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Forum: New Member Introductions   Yesterday, 07:56 AM
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Posted By freddyford
I hope Paulj9 is as pleased with his car as we...

I hope Paulj9 is as pleased with his car as we are. Now that it has loosened up, I forget it is only a 3 cylinder tiddler of an engine. The autobox is quite pleasant to use and apart from the fuel...
Forum: Main Message Centre   Yesterday, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 33
Posted By freddyford
Being a dumbcluck over the computer and other...

Being a dumbcluck over the computer and other bits, I wonder if this is what is being asked.
We have a 2018 Titanium keyless start. It came with Two keys. One key I use and the other my Wife has in...
Forum: New Member Introductions   01-12-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 56
Posted By freddyford
Thank you for letting us know!

Thank you for letting us know!
Forum: New Member Introductions   30-11-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 56
Posted By freddyford
I have an older model of the one ColinJYD speaks...

I have an older model of the one ColinJYD speaks of (MS300) but mine came complete with codes. It has paid for itself more than once picking up obscure problems well worth the money.
It also stops...
Forum: Technical   28-11-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 80
Posted By freddyford
I did say I was a dumbcluck when it comes to such...

I did say I was a dumbcluck when it comes to such things. Last service ( 1st one for the car at the main dealer) I asked if they would update the sat nav. Sharp intake of breath and told it would...
Forum: Technical   27-11-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 80
Posted By freddyford
I am sorry if this is painfully obvious BUT have...

I am sorry if this is painfully obvious BUT have you checked the book? We too have a Titanium Auto but the sat nav etc is a complete no no to this old fool. All I know is there is a lot of bumph on...
Forum: Technical   20-11-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By freddyford
You do not say what year/model you have. If its...

You do not say what year/model you have. If its pre face lift Colin JYD is experienced in this model. If new would advise going back to dealer if you think there is a problem. We have facelift...
Forum: Technical   16-11-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 67
Posted By freddyford
Electric cars

We are being pushed into getting rid of the fossil fuel engine and using electricity to power our cars. Well there is considerable discussion about the generation of that electricity. My Brother in...
Forum: Idle Chit Chat   14-11-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By freddyford
I had the pleasure? of bringing in to the station...

I had the pleasure? of bringing in to the station a Ford Capri which had been very modified. The owner had been caught selling that stuff that is getting a real problem today. It had a bored out...
Forum: Main Message Centre   07-11-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By freddyford
Actually the 2018 so presume 2019 the same, is a...

Actually the 2018 so presume 2019 the same, is a fully auto box. Digressing we thought of a Peugeot but having had the Honda with it's semi auto the Peugeot was ruled out. I did check with Fords...
Forum: Technical   06-11-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By freddyford
In my stone age days as a mechanic I would have...

In my stone age days as a mechanic I would have just given the housing a tap with a hammer as the old belts had a large ball bearing and a tilting plate so that when you braked or hit something the...
Forum: Technical   06-11-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By freddyford
How long ago did you buy the car? Was it private...

How long ago did you buy the car? Was it private or dealer. If it was very recent and a dealer then go back and quote the sale of goods act ( something like that) as the car was originally supplied...
Forum: Technical   06-11-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By freddyford
The electronics are so complicated you will need...

The electronics are so complicated you will need at the very least to interrogate the computer. If you are able, an OBD11 meter for a few quid from Amazon/Ebay might give you the fault codes needed...
Forum: Main Message Centre   29-10-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By freddyford
We have an 18 Titanium auto and the first service...

We have an 18 Titanium auto and the first service was done on it's first anniversary by a Ford main dealer at approx 5000 miles. As your vehicle is under warranty for I presume the same as ours ie 3...
Forum: Technical   25-10-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,721
Posted By freddyford
If it's a Mk 2 then access is available by...

If it's a Mk 2 then access is available by removing the wheel arch inner. The light unit can then be unclipped. I found this in the Handbook. So its jack up remove wheel arch inner and bobs you uncle.
Forum: Main Message Centre   20-10-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By freddyford
Disabling the warning when fitted would be an...

Disabling the warning when fitted would be an instant MOT failure. As Colin says Why? do you want to disable the alarm.A seat belt alarm is a nuisance but it does help when forgetting to put the...
Forum: Main Message Centre   20-10-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By freddyford
Having been taken to task over mentioning a Honda...

Having been taken to task over mentioning a Honda Jazz, I am going to press my luck again. Being a person that was brought up on the old car electrics whereby within reason one could add anything and...
Forum: Idle Chit Chat   17-10-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By freddyford
Looked it up on good old Google and according to...

Looked it up on good old Google and according to What Car some Fords are being fitted with this filter. Looked at my VO5 and the particulates are 0.001g/km. So in theory I can drive 1000 kms and...
Forum: Main Message Centre   10-10-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By freddyford
If Colin's info doesn't settle your question then...

If Colin's info doesn't settle your question then another place for settling a technical query is Ford themselves. I had a question over tyre pressures and contacted the 'Ford Technical Information...
Forum: Technical   09-10-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By freddyford
Carid seem to list parts but ouch for prices. ...

Carid seem to list parts but ouch for prices.
Found this which appears to have some form of backing from Ford and appears to be for English market not good at links so its the long way...
Forum: Technical   09-10-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By freddyford
Merely suggesting you tread carefully. He who...

Merely suggesting you tread carefully. He who messes with what can be his undoing is perhaps the fool.
Forum: Idle Chit Chat   06-10-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By freddyford
Extracting money from the motorist is I think...

Extracting money from the motorist is I think successive administrations sole aim in government. No matter what the motorist does there is taxation on top!!! One problem is waste!!!!!!!!!Governments...
Forum: Idle Chit Chat   05-10-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By freddyford
What is hard to understand is WHY there as so...

What is hard to understand is WHY there as so many vehicles without documentation. I understand police vehicles are fitted with the where withal to check a vehicles legality simply and yet the...
Forum: Technical   05-10-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By freddyford
Whilst the front anti roll bar no doubt can be...

Whilst the front anti roll bar no doubt can be uprated, this question came up regarding the Honda Jazz. IF my memory serves me correctly altering the rear suspension was not recommended unless for...
Forum: Technical   03-10-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By freddyford
You certainly can't be criticised for that. Well...

You certainly can't be criticised for that. Well within the recommendations.
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