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  1. RobA

    Thumping noise from tyres

    I'm just about to replace the front tyres on my fiesta and rotate the back to front and am worried about getting this, if it does happen would some "enthusiastic" driving, (hard braking/ cornering/ roundabouts) remove the feathering?
  2. RobA

    Dirty Air Filter and Oil

    Until you go to sell it and it doesn’t have any stamps in the book, say to the buyer “it’s all on fords system”, I know I’d walk away.
  3. RobA

    Ford Sync Updates

    Ok, Ive got a new module installed and its showing version 4 now, I have downloaded the russian download as the Ford website says my car doesn't have an update and I don't know any other fiesta VIN, I have unzipped all three items to my flash drive and the sync my ride folder when opened is showing the items as still zipped, when i try and unzip them it says there errors and can't do it, is this correct to show them as still zipped and will the car recognise them?
  4. RobA

    Ford Sync Updates

    I won’t be putting the satnav in, too much money and hassle, just want the bigger screen, might fit a reversing camera at some point later as well. So im guessing the screen swap is just plug and play?
  5. RobA

    Mk8 ST-Line X 140 early impressions

    I followed a new mk8 the other day and my headlights caught the underneath at the back, I think I noticed that it’s got independent rear suspension rather that the beam axle the mk7 had? Should make the handling a little better?
  6. RobA

    Ford Sync Updates

    Great thanks! Just another quick one, I’ve got a colour screen and have been looking at getting the bigger screen from the satnav model and putting it in, will it just work or will it need “coding” etc? Obvioulsly I’ll need the bigger surround as well, anything else?
  7. RobA

    Ford Sync Updates

    Looking at updating mine and after reading this thread, I've got Version 03.00.09 and it says AM5T. Just confirming I've got Sync 1.0 and can't update? If I get a radio from a say, 15 -16 car I'll be able to update?
  8. 63 plate, 100ps 31,500 engine dead, cracked block, replacement engine fitted, on the plus side, my start stop now works.....
  9. RobA

    Windscreen wiper problems

    I know this sounds a bit stupid / obvious, but to me it looks like you are inside / undercover so there is minimal water on the screen for the first wipe, so when the second wipe comes, there is virtually no water on the screen as they are new blades and are getting rid of all water / moisture on the glass, like they should. So then you have got rubber being dragged across the glass which has got a lot of friction due to the lack of water, so is gripping and causing it to jump?? Thats just my take on it, whats it like in rain?
  10. RobA

    ST rear diffuser for mk 7.5 zetec s?

    Love those ramps, where did you get them from?
  11. Don't what ever you do, get "event" tyres, the previous owner of my car had them put on by a Ford garage. They are absolutely shocking, every time you drove in the wet it was an "event", would constantly slide and spin even when just pootling about. Replaced then with some part worn contisport 5's, (6mm tread) for £80 for both, best thing I ever did!
  12. RobA

    Ford Fiesta Suspension noise

    My 63plate titanium does it as well, only when cold, every morning when I leave for work I have to go over speed bumps and it does it every time, might get some of that spray and spray the bushes up and see what happens.
  13. RobA

    New acquisition!

    Surely driving a left hand drive car in the UK is a bit of a pain? Have you got to get the headlights changed over so you're not blinding everyone, or does Ford do that as part of the import?
  14. RobA

    HID H7 - D2S

    So I bought and fitted a 35W 5500k HID Kit from Amazon who I got the car in May and to be honest I wasn't too impressed with them, I found out about turning the bulbs over gets rid of the black lines so I did that and I have adjusted them to the best I can, but I'm still not happy, the actual light output is weak and doesn't show up the road to well. I've been digging around on the web and found some OSRAM Xenarc Night Breaker Unlimited, Now these are D2S fitment which obviously doesn't fit in the H7 holder, but you can get adapter rings that allow them to be fitted in the H7 Holder, If i get a set of these: And plug them into my current ballast will this work? Im going on the fact that these Osram bulbs will be a hell of a lot better than the cheap ones that the kit came with. Anyone tried this or have any other ideas? Ideally I would like to get hold of a regular D2S bulb that someone has replaced to see if it will actually fit with the adaptors before I forked out the money for the good bulbs, anyone have one kicking about I could have?
  15. RobA

    1.0 Ecoboost oil leak

    Do you not get 3 year warranty in the US?