richardc1983

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  1. richardc1983

    Clutch pedal sticking Mk3

    Sometimes when I take my foot off the clutch pedal it seems to be sticking just before it reaches the fully up position - annoying as causes the car to judder as it then springs back to the fully up position as if I am not changing gear smoothly. Looks like another trip back to the car people!
  2. 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.
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    Ford Sync Updates

    Thank you for clarifying. Such a shame and no way to seem to get an update for it.
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    Ford Sync Updates

    So not even 1.0? I bought this car thinking it had sync as it's from June 2012. I can dial numbers with the speech button but have no other settings. What a shame as the ford website is misleading and shows that I have basic sync 1.0.
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    Ford Sync Updates

    Sorry for the typo its a MK3 focus, its a 12 plate reg in June 2012, I have two ok buttons and pads on the steering wheel. On ford etis I have no APIM - SYNC Module showing as installed. I am wondering if they haven't installed the sync part. My car also doesn't read out text messages. These are what I have installed: DDM Driver Door Module (DDM) BV6N-14B531-BH AV6N-14C064-AG 08-02-17 12:12 PDM Passenger Door Module (PDM) BV6N-14B533-BH AV6N-14C108-AG 08-02-17 12:12 SASM Steering Wheel Rotation Sensor BV6T-3F818-AD BV6T-14C309-AD 08-02-17 12:12 ABS Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Module BV61-2C405-AJ BV61-14C036-AM 08-02-17 12:12 PCM Powertrain Control Module (PCM) BV61-12A650-NJ BV61-14C204-NJ 08-02-17 12:12 IPC Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) BM5T-10849-BMK BM5T-14C026-BBD 08-02-17 12:12 FCDIM Front Control/Display Interface Module (FCDIM) AM5T-18B955-CH AM5T-14D358-CJ 10-05-12 22:11 BCM Body Control Module (BCM) BV6N-14A073-FS BV6N-14C094-XA 08-02-17 12:12 ACM Audio Front Control Module (ACM) BM5T-18C815-XJ AM5T-14C044-HS 08-02-17 12:12 PSCM Power Steering Control Module (PSCM) BV6C-3C579-BF BV6T-14C217-AF 08-02-17 12:27 RFA Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Module AV6N-19G481-AK AV6N-14C104-AL 08-02-17 12:12 SPRM Speech Recognition Module (SPRM) CS7T-14D212-AC CS7T-14D205-AC 10-05-12 22:11 HVAC Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Control Module BM5T-18C612-CJ AM5T-18D619-BN 08-02-17 12:12 HCM Headlamp Control Module (HCM) AM51-13K031-AG AM51-14C084-AG 08-02-17 12:12 PAM Parking Assist Control Module (PAM) BM5T-15K866-BP BM5T-14C090-BM 08-02-17 12:12 RCM Restraints Control Module (RCM) CM5T-14B321-CA AM5T-14C028-AF 08-02-17 12:12
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    Ford Sync Updates

    I have a focus MK3 from 2012. I cannot work out what sync version I have. It doesnt have applink and I am pretty sure its 1.0. However when I try to update the software as per a previous post to 5.9 when I insert the USB it just says "no files found" I dont even have a settings option in my radio to view the software version either. Does this mean its already been done? I followed:
  7. 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?
  8. 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?
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    Mk3 remapped! 1.6 TDCI (115ps)

    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
  10. 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.
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    Weird start stop behaviour

    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.
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    AC Cleaning

    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.
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    Stereo upgrade recommendations for focus mk2

    Thanks for the ideas guys lots of them there. :)
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    Stereo upgrade recommendations for focus mk2

    Yes please would be great.
  15. richardc1983

    Car people put petrol in my diesel

    I've known people who've done this before and have never had a problem.
  16. Well, this situation has got much more serious since it's been back in today for air con regas, washer bottle replacement and headlamp jets being fixed and clutch issue to be diagnosed. After arguing with them today as they took it on a test drive and couldn't find a fault with it. They had delight in telling me they had 4 technicians look at it and the senior. I drove the car for 2 miles in busy traffic that took half an hour crawling along. The car was juddering in first most the way which was concerning. I noticed that my range had gone to 160 miles when before it was 56 miles. Decided to call at my parents on the way. When I go back out to the car it wouldn't start, engine was just turning over. Tried ten mins later but in mean time speaking with AA and car people who were no use. AA come out it started for him which was strange. He asked what work had been done today by car people I told him, I also pointed out the increased range and fuel. Immediately he got a fuel funnel out and was sniffing the fuel tank with it, YES PETROL. The idiots have put petrol in my diesel on a car that is new to me. We don't know how long they have driven it whether before or after their test drive up the motorway. AA have now said not to drive it, car people salesmen when I rang up to tell them said "try get it running and drive it down and don't trust everything the AA says" absolute idiots. I'm now stranded in Wakefield when I live in Leeds and unable to get to work tomorrow for my site visits. I use my car for work. After reading the following link debating if should tell them I don't want the car. A lot now needs sorting. https://www.greenflag.com/breakdown-cover/misfuelling/what-happens
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    Car people put petrol in my diesel

    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.
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    Car people put petrol in my diesel

    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!
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    Car people put petrol in my diesel

    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.
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    Clutch pedal sticking Mk3

    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.
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    New Focus turned me in to an L driver!

    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.
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    Clutch pedal sticking Mk3

    New clutch kit coming and being installed, not just the clutch plate they doing the lot after much debate and arguments.
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    Car people put petrol in my diesel

    This is what concerns me - at least I know they have done everything by the book - knowing what kind of OCD customer I am! They have now referred to me as an enthusiast! I'd rather be known as that than someone who doesn't give a dam about their vehicle.
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    Car people put petrol in my diesel

    Apparently thy have to offer this if the vehicle has broken down under the 90 days in anyway at all.
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    Car people put petrol in my diesel

    I totally hear what your saying as really I should be wanting rid. They are putting a whole new clutch in as well for the clutch issue for me as there is a separate post on the forum about that. The car is gonna be like new. I really don't think it's done any lasting damage and with good quality fuel and additives that I use I think it will be ok. It hadn't really been driven and broke down when I tried to start it so the diesel/petrol mix was still not strong at that point. They said they put 10l in. Your right, I could get one of the others yes, but who's gonna pay the diff, they won't and I'm not in a position to pay the extra and neither should I. Who's to say I'm not gonna run into problems with them either mechanically or stuff like software which have taken a lot of time and energy to sort. New genuine ford clutch - costly job and good for me they have done it. Totally appreciate your concerns and input though. I am going with my gut instinct I guess here. I have 5 days left to decide what I want to do from picking the vehicle up. If I am not happy or I don't think it's running right etc.