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  1. Seems odd there's no code to be read. Are you using a modified OBD reader that can access all the modules, ideally with Forscan?
  2. Brake Caliper Tool

    Whatever you were reading was probably meant to say hex bit no. 7.
  3. How low do you go before refuelling?

    Are you going to chance the drive home...?
  4. 2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    To be honest it'll have been whatever I had to hand as I seem to have bits of it hanging around everywhere. Probably around the 100-300 grade so just 'reasonably course' on the subjectivometer! Yours will hardly need any rubbing at all so if you've got any wire wool that'll likely suffice. The purpose is just to remove anything that could mean the paint fails to make a gas tight seal or be loose enough to cause the paint to lift and the corrosion to then continue.
  5. Strange message coming up

    As Tiexen says, this is part of a much wider initiative known as eCall and has been many years in the making. Lots more info about Ford's implementation of it here.
  6. MOT Advisory already ?

    To be fair I've referred to them a few times in the past (well the first one anyway; I accidentally found the second when searching again for the first!).
  7. Warranty coverage

    Does this help?
  8. Jacking and axle stands

    That's for the Mk 7.5. Here's one (albeit quite clearly a manual scan!) for the Mk 6 and a there's an HTMLised version here.
  9. MOT Advisory already ?

    Yeah I wouldn't worry - just treat them for what they are intended - advisory points being made. By definition they would rarely be indicative of a major problem. Your particular 'issues' could well have been present when it left the factory (and not actually something to be concerned about). As the others have said there are big inconsistencies in the way in which advisories are used, and the DVSA have long acknowledged this and are aiming to normalise them.
  10. How low do you go before refuelling?

    Ah okay, the lack of a pump would you'd think push it the other way! I note that the tanks have their capacities printed on a label and I did see a 55L one being sold as suitable for petrol and diesel models. That said, it also included the 2L as a compatible model so it may not be a reliable indicator.
  11. How low do you go before refuelling?

    I suspect there's only two tank sizes - 62L (for all 2 litre engines) and 55L (for everything else). The 60L and 53L are likely not different tanks, but rather the different available capacities resulting from the diesels having slightly different (bigger) pumps and/or other equipment inside them (possibly different filler necks?) compared to the petrol versions.
  12. How low do you go before refuelling?

    ~10L remaining for an 'empty' warning is fairly typical of other cars I've had in the past.
  13. Interior Lights not working

    Does your *rear* power point work? If not, and your fuses are definitely intact, then as all these are covered by the battery saver output on the BCM (in order to prevent a flat battery if left on) it could be to blame. Quite how/why this would fail I don't know (similarly I'm not sure how you'd fix it either).
  14. 2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    No, just straight on (after giving them a rub down with some wet and dry). The paint adheres well, and I'd recommend doing a couple of coats (leave the first to dry) just to ensure you've got good coverage as it can be difficult to see round the backs of the pipes.
  15. 2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    It's a design flaw so will likely affect a whole lot more.