Hamster

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About Hamster

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  • Birthday 08/18/1962

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  • 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. The only difference I found is LBC is now an Apple Car Play App. My version was and still is Sync 3.0 Build 19149. H
  2. Hamster

    Ford Etis

    ETIS - Electronic Technical Information System IDS, Standard IDS, FDRS and now GFDRS (Soon to be PTS) are all the systems and programs which a Ford Dealer would connect to to carry out computer diagnosis whilst the vehicle is with a Ford Dealer or an Independent who has suitable access. I would say that basic ETIS information will still be available FoC. Might be wrong though, it does happen occasionally........................................... H
  3. You don't have to live with 'Flakey' Performance. The update is available through IDS, they don't need to be 'aware' of it as it only covered a few vehicles where the traffic sign recognition software was not updated from the Canadian one. Go back, get them to connect to IDS, follow the diagnostic routine with an accurate description of the concern and IDS will 'offer' the update. Simples H
  4. There was an IDS software update for some early Edges as they were not configured correctly for the UK. I would have thought they had all been done by now. but if available still it will fix your issues. They might do it free of charge if you ask nicely but if it was any Dealer I'm connected with not if you call them Frauds........................... H
  5. It's worse than that, Crocs with Socks H
  6. Ah, well, that's progress. I can't be right about everything! H
  7. Not wishing to be a smarty pants here but its good to get the story correct. The Powershift Gearbox in an Edge does not have a Torque Converter. Torque Converters are used in traditional hydraulically operated automatic transmissions. Much simplified, they act as a fluid coupling between the engine and the automatic transmission, think Ford C3, C4, Borg Warner and adjustable Brakebands. Powershift is exactly what it says, it is a very advanced 'Power' Shifter. It shifts so you don't have to. This brings the efficiency of a manual transmission but with the ease and driveability of an Auto. Think, Manual Gearbox but with a very advanced gear lever shifter bolted to the front. These Powershift transmissions use a drive plate connected to a dual clutch pack with two input shafts. As one gear is selected the shifter is already planning the next shift. So they drive like an Auto but its really only the shift which is automatic. They have a form of a traditional manual gear set to do the driving. In the large vehicle transmissions, Mondeo, Galaxy, Edge etc. they use a wet dual clutch pack (Change Gearbox Oil and Filter at 36K!!) The smaller ones use a dry clutch pack, Focus etc. So VoS, whoever told you it was the Torque Converter does not really know what they are talking about, its the clutch pack. None of which is Dealer serviceable so you'll be getting a complete new gearbox. Still not good but at least you now know more than your Dealer!! H
  8. We need a pets thread. Dogs are cute. H
  9. If the engine was missing i'm surprised it started at all........................................... H
  10. A timing light (Oh the good old days........) on a modern electronic ignition Fiesta Econetic should bring up some interesting results............................................. It's the Valve Timing which is out mechanically, nothing to do with the ignition timing, H
  11. Yes that would be good, I'm sure the folks in Brand Protection (here and in the US) would be happy to give them a call. http://www.fordbrandprotection.com/About.aspx H
  12. Almost as ashamed as having counterfeit white Ford Oval's as your avatar................................................ H