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About Freddy42

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    Focus ST2
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  1. Freddy42

    Mk3 reverse camera

    Stewart, in your first post you mentioned retro-fitting satnav. What is involved exactly?
  2. Freddy42

    Diamond brite

    Maybe "pretty cheap" is a clue.
  3. Freddy42

    Lucky escape with engine?

    Would any of the petrol additives cure that?
  4. Freddy42

    Lucky escape with engine?

    Wilco, you describe the 1 and 1.6 ecoboosts as hotheads. Since you do not mention the 2 litre ecoboost, is that exempt from your description. Apologies for straying slightly off-topic.
  5. Freddy42

    Motor Modz (gel badges)

    Used them twice with no probs and delivery about a week. Have you contacted them about delivery time?
  6. Freddy42

    Keyless security

    My wife's 16 reg Fiesta, previously owned by a Ford employee, has conventional key starting. I wonder, then, if this can be retro-fitted.
  7. That seems to be correct. The handbook for this vehicle states; If the passive key battery is flat, insert the key into the key holder and press the power button. The key blade is not mentioned.
  8. Freddy42

    Road to cabin noise

    Splashed out (big splash) on a set of Vredestein Quatrac 5 which have reduced the noise slightly and the car feels more firmly in contact with the road. Interesting feature - they have a ridge that protrudes slightly wider than the wheel rim to protect it. Took the opportunity to have the steering geometry set up on the latest all-bells-and-whistles equipment; the machine prints out a sort of block graph with the readings - red for adjustment required and green for OK. After that lot, no more champagne breakfasts for a month or two!
  9. This is a useful accessory.
  10. Freddy42

    Road to cabin noise

    Thanks for your comments. Although there is a fair amount of tread left, I shall be changing them come the spring, whenever that is!
  11. Freddy42

    Road to cabin noise

    I inherited this ST with a Chinese Landsail tyre on each corner and the road noise is quite high. It seems to be a given that the Focus transmits road noise to the cabin. If you have an ST and have found quiet tyres, I would be interested to know which brand. The snag with the quoted db levels is that they are measured externally and probably give varying results for different cars.
  12. Freddy42

    Wheel drum

    8mm bolts will do the trick.
  13. Freddy42

    Removing dashcam

    Glad we could be of assistance. That's the great thing about this forum; help and advice is freely given.
  14. Freddy42

    Coolant reservoir cap stuck

    Just had this irritating problem - tried the two screwdriver method and it didn't work at first. Sprayed with silicone lubricant, waited 10 minutes, and out it came. No cracking so far.
  15. Freddy42

    Uneven Brake Disc Wear

    It's generally agreed that pads and discs should be changed at the same time.