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About Taipan

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  • Birthday 03/06/1963

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    MK6 Fiesta 1.4 TDCi
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  • UK/Ireland Location
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    0 to 5000
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    General Automotive
  1. Happy Birthday Taipan!

  2. I found this which is basically there is a update for the PCM. Wife's derv burner 1.4 TDCI Fiesta, Is refusing to start first thing in the morning. Chain of events. Key in to pos 2 ( all lights that should come on come on and then go back out ). Turn key to start ( starter motor tuns for a couple of seconds and then stops ) repest these step a couple of times and she will finally start. Battery seems in fine shape ( bit I will check tonight ) So a couple of questions 1 even tough the 1.4 is a direct injection does ot still use glow plugs ? 1a if so any idea what resistance I should be getting 1b do the glow plugs always come on or are they temperature dependant ? 2 do some moden ( this one included ) cars have a starter time limit to stop overcranking and over heating the starter motor ? Anyone have any other ideas ? regards Agriv8 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I took the car to the ford specialist today, only there for about 30mins. He plugged a laptop into the dashboard,ran a complete diagnostic test and found no errors,but after a few mins discovered there was an update available for the engine managements. I think it was called COLD START DRIVABILITY. So he updated the PCM calibration files and reset the parameters. It cost £45.00. under a Ford 1.4 TDCi Starter motor Cut out. Wonder how much the main stealer going to charge. I will give them a call. Thanks Agriv8 edited to add it seems that post 54 reg have the updated EM map from new I suspect I will find ours needs updating
  3. Fairly recent battery and it will spin it over quick enough. This isnt like a failing battery, its more the power to the starter is interrupted for some reason. I'm guessing its temp related as its fine when its warmer?
  4. My Wife tells me her 2004 Fiesta 1.4 TDCi plays up when its cold. She says she turns the key and the engine turns over but then stops. She has to try 3 or 4 times before the engine starts. When its warm it just cranks over until it starts, but when cold its as if something cuts the power to the starter motor after the engine has turned over for about 2 seconds? Any ideas on what this could be?
  5. Thanks for that. The spare is a 175/65x14 and the car no longer pulls with the right alloy back on there.
  6. I think you're right as the edge of the tyre is worn. Think i'll get it tracked just in case.
  7. Top man, thanks.
  8. Hi All Just bought an 2004 1.4 TDCi Ghia. Is this a MK6 Fiesta? The car pulls to the left which I assume/hope is due to the wrong sized (?) spare wheel being fitted. It has alloys with 190/50x15s on. I note the spare is a 185/65x14. Is that normal having a smaller wheel with a higher profile tyre on it? The passenger door mirror is cracked and I need to get another but when I looked on ebay I see some are heated and some not? Presumably I'll need to take the cover off to see if it has wires going to it or not? Are the covers easy to remove or ones with sneaky clips you end up breaking. I fthere is a knack to getting the cover off without breaking it I'd be glad to hear it. The car only came with one key. I believe getting another ordinary key cut and cloned is simple enough but you cant get another remote key from anywhere but Fords. Is that correct? Out of interest anyone know what I can expect to pay for a cloned ordinary key from a locksmiths and what Fords charge for a second remote key? Many thanks
  9. Hi All Just bought my first Ford for many years. Tis a 04 Fiesta 1.4 TDCi. Was looking for some info ons pare ketys, mirro glasses etc and found this forum, so I signed up. See you on the forums. :)
  10. Welcome to the Ford forums Taipan :)