Green Machine

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  1. I've seen that some fords have the drain exit out of a hole in the door, could that be why I can't find where the pipe is supposed to go?
  2. Hi All, I was having a leak problem with my sunroof but a friend helped me remove part of the trim and head liner and reattach the drain that had come lose; Now I've a v impressive body of water in the footwell on the passenger side. Well I've removed the head liner and checked that nothing has come loose and everything looks ok but when I used a metal snake to check for blockages and to find out where the pipe is supposed to exit I heard it scrapping about inside around the bonnet release and with a bit of groping I found the end. there it is sticking out in the picture below. So what do I do next? I bought the haynes manual for the fusion and it's useless with just a line or two the say sunroofs are too tricky to deal with. has anyone got any diagrams of the drainage system? or pictures of where the drains are supposed to exit? then I might be able to pull them back out of the car. how many drains are there for the sunroof ? some say 1, 2, or 4 and I find the sunroof too fiddly to properly explore. What is a better manual than the haynes? what is the proper name for the black & white stripped pipe that the water goes through? where do the pipes come out? do I have to remove the carpet to dry everything out?if I cover my sun roof with duct tape will that ruin the paint? Is this a common thing with fords? Any way thanks for reading more pictures available if you like. GreenMachine
  3. 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 Thanks lads.
  4. Hello I just got my 2007 Fusion. I'm in Ireland. Ford fusion 3, 1.6, 2007