Hamster

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About Hamster

  • Rank
    Feet Under The Table
  • Birthday 08/18/1962

Profile Information

  • First Name
    Kevin
  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    Edge Tit Powershift Lux Pack Kona Blue
  • Ford Year
    2017
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Yorkshire

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  1. Hamster

    Ford Recall

    They almost certainly won't need the tool.............................. H
  2. Hamster

    Quickclear front screen

    I love mine, works any time its needed. Great for hotel car parks where you can sit in the warm and watch BMW owners getting their hands cold. H
  3. Hamster

    Quickclear front screen

    Which dealer is it Martin? H
  4. Hamster

    Upgrade maps to 2017 F7 & F8 versions

    Oh, that's not good. Try a Master Reset. H
  5. Hamster

    Flat battery- charging advice

    I'm not sure what you did 'for a while' but I'm lucky enough not to work for a franchise, independent or even in retail. I'm not customer facing, thank God, and have never had to 'upsell' anything. Some people would though describe me (and colleagues) as completely GaGa. H
  6. Hamster

    Flat battery- charging advice

    Well it does to me. I've seen many an issue or a fault which if caught earlier would have been easier or less expensive to fix. A quick off-the-top analogy might be a split CV Joint Boot, caught at three or six or even 12 months might just need a CV Boot. Leave it two years and you are looking at all the grease has washed out and you need a new CV Joint. Its what i do and you don't have to agree with me. As I said personal choice. H
  7. Hamster

    Flat battery- charging advice

    Whatever is your personal choice. I worry if a vehicle is driven by someone with no mechanical knowledge at all, two yearly inspections are not close enough together to spot potentially dangerous issues. I still know folks who change the oil and filter twice a year, every 6,000 miles, as we did in the 80's. I also know some people who buy a car and never have it serviced at all. My thoughts in the previous post are what I do. H
  8. Hamster

    Flat battery- charging advice

    I would hope I passed the qualification point in Fordology years ago! Against all professional advice here is what i would suggest. Time or Mileage.................. If you do a lot of miles, as I do, get the car serviced at 18K mile intervals, small service, extended service, small service, extended service etc. If you don't do the miles, get it serviced at least once a year on it's birthday, small, large etc. Definitely, at two years or 36K, get the gearbox oil and filter changed on the PowerShift's. It's expensive but well worth it. Two years between services is too long unless you are a technician and sometimes even if you are. HTH H
  9. Hamster

    Flat battery- charging advice

    I wouldn't normally advocate complaining to Ford but this issue keeps coming up. Ford Dealers propagate the notion that some vehicles are on two year service intervals and the Roadside Assistance Cover is affected by this. It really should be clearer. H
  10. Hamster

    Upgrade maps to 2017 F7 & F8 versions

    Ah right, that's OK then.......... Now, I'm never one to shy away from an illicitly gained piece of cool software but, a Ford Sync3 map update, via a German\Polish Forum, from a Russian download site has got to be risky. Don't forget that you are updating a £37k car with a file that started its life in Russia. The Northern Norwich bypass you speak of is probably the one near Vladivostok. H
  11. Hamster

    Upgrade maps to 2017 F7 & F8 versions

    Interesting you got Version F8 as the latest one usually available is F7. F8 is not even 'out there' yet. Did you specifically ask for it or was just by chance? H
  12. Hamster

    My problem list! - 2017 Edge Sport 2.0lt TDCI Manual

    A TSB is a Technical Service Bulletin from Ford. If the vehicle is under warranty a dealer should fix it. Just tell them the issue and quote the TSB and they can take a look. The clips aren't missing, although an early fix was to remove the old ones. The revised clips stop the panels flappy about. H
  13. Hamster

    My problem list! - 2017 Edge Sport 2.0lt TDCI Manual

    The noise, flappy sound, from underneath are the under-shields, both sides. It can be easily fixed by carrying out TSB 2066\2018. Which installs new clips. H
  14. Hamster

    Ford Recall

    I don't know what all the fuss is about. There is only one clutch kit. The kit comprises a clutch assembly and a new bolt. Plus a revised torque setting for the bolt. The special tool mentioned is only necessary if, after the new clutch is fitted, the air gap needs adjusting, most don't. Additionally, if the clutch does come off the front of the compressor it's not a recovery scenario as the compressor pulley is still firmly attached to the compressor. Some dealers are experts at making things seem much worse than they really are. H
  15. Hamster

    230PS

    So, was going to book the car in for the recall today. This dropped of this morning................... 😨 Oh well!! H