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sean.round

Budding Enthusiast
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About sean.round

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    Newbie
  • Birthday 02/02/1987

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    Sean

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  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    MK 6 Fiesta Zetec
  • Ford Year
    2003
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Warwickshire
  • Annual Mileage
    10,001 to 15,000
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    Classic Cars
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  1. Hi Guys, My 1.4 Fiesta Zetec is running really rich at the moment. I am lucky if I crack 31mpg round town, yet, get 40-41mpg on the motorway... I occasionally get the Engine Managment Light come on, which if you clear with a DTC reader, wont come back on for months on end. Error code seems to signify Lambda Sensor, but I was wondering if anyone else had any other suggestions before I fork out for them? Sean
  2. Hi, I've badly damaged one of my wheels and blown a tyre out earlier tonight... I need a new 5 spoke 15" ford wheel for a mk 6. Does anyone in the midlands have one they would be willing to sell or know where I could get one?!
  3. Hi, I am soon going to need new tyres on my '03 Zetec and wondered if people had any recommendations? It's still on the St'd 15" 5 Spoke Alloys? Cheers, Sean
  4. Hi, I have a few issues/queries with relation to my MK6 Zetec which I'm hoping some of you might be able to answer; Fuel Economy - The fuel economy on it has dropped off over the last few weeks. When I had the car about 4 months ago, I'd get around 36mpg from it, I'm now lucky if I get 31mpg. I drive it no differently to before Idle - The idle is really rough on it, so much so, it causes the car to shake quite badly. Driver Seat Handle - It apeears I have the same problem as others when the handle on the drivers seat has broken and no longer allows me to fold the seat forward. I'm sure I saw a guide on the internet a while ago about how to sort it but can never find it now If anyone has any ideas or suggestions then let me know! Sean
  5. Hi there, I had exactly the same issue with my '03 Zetec. Vehicle Speed Sensor is the issue. The can be a real pain to change so get a garage to do it... Took the guys who did mine, three hours to swap it.... Sean
  6. That is my worry.... Thing is, it has been pressured tested by 2 AA Patrols and the Garage it went to for the bottle and they all say it looses nothing. I don't see how I can be loosing that much coolant and there be no evidence of head gasket leak.... Hence why it got ruled out? How common is HGF on these?
  7. Thanks for the quick response! Thermostat housing is okay according to the garage who have seen it, it was the first thing they looked at.. I put a new cap on it (purchased from ford) on Saturday morning and it has lost fluid since then... Sean
  8. Hi, I have recently bought a Fiesta Mk 6 Zetec with the 1.4 Duratec Engine. I'd had the car about a week an noticed that the coolant had dropped well below the minimum mark. The AA came out to it and a weekend in a garage later, the car has had a new expansion tank. I've now had the car back a week, done about 350 miles and the coolant level has dropped from above the seam on the bottle, to about 5 mm above minimum. It appears to still be loosing coolant somewhere. I can't see anything and am probably going to get it back into the garage. Before I do, I have a couple of questions: - What is a typical coolant level from peoples experience? - Where could it be leaking from? - I also have a very hesitant idle. Could that be associated? The car is on it's second engine, and I reckon, the second one has done about 20,000 miles from having spoken to the garage that replaced it. I could well be panicing here but something just doesnt seem right to have lost that much coolant so quickly... If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it.. Sean