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  1. I too have a 63 titx which Iam looking to change. One thing that puts me off the active x is the sunroof Why? My car is a 182 bhp version with 27k on the clock which I am told is quite rare. Wife wants a higher car which brings the Active into perspective but the spec dosnt match the new Vignale. I would want the 1500 182 bhp version
  2. Dont worry wait until we get driver less cars 😀 The boing 737 max 3 comes to mind never rely on S/w alone
  3. I Have had both recalls done (Cooling and clutch 1.6 182 BHP Focus 25000 miles 2013 reg) I must admit I have had no problems with the cooling system prior or post the recall. I do check regularly. The clutch recall seems to have eradicated the judder on take up as well. Was happy to purchase a 1.5 3 cylinder as my final car ( had Fords all my life 40 plus years) but issues with oil pressure switches and particle filter alarms are putting me off
  4. Sorry Tom I have to disagree. I was always taught get it right first time, after all how much does it cost for all the recalls etc never mind the public perception of the brand. To tell people they need to drive up a motorway just adds to the polution uneccessary. As far as electric vehicles go they may be clean at the point if use but the electricity needs to be generated and the material for the batteries needs to be mined
  5. So much for economy if you have to thrash a new car down the Motorway. Ive alwas had Fords for 40 plus years and my 1.6 Mk3 ecoboost is the worst I have had for faults and recalls. Was going to buy a 1.5 Vignale as my last car but having second thoughts now. What ever happened to testing and ironing out these issues before they get to market ? All i can think of is perhaps the bean counters have their say before it gets to market!!!!
  6. One of the things I look for when sevicing is the free roadside assistance. About £40 is you go thro your insurance company.
  7. Does the whine change when you rev it?
  8. Sounds Like Pinking . Have you checked for and codes?
  9. Not sure what the mechanics of the induction system are hear but I had a vauxhall which had a throttle body and it contained an idle valeve which bypassed the butter fly. This would ocasionall stick causing the car to cut out . A clean with carb cleaner would cure it
  10. Not quite the same topic but a friend of mine looks after his grandsons KTM moto cros bike and put the wrong DOT fluid in the brakes. The result being the seals swelled and had to be replaced so be warned using the incorrect oil in the engine. After all some of the best synthetic oil is 0 w sae .
  11. I suppose the truth would be if anyone has used an endoscope to see how much carbon build up there is BP/Shell V Supermarket fuel. I know most of the recommendations have been to use Shell V power for the cleaning addatives . Interesting debate given direct injection these days.
  12. Found where the torx screw went . Off side behind the wheel arch liner and fastened the bumper to the body. Good old haynes manuals
  13. Appears the S/W is now available . Had a call from the local dealer now re booked in for end of April ( Was the earliest date available)
  14. Hi That dosnt suprise me. Perhaps I should have gone to the other Ford dealer who did my service last time ( reason being is they still did the breakdown cover ) but thought I would use the main dealer , closer to town. I do know an ex ford master tech who refused to change an ECU untill it was diagnosed correctly (the car was owned by someone I knew) so they left before being sacked
  15. Oh well Ford main dealer non communication strikes again. Got my recall letter , booked in at main agent (They rang me to say the parts were now in) Delivered car at 9:00 am having arranged a lift from the garage. Mobile rang to say it would probably take 2 days to complete the work and should have been told when I booked it in albeit I did discuss with the agent the length of time it would take. 10 mins later phone rang again....... very sorry but the S/w update will not be available for 6-8 weeks as its being done under warranty ford say not to go ahead with repair untill S/w is availabble WTF Not impressed