Abbadon

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  • First Name
    Andrew
  • Ford Model
    Focus ST-3 TDCi 185 Navigation
  • Ford Year
    2018
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Swansea

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  1. Anyone? Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  2. I looked up filters, there seems to be two lengths that come up on euro car parts and elsewhere, and I don't know which I need, I assume its determined by something other than the engine eating as that should have selected right one for me. Any ideas. Not that easy to check with a element type filter vs can type obvs. Cheers Andy Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  3. If there is a fault with the alarm backup battery or the module associated with it, then not necessarily. Our module was failing and it kept setting off the alarm, even with main battery disconnected. This was on an smax but similar principles. On that car the module was under wheel arch somewhere.
  4. I'd turn It off tho, seems to hinder getting good launches when you want to get away smartish, say, at a busy roundabout. Once off my car behaved much better. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks for the tip, I'll drop them a msg :) Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  6. Yeah I think that might be for an older key type possibly. I rang dealer earlier, 26 quid for a new one... Ffs, its about 5 grams of plastic! Mental... Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  7. My wife has lost(god knows how) the Cover plate from the other key.. I need a new one of these, can they be bought genuine or chibese copy, and for less than a Kings ransom? Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  8. Tbh, we owned an s-max at the same time, and I never found the bmw annoying, let's face it, the ford's still need you to put the stalk in the right place... If you ever need single wipe, the Ford is just as non auto as the BMW! But the BMW offers protection against the frost issue. Cruise control is also better in the bmw, there isn't a need to turn it on then set it, its one command to do both, I've never understood the Ford systems need for that... Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  9. Usually there is a battery cut off somewhere, in some cars it physically severs the battery cables, in others it's a resettable switch. Not sure if this is all, but I've seen these in some vehicles, so it may be the focus has something similar? Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  10. What's the premium card? I didn't know that was a thing! Andy Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  11. Is that 5 attempts with the key and a few failed turn overs at each key on, or 5 turn overs of the engine with one turn of the key? Just to clarify, this may help guide us to the problem :) Andy Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  12. This is one thing BMW do better, the Autowiper is activated in the beemers by pressing end of stalk, once, and then the autowipe is active, and the stalk stays in default position, which 1. means that single wipe is always available whenever you want (really miss this) and 2. when you key off, and then key back on (say next day) autowipe has always been cancelled. I really miss this - and this was on a 2003 car... Andy
  13. Yeah, I've had Aerotwin on at least one car in last few years, just found that I prefer the new wiper action, over the slightly better performance down the line the Aeroitwin offered. I've got a trade card for Halfords, is the Aerotwin price better online, or via trade at halfords, anyone know? EDIT: I checked, TRADE PRICE is £26.25 inc VAT via Halfords for a front pair of Aerotwins for the Focus. That's Bosch AM469S Wiper Blades - Front Pair (700mm/28" x 2 ) Now, i looked elsewhere, and then found another site saying a different length - so the question I now have - is, whats the right length? 700mm/28" as above, or the 29" ones some other sites are recommending? In the past, this is the sort of situation that occurs where cars either have, or don't have auto wipers, so I'm assuming this is the same situation? My car is an ST3, so it has auto wipers, so I had hoped the reg lookup would have given me the right result! Andy
  14. I used to buy silicone aero wipers from a seller called Mr silicone on ebay ( or something similar) and they were really good, used them on loads of cars in last 10yrs, but can't seem to find him any more, so seems he isn't trading any more... Any recommendations for something similar, I've got a focus mk3. 5 at the moment, I like to change wipers often, and I find it keeps things crisper, vs spending more and expecting longer life (usually disappointed!) Andy Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  15. I used to buy silicone aero wipers from a seller called Mr silicone on ebay ( or something similar) and they were really good, used them on loads of cars in last 10yrs, but can't seem to find him any more. Any recommendations for something similar, I've got a focus mk3. 5 at the moment, I like to change wipers often, and I find it keeps things crisper, vs spending more and expecting longer life (usually disappointed!) Kr Andy Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk