Criot

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    Criot got a reaction from Aaron Harris in Mk4 Focus ST-Line X Feedback   
    if only... A bit out of my price range but maybe in the future!
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    Criot got a reaction from focusgeoff in Engine Fan   
    As far as I'm aware the engine fan shouldn't run, but the cooling pump will run for a good few minutes after stopping the engine.
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    Criot reacted to TheGinger1 in mk 4 Interior bits   
    Mega, thanks chaps. I’m sure if it had been situated where it was supposed to be rather than stuffed into the compartment on its side I’d have worked it out. 
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    Criot got a reaction from TheGinger1 in mk 4 Interior bits   
    Yeah looks very much like the tray that sits in the top of the central armrest, take a look at this youtube review here - shows you where it sits
     
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    Criot reacted to pwa1962 in Grand C-Max Ecoboost?   
    Wife has a 1.0 125BHP Grand C-Max and it is a great car. Had no problems with power from the engine. We had a 100bhp prior to this one and the 125bhp  is far superior even better mpg. 
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    Criot got a reaction from tazzman600 in anyone offer advice blackbox insurance!!!   
    I'd avoid a black box if I were you - Lots of people have issues with them, they tend to be inaccurate and don't take real world conditions into account - I know several people with one who get rated down for 'harsh breaking' - They had to break hard to avoid the ***** that flew out in front of them, for example.
    Don't forget that if they think your driving is poor they can increase your insurance premium as well.
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    Criot got a reaction from Tdci-Peter in Ford transit 2008 issue   
    We took it to a garage that we've known for quite a while/are all 'matey matey' with if you like (for the diagnostics) and asked them to put it on their machine - Don't know the specific codes but can probably take it back down there to try and get the codes.
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    Criot got a reaction from Tdci-Peter in Ford transit 2008 issue   
    Thanks for the suggestions, certainly looking into these - Is there any easy way to tell if a software update is required?
    Just to add, the engine management light is on, I wasn't aware of this at the time of posting the thread.
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    Criot got a reaction from Tdci-Peter in Ford transit 2008 issue   
    Thanks, will take a look at that next.
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    Criot got a reaction from iantt in MK3.5 weird suspension creak   
    There are members here who like to do things like that, but at the end of the day I don't expect to be lubricating a nine month old car myself... maybe nine years old would be a different story.
    It seems to be a mixed bag, some have the issue some don't, but for those that do its incredibly annoying, and there's been a mix of different solutions to the problem online, some regular lubrication, some have had parts replaced. I'll have to ring again some point this week to get one of their Technicians out in it with myself to replicate the issue for them then and see what they think.
    I appreciate everyones contributions but you have to understand that the sane member posting the same thing in the thread over and over again when I clearly asked for other contributions is nearly as annoying as the noise from my car itself.
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    Criot got a reaction from WES180 in MK3.5 weird suspension creak   
    There are members here who like to do things like that, but at the end of the day I don't expect to be lubricating a nine month old car myself... maybe nine years old would be a different story.
    It seems to be a mixed bag, some have the issue some don't, but for those that do its incredibly annoying, and there's been a mix of different solutions to the problem online, some regular lubrication, some have had parts replaced. I'll have to ring again some point this week to get one of their Technicians out in it with myself to replicate the issue for them then and see what they think.
    I appreciate everyones contributions but you have to understand that the sane member posting the same thing in the thread over and over again when I clearly asked for other contributions is nearly as annoying as the noise from my car itself.
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    Criot got a reaction from WES180 in MK3.5 weird suspension creak   
    I think you're misunderstanding what I mean, yes I believe that perhaps that is such the cause, but no I don't believe that me wasting my time greasing up parts on a 20k car every 6 months is the solution - I've already searched and found others have had the problem and went through the process of getting it sorted via lubrication exactly as I have, and the issue returned, they ended up having parts replaced, this is what i'm aiming for. I'm not wasting my time nor money lubricating parts of my car every year when I can get it fixed under warranty.
    I don't think you have anything further to add to this topic at this time so please stop responding.
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    Criot got a reaction from WES180 in MK3.5 weird suspension creak   
    Not at all intending to be rude here but I don't believe your theory one bit. My fiesta was 10 years old and didn't do this, someone I work with has a mk3 focus his doesn't do it, my uncle a mk2.5 his doesnt do it, another family relative has a mk1.5 focus yet his doesnt do it either.
    Like I said before it went in and was lubricated by Sandicliffe and it lasted a day. I shouldn't be going out of my way to lubricate it myself on a car which was 20k brand new.
    When it comes to things like this im an insistent person, I want it sorting and will do what I can to make sure they sort it.
     
     
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    Criot got a reaction from dave1987 in MK3.5 weird suspension creak   
    Would appreciate that, I think mine is on the drivers side, but i'm thinking the same thing, with the age and milage of both they shouldn't really of worn.