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  1. @Elijah The door rubbers are just stuck on and I have seen them falling off before as you have. The vents you’re talking about are behind the back bumper. The rubber around them seems to loose it’s spring a bit over time and they rattle and let water past. The water runs down behind the rear light and then over the vents where some will flow in. The cheapest, easiest and probably longest lasting fix would be to find an independent garage to remove the vents and use some sealant around them.
  2. Is the steering wheel dead straight when you drive in a straight line? If the tracking has been altered more on one side than the other the steering wheel can be tilted over. This is usually when issues arise, so it needs to be centred and then the sensor calibrated.
  3. Sometimes on BMWs you have to recalibrate the steering angle sensor after messing with the tracking. If it’s not perfectly as it was, the car thinks you’re sliding around corners and cuts the engine power to stop it. I think the focus has a steering angle sensor, so it could be a possibility.
  4. @Musketter I can’t remember, but is there more than one option for the PAM module? Yours says (as built configuration) whereas mine doesn’t in the picture. I think that might be your problem. Have another look, unfortunately the laptop I was using with FORScan at work has recently gone POP, so I don’t have access to it at the moment.
  5. Argh, I’ve had to clean a few washer bottles out in my time as a mechanic. The last one I did was really as much as I could take, on a level with raw sewage and when it runs up your arm and soaks into your clothes so you smell like it. 🤢🤢🤢
  6. Thanks, I think there’s a power flex poly bush available, but that might cause other issues. I’m also looking at the pumaspeed sway mount as well.
  7. We use the search on the Comma site at work Link, or if we aren’t sure then ring the local motor factors. Both come up with the 0w-30 for mine.
  8. Nooooo, not on this engine!😅 0w-30 is the one you want, comma say it’s designed for Ford’s after 2014.
  9. Interesting, my car has a horrible change from first to second, better from second to third and then fine after that. I need to get under it sometime and see if my lower mount is in need of changing, I love the car, but it’s not easy to drive as it is. I did a 500 mile trip the other weekend, all in one day and that seemed to really highlight the issue, just the vibration from the engine starting seemed to cause some rattles and bangs. It’s the one thing that I really want to sort out now.
  10. @Westville take the prices with a pinch of salt, my current car battery comes up as 180 on that site, but I got it for around 120 locally, that’s for an EFB stop/start fancy thingy. @wilto I can see why you went for the Advanced, if the 5 year warranty stands up then it’s a good deal. I get mine locally through work, so have what ever they have in stock, which is usually either really cheap for if you’re just selling the car, or rather more expensive if you’re keeping it for a while.
  11. Go to the Yuasa site here Link put your reg in and see what it comes up with. If it comes up with the YBX5075 that’s what I fitted when I had mine, pretty sure the first number is the number of years warranty, so 5 years. Then just see what’s the cheapest you can get it for.
  12. Probably out the notch at the front to go behind the rear view mirror for the rain sensor and other sensors behind there.
  13. I think more than likely it will be a spilt hose, if you’re losing boost pressure, you’ll be down on power and running a car that isn’t running properly is never going to be as fuel efficient.
  14. Someone else will know more than me, but I think there is a common hose that splits on that engine. Hopefully someone will be along shortly, if not you’ll have to try looking and feeling around while some one revs the engine. Trouble is you can’t always get it to play ball when it’s in neutral, needs to be under load to give you the full boost.
  15. If it’s the same as the mk3.5, then it’s probably because you can’t just pull it out like normal. You have to push it into the car over the back seats then turn it and remove from boot opening endways. Some people probably get a little rough when it doesn’t come straight out, I know I tried until I got the hang of it.😄