Jonro2009

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Jonro2009 last won the day on February 15 2019

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About Jonro2009

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  • First Name
    Jon
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  • Ford Model
    Focus ST Line
  • Ford Year
    2017
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Inverness-shire
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    Motorsport & Racing
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  1. If reliability or vehicle history is stopping you then I wouldn't worry to much about it, if the service costs are putting you off (as they have done to me) then fair enough. Enjoy whatever car you go for in the end.
  2. I had a 2017 1.5tdci with the powershift box and paddles. It's a dual clutch box which preselects the next gear so if you 'surprise' it and it's preselected the wrong gear then it can be a little clunky compared to a normal torque converter box. Clutch 1 controls 1st, 3rd and 5th gear. While clutch 2 controls 2nd, 4th and 6th (and R) The earlier powershift boxes were prone to problems but the later versions were a lot more reliable. I never had an issue with mine at all. I owned it until I hit 34k miles and got rid because of the high service costs. The box requires a service every 3yrs or 36k miles whichever is soonest. If it hasn't had that done or there is no evidence then walk away - it's an absolute must to service these on time. The earlier models used the 6DCT250 Ford Powershift—6-speed dual clutch transmission with a dry clutch these were the boxes to avoid. The 2017 should have a 6DCT450 Ford Powershift with a wet clutch - more reliable and more efficient than previous. I now drive an A Class and do miss the powershift box a little.
  3. Any brand will do but some last longer than others. The poundshop ones are rubbish, JCB are also cr4p. I always go for Panasonic myself.
  4. These are expensive but easier to fit if you don't know how to use scotch locked (super simple things to use scotch locks) https://xenons4u.co.uk/bau15s-py21w-581-25w-led-canbus-resistors.html These ones use scotch lock connectors and are cheap, easy and effective. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-50w-LED-Resistors-6-Ohm-fixing-kits-Applications-380-382-581-LED-Bulbs/401737186095?epid=15030941577&hash=item5d8966fb2f:g:aUYAAOSwzMlcmgsR Or you could just buy a set of more expensive bulbs with built in resistors. https://autobeam.co.uk/products/581 How to fit inline resistors with scotch locks
  5. You don't need a flasher relay, the problem is the CANbus system. The car thinks there is a lamp blown because the LED draws considerably less current than a standard halogen. What you need is an inline resister, it goes between the socket the lamp plugs in to and the new LED unit. They are plug and play and require nothing more that what you did to change the bulb in the first place.
  6. If you turn off Google photo storage temporarily and try to edit and save then, will that work?
  7. After you edit a picture what options do you have? Can you screen shot a picture that you have edited and show us?
  8. Which photo app are you using, is it a stock android app? What phone and what OS are you running? You could try removing the the pics like you said and then reformat the card.
  9. Jonro2009

    Help!!

    Is it a new thing? There are so many variables with fuel efficiency, the most obvious being driving style. But things like tyre choice, tyre pressure, roof bars, poorly maintained vehicle etc all play a part. If it's a new thing then what's changed recently? New parts, different driving style, lots of shorter routes, service overdue, different fuel?
  10. You're right, the pearlescent paint it a three coat process. It's really difficult to match, the worst is the platinum white on the Mk5 Mondeo apparently. The car often leaves the factory with panels that look different to each other, particularly the bumpers. The bonnet on the picture looks to be a different colour to the wing which is odd though.
  11. Have you put a multimeter to the plug and checked you have power? What switch are you using? Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  12. Looking good, did you change the rears too? Might have been easier to clean them up before putting them in the car though. You can probably cable tie the wires up an wrap them in fabric electrical tape. If you cable tie them then make sure there is enough play in the wires to allow the seat to slide back and forth to its furthest points. Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  13. You can see the fins on the purple and yellow plugs that@Lenny is talking about, the purple ones are offset so they can't go in the wrong socket. I thought it was you that had done the seats@Lenny bit didn't want to tag you in case I was wrong lol. Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  14. That could avoid an issue. Have you checked the new seats properly? Habe a good look at the seatbelt pretensioners and make sure they haven't been activated, there was someone on this group who changed the seats on his focus, and it wasn't until right near the end that he noticed that they had been activated and were useless. I'm pretty sure he ended up swapping the rails over in the end Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk