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  2. Flash Code 16 - No crank.

    I suppose it would be a good idea at this point to reconnect those two wires back to the connector by way of solder. I will do a continuity test between the pin and higher up the wire to ensure the solder is successful.
  3. May be leaving ford :( is this a good deal?

    The 1.8 is still Ford ST performance figures. Unless the 2.0 is AWD/4WD I doubt you'd be able to get the power down to benefit from the extra performance. 0.9s isn't a lot.
  4. Flash Code 16 - No crank.

    Looks like its back to the ECU connector, to locate these two power feeds. Then if M8 is grounded, it should turn R11 on and ECU pin F8 should go live. I guess it is not easy decoding the connector pin numbering scheme without a drawing. ..... But I have just made a discovery. The Focus wiring diagram for the 1.4/1.6 Sigma has the identical pin numbering for all the points you have mentioned, I bet it has the same type of connector, and a very similar ECU. The wire colours are not the same, but the functions are the same. I will add a faceview & diagram here in a few minutes. Re: getting bored: No, it is at times very frustrating but an interesting problem to try to solve.
  5. Fiesta Mk6 differential -refurbish?

    Imo it sounds like driver error over anything else. The chances of two gearboxes having the same fault are very very unlikely. There is a company called cartansplants. They're one of the best breakers I've ever used. Pop a low mile gearbox in the car and if the issue returns for a third time. It's more than likely it's down to driving style. Best thing is take the car for a drive when it's repaired again, if there is no sign of error. Then you need to tell your son to calm down on the gearchanging and ragging. I've destroyed gearboxes in my time. I chucked a diff in my old punto about 10 years back from driving like a tool. The ib5 is strong, but not indestructible. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  6. Ford Fiesta 2014 1.25 Zetec SD14 - Any Advice

    I'm sorry I didn't see the comment about the battery not holding charge. I'd check for anything that could be causing the battery to drain... It could just need a new battery. My mum's corsa did something similar a new battery solved the issue. I'd pop it back to the dealer just for a quick check over. Chances of it being anything major are slim. As for the reverse, make sure the clutch is fully engaged. Again it could be something that's worth having checked over. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  7. Ford Fiesta 2014 1.25 Zetec SD14 - Any Advice

    I've never not know a Ford crunch a little bit when you put it into reverse, all 3 of my Fiestas have done it, both my mates fiestas do it as well. The 1242cc engine is usually pretty much spot on, just keep on top of services and it'll never really be an issue. I've seen examples on 150k+ that run with absolutely no issues whatsoever. £5500 seems quite a bargain. I paid £4995 for a 59 plate two years ago albiet it only having 25k on the clock. Bodywork. A 2014 car shouldn't have any massive issues really, mk7's are much too young to show any signs of rot or anything significant. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
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  9. Engine Oils 5w30 10w40 - Does It Really Matter?

    I once had an argument with a mechanic over the correct oil for my car. He made the mistake of saying "Your car isn't good enough for castrol" and then tripped himself up when I asked would he say that if I owned a VW. I proceeded to call him a ***** head and put the phone down on him. I do only use main dealers after a incident over a timing belt on my mk6 Fiesta a few years ago. I've always used 5w 30 in any of my fords with zetec engines. Ford should know what oil their engines need. I've always had a massive issue with "older" mechanics who think they know it all and don't like being told when they're wrong. Back to OP. Let him have engine and turbo failure as a tech he should know better. The oil pick up will eventually sludge up because the oil is too thick. Which will inevitably starve the engine of oil and then cause the engine to seize. That's if the turbo isn't oil starved sooner. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  10. May be leaving ford :( is this a good deal?

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  11. May be leaving ford :( is this a good deal?

