Jim H

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  1. As you gathered from my thread. I need a pair of tyres very shortly. I will probably use a local small independent garage to fit them, possibly after buying tyres online (Camskil, Mytyres etc). I will ask if they could show me the sensors (never seen one before) and will certainly ask if stems are changed.
  2. That's not unheard of from Kwik Fit. You CAN get better than a Kwik-fit fitter!!! I thought and assumed the valve stem was part of the sensor and could not be replaced, only the inner valve core can be changed. I may be wrong. As for balancing, you may have been very lucky and they fitted the tyres in such a way, that weights were not needed.
  3. I keep my cars for a long time, hay it's only my 3rd car since I passed my test in 97! 😮 I have had some tyres that haven't lasted long at all. Uniroyal Rainsport 3s on my previous car, were great summer tyres, but only lasted the summer! After 8 ish months and just less than 8k miles, they were bald!! Rainsport 2s were my favourite.
  4. My rear tyres (swapped from front at Easter) are getting low, so need new ones. It's standard size, 205/45 17. I think I have a few choices, but can't decide which to buy. Before you it say, yes I need black and round ones, lol. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 - Came with the car, no complaints, done 24k miles, (approx 21k on front). so am very impressed with life. Seams to do very well in tyre tests. However they are the most expensive tyre. Goodyear Asymmetric 5 - Had Goodyears on previous car (GSD2, GSD3 & Assy 2s), no real complaints apart from early ones were useless in snow/frost/cold weather, however, most summer tyres are! Continental Prem 6 - You can't go wrong with Contis! I've heard they are a combination of softish ride of Prem5 with the sporty feel of ContiSport5. Like Goodyears seam good in tests. An other option is to fit All-season tyres. Either Michelin CrossClimate+, Nokian Wetherproof, or the new Goodyear Vector 3.
  5. Halfrauds do sell it https://www.halfords.com/tools/garage-workshop/axle-stands-trolley-jacks/halfords-hydraulic-jack-oil-398107.html However you can get at half the price at somewhere like ECP. https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/carlube-jack-oil-is0-32-500ml-545772091?type=shopping&gclid=CjwKCAjwmf_4BRABEiwAGhDfSe9hTZTSXu134XSmNFtYQZfju6Ph74y6kCfjqrr-_1K4MImrsjnLxxoCw1MQAvD_BwE You should be able to fine discount codes to get it even cheaper from there too. If you don't buy from there, look for VG 32 on the bottle.
  6. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8556949/Naked-man-struts-busy-Oxford-street-wearing-G-string-FACE-MASK.html
  7. On a slightly different note. I get this error when I try to connect to Android Auto. Is it the App or Sync in error?
  8. Not sure if any of these have been posted here: https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2020/07/16/this-handy-explanation-for-anyone-who-still-wont-wear-a-mask-is-both-funny-and-useful/ This has been spotted at a bank entrance.
  9. If you R.T.F.M. you will find: https://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_Content/vdirsnet/OwnerManual/Home/Content?bookCode=O39895&countryCode=USA&languageCode=en&marketCode=US&viewTech=IE&chapterTitleSelected=G1868547&subTitleSelected=G1983044&topicHRef=G1983046&div=f&variantid=6102&vFilteringEnabled=False&userMarket=GBR
  10. I presume it cools faster in recirc mode as the car is not sucking in hot outside air. Also If you notice when you select reverse gear, it also goes into recirc mode (probably without a light showing). This is done so the car doesn't suck in any exhaust gases.
  11. Jim H

