Abbadon

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

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. What's the premium card? I didn't know that was a thing! Andy Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. There are references to fuseable link in some focuses, but ive no concrete evidence to that, most posts I found say in the wire between alternator and battery. So id just check the continuity of the wires between alterantor and ground, and alternator and battery, and if they have continuity id say they are ok. measure the voltage between alternator + and the alternator -, then you'll know if its the alternator? No fuses that are changeable inside the alternator - although you may find you can switch out the regulator pack, which is a lot cheaper than a full alternator and most likely the culprit. Can often be changed on car too without removing the alternator. the regulator will be something like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alternator-Voltage-Regulator-fits-Ford-C-Max-Fiesta-Focus-Fusion-12-VOLT/123599078079?fits=Model%3AFocus|Cars+Year%3A2009&hash=item1cc71442bf:g:kkMAAOSwJp1cQHZk or this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALTERNATOR-VOLTAGE-REGULATOR-FOR-FORD-KA-Fiesta-Focus-Fusion-Mazda-2/123602295145?fits=Model%3AFocus|Cars+Year%3A2009&hash=item1cc7455969:g:-4oAAOSwGq5cQwzL or this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Genuine-HELLA-Alternator-Regulator-5DR-009-728-341-Top-German-Quality/193137135589?fits=Model%3AFocus|Cars+Year%3A2009&hash=item2cf7decfe5:g:t34AAOSwAaJaFJIP but you'll need to find the alternator and regulator parts numbers to check which you need. If you find all the numbers, lots of the eBay sellers are helpful and will select the right one for you if you send them the info.
  10. From the photo on eBay, if you are just trying to get the smaller one of the two, it looks like a standard piece of petrol resistant rubber clamped to the metal pipe - I assume its the rubber that's the split bit on yours? If you can find the diameter out, you should be able to source a hose elsewhere to replace the perished part on your car.
  11. Ok, some progress made, I'll post a summary as it May help someone else... The issues is with the latest waze and android auto versions. If you rollback to a slightly earlier AA, it's all good. So got now I've done that and turned off Android auto updates from Play store. The fault is wazes but until they fix, this is a workaround. The root issue is the GPS isn't kept lube in waze with latest versions of waze and AA, and such you keep losing tracking of position. Andy Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  12. tried everything i could think of yesterday relating to phone, no differences 😞 Is there any sort of extra full reset you can do to the sync in case its got itself in a bit of a tizz - or can I get hold of an earlier version of sync, as this is really starting to annoy me!
  13. I had a similar issue, and I found it was to do with a combination of damage inside the front most set of switches, and the switches in the next set of lights back, if that makes sense - basically, the front switch had broken partly, and if the switch was put to turn on with the doors, they stayed on when the van (or in our case, Tourneo) was locked. Once I glued it back together so the copper strips weren't moving about, it fixed the issues. Andy
  14. Id start with a list of priorities, and a budget, and then work out what the big ticket items are going to be, and where you will be able to save cash. There are some really good guides on how to maximise the insulation in a van build, that id advise reading up on, before you go too far, and also consider wiring up for lights, power etc.. and thinking about laying in some extra wires for later additions, before doing anything else, even without finishing those items, so that insulation and ply lining can go in and not need to be disturbed later on. You can coil the excess and keep it out of the way until needed. Make some simple plans to help keep track of where those things need to run from and to, before making other big decisions like skylight cut outs or similar. Andy
  15. Abbadon

    Stop/start.

    Never have issues in the focus, but in our transit, im fairly confident it doesnt show any messages when its halting the Stop start for the dpf, or for low charge, it just does what it wants! I thought the battery was lame, but I think that whenever i drive it, which tends to be longer journeys, its getting over its week of short journeys the wife uses it for, and at some point regens the dpf sufficiently that stop start is allowed to kick in again. Anyway, I digress, yours does seem an odd situation, but I do know in my Focus, for example, Air Con above a certain setting prevents Stop Start, so does the heated front screen , and a few other settings. Andy