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#562147 - 25/08/17 09:19 AM Few questions before long trip
Sneykinko Offline
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Hi everyone. I'd like to ask few things before I'll go to Slovakia and back.
In general... First some advices etc.
If is here someone experienced with longer journeys..
And these two photos.
1. When is seat heating on and when it's off?
2. What is that 1-6 settings on wipers lever?
Thank You.


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#562149 - 26/08/17 06:47 PM Re: Few questions before long trip [Re: Sneykinko]
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the wiper is the alternate speed settings, probably more like timer setting, so when on alternative wipe you can set the duration in between wipes, so example every couple seconds (fast) or 10secs (slow)
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#562150 - 26/08/17 07:55 PM Re: Few questions before long trip [Re: Sneykinko]
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Heating seat out on in off

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#562152 - 26/08/17 08:51 PM Re: Few questions before long trip [Re: YellowBadge]
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Originally Posted By: YellowBadge
the wiper is the alternate speed settings, probably more like timer setting, so when on alternative wipe you can set the duration in between wipes, so example every couple seconds (fast) or 10secs (slow)

Thank You. Does it works/takes effect also on automatic option?

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#562153 - 26/08/17 11:47 PM Re: Few questions before long trip [Re: Sneykinko]
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only works on the alternate setting
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#562156 - 28/08/17 09:34 AM Re: Few questions before long trip [Re: Sneykinko]
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If you mean auto rain sensing wipers, yes it basically works the same but adjusts the sensitivity rather than just speed
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#562158 - 29/08/17 07:00 AM Re: Few questions before long trip [Re: Sneykinko]
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Thank You. So if I set it on 6,then it will be more sensitive / quicker?

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#562159 - 29/08/17 10:05 AM Re: Few questions before long trip [Re: Sneykinko]
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Other way around.... 1 is the fastest setting
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#562162 - 01/09/17 10:26 AM Re: Few questions before long trip [Re: Sneykinko]
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Well thank You for Your answers guys.
Let me ask if there is anything special that I have to care about when traveling 1000+ miles? If is anyone experienced with this? It's maybe special question I know... I'm just curious in any case. Thank You.

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#562164 - 02/09/17 10:14 AM Re: Few questions before long trip [Re: Sneykinko]
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just the usuals. make sure tyre pressures are good,check oil and coolant levels. regular stops to rest. if you feel tired,pull over.
safe driving!

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#562165 - 02/09/17 08:22 PM Re: Few questions before long trip [Re: Sneykinko]
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As dugong said above. thumbs

I've driven two long road trips, to the south of France & Alicante, and another through Europe going to the alps, Italy and onto Greece without any mechanical issues. The only thing is you need to make sure you don't get too tired, something I was guilty of a couple of times and had to pull over when I got burnt out.

Have a great journey and let us know how your road trip goes! happy
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#562218 - 07/10/17 08:04 PM Re: Few questions before long trip [Re: Sneykinko]
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Thanks guys,
Bit late reply, however Ive just returned from Slovakia yesterday. (1250 miles x 2)
Well and... It was awesome route. But also quite long. No problems at all...
Fiesta was driving like Swiss watch. I am absolutely proud of her!
The funniest part was of course - Germany 3:) - GPS speed meter showed 199km/h (125mph) and it was maximum it should display. But I had to brake then. I think there still was reserve to reach up to 140mph easily.
On the way back Ive had brand new set of MOMO Outrun M3 tyres. That I can tell are awesome!

So... No problems at all... Love the car more and more...

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#562302 - 13/11/17 09:02 PM Re: Few questions before long trip [Re: Sneykinko]
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Glad you had a great time driving over there, sounds like a great trip! buttrock
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#562304 - 14/11/17 09:49 AM Re: Few questions before long trip [Re: Sneykinko]
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Originally Posted By: Sneykinko

The funniest part was of course - Germany 3:) - GPS speed meter showed 199km/h (125mph) and it was maximum it should display. But I had to brake then. I think there still was reserve to reach up to 140mph easily.


Sounds good, I think the limiting factor is when the car runs out of rpms in 5th, which is around 7k if you have cams but will be lower if the car is standard. If there was a sixth gear it would definitely have a higher top speed as it feels like there's loads left.

I didn't go that fast when I was on the autobahn, it was a busy time and some of the driving was like a bad track day so I stayed out of it.
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