September 27, 2008, 3:40 pm
[quote name='sootycat' post='5307' date='Sep 27 2008, 10:49 AM']Mornin' delboy
Thanks again for the valuable info!
I've just checked the manual and my engine is a 1.3l Endura-E - ?the same as yours? My Ka is a petrol 1.3l (sorry for my ignorance, but what does [b]mkdel[/b] mean?!) and mine's a 52 plate. It's just had a full service and I will make a note to get the auxillary belt changed around the 60k miles mark - thanks for that! It's good news that it has a cam chain instead of a cam belt?
Also, what with the price of fuel these days, I've been trying to keep to a max of 55-60mph on the motorway (I'm sure I'm annoying those drivers behind me - if so, humble apologies!), and have noticed a huge difference with fuel economy. I've read conflicting reports on the fuel economy of the Ka, but I seem to do ok!
I'm glad I found this chat forum - it's great to find people with good knowledge on the Ka. As you may have gathered, I'm a complete novice, but I love and respect my little Ka and it's good to chat with like-minded individuals!
mkdel should read model. sorry for the poor spelling.
not sure on the petrol but i know we don't fill up that often
my family car is a ford galaxy so if you need info on one of them just ask
as i have done loads of work on them aswel as the ka
you have a sound engine on the ka you have and it's a chain they use not a cam belt so it should last for about 200k
or atleast the life of the ka