Friday, 28 September 2012

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Ford kuga mpg update

Good tank this time
Average 26 mph

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Ford Kuga FAQ

all original content from this page

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* Fuel consumption / Miles Per Gallon

* Engine management warning lights / issues with DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter)

iPod/iPhone/Bluetooth/USB connectivity

* Ford easy fuel system

* Colour mismatch on body panels

Red/Green change up/change down arrows

How to tell if a Kuga is 2wd or AWD
Either check: and use the reg or VIN number or read this thread:

Clunking sound at 15 mph when pulling away after starting - Answer is it's the ABS self testing and is normal
Fogging/condensation in light clusters

Rear seat trays

Parking sensors

* Diamondbrite/Supagard/Puregard/GardX Paint Protection

Roof rails /roof racks

Bull bars / side steps

Auxiliary/Parking/Supplemental heater

Tow bars/Tow bar electrics/Tow mirrors/Caravanning

Button near the drivers side door release handle - Answer is it's the button to turn off the internal alarm scanning when the car is locked & is intended for use if animals or children or such like are left in the car for a short period of time. 

* Noise from Bridgestone tyres

Panoramic roof & insurance

Mud flaps

* Engine remaps / tuning boxes 

* Alloy wheel corrosion

* Baby & Child seats (Isofix, Britax, Maxi etc)

* Power steering settings

* Gear stick gaiter cracking

* Squeaky door & window seals

* Water leaks & ingress in footwell & boot

* Problems with DAB Radio

* Daytime Running Lights (DLRs)

* Bumper protector

* Info on tyres - best prices / where to buy etc

* Kuga performance in the snow

* Tailgate mesh thingy (it all becomes clear when you read the thread!)

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Monday, 10 September 2012

DIY : Replacing an Indesit FDU20IX main oven thermostat

Indesit FDU20IX

initial problem

Oven would run flat out and never fail to cutoff at desired temperature.
Oven heating light would stay on permanently and burn food within 10 minutes!

So rather than call out an electrician I thought Id have a go myself.
Ordered a replacement thermostat from espares. £24 quid all in (inc postage)

the link also contains a helpful youtube review (generic), which helps a lot but isnt specific to the FDU20ix

So, in general its pretty easy and mostly dissassembly and reassembly.
The key parts I had issue with are described below

Once it was all apart and the top cover was out.
i couldnt work out how to remove the old switch, as it turns out you just pull it off, its held in by spring loaded pins. just pull unit towards back of oven, new part just slides back on.
Easy once youve done it once!

There is an inner panel for lower oven , light unscrews (anti clockwise). needs removed to seat the new therm probe ok.

And finally the most important bit, I replaced the item and turned the oven back on, only to find that everything else worked EXCEPT the main oven, no power at all!
Just by chance my wife suggested setting the clock (rather than leave it flashing from the power being off), and Voila it then worked!!!!!
Obviously an interlock, but had me scratching my head for more than a few moments I can tell you.

Anyway all sorted now and works a treat.
I even spent Sat morning with wire wool making sure you can see through both oven doors for the first time since we moved in (5yrs+)

Job well done and satsifying.
Give it a go, just dont forget to turn the power off ;-) a during shot...

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Monday, 3 September 2012

Ford kuga 2010 61 plate rev counter green upshift light

Early models have red arrow for Max revs indicator.
Later models have an economy light which is about 2000RPM (gear dependent) except sixth.
In fact I also found out today that the green arrow also lights up again at approx 4000rpm to indicate its time to change up .....
So on the later cars it appears to be dual purpose
60 plate car