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Dan P

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    Fiesta ST3 MP215
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  1. Climate control is also misbehaving. Has just been continually pumping hot air at the windscreen with the fan running on high. Sent from my D5503 using Tapatalk
  2. GEM changed cruise settings !

    There are loads of 20mph speed limits in and around London so I use the cruise control to stop me from speeding. My 56 plate Focus Mk2 only allows setting of cruise control from 30mph.
  3. Amending the HEC and GEM are nearly always completed successfully without any problems being experienced. Several users who have had difficulty in editing the PCM (after following all guidance correctly) have ultimately traced the problem to a bad ELM cable.
  4. Here are a set of instructions that I wrote for someone else (possibly @wilto)that was having difficulty with the PCM: On the Information Page select “Read” in order to determine the module type (ESU-131 in my case). Click on “Procedures” then “Page 2” Select the PCM type as identified on the information page from the drop-down menu. Then select “Read firmware from PCM to BIN-file” You will get a warning about disabling power saving and screen saver. Click OK. This next step may take some time and you may feel decidedly anxious whilst you wait – I certainly did – it took 78 minutes to read the PCM. Then select “Load firmware from PHF/HEX/BIN-file”. You will get a warning about a non-empty VID block – select “No”. Click on “Configuration” Ticked the box for “Integrated speed control”. Click on “Procedures” to switch back to the procedures page. Turn the ignition off. Switch it back on to position 2. Then select “Write current firmware to PCM”. I think it was at this stage that I was asked if I wanted to use the current configuration for the PCM – I selected “Yes”. This stage took about 15 minutes. Click on “Configuration”. Click on “Read from PCM”. Click on “Save to file” and save it to laptop. Check that “Integrated Speed Control” box is ticked. Click on “Write to PCM”.
  5. Dual trip computer

    If I had a dual trip computer I'd probably do the same - I'm a big geek and keep a spreadsheet instead! Sent from my D5503 using Tapatalk
  6. Had a little run on a dual carriageway this morning and it revved itself up to 3000rpm when I engaged the clutch before dropping back down again. Sent from my D5503 using Tapatalk
  7. Ford GPS V Tom Tom GPS

    I've got a 2016 ST3 with the built in Sony stereo and SatNav. I switched to using TomTom Go on my mobile as I find it easier to use and more responsive to delays ahead. I got stuck in traffic without warning on too many occasions with the built in system which forced me to try the app instead. Sent from my D5503 using Tapatalk
  8. Intake hoses and MAF sensor all appear ok. No random revving today but I shall continue to monitor the situation. Sent from my D5503 using Tapatalk
  9. Plasti dip. Yes or no?

    Painting the calipers is a doddle. I generally dislike chrome on a car. Detangoing and debadging are among my favourite cheap, easy mods but I can imagine that matte black badge looking good. Sent from my D5503 using Tapatalk
  10. Plasti dip. Yes or no?

    It's in my signature if you view it on a desktop. Or try this... https://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/71848-eve-its-time-for-a-face-lift-mk2-focus-zetec-climate-20/?do=findComment&comment=503948 Sent from my D5503 using Tapatalk
  11. Plasti dip. Yes or no?

    Did my fog surrounds ages ago, still looking good. Did my wheels and it lasted a few days. (See my build thread for Eve for more information) Sent from my D5503 using Tapatalk
  12. I’m looking for suggestions as to what might be wrong with my car. Over the last week or so I have noticed on around 5 occasions that the revs “hold” when I engage the clutch for a gear change and on a couple of occasions the car has revved itself up to 2000rpm for a few seconds when idling before returning to its normal level (around 850). In this time the only driving I’ve done has been doing short runs of a few miles each totalling around 50 miles. In all other regards the car seems fine (although I haven’t been above 30mph in this time). I had an alarm fitted to the car a couple of weeks ago. I filled up with petrol at a garage I don’t normally use (BP, 95RON) just before these symptoms started. I can’t think of anything else significant that has happened to the car recently. I thought that maybe the installation of the alarm may have dislodged a sensor or hose but I couldn’t see anything obvious from a quick look at the engine bay. I also used an OBD reader and there are no fault codes present. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
  13. They look great but what's the ride quality like? I had 18s on my Focus for a couple of days and didn't like it all that much. Sent from my D5503 using Tapatalk
  14. When I was buying my car I very carefully weighed up whether to go for an ST2 or ST3. I opted for the ST3 and definitely made the right choice for me. ST3 adds keyless entry and start, auto headlights, auto wipers, power fold mirrors, puddle lights, auto-dimming rear mirror, climate control, cruise control and Sony Stereo with SatNav and 5” screen. Rear parking sensors were an optional extra for all STs. I’d very much miss the cruise control, climate control, power fold mirrors and keyless entry and start. Auto headlights are nice to have. I don’t use auto wipers as I rain-x my windscreen. I don’t use the built in SatNav as the one on my phone is superior.
  15. My Focus

    Nice job@b4zz, glad the stereo sounds better, it certainly looks smarter! The Bolas would look nice but I'm still a fan of those TDs. Sent from my D5503 using Tapatalk