    Opinions please! The 2.0 is £400 more a year to insure. Crazy right. Whats everyones thoughts? Spend the 400 quid and have the engine I really want and potentially will have for the next 3 years or save the 400 and go with the 1.8 1.8TFSI Power 177 bhp Top Speed 149 mph 0-60 mph 6.7 secs Torque 250 Nm, 184 ft-lb CO2 Emissions 138 g/km Euro Emissions Standard 6 Miles Per Tank 517 miles 2.0 TFSI Power 226 bhp Top Speed 155 mph 0-60 mph 5.8 secs Torque 370 Nm, 273 ft-lb CO2 Emissions 141 g/km Euro Emissions Standard 6 Miles Per Tank 505 miles
  12. Get an obd tool they are probably the most useful thing you can buy to help you fix your car or find the problem ready for it to hit the local garage. I have a handheld one i use but also got a couple of different bluetooth ones which I use with Torque pro on my android phone - the really useful thing is you can plug it in and drive somewhere and running the Torque app will pull out intermittent faults / performance issues / mpg etc So useful with these modern computer controlled thingummajigs lol Pulls all the data from the Ecu unlike the old days when everything was manual and mechanics used their sixth sense to diagnose faults lol Total cost for an elm327 off ebay will be about £5 and the torque app is free although its best to buy the full version £2.50. The amount of money it will save you cannot be measured - it will even allow you to reset a MIL light and get you home if you are stranded - I speak from experience on that one! Quite the most useful thing I have ever bought for car mechanics! Handheld one i can recommend is the obd800 but yourproblem sounds more like a wiring issue but you never know these days!
  13. hello nottsmondeo,it was the switch for the hot/cold function.changed that and both seats operate as they should.took about a minute to swap out and replace.
  14. 2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    lol what a numpty i thought i had an ecoboost no idea what that is except it maybe uses a turbo? mine is Ford Fiesta 1.25 82 Zetec 5Dr Petrol Hatchback So i guess i am safe from the rust gremlins You have made me paranoid though going to get it up on the ramps when the weather clears and check it out now! My main cars are all old ones - this is my first modern car lol My main car is an old Rover 820Si - Dont laugh its beautiful and so comfortable - handles like a whale on a skateboard mind you lol Not used to these fancy computer controlled eco/zetec/superturbofragilistic engines I am used to rebuilding MKI/II Escorts so much less hassle without all these ccu ecu fandangos! >;o)
  15. Battery

    Excellent, I hope the dealer changes the battery - I doubt it though. So further weirdness occurred. On Sunday, took the car out for a family run, plenty of time in the car and plenty of miles. By Sunday evening, Start/Stop still was not working. Took her out yesterday evening for a quick 10 minute trip to the shops, 5 minutes in and I'm stopped at a roundabout, SS icon is greyed out, I deactivated the system, then reactivated it, and lo and behold the car stopped. I then drove to another roundabout and stopped, the grey icon appeared, then about 2 seconds later it went green and stopped again. Seems to be quite intermittent that it will actually work automatically, but Im going to test it by deactivating then reactivating whenever possible! Lat
  16. Flash Code 16 - No crank.

    **Update** Seems some incorrect information was supplied to me yesterday by Ford (was not the usual chap I speak to, however it was today) In summary Fuel Pump (Fuse 15) is not used to provide an 'ignition on'. This was wrong information yesterday in term of F15 having anything to do with the PCM Power Supply. Fuses F12 and F13 are powered by R11 Relay R11 Relay - Live Out is Pin 5 not Pin 2, Pin 2 is ground. (Pins are 1,2,3,5) Process explained as : Ignition on PCM Self Tests Sends Ground out from M8 to Pin 2 Relay R11 Energises Fuse 12 (PCM) and Fuse 13 (02 Sensors) powered up Green/Yellow Wire (Ignition On) to Pin F8 at PCM. PCM Wires. Grounds -Black/Yellow x 4 F40,F7,M5,M42 Ignition Feed - Green/Yellow x 1 F21 Constant 12v Feed - Orange Yellow F9 R11 Pins 1 and 3 - Battery Voltage Pin 2 - Ground Pin 5 - Live Out to ECU Fuses F12 - PCM F13 - 02 Sensors F16 - Powers up 1st part of Relay (Pins 1 & 3) ............
  17. Hi all just wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction, Ive started having an issue with my ford fiesta mk6 zetec S 1.6 2007 petrol, when i put the key in the ignition everything is fine radio comes on like normal but when i turn it all the way to start the car sometimes nothing happens and they red light on the dash just flashes rapidly, but after a bit of messing about i usually get it to work. Another thing i've noticed is the when the car is up and running a slight knock on the key while its in the barrel can cause the engine to cut out. I thought its something to do with the immobiliser or something the keys are the original ford keys. Any idea what is causing it, how much to repair? Any help and advice much appreciated regards Dean
  18. Some drivers are so unaware!

