[quote name='jmurray01' date='20 July 2010 - 04:42 PM' timestamp='1279643556' post='89200']
Sounds like the serpentine belt slapping to me. Fiesta's seem to go through them every 15,000 miles or so. My MK4 1.25 Fiesta Ghia's is slapping now as well. Check to see if it's cracked. If it looks pretty new, the tensioner could be on it's way out. A temporary fix would be to tighten the tensioner, though it might loosen again after 40-50 miles driving. Tensioner is an easy and quite cheap fix.
P.S post some pics! I'd love to see a fellow MK4 Ghia
need the middles for the wheels, they are ford alloys tho gone from 13 inch to 15inch, when i brought the car the dealer must of sold the ghia alloys!
added a vid of engine so u can hear it but the phones made it a bit more accoustic sounding. so would be great if u could tell me form the sound of the vid, the vid will play on a mobile or on quicktime.
cars got scuff marks n needs some scratches and the bumpers doing but for first car am loving it, loves 3rd gear dont it lol
also sorry to sound daft whats the serpentine belt.... never heard that before, heard cam belt, fan belt etc