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Forum: General   01-20-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,737
Posted By ben209
The Cmax has gone to the dealers and came away...

The Cmax has gone to the dealers and came away with another Zafira.

We eventually lost all faith in the car. The engine management light kept coming on and no-one could tell us definitely what was...
Forum: New Member Introductions   11-02-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,800
Posted By ben209
White smoke sounds BAD!

White smoke sounds BAD!
Forum: Idle Chit Chat   10-23-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 46,418
Posted By ben209
I run Avons on my works van after replacing the...

I run Avons on my works van after replacing the standard Michelin energy. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!

Avon: 8 ply
Michy: 6 ply

Avon: 45
Michy: 65

Avon: 20,000 a set
Michy: 22,000 a set
Forum: General   10-23-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,272
Posted By ben209
The only thing I have ever found is a matt finish...

The only thing I have ever found is a matt finish polish, but this will wear out. ooooh, whilst writing this, how about getting it covered in a cloth?
Forum: Technical   09-28-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By ben209
Thanks Big Budgie, very informative. As said...

Thanks Big Budgie, very informative. As said before, I have a mate who works at Frauds and can get it onto their diagnostic computer for a very reasonable price smileys/smiley2.gif...
Forum: Technical   09-27-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By ben209
So I replaced the coil packs today, how easy is...

So I replaced the coil packs today, how easy is that to do! Still the 'misfire' remains at 2200 rpm. ANY IDEAS GUYS??
Forum: Technical   09-27-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,123
Posted By ben209
Fight them all the way mate. If it is covered...

Fight them all the way mate. If it is covered under the service contract, (can't see that it wouldn't be) then go back to them and insist that the schedule is adhered to.
Forum: Technical   09-26-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,123
Posted By ben209
Is the dealer a Ford main dealer? If it is,...

Is the dealer a Ford main dealer?

If it is, then I would argue the toss with them and possibly go higher than the Service Manager. If not, check the wording of the policy and then go back to them...
Forum: General   09-26-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,094
Posted By ben209
That's cheap as chips!!

That's cheap as chips!!
Forum: Main Message Centre   09-26-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,262
Posted By ben209
I am guilty of thissmileys/smiley13.gif and I...

I am guilty of thissmileys/smiley13.gif and I apologise. I suppose that normally, the older the car, the higher up it would be on the forum listings, and on here it is the other way round with the...
Forum: General   09-24-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,975
Posted By ben209
Oh the irony!!smileys/smiley36.gif

Oh the irony!!smileys/smiley36.gif
Forum: Modifications   09-23-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 59,998
Posted By ben209
Richard, What relay type do you need and how...

Richard,

What relay type do you need and how would you wire them up?

Thanks,

Ben
Forum: Technical   09-22-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By ben209
Thanks for all the advice, seriously given me...

Thanks for all the advice, seriously given me something to think about. Still going to get the original coil packs as they are just as cheap as the ones I can find from a local factors, the rest of...
Forum: Technical   09-22-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By ben209
Thanks for the answer athonycmax. I am looking in...

Thanks for the answer athonycmax. I am looking in to the different manufaturers (bosch and ngk) I am fortunate that I have a friend who works at local main dealer and can get 4 coil packs for 75!!
...
Forum: Technical   09-21-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By ben209
I have been told various things about spare parts...

I have been told various things about spare parts and need some proper advice.

I have been told that:
Non genuine coil packs can burn out the ECU smileys/smiley19.gif
Anything sensor wise has...
Forum: Technical   09-19-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,158
Posted By ben209
Good luck wsquared, I think you may need it!! :)...

Good luck wsquared, I think you may need it!! :) PS on the subject of the PSA engines, avoid the 1.6 72 engine. I have one in my berlingo and it will not pull the skin of a rice pudding.
Forum: Modifications   09-18-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 59,998
Posted By ben209
Agreed, the DRLs have to go off when the...

Agreed, the DRLs have to go off when the sidelights or headlights come on. The cheap ones on Ebay etc do not come with the relay box. The box alone is about 30, plus the cost of the lights.
Forum: Technical   09-17-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,326
Posted By ben209
Spoke to Ford today and when you manually set the...

Spoke to Ford today and when you manually set the clock, the ignition has to be on and at position 2. This is because the clock for the stereo is fed from the instrument cluster.
Forum: The Good and the Bad..!!   09-17-2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 27,456
Posted By ben209
Looks good, will do, thanks Richard!

Looks good, will do, thanks Richard!
Forum: The Good and the Bad..!!   09-16-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 27,456
Posted By ben209
Evening. Car behaved impeccably...

Evening.

Car behaved impeccably smileys/smiley7.gif so no fault was found. The mechanic suggested the following.

Injection cleaner
High octane fuel

So I bought some redex and 40 of V...
Forum: The Good and the Bad..!!   09-16-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 27,456
Posted By ben209
The car came back from the auto electrician last...

The car came back from the auto electrician last night and all appears to be ok on the central locking front. Of to another garage today to try and rectify the rough running. This will involve...
Forum: Main Message Centre   09-15-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,456
Posted By ben209
Mine does the same. Really confused me to start...

Mine does the same. Really confused me to start with.
Forum: Main Message Centre   09-13-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,425
Posted By ben209
Meguiers (spelling) do high end cleaning...

Meguiers (spelling) do high end cleaning products, but nothing will keep the insides of the wheels spotlessly clean.

In fairness, once they are cleaned by taking them off, apply a good polish,...
Forum: The Good and the Bad..!!   09-13-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 27,456
Posted By ben209
I have put everything in writing to the dealer,...

I have put everything in writing to the dealer, but I don't think I am going to get anywhere. FYI, the other blue c-max is my neighbours in the pictures I put up here.
Forum: The Good and the Bad..!!   09-13-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 27,456
Posted By ben209
OK, i've just got back from the dealer with my...

OK, i've just got back from the dealer with my wife. He swore at her, slammed the door on her and then started to have a go at me! The guy is unbelievable!!

However, the car has been dropped off...
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