    Cant believe that would be a write off? Not as bad as my faux pas - I was driving my girlfriend to the hospital in her Toyota Yaris and decided on the way home to pop into the local shops to buy her a wee present. Came out to find a guy hopping mad - apparently I hadnt pulled the handbrake on tight enough even though I had put it into park - apparently the Yaris doesnt have a park function whiich locks the car like you would in a manual ie put it into gear and the car wont roll back - Hers is a bloomin automatic and they dont have park - whaaaaat?. Car rolled back and hit a brand new Mercedes - Wasnt the bang that caused the problems but the nagging for months that did my head in. Nothing worse than a nagging woman to suck the life from your soul - Why did I even bother to offer to help I ask myself!
  19. 1.8tdci temp prob?

    Mine too, do 16 miles each way to work, then 100 miles of motorway home on a Friday and the gauge seems to hover around the 70 degree mark. Lost the company van in June, so didn't know whether it was driving in the winter that caused it? As the others say, the heater always works.
  20. 2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    There is no 1.2 Ecoboost either 1lt 3 cyl or 1.25 4 cyl and its some of the 3 cyl Ecoboosts
  21. Just bought myself a Ford Fiesta 1.2 2014 for £5500 its only got 7700 miles on the clock. Is there anything I should be aware of engine and bodywise problems? I have already found my first one in that when putting it into reverse on my driveway which slopes down the gearbox squeal like a mother and doesnt engage at all necessitating me to take it out of gear and put it back into reverse a bit more forcefully to get the engine to bite - bit disappointing - Is this a common fault or should I take it back to the dealer? Its a nice wee car but I am already having regrets as the battery doesnt seem to be keeping its charge either!
  22. Engine Oils 5w30 10w40 - Does It Really Matter?

    I get your drift but what he is trying to prove is that the folks who say putting the wrong oil in is akin to putting diesel in a petrol car. It came about because apparently some garages just fling in any old oil without actually checking the engine requirements. I had a pal who was an apprentice at quikfit and he said that was the tip of the iceberg on the kinda things they do to save money and increase profits and I have actually experienced it on a full service when they didnt even replace the engine oil - some of us know how to use the tippex fraud technique and the stuff i recorded them saying - my advice - get a usb voice recorder with a 64gb memory card and leave it running in a hidden place in your engine and you will hear what car mechanics really say when you are getting an MOT - Utterly disgraceful - I am going to put it up on youtube !
  23. Mk6 Fiesta Zetec S 1.6 TDCI Induction kit

    Induction kits dont make any difference to engine performance they just make a horrendous noise - Are you a boy racer? Indeed some induction kits with oiled surfaces can actually damage your engine according to the experts Ericthecarguy and ScottyKilmer! Check youtube there are a few videos on it - I was thinking of one for my old Ford but changed my mind when I read that you can cause your engine problems!
  24. Clutch gone at 52,000 ?

    when a clutch 'wears out' it will slip. This does not make it hard to get into gear. I would say what happened here is not usual wearing out but premature failure of a part that would normally last a lot longer. Exactly which part I do not know but I assume it was the concentric hydraulic release bearing/slave cylinder
  25. Its informally known as the MK 7.5.
  26. Escort MkIV indicator fuse blows

    Can anyone help? My 1991 MkIV Escort blows fuse no 13, but not immediately. The flasher unit randomly clicks and then finally stops altogether, and the oil warning light goes on, even though engine running fine. I have changed both steering column switches and flasher unit - no change. Maybe direct short in wiring to reversing switch and lights, also supplied by same fuse ? but Where does the loom go? Does anyone know? Many thanks.
  27. is a year long enough? how many miles?. How do we know if it will wear out the engine or the turbo 30k miles earlier than it would have done with the correct oil. We might not know for 10years. And even then we would not really know as there are not two identical cars testing the different oils simultaneously doing the same journey and being started in the same cold places early mornings in winter etc and if one did fail earlier it might have been due to lower standard of manufactured parts in the engine and not the oil. I don't think his test can posssibly be regarded as proof. I don't know if it makes a difference or not, if I have a decent car I am not going to chance it. When I was younger I had cars that were worth £250 and needed the oil topping up frequently. On those cars I would just use the cheapest oil as not much to lose if it did make a difference.
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