    Ford tpms

    On the Mk8 you can see on the information screen on dash for each tyre from pressure sensors. i understand the Mk 7.5 had pressure sensors in them too, not sure how you check them. I have a question. Does/should the spare wheel have a pressure sensor in it? Will the computer get confused when it is swapped, if it had one? I have the spare from my brothers old mk6 which doesn't have one.
  12. I miss not having a clip on the side of the windscreen that my previous car had. It was designed for parking tickets, without having to stick them onto the windscreen. I'm sure the mk6 had a slot on near the coin slot that was an internal temperature sensor for climate control. I thought the above slot was for that on the mk8. Does anyone know where this temperature sensor is on the mk8?
  13. Hello and welcome to the forum I asked the same question when I first joined here, as there's no mention of it in the owners manual. The answer people think is either for credit/debit cards or for car park cards, In the past someone could have jokingly said, it's for your AA/RAC card! 😛 The space next to it is handy for loose coins or putting you keys in if you don't want them in your pocket.
  14. I'm quite happy with my panno roof in my mk8. It does make the bring in more light to the dark interior, however there are several downsides to having it. Mainly being it lowers the interior roofline of the car, so headroom is poorer, especially in the back, front isn't too bad as seats can be lowered. At the moment I rarely carry passengers in back so not too bothered. The only other thing is (officially) you can't get a spare wheel as an option for some reason. On sunny days it's possibly hotter (greenhouse effect), but you can shade it.
  15. Hello and Welcome to the Forum in the UK the manual states you have to use 5W-20 oils which meets WSS-M2C948-B spec for the Ecoboost engine. I understand Ford uses Castrol oils. I obviously don't know what it states in Taiwan. It bight be different due to the climate over there. I don't know about Fords, but my previous VAG car was very specific with oils you could use. If you didn't use the correct viscosity (5W-40) which met or exceeded, the correct VAG spec, (505.01), it would cause high camshaft wear as diesel injectors were powered by the cam (PD engine).
  16. Vehicle Details Manufacturer Aixam Model Scouty Gtr Colour Grey Vehicle Type Car Fuel Type Petrol Engine Size 505cc Euro Status 4 BHP 20 BHP - 😮 Vehicle Age 12 years 0 months Registered Date 04 June 2008 V5C Issue Date 09 April 2018 Registered Near Preston / Preston Performance: Top speed - 60 mph Cylinders - 2 Valves - 4 Engine power - 20 bhp Engine torque - 25.08 lbs/ft However I think we are going far too
  17. Will a filter actually make a difference? I changed my dirty(ish) paper filter to a K&N panel filter whilst on a rolling road on my previous car, (mk1 Skoda Fabia vRS diesel). It made a massive 1.1 BHP (0.5%) difference!!! In saying that, I'm sure other manufactures are different. I was still glad I bought the Filter and was told might be a little more power gained when ECU learns to use the extra airflow.
  18. Will this be a face-lifted version (mk8.5) or is ford just changing/adding to fiesta range? I've noticed there are features on higher spec trims come down a trim, (ie things on STL-X, now standard on ST-Line). The ST3, gets performance pack as standard when it was only standard on ST performance edition. I have also noticed Coilovers are now an option when they were elusive to Performance edition.
  19. If "ordinary Fuel" was forever been bought at supermarket stations, then V-power probably will make a difference. The extra detergents, additives and octane will clean and make the engine run better.
  20. There are some engine that have to run on Super unleaded. I know the VAG 1.4 TSI (turbo and supercharged) cars had to. They wouldn't run right if fuelled with 95 octane, had to be 98. However most other engines (including Fords) will run happily on standard fuel. Don't think Super will make much difference, certainly won't if engine is naturally aspirated (non-turbo). I have tried VPD on previous car, and only difference was I became lighter.... in my back pocket!!! In saying that, I have been tempted to try V-power now fuel prices are low, but Super is not low enough!. Last week I filled with normal Shell at £1.05 p/l in Middlesbrough, I think Super was £1.19 p/l ish
  21. I decided to sell my Hoover... well it was just collecting dust
  22. They go in the hole/cubby just below those switches. You will need one of these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Fiesta-MK7-Heated-Seat-Switches-Panel-/383354788098?nma=true&si=lDyFslbIl5iKkZRbRjGuZYyLhyM%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 This show the position better: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401742530745
  23. An old Video, but it's relevant now. This is what pubs are going to be like when they re-open again.