Hi all I’ve just gotten my first Fusion and I’ve a tonne of questions,
Most Pressing, when it rains water pours in through the cloth up beside my head, I don’t see any split in the door seals and it’s too high up to be them any way, could it be the manual sunroof? I don’t see any splits there either but I can’t think of where else water can be getting in and I think the sunroof is quite noisy when I'm driving. The drivers side carpet is sopping wet! has anyone fixed a sunroof?
1: What’s the first things I should do with my car?
2: Is there a better spark plug I should be using? What about intake filters?
3: I’ve filled it to the brim with hi octane petrol and added Dipetane, I've had some great results with Dipetane in the past but has anyone else used it on a fusion? The read out that shows litres per 100k seems to be getting better (if I'm reading it right) so I'm hoping it’s paying off.
4: To get the best out of it I was wondering about really good engine oil, and I might do something with the gearbox oil as well so is there a better oil than the OEM and has anyone tried slick50 in the engine or gearbox?
5: What sort of coolant should I avoid? I wanna get the stuff that keeps the temp lower by a degree or two but some metals don’t react well with them.
6: What about good sources for bulbs/led’s I’m not interested in the mad blinding headlights but id like to reduce the draw on the battery/alternator for a bit of performance and fuel savings. Would led’s in the indicators and parking lights cause problems?
7: The fitted radio/CD is a 6000cd but is there a better ford unit that I can get from the scrap yard and fit without losing the use of the radio stalk? I’d prefer ford so I can pretend to the insurance company that I never made any changes to my car cos those fuckers put up my insurance up if I even mention I washed my car. I’m hoping for Bluetooth, speaker phone, USB, aux, mp3, s*x etc...
8: Is there a better aerial I can get? I hope to get LW a bit better.
9: The cigarette charger doesn’t turn off when I shut off the engine, is that normal? I don’t want to run the battery down when I’ve stuff plugged in.
10: What type of engine do I actually have? When I try and find out exactly what type/model/series it is I get conflicting info. I’m hoping to see what other cars have the same engine and pick up little tips and info from them
11: What wash and wax do you find works best for the metallic paint?
12: This is more odd than anything but all my documentation says my car is blue but it’s clearly green and there’s no sign of it ever getting repainted; and a website I was looking at gave the colours my car came in and green isn’t one of them, any ideas what happened?
13: my plug in obd2 sensor doesn't light up or anything
I like to be nerdy and learn about my few cars so sorry for the heap of questions