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  1. https://jalopnik.com/im-a-cyclist-that-finally-needs-a-car-what-should-i-bu-1828384088
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    Ecoboost Mods that Fit From Other Applications

    Project Bike Truck, Any update on the Cobb intercooler?
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    The TPMS sensors go into sleep mode when they tire does not rotate for 30 min. You need to put the normal tire back on the vehicle and perform a sensor calibration procedure. The sensors will wake up when you drive and transmit data to the BCM. You can read the tire pressure with most OBDII reader apps.
  4. This is why I do all work possible myself. I know I can screw up much less frequently than others. Of course recalls are the exception.
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    My TC is the almost Perfect Mouse Habitat

    That is a crazy story. Your resoulfuness is commendable. I thought the fresh air is pulled through the screened vents by each wiper?
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    Typical Mileage

    It takes 100+ million years to make a gallon of crude oil. There is a lot of extra energy around (sun, wind, wave, Geo thermal etc). Oil is finite. When it's gone it's gone. Save the oil for the thousands of valuable carbon compounds needed to make stuff. Burning it is like burning 300 year old oak just to keep warm. I love my vehicle and the internal combustion engine, but that is not the future. The next generation will argue about performance mods to their electric motors.
  7. R9 in the fuse block under the hood is the Aux Ignition relay in a TC van. If you have a wagon it is R 2 in the rear fuse block. The relay controls the wipers and other accessories. Here are the troubleshooting instructions for the relay. Aux Ignition relay.pdf
  8. Use Forscan to reset each of the modules involved. Read and clear all DTC s. Relay 9 is for remote start (if I remember correctly). I think you have a software bug, not wiring problem.
  9. You need a scanner to work on these vehicles. Everything is controlled by micro computers (modules). A scanner will show the diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) that have been triggered by the wiper operation. An OBDII reader is not sufficient. Buy an aftermarket scanner or use Forscan and an ELM converter. Attached are the first 6 pages of the wiper troubleshooting from a 2016 service manual. Note the DTCs on the last 2 pages. This is where you need to begin. wiper operation.pdf
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    Repair Manual

    Sorry, I replied to the wrong post.
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    Repair Manual

    This program can perform the PATS function. I don't know if it requires two keys. You will need to buy a module to communicate with the TC. This will cost $40-80. So maybe a trip to the dealership is better. https://forscan.org/home.html
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    Ecoboost blow-off valve w/recirculation

    Here is some info from the Fiesta ST forum. http://www.fiestastforum.com/forum/threads/10660-Full-Recirculation-Bypass-Valve-Boomba-Racing?highlight=Boomba
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    Ecoboost blow-off valve w/recirculation

    It is difficult to tell if this made a difference in performance. I did NOT drive the TC hard, then modify, and drive hard again. And after adding the BRV of course I drove around and floored the throttle every chance I got so it naturally felt quicker and faster. The turbo flutter sound definitely lets you know when the turbo was running so it is similar to having a loud exhaust: you get audible feedback when you punch the throttle. I have a Focus RS air box so the flutter sound is louder than it would be with a stock air box. I also have a Flowmaster Turbo Transformer that increased the turbo boost pressure from about 15 psi to 19 psi. The Boomba pneumatically actuated valve will perform much better at higher pressures than the electrical solenoid with a return spring so there is a technical advantage that may or may not be necessary. Ford engineers spent a lot of time to make the turbo operation totally silent and maybe this sacrificed some performance. You can make the same argument for softer suspension springs.... Overall I am happy with this modification. It adds to the fun-factor of driving this $25K van that wants to be a sports car. And since I didn't drop $50K on an Audi or $40K for a Subaru I have plenty of disposable income to buy $200 items just for fun. My wife is not impressed with the new noises.
  14. I replaced the factory turbo blow-off valve with an upgraded blow-off valve w/recirculation by Boomba Racing. Boomba makes a valve and installation kit for 2014+ Fiesta ST that works perfectly for TC's with a 1.6L engine. http://www.boombaracing.com/2014-fiesta-st-boost-operated-bypass-valve-full-recirculation/ The Boomba valve still routes the blow-off pressure into the intake so you will not get a loud pressure relief sound when it opens. It does create a turbo compressor surge "flutter" sound when you back off the throttle. Sounds like this (but not as loud) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqx0AHdj1Wk The installation is easy but you will need an 8mm nut to attach the solenoid valve to the existing stud on the firewall. Here is the solenoid mounted to the firewall (viewed from the engine bay). The throttle response seems better. The turbo flutter sound is kinda cool but barely noticeable at highway speeds. I think it sounds like turkeys.
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    Please help! Manuel transmission swap

    You can also buy a limited subscription to Ford's diagnostic and programming software. This should work if you have enough time to learn it before your 2 day ($50) or 30 day ($150)subscription expires. https://www.fordtechservice.dealerconnection.com/VDIRS/wds/vcm_retail_renewal_Latest.asp