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Dee_82 last won the day on April 16 2019

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  1. Thats an age old debate, the wording in the UK is in reference to if you have them, they must work. On my old mk2.5 i retrofitted the washers because why not but i didnt bother with the levelling, never had a problem. I also had a chat with the MOT guy about it and he said its completely unworkable, the guide is not clear, you could for example, rig up a couple of 3mm tube down the side of the car with a squeezy bottle pump inside, job done, washers enabled. you can get cheap ***** leveling from china that will move the lights depending on angle, no its not the fast movement a proper solution would have but that isnt what is asked for, its there and its working, job done. Not to mention many places have no means of testing these anyway! that being said, i dont think i would bother, the performance benefit doesn't add up to the cost of even the lights, let alone anything else.
  2. I might be completely wrong but doesnt there need to be cross module compatibility, i mean, same settings set in multiple places? i just have this feeling that it requires the BCM or something to also be configured with the correct settings.
  3. thinkware F750 modded to an F770, dual cam, with parking mode. absolute god send of a device albeit, its somewhat awkward to mount of you have the full suite of cameras mounted at your rear view mirror
  4. Let me correct that for you. 🙂 MK3 was before then, Bit annoying it was approved just before Feb 2011, if i don my cynic hat a second i cant help but wonder if ford did that on purpose, rushed / timed the release to avoid EU DRL rules... In any case, 2 year bump?
  5. Turns out my old car, is still going strong, it passed its MOT just the other day, it may or may not have had some modifications on the DPF 🙄 If it were modified, i doubt the new owner would have spent the money to not only install a new DPF but also map it back in again, so all that being the case, it wouldnt appear to have failed any MOTs over the last 3 that being said. Its a risk and if that car did have some mods on the DPF, it probably would have contributed to me getting rid of that car in the first place. Also worth noting, that Tom on here had a hell of a time replacing the DPF with new one, probably easier to get it taken out and cleaned in one of those sonic baths
  6. Grab one of these https://tunnelrat-electronics.fwscart.com/USB_Auto_Switch_Modified_ELM327/p4541936_19965062.aspx Then go get Forscan for free If you have a laptop your sorted, if you dont then android should do the job but will cost you a few quid on top of the device, iphones.... no idea, but you can start by getting an android phone 🙂
  7. what did you plug in? not all tools are equal, a lot of ford codes cant be read by a generic reader
  8. If it's a metallic tap tap tap sound I believe it's the fuel pump. Put a screw driver to your ear and hold it on some of the metal parts towards the top right side, looks a little like a bike bell above the oil fill port. It should ring loud in your ear when you hold it on the correct part
  9. On the above linked post from 2016... I fixed itself when I replaced the two fronts as a pair, typically had a side wall puncture on the good one so replaced them both. After that no problems in the wet. I guess their must have been a size difference between them that was just enough to throw it out somehow As to your problem, I've had similar issues in the past with minor systems causing major faults. I had a number of turbo faults at one point ,some of which where resolved by fixing a stuck cruise control button. As Peter said, it's possible it's just shoddy ford programming. That or it's intermittent and just waiting for an appropriately sharp bend to knock it out again! 🙃
  10. The timing belt and pump is a walk in the park compared to that bloomin alternator. Lock it all down with pins, , swap out the belt, pully and pump, torque it up, pins out, (dont forget the flywheel) couple of turns, do the pins line up? yes, good to go, no, adjust belt and try again. If you want o be really anal about it you could count the teeth between markers there really isnt a lot that can go wrong in any case, its better the devil you know imo. Get a new car and your starting from scratch
  11. isopropanol is amazing stuff, usually the first choice for cleaning just about anything 🙂
  12. My MK4 doesn't have that feature, its a company car and its a little lacking on the frills! I much prefer my mk3.5 but its saving me miles on my own car so, happy days!
  13. haha, I know what you mean, mk 3.5 has that auto park thing on it, I used it a couple of times but to be honest I cant bring myself to use it, makes me too nervous! but I admit, the few times I tried it, it was flawless
  14. Helps "Reverse out safely"? I have a solution for that problem that costs nothing at all, learn to park properly 😉
  15. Its Gotta be the Front screen, my 3.5 has most of the bells and whistles on it and my mk4 has a few of the missing parts thats not on the mk 3.5 but sadly it also lacks much of the fancy stuff on the mk3 like auto wipers, the only thing id mod to the mk3 is the Sync 3, I did look in to modding the TSR in to the mk3 but the cost is insane and not worth it. But when you boil it right down, I can do without TSR, I can do without Sync 3, auto wipers, auto headlights etc and pretty much everything else that either of the cars has over the other one but the one thing that drives me nuts when using non ford hire cars is that front window. In the winter, its truly a god send. Best feature ever.
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