richardc1983

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  • First Name
    Richard
  • Ford Model
    Focus
  • Ford Year
    2012
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Yorkshire

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  1. Hey everyone I've bought a dash cam, it doesn't have an internal battery so it turns off after 15 mins if plugged into cig lighter. However I note that during start stop feature this circuit seems to stay on and isn't interrupted with the engine start stopping. I have tried hard wiring it into f61 (cig lighter) but this then causes it to turn off the dash cam but when in the socket it's fine? I've also tried f85 (heated seats) & f86 (restraints control module) but this does the same. So not sure what I can do as there only seems to be no interruption to power when plugging it in via the cable into the cig lighter socket but not when wired directly into the fuse f61. Anyone help at all?
  2. Where did you buy yours from, I've found it for £450 http://www.dieseltuning.co.uk/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=163_203_204_230&product_id=455
  3. Hey all, doing a lot of mileage and will be starting a new job soon that will increase my mileage further. I am thinking of getting a remap done on my MK3 diesel Focus to increase the fuel efficiency. I'm told there's 3 levels of map, 1. efficiency (that also refines and increases power slightly), 2. a mix of the power and efficiency, or 3. pure power. Having had option 3. map done on my Astra which then started to burn through clutches I am thinking of going for option 1 maybe? What do you think and can anyone recommend places to get it done?
  4. Anyone else noticed this if your using GPS and playing music that the phone will actually drain even though it shows its charging. This is when connected to the USB via the lightening cable. It will charge very slowly if maps is turned off. Maybe 20% in 3 hours.
  5. Anyone else had it where the start stop was active and turned the engine off but then you put your foot back on the clutch and back into gear and it comes up with "press brake and clutch to start engine" or similar. Had it a few times now and not sure if it's me doing something wrong as engine doesn't start making it look like I've stalled.
  6. Where the pollen filter is located is where the evaporator is. This is what makes the smell. Get the evaporator cleaner with a spray or a pipe on it, take out the pollen filter then spray inside the hole but towards your gear stick as the evaporator is facing that way. Then leave for half an hour for it to do it's business. Then replace with new pollen filter and your good to go.
  7. Thanks for the ideas guys lots of them there. :)
  8. My partner looking for a replacement stereo for a mk2 focus. Current one is the Ford - 6000 CD - but it doesn't have blue tooth or aux. Budget upto £300 ish. Thank you.
  9. I've known people who've done this before and have never had a problem.
  10. It is looking fab after its paint treatment - new clutch too so it's like new. It's got additives in the tank and I've got more to put in over the next few full tanks but generally I run a tank once a month with additive anyway. Engine is also really quiet.
  11. I agree, they've done everything they have detailed on the job sheet but its little details, so glad I have been on the ball with them as who knows what they may have not done!
  12. So I have got the car back, paintwork treatment looks amazing, car seems to be running smoothly and starting with no problems at all. They did a service, however didn't change the air filter! What a stupid mistake when I queried this when I picked the vehicle up they went "oh, we didn't notice that, we will have to post you it out as we haven't got one in stock." So nice to have it back though.
  13. Just an update: Car has had a new clutch kit, flywheel etc and still the same. Whilst the sensation of the mats getting caught under the pedal has gone which was detailed in the TSB. Gear changes are rarely smooth from 1-3 until you get to 4th leaving me feeling like I am not driving properly. The courtesy cars I have had while my car was in (a VW Polo and a Skoda Fabia) had really smooth gear changes. For me its down to this anti stall feature where it puts the engine revs up, whilst this is useful for hill starts as it holds the car in place for normal roads it causes the car to jolt and passengers think I am not driving properly. Sometimes it doesn't happen though but I cant seem to settle down with the biting point. If I take my foot completely off quickly then apply the accelerator it could be ok, then other times it jolts. Seems a similar issue to Beautiful car, perhaps I am gonna have to live with it.
  14. Having the exact same issue on my 1.6 tdci titanium X. Car has had a new clutch kit, flywheel etc and still the same. Whilst the sensation of the mats getting caught under the pedal has gone which was detailed in the TSB. Gear changes are rarely smooth from 1-3 until you get to 4th leaving me feeling like I am not driving properly. The courtesy cars I have had while my car was in (a VW Polo and a Skoda Fabia) had really smooth gear changes. For me its down to this anti stall feature where it puts the engine revs up, whilst this is useful for hill starts as it holds the car in place for normal roads it causes the car to jolt and passengers think I am not driving properly. Sometimes it doesn't happen though but I cant seem to settle down with the biting point. If I take my foot completely off quickly then apply the accelerator it could be ok, then other times it jolts. See more about my post here - http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/90313-clutch-pedal-sticking-mk3/ Beautiful car, perhaps I am gonna have to live with it.