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  • #3177

    Adrian Andrew
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    United Kingdom

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    Ordered my focus rs and been told a stock date of around August. Having watched many reviews what’s people’s views on “running” a new car in. Is it needed or just a personal choice

    #3214

    howsey
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    UK - Wales

    Posts: 1070

    Hello, Adrian. It’s wise to go easy on a new engine for a few hundred miles, I’ve heard that some people like to change the oil after the first 1000 miles (can’t hurt); there’s always advice from the manufacturer when you buy a new car, just stick to that.

    #3216

    71-bda
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    UK - England

    Posts: 8090

    I for one am going to running mine in real nice ! I have heard that ford dont specify an oil change before the first 12500 mile service, and elsewhere that if there is any deviance from their recommended oil change interval (12500 miles? I think) that the car could be out of warranty..



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob, thats now been replaced by an RS knob innit.

    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?

     

    #3218

    howsey
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    UK - Wales

    Posts: 1070

    Out of warranty for on oil change?! Can I wash it and put air in the tyres?

    #3219

    71-bda
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    UK - England

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    You can only wash it if you have spent at least £600 beforehand on having a pro-detailer 3-bucket alkaline deluxe hand wash, two day clay paint ‘correction’ and nano glass crystal sealer treatment as soon as you picked the car up fron the dealer , and regarding air, no, it must be nitrogen , and inflated to 38 psi front and 36 psi rears to stop dreaded torquesteer at 5000rpm plus in top 3 gears….



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob, thats now been replaced by an RS knob innit.

    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?

     

    #3220

    howsey
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    UK - Wales

    Posts: 1070

    Jesus! I normally get it hand-washed by Ahmed and his friends at my local car wash, for 5 quid. I’m way out of my league.

    #3222

    71-bda
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    UK - England

    Posts: 8090

    ha ha yes, but dont call me Jesus! our local latvians/lituanians are like Dimitri, Erik, and Endri… Ive seen real keen chaps even take their cars from the dealer totally un-prepared  presentation-wise!! I think these specialist detailers have really hoodwinked them by saying ” if the dealer valets it  we may have to ‘correct’ even more paintwork issues caused by the dealer valeters and will cost you more for our paintwork correction and sealing” !!!!! ha ha ha ha  Ive seen some chap spend nearly a grand on his car, took it straight from dealer and left it the whole weekend with the gimpers being pampered, wheels off, seal the paint on the backsides of the rims, gush all these chemicals all over the seats and interior trim, then lovingly caress the bodywork with warm soft hands and clay bars? then stage one seal, wait 6 hours, then stage two seal. and on and on and £££££ later. I would like to see what the end result looks like , and maybe see how it lasts…



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob, thats now been replaced by an RS knob innit.

    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?

     

    #3223

    howsey
    Blocked

    UK - Wales

    Posts: 1070

    I’ve never been like that with a car; I wash it for the first six months and then I can’t be bothered. Maybe I’ll be different with this one…….nah, f**k it.

    #3224

    71-bda
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    UK - England

    Posts: 8090

    I was originally thinking, “park it on the road where i live as usual, no crime round here, wash it every few months etc” now after reading about OBD port security and trackers and various alarms and remote disabling stuff and paint sealing etc etc im now thinkiing i need to wrap it up in the garage every night, have £500 worth of detailing done, fit a load of security etc , i wish I hadnt read so much on forums now !!



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob, thats now been replaced by an RS knob innit.

    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?

     

    #3225

    howsey
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    UK - Wales

    Posts: 1070

    You’re right. I was thinking of taking the wheels off and removing the gearbox everynight to avoid the possibility of an international-crime-syndicate smuggling my car to Albania. I was also thinking of doing something with lasers, those red lasers you see in spy movies.

    #3227

    71-bda
    Participant

    UK - England

    Posts: 8090

    wow that sounds a bit too much for me, i think i may just pop a rear drive shaft out overnight and hope it doesnt work in 3WD or have a locked diff. I think all the Albanians etc are more interested in smuggling people into the uk than smuggling cars out.. it pays more !!



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob, thats now been replaced by an RS knob innit.

    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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