wild_one

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  • First Name
    Mike
  • Ford Model
    Focus Fiesta 1.6 zetec s
  • Ford Year
    2009
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Greater London

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  1. Yeah sorry i meant any codes to do with esp not battery condition
  2. Thanks I'll check it out. I forgot to say that Forscan didn't bring up any issues.
  3. On my 2009 1.6 zetec s petrol. If the water pump was leaking, would it tend to leak more as it got cold/standing overnight, (like they did in the old days) and not tend to leak when it's at operating temp. I've noticed a stain of liquid under my car in the last few mornings, it's not drying chalky just like water, that I'd put down to condensation but now I'm not so sure.
  4. Randomly after a cold start this message pops up in the info display. Interestingly, no symbol on the dash. It stays on for a second or 2 with the 'chimes' then goes out. The button to turn off traction control seems to function correctly. What could be the issue?
  5. In my experience, finding a 'smart repair' guy that knows what he's doing is the difficult part?
  6. I am about to remove the front hub from my 2009 1.6 zetec S and as I understand one of the strut mounting bolts adjusts the camber setting. Would it be ok to mark the position of the bolt head relative to the strut to maintain the camber setting, or will the car need a four wheel alignment? Thanks
  7. Yeah, but Eric O is a pro mechanic with a fully equipped workshop to play with? My question is, can it be done in the front garden with hand tools? Also, on the subject of SMA, have you noticed how when he works on a car with 'issues' he blames it on the climate, whereas if a european car has the same 'issues' he blames it on being poorly made?
  8. Yeah, I was going to say, I'm working in the front garden with hand tools!
  9. Have you had the opportunity to travel in a similar car to compare. These cars can suffer from general road noise. Does the noise vary depending on road surface. Does it disappear completely below 40mph. Have you tried sitting in the rear of the car and getting someone else to drive as sounds can be transmitted through the shell weirdly. Have you confirmed it is 'road speed' related and not 'engine speed'. Can you 'feel' the noise through the steering wheel or pedals? Good luck
  10. Well 20bhp will noticeable. But you soon get used to it, and will want another 20bhp etc, etc. Then you'll need to upgrade your brakes and suspension. Plus tell the insurance man. And finally realise you'd have been better off selling the car and buying an ST instead?
  11. So, decided to replace both lower arms while I was doing the brake discs. The drivers side lower arm unbolted easily, but the passenger side pinch bolts is frozen solid. I got the nut undone but the 13mm bolt is stuck fast. Tried the usual things, WD40, big hammer and two foot breaker bar. I'm guessing that this 13mm bolt will eventually give way by 'rounding off' or 'snapping' so is 'heat' going to work?
  12. Can some kind soul give me the torque settings for the mounting bolt of the lower arm Thanks
  13. Needs a scan by the sound of it. Could be more than one issue?
  14. I've noticed that some models come with a combined usb/aux connection. Mine only has the aux, would this be realistic upgrade to attempt?