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About karl46

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    Fiesta Zetec S, 1.0l ecoboost 125bhp
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    10,001 to 15,000
  1. Strangely, the Ford satnav is TomTom., but for some strange reason its been messed around with. Works OK once you get used to it, the warning tone for speed cameras, road obsructions could do with being louder.
  2. I hate it when drivers ratchet the handbrake, click. click. click. click, then wonder why the handbrake fails. The teeth and the pawl are worn out. I depress the button pull lever up and release the button, Never had a problem and the way it had to be done if you converted your handbrake to fly off for handbake turns.
  3. Apart from the looks and a few commom parts, its unfortunately nothing like you could buy from your Ford agent. When there used to be local car clubs there were privateers who could build fast road/special stages cars and race them. Saturday nights used to be a fun time for 12 car night road rallys. My mate had what was then considered to be the fastest Lotus Escort in the UK. I had a full works Escort Mexico replica ., built up from a shell bought from Fords AVO. Had a race with some German police in a BMW on an autobahn early one morning. Unfortunately these days are long gone apart from a lucky few who can afford the costs.
  4. This old topic again. I have a full size 17inch alloy as my spare. It fits fine, OK the carpet doesn't lay as flat as witha space saver, but hey. it's not the end of the world. If you use the inflation kit, no one will repair your tyre, you'll have to buy a new one and just hope that the fitter will clean the gung off the rim, don't bank on it. If you have a spacesaver it's limited to 5omph and a distance of 50miles, not much use if it'd 0200hrs and you are 200 miles from home. Buy an alloy the same as you already have, then when you change it you can leave it on till you get around to have your flat fixed. The brakers yard are full of damaged Festers, just spend a little time sourcing one and the jack and wheel brace. Hopefully you will never need it, but if you do, you know that it was money well spent. Don't buy from a dealer. it's cheaper from a breaker.
  5. Buying an expensive after market exhaust most probably won't make much difference apart from noise.To get any power gains you need to buy more add ons. I'd stick with a standard exhaust.
  6. You paid £1000 to bring your car up to standard, it doesn't make it worth more. A car is only worth what it's worth unless someone wants to pay more for what ever reason. Book price is based on condition, mileage and age. Your car is worth what every other similiar car is worth. Buy the salvage and see if you can get more than £700. Also consider that your car is 14 years old.
  7. This news article should answer your question.
  8. Looks like the whole mirror assembly will fit though. A tad expensive but whatever you fancy.
  9. Further to my last post. the price is £170 or best offer, located in Enfield, North London. Don't know where you are, no location. Last year they had front and rear bumpers, complete with the side shirts, went for £68 on auction. Someone got a bargain.
  10. Or you could just search ebay for a complete bumper. maybe in your colour. Buying all the bits new soon adds up. diffuser, both parts, £125, bumper extensions, £100, fitting is not straight forward so you'll have to pay to have them fitted, you'll hav to have them painted. Once you have done all this you'll have to alter your exhaust tailpipe, or it will kook silly. Easy if you are handy with tools and you know your way around a car, if not labour charges cost. Photo from ebay,
  11. Had mine advertised on here, no one wanted it, Binned it two weeks ago after selling the tow eye cover to someone on the forum.
  12. Juddering normaly occur when the wiping area of the blades is trying to push, like a shovel. The blade must be perpendicular to the screen, not leaning forward. iIn days of yore the blades were not ridgedly fixed so there would adopt a leaning back, wiping position, todays b;ades seem to be fixd. I find that getting an adjustable spanner closed to just fit the arms and twisting to set the arm in the correct osition so that the blade sits perpendicular to the screen works, It may take bit of trial and error to get it right.
  13. You can fit a full size wheel, 15,16,or 17 inch into the well.
  14. Of course you can buy a spare wheel and tyre, just depends on how much you want to pay and what having it means to you. If you get a puncture at 0200am, 100 miles from home what are your options? Pump in your gunk supplied by Fords with an air compressor. Hope that it seals and that the punture is only small. The gunk is not a gap filler. Go to tyre fitter and buy a new tyre and wheel, because I doubt that you will get the fitter to clean all the gunk out of the tyre and rim. Jack up and put on your spoacesaver wheel. Limited to 50mph and a distance of 50 miles. Buy a full size wheel and tyre to suit your car, Jack up and change wheel, get home go to bed,leave wheel on car until whenever. Get punture repaired in your punctured tyre. Ebay, Gumtree are ideal places to buy a full size or spcesaver wheel as is the for sale ads on this site. I bought mine. 17 inch with tyre, (£300 at Fords) for £60. A jack and brace for £15. Yes it does fit.
  15. If you Google the info it comes back as either North America or Canada.