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Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 9:22 pm 
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Ticked over 120,000 (and of course the little spanner light shows) on my way up to the Sydney Dyno Day just past. Didn't notice until this week as I've been doing more start/stop driving (instead of highway), but its sooooo bad. Accelleration is sluggish, gear shifts are out of place, haven't gone though a full tank yet, so I'm unsure if fuel economy is suffering.

So does the ECU suddenly go 'dumb' when its service time or is something else at fault. Is this money making for Ford?

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Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 9:32 pm 
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I believe it is just coincidence per se.. It seems your auto gearbox requires a service! Can always remove the spanner and see if that helps... :roll:

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 10:12 pm 
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how does one remove the spanner?

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 12:05 am 
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Key to accessories, and hold the odo reset button for 10 seconds. :P

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:33 am 
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I believe thats key to 'ON' then hold the odometer reset button for 10+ sec

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 10:10 am 
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Sorry to drag up an old thread, but I did actually remove the service spanner from the dash on my EL after a service. Next day, albeit it did have a service, it went a lot better... :? It was pretty sluggish after getting it back, but after the spanner was gone, it really improved! :D

Coincidence or truth, you be the judge! :lol:

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Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:47 am 
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I don't believe that the cluster can talk to the ECU. The ECU data link is most likely only one way.

Coincidence is my (somewhat educated) guess!

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Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:40 am 
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i think the car goes into a kind of limp home mode when the service light comes on. mine goes alot better once the light is turned off.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:14 pm 
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concorde wrote:
i think the car goes into a kind of limp home mode when the service light comes on. mine goes alot better once the light is turned off.


Exactly what I meant to say... :lol: And, like you, concorde, mine did go a lot better after I removed the light...

Call Mulder and Scully! :lol: :lol:

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Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:50 pm 
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im fairly sure its not possible, but i'll check the workshop manual 2morro @ work.
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Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:17 pm 
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slightly off topic, but i have heard that the upmarket BMW's and mercs limit performance and top speed lower and lower gradually as you exceed the set service intervals

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:43 pm 
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Must be close to xmas with this dribble.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:53 am 
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taximan wrote:
Must be close to xmas with this dribble.


Gee, hello Mr. Festive season! :lol: :lol: :lol:

It's just a coincidence...

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Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:57 am 
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taximan, i agree.

the cluster holds the kms not the ecu, therefore it reads oh its 10k so its a service due now please.

do your service when you please, some people do it 3000, some 5000, some 7500, some 10.. i do mine between the 4500-7 mark whenever i feel i wanna do it or its feeling crappy.

so nothing to do with your car KNOWING when it needs anything!
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Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 12:06 pm 
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Agreed, coincidence - I think so!
From what Ive heard/read about these cars Ive never come accross anything like this, plus i havnt experienced it either, so my mind rests on the coincidence side rather than the fact side on this lil mystery.

 

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