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erictcleric

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  • First Name
    Eric
  • Ford Model
    Mondeo 1.5 TDCi Titanium
  • Ford Year
    2017
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Leicestershire

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  1. I'll wait for the Titanium X Vignale Ghia trim to be available.
  2. Ecoboost is the name given to Ford's range of turbo-charged petrol engines. Econetic is the name given to Ford's range of low emission/low fuel consumption vehicles. The Econetic designation isn't just about the engine - there are other changes, such as low rolling-resistance tyres, smaller wheels, revised fuel maps, different gearing and various other modifications. Most Econetic badges are applied to diesel vehicles; I've not seen one applied to a petrol before and I thought they were exclusively diesel. If it's the original battery then chances are that's affecting the s/s issue. Whether you replace it depends on how excited you are by the s/s feature.
  3. Thanks - will print that out. Just need to change my name to James Millar now.
  4. If it's a hire car everyone will drive it like it's stolen, so shouldn't be a problem.
  5. Nope. Only petrol models (including hybrids) have a cat. Put a big sticker on saying it's a diesel and you'll be fine, unless they decide to start stealing DPFs.
  6. Indeed - cars first registered after April 2017 are a flat rate (£155 for petrol/diesel, £145 for hybrids, £0 for electric). Cars first registered before that date had various scales based on CO2 emissions. That means the 1.6 diesel fell into a lower emissions band due to the CO2 output and thus paid not much tax, regardless of how much frippery was added to the bodywork to pretend there's a 6.3 litre V12 under the bonnet. Your 2012 1.6 would have been on a previous tax scale, which was still emissions-based but had different rates. Vehicle tax rates - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) So if you opt for a 1.0l engine, the tax you pay would actually depend on when the car was first registered, not just the engine size.
  7. It's still possible to sign up for Etis, but I believe Ford are replacing it with a new system later this year. Not sure on the details yet, but it sounds like it might be subscription-based.
  8. That's fine. Just make sure the clutch is depressed during the whole procedure. If that still doesn't work, try pressing both clutch and brake.
  9. Also - and I'm probably opening a can of worms and downvotes for myself here - but turning off the air con probably isn't necessary. It doesn't use that much extra fuel, the climate control won't be as effective without it, air con will also remove moisture from inside the car (and thus reduce misting on the windows), and the air con compressor switches off at low outside temperatures anyway. So you might be able to save yourself 0.5 seconds!
  10. Standard dash on the higher spec trims (Titanium & Vignale) for the Mk5.
  11. If it says "engine start pending" that means it is waiting for the glow plugs to warm up. Depress the clutch, turn on ignition (but do not attempt to start), wait for glow plug lights to go out, then start engine whilst keeping clutch pressed. Wait for it to start.
  12. Is it keyless start? If so, try clutch fully to the floor, press the start button briefly. Keep the clutch fully depressed, don't touch the start button and see if it starts after a few seconds.
  13. Here's the URL I have for the UK Holidays calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=en.uk%23holiday%40group.v.calendar.google.com&ctz=Europe%2FLondon Try adding that using "From URL" when adding a new calendar.
  14. That's weird. I have "Holidays in the United Kingdom" selected and it shows Easter on 17th April for me, plus the Good Friday & Easter Monday holidays. Also, I fear you may have given away your secret yuppie life.
  15. The holidays are included on a separate calendar. See if this helps: https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/6084659?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid#zippy=
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