3246251196

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  1. petrol

    Coincidentally, I was going to ask how many miles you should be getting out of a 1.25 with 15£ petrol. I seem to be getting about 100. Does that sound about right? (I still have the problem of my oil going somewhere I do not know. Drinking oil is this car)
  2. My fiesta (X Reg, 1.25, 16v etc etc etc) is not running as it should be. I had the head-gasket fixed a number of months ago and ever since then it has never ran the same. I understand that this is normally the case for any car - that is to say, once the head is sorted the car is never really the same again. However, these are the problems with it at the minute: 1. The car seems to be "pinking"; I have tried using injectorCleaner in the tank and that has done nothing. Basically, when hitting the accelerator, there is a horrible clunking noise (rattling) I hear and simultaneously white smoke coming from the exhaust; now I am aware that the exaggerated release of white smoke from the exhaust tends to be a symptom of Coolant leaking through somewhere - however - it seems as though this cannot be the case because the Coolant levels have not dropped at all since the head gasket was sorted. So where this white smoke is coming from is beyond me. Also, where/why this rattling noise exists is beyond me. 2. The car is using up a lot of oil. In about 2-3 weeks it used up a "MAX" level of oil. Could this really just be pinking? Is the car even pinking at all? What could this all be? Thanks.
  3. Torturous Remains Of A Blown Head-Gasket

    Just to add more information. I have noticed that I can rev the car right up so long as it is in neutral; when this is done there is no evidence of any rattling noises. This leaves me to think that it could be something to do with the clutch? Just an idea.
  4. cd playerr not working

    what type of cd players do you have? does this happen on every cd you put in? does regular radio work?
  5. Fiesta Zetec MK5

    Is it possible, in a Fiesta MK5, to change the stock 16v engine to a Zetec Sport engine? Also, is there a limit as to which size I could get. For instance, could I go from my 1.25 Stock to a 1.6 Z Sport ? ----
  6. Fiesta Zetec MK5

    ty, chilla. nice one : - )
  7. After having a gasket fixed I have now noticed that my Fiesta (2000, LX, Zetec, 16v, 1.25l) is making a concerning rattling noise which seems to come from the axels (maybe - that is a complete guess). This happens not always, but mainly when I floor the accelerator. Moving off from 1st is not an issue and even going to 2nd proves to be sound. However, when I get into 3rd and floor it (or, almost floor it) there is this rattling noise and white smoke coming from the exhaust also. It certainly does not look too healthy. Can someone try and diagnose such a problem or suggest something. Thankyou.
  8. Rattling Noise; especially when flooring

    Yeah, it was checked. And there is no water decrease from the coolant either. The only thing which I have not done correctly is having the water a little over the MAX level on the coolant.
  9. Rattling Noise; especially when flooring

    Still having this problem. I used injector cleaner in the tank as well. The car still has this annoying problem. This rattling noise is followed by white smoke coming out of the exhaust too. I know that different colour smokes means different things. - Do you think it is pinking? - If so would I need to use more injector Cleaner?
  10. Wanted: Parts

    My friend, Smasher, is currently tearing up his 04 around the corner with a baseball bat. I'll give him a shout and him know the score mate.
  11. Rattling Noise; especially when flooring

    Thanks a lot, Mint, I will look into this immediately.
  12. Ford Fiesta 1.25 sucking sound problem

    Yeah, I remember getting that. I blew a hole in my exhaust when I pulled away from a red light way to strongly. Blew a hole in the exhaust and, to be honest, it sounded amazing. But it was all sorted within a day.
  13. Rattling Noise; especially when flooring

    It is surely a no-no, but there are times when I need to get up to 70 quick. I think the problem might also be something called "pinking" according to a friend. I put some injector cleaner in the car and it helped it a little. But it is CLEAR that there is no where near as much power in it as before. I do not even think I could pull of a frontal wheel spin anymore. Also, I recently got new pads/discs for my brakes. They are sound. However, the front left wheel - after a long journey - is so hot. You could honestly cook a breakfast on the alloy. I am afraid this is going to warp my discs again. Clearly something is not right but I have no idea why the alloy/disc gets SO hot; it is not warped at all AT THE MINUTE. I took it on a long journey last night and could hear a weird noise from it - like a screaching every so often. In summary, I have this "pinking" problem (which it may not even be pinking); I also have this left front wheel overheating. Finally, the car does still seem to get so hot inside which seems completely irregular.
  14. stalling!

    Hey, Louise, I am not sure about your questions but I wanted to get an idea as to how much the Ford Dealerships charge people to run tests on your car. I get the impression people get ripped off... Thankyou.
  15. MK5 Removing CD Player Panel

    I need to remove this pannel because I need to attach a cable to the CD player. How do you remove that panel with the CD player and AC on it? Or is there an easier way?
  16. Issues After Gasket Repair

    I got my X Reg Fiesta back recently after having the gasket changed. Basically, it is running fine and the temperature gauge indicates no problems. However, it takes a lot less time for the engine to warm up (i.e. within 5 minutes the gauge is up to half way) than what it used to. Also, having picked up the bad driving habit of knocking it into neutral while crawling toward a red light, I notice that even in neutral, sometimes, the engine will be reving at 2k rather than it dropping; this happens not often, but it is a little concerning. I do not know if this has something to do with the fans in the engine or not. Does anyone have any thoughts into this ? Also: I have noticed, even with the AC off, there is a lot of HOT heat coming out of my vents into the car.
  17. Issues After Gasket Repair

    Been doing a little bit of research on this myself too. I have been looking at similar problems with other Ford cars. When I got the car back, the oil still had water in it until it was all flushed out after a good few miles. For sure, the oil is as it should be now and no water has been taken which is obviously a good sign. I did read something on Throttle Position Sensors though and this could be an issue. Another issue, of course, is not having a great deal of money. I would like to take it to a Ford dealer and get it checked. My Zetec engine has done about 77k miles, the gasket was sorted about 100 miles ago. I am lucky that I did not totally mess the engine up; I can tell it is not what it used to be though - I hear a rattling-like noise when I floor the accelerator but not as loud as when the problem was happening. I must say, also, that I have no idea about engines and the mechanics of how cars work (though I would love to). The TPS is located where exactly? And, this could be the issue to the high reving when in neutral (again, this is not a major issue, but it happens SOMETIMES). Maybe a new ECU is in question? Could an over-heated engine cause an ECU to mess up?