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  • #122955

    ghand
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    Just bought my RS from a local Ford dealer and after a few days getting used to it I open it up to find it weaving from side to side, what the hell have I bought. It’s back to the dealer on Tuesday for checks. I tried several times to get the car to do it again and it was fine so that’s just great it’s an intermittent fault just waiting to catch you out which also means the garage will find nothing wrong I suspect unless it does it for them, one thing is for sure I won’t be driving a £26000 car that’s not fit for purpose and I can’t believe others do ? My take is the fault is some kind of occilation in a control loop within the software throwing the power about ? That’s what it felt like. Maybe I should park it up next to all them Boing 737s 😂

    #122956
    andy thornton
    andy thornton
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    Welcome Gordon to the world of veering steering,search the forum if you have a few hours to spare. Turning PDC (pull drift compensation ) helps a bit .



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    #122959

    ghand
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    Cheers, a few hours reading oh no 😄

    Ill pour a glass of scotch and settle down for the long read tonight 👍

    #122960
    bobcat
    bobcat
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    Welcome, go to RS chat 4th page in and have a read.

    #122961
    bobcat
    bobcat
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    The car is also tyre pressure sensitive make sure the fronts are 41 psi and the rears 38 psi. If the problem is still there get the garage to turn off PDC

    #122962

    Nelly Rs
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    My Edition does it too even with the quaife diff fitted !!

    #122976
    9designs
    9designs
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    Welcome….  you may have found why it was traded in !!!!   Most here have lived through it, I believe you have to do all or most of the following to get the best chance of improving it, probably in this order.

    1. Tyres pressures

    2. Hunter 4 wheel alignment.

    3. Have PDC turned off.

    4. Steering rack aligned/centralised.

    5. Be smooth and progressive with the power.

    If you start increasing the power/torque it starts to show up again.   I don’t think it can ever be trusted not happen on the odd occasion, you just learn to deal with it, personally I tried not to snatch it back as it seem to then react against you, just feather the throttle and guide it back.   I only get it when I hit the final stage of boost on certain road surfaces.

     

     

     



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    #123002

    ghand
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    Thanks for the replays 👍It’s bad that a top of the range expensive high performance car can’t be trusted to be driven hard. I’ll get the garage to turn off the PDC and see how it goes. Sounds like a bit of a botch turning something off that was put on for a reason but if it stops that mad veering all over the road suppose it has to be done. Ford should recall the lot and up grade the software with a fix.

    #123003

    ghand
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    Replies even 😂

    #123004
    GM
    GM
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    Welcome Gordon

    Judging by how happy you are with your car on your first post, you will be fine as long as you do not :

    Look at the mental rate of corrosion under the car

    Think about your car having a replacement head gasket after a handful of miles

    Ever remove the engine under tray which catches all possible oil leaks from the head gasket replacement

    Ever listen for the clunk from your front mounts / steering rack

    look under the little flap thingy to discover early signs rust

    Number of launches the previous owner done on your clutch

    and so on…..

    Allot of us on here paid over 30k for the pleasure… But what you do have is one hell of a car for the money, Small amount of tinkering / fixing and enjoy it 😁

     

    #123011

    ghand
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    pmsl 😂

    Or should I be crying ? actually for a jumped up family hatch it goes very well 😂 Just need to put it side by side with my vx220 to see which is faster on that private road.

    #123019
    white-rs2
    white-rs2
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    @gordon Hand

    I think AndyThornton missed the important part out “TURNED OFF” and it’s only done at a Ford dealer.



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    #123021

    ghand
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    It’s booked in on Tuesday 👍

    Now what’s all this about corrosion ? Modern cars don’t suffer from corrosion? Do they ? I thought corrosion stopped with Lancia back in the day 😂

    If I can see one jot of corrosion then it’s back in under warranty. I’ll ask them to check.

    #123022
    brembo
    brembo
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    @ghand

    Evening mate!!     Just read your 1st post..??

    Congratulations on buying a F**KEN AWESOME MOTOR!! 👍👍. (IF YOU ACTUALLY HAVE)

    I’m just gonna quote yi pal…….

    “TOP OF THE RANGE” “

    “Just bought my RS, what the hell have I bought”

    “actually for a jumped up family hatch it goes very well”

    “After a few days I opened it up”….

    Now that’s just some of your quotes mate!!

    If I’ve read too much into it then I apologise……..

    Get your PDC turned off at your local dealership and just enjoy the Mk3 RS mate!! Yeah….. it should’ve probably been a default option, but it wasn’t!! Take all the GOOD THINGS from the driving experience and crack on mate!! YOU will love it pal…. are you a FORD FAN??

    Or are you actually ?????????

    BELL END springs to mind mate!!!

    Haha…. guessing you just love the reaction !!

    If you have an RS then fine, but you obviously haven’t Pal …….. SO GET TAE FUCK!!!!!!!!!!

    Cheers, Marc.



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    #123029
    71-bda
    71-bda
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    och nooo Marc !! I’ve just picked myself up off the floor after reading your reply !! Don’t hold back pal ! 😎



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

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