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 Post subject: Start up noise, and now spanner on dash board EF fairmont
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:29 pm 
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Hi,
I started the car to warm it up, as i do every time i drive.
And i heard a loud ticking noise. like the chain was slapping till the oil pressure built up.
this lasted about 3-5 secs.
After this i noticed the spanner on the dash.

Now i know it means a service, but will changing the plugs,oil,oil filter
remove the spanner? or do i have to do something to remove it?

thanks


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Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:35 pm 
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Welcome to the forums.

To turn off the service light you hold down the trip reset button for 10 seconds while switching the ignition into the "on" position... at least I think that's how you do it.

No the ECU cannot sense when it has had a plug / oil & oil filter change... unfortunately they didn't build it that smart.

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Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:35 pm 
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hey mate easy fix

turn the key to acc, hold down the trip reset untill the spanna goes away (about 10 secs)

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:36 pm 
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To remove the service reminder, press and hold the Trip Reset button for 10 seconds.
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Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:49 pm 
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You will hear it ( the dash ) make a noise, or am i thinking of the AUI?
Anyway, like they said.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:53 pm 
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No I don't think they make any noises, just pops up.
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Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:10 am 
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ef's make the sound

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:24 am 
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Oh well there ya go!
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Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:27 am 
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Thanks ppl :)

What plug number do I need?
Want to use coppers
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Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:11 am 
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also, what grade/brand of oil do you guys use?
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Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:15 am 
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10w40

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:15 am 
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Isn't it written on the oil filler cap? Obvious place to look for it I guess.
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Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:00 am 
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damn...isnt 10W40 a little thin for an EF? Especially in the summer...
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Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:01 am 
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Ford recommends 20W40..I usually use 15W40 Penrite stuff...
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Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:08 am 
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http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=27324


that should explain everything :)

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