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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. Ford GPS V Tom Tom GPS

    Off the 3 options it gave me i chose the shortest (red route)
  2. Heated windscreen and washer jets ?

    Heated Windscreen and Wash Jets from Zetec Upwards
  3. Ford GPS V Tom Tom GPS

    My Sync 3 tends to route you through housing estates rather than sticking to the main roads. Just one example i can recall below (not a housing estate but point still stands) See example The Orange route is the route the Sat Nav wanted you to take (through a 20Mph road) were as i stuck to the A road (in green) on this occasion (as any sensible person and indeed my TomTom did)
  4. Maps update

    Traffic works on its own for me. Picks up from the Radio Traffic Announcements. Not prefect. Have had Nav tell me its re-routing due to traffic
  5. Waze is a very good navigation app it seems (can't use it myself) So news that Waze can be used using AppLink on Sync 3 will be welcome rather than the odd routing of Ford Nav https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/26/ford-adds-waze-to-its-sync-3-applink-for-ios-users/
  6. Powershift Box..

    From what i've read the smaller engine Powershift cars (namely Fiesta and B-Max and Focus) have terrible trouble with clutch packs. The Bigger engine cars appear much more reliable. Ford seem to have switched back to normal TC autos for their petrol models. leaving the diesels with the Powershift.
  7. Just over 12 Months, still some faults

    Yes Yes Yes. That damn Sat Nav... God knows how it calculates but it sends you down narrow lanes even on Fastest Route (something TomTom never did). Up in Yorkshire was the worst sending you over deserted moors to Whitby were as Google Maps stuck to the main A roads. This is Sync 3 too
  8. Things I Don't Like

    Now what the heck is that??? Never mind found it Dam right dangerous
  9. Things I Don't Like

    Quite. not as if i haven't been on a 40 mile drive to Manchester earlier in the week, Do it then.... Mysterious grey box appeared on a lampost few doors down Not to dissimilar to attached (without padlocks). Ideas???
  10. Things I Don't Like

    Dont like the signs of DPF Regen as i'm pulling up the drive at 23:43 last night. Christ it picks its moments.
  11. Auto Mainbeam

    As in the adaptive LED headlights. If so when it sees oncoming there designed to shape the beam to stop dazzling those oncoming traffic. Probably small differences so you don't notice
  12. What fuel do you use ?

    Those premium fuels must have these cleaning properties over standard fuels otherwise they would be slapped by the ASA given they advertise the fact So MPG benefit may be negligible or argued. but they must do something. Honest John must drink the stuff he recommends it that much (Shell V Power)
  13. Parking Sensors - no visual display

    Have you tried asking around the SMax Owners club http://www.smaxownersclub.com/forum/forum.php. Many members there have older SMaxs so will be able to answer your query more accurately. Make sure you come back here though
  14. Parking Sensors - no visual display

    Have you front Sensors too??? AFIAK the visual part is only there when you have front & rear sensors See here One poster mentions an aftermarket stereo means he's lost some funtionality ion the Convers+ after install