting bar, crankshaft locking pin and timing case alignment tool. Cost about 30 quid on fleabay. From what I understand it's pretty much luck of the draw if the bottom belt is errr a belt or chain. It's pretty easy to find out and wish I'd checked myself than believe others. Remove the lower tensioner. It's down by the aux belt tensioner. If it's flat you have a belt. If it has a slight dome it's a chain. The job isn't hard and there's enough room just if you lift or lower the engine once the mounts off. It's just a bit of a faff moving loads of bits and bobs out the way Oh and if you need a good price on a bottom belt and seal I'm yer man 😩
  14. Job done. 2007 car but only 71k miles so overdue on time but under on mileage. I actually got lucky in a way. I phoned Ford's and asked them and the people who supplied the belt and both informed me I had a lower wet belt! Nope ive got a chain. So just did top belt and water pump. Aux belt tensioner was seized and while trying to free it off I broke it. Luckily eurocarsharts had a discount deal on today so wasn't to bad. Would I do another one? Yeah why not, it's not that bad a job just ***** loads of gubbins in the way. I'd find a way of doing it without disconnecting the fuel lines next time. Proper stinker to get started first time.