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  1. Chipex kits, anybody used them?

    That's the one I have used for some time. Really good match/blend, if you follow the instructions. CART10 Code will give you 10% off. There is additional postage on the price. The biggest pack (Platinum), works out at £38.92 total on 48 hour tracked delivery.
  2. Things to know about Automatic gearboxes

    We used to have a Citroen C5 2.2 Diesel with a "slush box" ZF 4HP20, 4 speed auto gearbox. Citroen said it was "sealed for life". I contacted ZF Technical Support, who replied "Although the gearbox is "filled for life", we recommend an oil change every 60,000 miles." The real pain was that there was no drain plug. The box capacity was 6.5 litres, but, from where you could drain, only around 2.75-3.00 litres maximum could be removed. This resulted in having to dilute the remaining old oil with new, running the car for a few hundred miles and then repeating this process a few times. In the end, most of the old oil was replaced. Oil level/volume was very critical, and needed to be at a specific temperature when checking. I just did what most owners do, and accurately measured volume out/volume in each time. At the end of the change process, the auto box gave a much smoother and cleaner operation/gear change, so well worth the hassle.
  3. Keyless cleverness

    I think you misunderstood my post. I know it auto locks if the doors are unopened after locking the car, and an outside key has the unlock button pressed, but the door is not opened. I'm describing having the car locked, with the key outside but within the location range of the car sensors.
  4. Keyless cleverness

    It won't auto lock, but if you inadvertently hit the handle touch pad at the wrong angle with too much jet power, it will lock/unlock.
  5. Keyless cleverness

    Leave the key inside the car when you wash it.
  6. Battery Recommendations

    The VARTA D21 (075) is £72.94 delivered from Tayna: https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/varta/d21/
  7. More information from McGard, regarding Installation/Removal. Interesting to note their comment on the use of oil, grease or anti-seize lubricants on threads - "McGard does not recommend the use of oil, grease or anti-seize lubricants on threads." Spraying the threads with a greaseless lubricant (such as LPS-1) once a year is recommended.: http://www.mcgard.com/index.php/customer-service/installationremoval I did read elsewhere, that locking wheel nuts/bolts should be the last to be fully torqued and first to be undone, but cannot find it at the moment.
  8. Swapping to alloys (size help)

    Use this calculator to see the suggested rim widths for various tyre sizes: http://www.tyresizecalculator.com/tyre-wheel-calculators/wheel-rim-size-calculator
  9. Swapping to alloys (size help)

    You can enter the different tyre sizes here, and see how it affects your speedo readings: http://www.kouki.co.uk/utilities/visual-tyre-size-calculator
  10. BI Headlight condensation

    Owner's Guide: GENERAL INFORMATION Condensation in Lamp Assemblies Exterior lamps have vents to accommodate normal changes in air pressure. Condensation can be a natural by-product of this design. When moist air enters the lamp assembly through the vents, there is a possibility that condensation can occur when the temperature is cold. When normal condensation occurs, a fine mist can form on the interior of the lens. The fine mist eventually clears and exits through the vents during normal operation. Clearing time may take as long as 48 hours under dry weather conditions. Examples of acceptable condensation are: · The presence of a fine mist (no streaks, drip marks or large droplets). · A fine mist covers less than 50% of the lens. Examples of unacceptable condensation are: · A water puddle inside the lamp. · Streaks, drip marks or large droplets present on the interior of the lens. If you see any unacceptable condensation, have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer.
  11. I can't get the page to upload, but How To details are in the Owner's Manual 2015 CG3630en 01-2015, page 354.
  12. Does your 3.5 run on rails or a jelly

    Sounds like alignment to me. My 3.5 felt a bit vague, so I had 4 wheel alignment done. Better, but still not good, took it back, and when they checked, it was still showing out and they reset it. Still not perfect, so I took it elsewhere, they checked it and was still out. The new place reset it and it is now OK. Obviously, the equipment is only as good as it's operator. I have a vague recollection, but may be wrong, that electrical steering settings can be adjusted for loading left/right. Perhaps someone on here can confirm this is possible, or not. Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS). See this link, under Which Vehicle.........., you'll need to enter Year, Vehicle, Which SYNC, to get the video to run: https://owner.ford.com/how-tos/vehicle-features/convenience-and-comfort/electric-power-assisted-steering-epas.html
  13. Does your 3.5 run on rails or a jelly

    The steering wheel is centered correctly and the car is going in a straight line. If you turn right (for example), then release the wheel, it does not return to the central point. Are you saying that it is just the s/wheel not returning to the centre, but the car itself returns to a straight line, or is the car still going slightly to the right, as well?
  14. Weird FoCCCus Issue

    Open Defender Click - "Cog" diagram, bottom left-hand corner Click - Virus & threat protection settings Scroll - Exclusions Click - Add or remove exclusions
  15. Dash cam advice!

    Hi Dan Can you give a "Ball Park" figure for the level of discount people could expect? Thanks.