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Forum: General   09-20-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,777
Posted By Olliesgrandad
Looks like Ford need to sharpen up. Our...

Looks like Ford need to sharpen up. Our Mitsubishi has now covered 5,500 miles in the short time we have owned it and is exceeding 50mpg despite having the very rapid 140bhp VW diesel. Mustsay the...
Forum: General   09-02-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,777
Posted By Olliesgrandad
ford have changed their service schedule - i...

ford have changed their service schedule - i found this out like you when thr 3rd service was due. they told me ford changed the schedule because people who put small amounts of fuel in at a time...
Forum: Main Message Centre   07-25-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,775
Posted By Olliesgrandad
The fluid refill used to be done at around 75,000...

The fluid refill used to be done at around 75,000 miles.NOT ANY MORE. At 3rd year service it is changed - cost 110 whenIhad mine done in December. The reason is that everytime you open the fuel flap...
Forum: General   07-25-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By Olliesgrandad
I got 6600 part x, but of course that isn't the...

I got 6600 part x, but of course that isn't the whole story as the car I purchased was far lower than the price shown in 'what car' price indicator (2000 pounds lower). I moved into an 11 month...
Forum: General   07-23-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By Olliesgrandad
Thanks for the comments.TheLancer has now covered...

Thanks for the comments.TheLancer has now covered 2000 miles since purchase and the performance and fuel economy is excellent. The lowest in mainly towndriving checked brim to brim was in excess of...
Forum: General   07-19-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By Olliesgrandad
Well our Cmax went 3 weeks ago and was replaced...

Well our Cmax went 3 weeks ago and was replaced with a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer diesel ( ex importers management car).Do I miss the Cmax?Well yes it was beautifully appointed with all bells and...
Forum: For Sale & Wanted   06-26-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,375
Posted By Olliesgrandad
Now sold

Now sold
Forum: For Sale & Wanted   06-21-2011, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,375
Posted By Olliesgrandad
PM me and I will send you my email details .im...

PM me and I will send you my email details
.im turning in now so will answer you in the morningEdited by: Olliesgrandad
Forum: For Sale & Wanted   06-21-2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,375
Posted By Olliesgrandad
All cmax spacesavers are 16 inch or they won't...

All cmax spacesavers are 16 inch or they won't fit in the spare wheel well under the boot floor.My car is on 18 inch wheels.This one has a Pirelli T125/85 R16 tyre
Forum: Main Message Centre   06-20-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,569
Posted By Olliesgrandad
I have just traded my car for a Mitsubishi.The...

I have just traded my car for a Mitsubishi.The only reason I have moved from the CMax is that I couldn't find another titanium with the 1.6 tdci and the kit that my car has.The 1.6 tdci will in the...
Forum: For Sale & Wanted   06-20-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,375
Posted By Olliesgrandad
My Cmax is leaving me in the next few days so I...

My Cmax is leaving me in the next few days so I am offeringa spacesaver spare wheel, jack and wheel brace on here beforeusing Ebay.The cost is 50 to include carriage within UK.Preferred payment...
Forum: General   06-20-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By Olliesgrandad
Thanks Nicks for your kind offer.The only reason...

Thanks Nicks for your kind offer.The only reason I change the car so frequently is becausemy company who I work part time forpay me mileage and that money covers replacing the car about every 9 to 12...
Forum: General   06-15-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By Olliesgrandad
We weighed everything up, with the mileage we do...

We weighed everything up, with the mileage we do and a big service in 1000 miles where I suspect brakes will be required plus a couple of other thingspossibly needing someattention it was time to...
Forum: General   06-12-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By Olliesgrandad
I was thinking about moving on the CMAx due to it...

I was thinking about moving on the CMAx due to it coming up to its 45,500 mile service.We paid 12000 for it a year ago with 23,000 miles.A dealer quoted around 6550 as a trade...
Forum: Technical   05-05-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,646
Posted By Olliesgrandad
The best way to use your sat nav is to buy a...

The best way to use your sat nav is to buy a plastic disc with a self adhesive backing (Halfords or ebay).Stick it to the dash (they will come off cleanly when you sell the car) and fix the suction...
Forum: Technical   05-05-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By Olliesgrandad
I notice there are several sorts of gaiter - one...

I notice there are several sorts of gaiter - one shows the gaiter outside the surround.which one did you order for your 2009 model?
Forum: Technical   04-13-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By Olliesgrandad
I'm no expert but I recollect a lot of postings...

I'm no expert but I recollect a lot of postings here about similar problems with the steering on mk 1 cars.Try seaching for them as I remember that all sorts of things were tried in order to effect a...
Forum: General   04-05-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,028
Posted By Olliesgrandad
I have driven factory fitted Vauxhall conversions...

I have driven factory fitted Vauxhall conversions in the past (on police vehicles)andI know that cylinder head gasket failures were a problem after about 50k miles.
Personally I would not go down...
Forum: Modifications   04-04-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,912
Posted By Olliesgrandad
Sounds like an expensive job. No doubt there are...

Sounds like an expensive job. No doubt there are wiring andairbag
considerations. Are the seats heated / electrically operated ?
Might be cheaper / easier to try living with them a little longer....
Forum: Technical   04-04-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,703
Posted By Olliesgrandad
Problem solved. Dealer could not find fault and...

Problem solved.
Dealer could not find fault and thought it most likely to be the latch. I questioned the scenario if it wasn't the latch and the answer was still the same breaking in from inside the...
Forum: General   04-04-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By Olliesgrandad
Try the 1.6 before you decide - in my opinion it...

Try the 1.6 before you decide - in my opinion it is a better motor and much more sought after than 1.8 .I checked my fuel consumption over 498 miles last week and averaged 48.8mpg.
My other car is...
Forum: Technical   04-04-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,703
Posted By Olliesgrandad
motor is int the door. There are 2 long threads...

motor is int the door. There are 2 long threads with torx heads in the indented handles on the bottom of the panel which you can't access when the bootlid is closed.
My car went out of warranty in...
Forum: The Good and the Bad..!!   04-03-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,508
Posted By Olliesgrandad
I use PJ Nicholls at Tewkesbury for my servicing...

I use PJ Nicholls at Tewkesbury for my servicing and repairs- a family owned ford dealership - they seem pretty straight and honest - Not that far up the M5 from bristol for a secondopinion.
Forum: Technical   04-03-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,703
Posted By Olliesgrandad
Over the past couple of weeks when returning to...

Over the past couple of weeks when returning to my unlocked car I have found the boot to be still locked at times. Fiddling with the remote has got me in to the boot until Friday morning when the...
Forum: Modifications   03-05-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 18,500
Posted By Olliesgrandad
Removal of the surround and gearknob would be...

Removal of the surround and gearknob would be good.
cheers
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