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      it has been noted that too many Members are posting messages in the General Chat area instead of the correct Forums. Any messages posted in the General Chat area that are not General Chat will be deleted without warning and offenders may recieve warning points if repeated instances are seen from that Member. There are plenty of different Club areas that encompass 99% of Ford related posts, please select and use the correct one. If anyone is not sure of which area to post something then feel free to P/M myself or other Senior Staff for guidance. The Moderating Staff are having to spend far too much time chasing this problem instead of maintaining the other areas of the forum.

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  1. The All-New Fiesta Active. Rugged SUV-inspired styling, and selectable driving modes. Fiesta by name. Active by nature. Find out more about the All-New Fiesta Active here: https://www.ford.co.uk/c...

    The All-New 2018 Ford Fiesta ST arrives with the option of a Quaife ATB Differential. Previously only available on selected RS models, this is the first time Quaife’s signature ‘traction enhancer’ has been chosen by the Blue Oval to appear in their iconic ST vehicle line. Quaife is excited to announce that our signature ATB Differential is available in the highly anticipated 2018 Ford Fiesta ST. Previously chosen by Ford as official fitment in all three generations of Focus RS, its inclusion in the Fiesta ST brings the benefits of an LSD to an even greater audience. The Quaife Automatic Torque Biasing Differential is the natural fit for one of the most highly anticipated cars to appear in showrooms this year. Following a long line of award-winning fast Fiestas, the first of which was the legendary XR2 of the 1980’s, the new Fiesta ST is set to shake up the hot hatch market on its launch this spring, aided by the availability of a fully mechanical limited slip differential. The Quaife ATB helps to optimise front-end traction for enhanced cornering ability, in particular delivering more grip on the exit of corners. The mechanical system works to limit distribution of engine torque to a wheel with limited grip, reducing wheelspin, to fully exploit performance potential. Ford Performance engineers have integrated the Quaife ATB to work alongside the Fiesta ST’s enhanced Torque Vectoring Control system. The electronic aid improves road holding and reduces understeer by applying brake force to the inside front wheel when cornering. This, in turn, delivers optimal grip on dry surfaces and smoothness on wet surfaces. Leo Roeks, Ford Performance Director for Europe explains; ‘Performance car drivers will be familiar with the dreaded ‘one-wheel peel’, where a fast corner exit is hampered by an overload of torque to the inside wheel. We’ve fine-tuned the all-new Fiesta ST’s mechanical LSD option to work seamlessly with enhanced Torque Vectoring Control to deliver the best possible natural traction without ‘burning away’ excess torque with brake interventions’. Quaife’s manufacturing hub in Gillingham, Kent has been gearing up for the expected demand for the QDF63Z, the ATB designed specifically for the 2018 Fiesta ST. This production follows on from ATB differentials heading for fitment in Ford’s Focus RS Edition mega hatch. The Quaife ATB Differential Did you know we have over 400 different ATB differential applications? With over 50 years of design and development under our belts, we have designed and manufactured ATB differentials for a wide range of applications, from the smallest go-kart differentials to the largest commercial vehicle and military applications. The Quaife ATB is used around the world to provide better traction and faster cornering.
  3. There is more to apprenticeships than simply studying and work.
  4. Some of our former apprentices share their journey to show how an apprenticeship can lay the foundations for a highly successful career.
  5. We find out from those who employ the apprentices what the benefits are for the individual and the business.
  6. Ever wondered what an apprenticeship actually is? Our current apprentices give their view.
  7. Our current crop of apprentices explain why they think apprenticeships are so great.
  8. In 1968, a certain Ford blazed its way onto the silver screen. That car was the Mustang GT fastback. The movie was “Bullitt”. And as a star was born, history was made. Now, a 50th anniversary...
  9. Beaulieu’s Simply Ford will mark the 50th anniversary of Ford Escort with all ages of the favourite model taking pride of place at the event in the grounds of the National Motor Museum on Sunday May 6th Five decades after the first Ford Escort rolled off the production line, scores of enthusiasts will be driving their cherished examples across the New Forest to park up on the Beaulieu Events Arena at the heart of the rally, which will see more than 1,500 Fords join the diverse display. From affordable runabouts, to race and rally-winning giants, the Escort has been many things to many people during its six generation lifespan and is still a real crowd-pleaser today. All incarnations of the Escort are welcome to take part in Simply Ford, from highly modified road-burners to original examples. Rally-goers can see the National Motor Museum’s own 1981 Escort RS1800, the rally car that was successfully campaigned by rallying ace Ari Vatanen and driven to second place in the 1981 RAC Rally. There are even more historic Fords in the museum collection, ranging from the 1914 Model T to the 1986 Sierra RS Cosworth. For more details see the Ford page on the Beaulieu website at www.beaulieu.co.uk/ford. This year’s Simply Ford promises to be as unmissable as last year’s event, which attracted 3,000 rally-goers. As many as 39 car clubs and owners groups have already booked, with more than 750 vehicles between them. The event is an opportunity for like-minded enthusiasts to meet up and enjoy a day at one of the south’s leading visitor attractions. Other event highlights will include a strong show of Mondeos, with owners groups including Mondeo Mania, Mondeo ST & ZS Enthusiasts and the Mondeo Mk4 Owners’ Club. Also favourites with Ford fans, look out for examples of the legendary Transit and classic Anglia, as well as performance-orientated machines the Mustang and Focus ST. Throughout the day, rally participants and Beaulieu visitors can vote for their favourite Ford of the show in the People’s Choice Award. The winner will receive a Beaulieu trophy. For those driving Fords into Beaulieu to take part in the show, participant tickets are £10 an adult, £5 a child (aged 5-16) if bought in advance online, or £12 an adult and £6 a child on-the-door. All other visitors can buy a general admission ticket to Beaulieu at the standard attraction prices. For advance tickets or more information see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-ford Admission tickets include entrance to all of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum and its collection of more than 250 vehicles, the World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, the Montagu ancestral home of Palace House and its stunning grounds and gardens. Entry is from 9am for rally participants, when the Brabazon Restaurant will be serving hot drinks and breakfast snacks. All other visitors should enter Beaulieu though the Visitor Reception building with a standard attraction admission ticket from 10am. For more information on the 2018 Beaulieu Simply season and events calendar, see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events or find us on Twitter @Beaulieu_Hants, on Facebook at /nationalmotormuseum or on Instagram @national_motor_museum and join the conversation.
  10. Join the new Ford Ranger Black Edition in one of the darkest settings on Earth in this short film, 100 Days of Dark. Find out more about the Ranger Black Edition: https://www.ford.co.uk/vans-and-p...
  11. Why do I keep getting locked out of my account?

    Sorry about this, it's as a result of revamping the site to the new secure one (https) and your phone is pointing to the old non-secure site If you clear the Cookies for the site and reload then it should install new Cookies which will work.
  12. Whether you're driving in a light shower or heavy rain, you can adjust the speed of your wipers to suit the conditions. Find out how to do it. From a sudden splash to a continuous soaking,...
  13. Not quite sure how to inflate your tyres to the correct pressures? Watch this short video and, within minutes, you'll know how to do it the proper way. Tyre pressure can affect your car's...
  14. With C-MAX, you don't have to be an origami expert to fold the seats. Or a champion weightlifter to remove them. In this video, you'll see why. Thanks to an ingenious seating system, you...
  15. You only need two things to keep your alloy wheels clean: the right cleaning products and a little bit of elbow grease. Discover how best to use them both. If you want to keep your alloy wheels...