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bigjock

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  1. M7 Cigar Lighter Fuse

    morning, anyone know what type of fuse is needed for the cigar lighter in the mk7? i know it's a 20amp rating but im not sure if it's a large blade small blade or glass one. i would check myself but the wife has the car today and am heading to halfords anyway. cheers
  2. Buckled 16" Alloys!!!

    I have had a total of 4 buckled alloys with my past 2 fiestas both 16", i drive the same roads in my other cars but yet have never had any issues with my alloys in these.
  3. What Sensors Could Be Setting My Alarm Offf?

    anyone have any joy solving this, my alarm is now going off each time i look the car, various messages bonnet open, door open, boot open etc!!! grrrr!!
  4. Anyone Upgraded Their Brakes?

    why would you want to, whats wrong with the standard?
  5. £185.98 To Have My Car Washed

    Must be a theme with them trying to get pads out of us, I'm at 20k and they called me mid (alleged) service to say to front drivers sides pad was showing signs of overheating and that they would need to investigate at an additional charge of £35. I asked to speak to manager as I wasn't paying anything as the pads should last a minimum of 30K easy. He waffled some crap about debris getting stuck between pad and disc thus causing friction and overheating of the pad, pish I said, I asked if it needed changed and he admitted probably not! The cost would have been £90 for pads and £35 for labour, nice try I said, now jog on sunshine! !Removed! criminals!
  6. £185.98 To Have My Car Washed

    Nice one BigBaz £1530 saving can't be bad! Hope you let the fraud stealer know about your savings with the independant garage! ;)
  7. £185.98 To Have My Car Washed

    it's a petrol and yes i was charged yet i need not bother complaining for if i do i know only to well they will rectify said complaint but i also know they will most likely empty their bladders into my fuel tank (kid u not it happened b4). From now on i shall be honest with the dealer and say, look here's 20 quid just stamp the feckin book and I'll do the rest myself. tbh isn't this the only reason we service our cars, to comply with manufactures demands in the hope of maintaining !Removed! warranty and at our own cost yet who actually feels comfortable leaving their car in their hands? I don't, id rather do it myself and if i bought second hand the seller told and showed me he'd serviced himself id be more likely to buy from him.
  8. whats the deal with all the demands for pics it's not difficult and at the end of the day it's only a fiesta lol B)
  9. £185.98 To Have My Car Washed

    My mk7 got it's 2nd year full service from fraud last week. I checked the oil, it was still black, i checked the air filter, it was filthy. They did however notice my drivers side brake pad was showing signs of overheating and decided to call me mid service (allegedly) and ask if I wanted it fixed for £110! I told them where to go, I'm convinced the only thing they did was find this alleged fault. never buying another fraud!
  10. Mk7 Paint Issue

    Howdy fellas it's been a while however I'm back with a new issue! Was washing the car this morning when I noticed the lacquer was flaking off at several different areas on the bonnet! The car is approaching 2 so the paint warranty is well gone but just wondered if anyone else has had this problem/resolved it?! Bit concerning really, I reckon I could easily strip the entire layer of lacquer now that it's started to peel. :o
  11. Mk7 Paint Issue

    corrosion is 6 to 12 years paint is only 1! i guess if there's to be a manufacturing fault it should normally show within the first year. alas it appears i have been unlucky but i tell thee there's no way I'll be paying for it's repair thats for sure ;) !Removed! fords when will i learn!
  12. Which Car Next.........

    May be in a position to change car in few months my top choices so far are - volvo s40 2.0d r-design citroen c5 tourer 2.0td vtr+nav vw passat 2.0td highline mazda 6 2.2d sport vw golf 2.0gtd whats your pick of this lot and are there any others i should consider, dont want a ford or vx.
  13. Ford Announce New Fiesta Sport +

    WOW (not) im getting bored of seeing these same pics every time a new model is mentioned, this is just a zs with stipes and the colour is boggin!
  14. Which Car Next.........

    mazda is my top choice my only trouble with them is that they seem to facelift them at least once a week! if i buy a new car i want it to remain exclusive for at least a month before they add something else onto it. the 2.2d engine has been tweaked in this latest facelift and now gives slightly less bhp (180) from (185) it does however produce more torque and less co2. volvo was my 2nd choice the r-design body kit looks the part but the interior does look drab and the engine is rather uninspiring. i think it's mazda all the way!
  15. Mk7 Squeaky Clutch

    have noticed that my clutch has started to squeak intermittently car drives fine but it's rather annoying now. anyone else had this problem any ideas what it could be?
  16. Which Satnav Should I Go For?

    tom tom go 530 http://www.tomtom.com/products/product.php?ID=469&Category=0&Lid=1 great piece of kit no complaints with it at all, had a go 300 before this one and the iq routes with wider screen are a god send.
  17. M7 Cigar Lighter Fuse

    only to test it chief, new one now purchased and all working well, for now! B)
  18. M7 Cigar Lighter Fuse

    cheers chief thats the one, she's just home so i managed to swap it with the other 20amp fuse in the board and it works. its a 20amp short blade for all others facing this issue. im yet to own a ford that doesn't eat the fuses for the cigar lighter up lol!
  19. Courtesy Cars!

    my last one was a kia piccanto with 6miles on the clock, it still had plastic on the seats! im 6ft4 and i had to drive it lying back as there was no seat or steering adjustments!
  20. New In Arbroath Scotland

    hello and welcome from bigjock up the road in newbigging!
  21. ah neither does mine, in fact it never has, i never new it was suppose to lol
  22. Focus Titanium 1.8

    both my brother and sister have the 1.8 petrol engine and both are getting rid of them after only a year due to poor performance and fuel efficiency - 30 mpg! i had the 1.8tdci which gave out similar performance (more torque) and 44mpg so was glad id didn't opt for the petrol. to be fair both engines are poor and dated in todays world.
  23. More Discount!!

    9th of jan has passed?
  24. Guide on how to fit DRL's to mk7 fiesta

    very pleased to read this reply it's exactly what i had hoped for. im not clear on the credentials for a "sticky thread" but for me that responsibility/judgment lies with yourselves as mod's and i should hope that all members accept and abide by your decisions. i believe this forum is extremely well run and would like to thank all mod's for the time and effort they put into it. i have gained some invaluable information since joining and hope to share this as best i can with any new members. we are all guilty of posting regrettable comments, i myself felt great shame having posted a ridiculous comment with regard bashing an alloy wheel only the other day. reflection is a most valuable tool so long as we have the ability to acknowledge our mistakes. hoping you also, have had a better day, bigjock.
  25. New Fiesta Front Tyre Wear

    my car's on 17k and is still on the originals front 4 back 5/6 they are Continental Sport Contact 2's