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About paulyinthenorth

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    Fiesta ST215
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    10,001 to 15,000

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  1. My routine is.... Jet wash to get it wet.. Snow foam.. Make a brew whilst I let it drip off.. Jet wash the snow foam off.. Wash with whatever shampoo I have to hand - Two bucket method, with a microfiber mitt. Rinse with the hose, don't jet wash it. Dry with micro fibre towels. If I have the time I'll spray autoglym aquawax on after the rinse.. Push this around with a damp microfiber and then buff off.
  2. They don't? Ok, well that solves that then! Haha. Is it actually worth getting a main dealer service for this then? I was quoted 70 quid from a respectable garage up the road. Ford want 175..
  3. Does anyone know what happens at the garage when they wash and oil the air filter? Ideally K&N suggest 24 hours drying time. Am I going to have to leave my car there for 24 hours? :(
  4. I'm the same as you. I started out with a Zetec S and caved in when it was due its first service.. Got a nearly new spirit blue ST-3. And it's right what everyone's said so far in the thread. It's a totally different animal. It will put a smile on your face every day - but if you're tall, old and have a dodgy back like me you'll find the ride annoying at times. The heated seats in the ST-3 help with back pain though :D
  5. My first car was a Nissan Sunny (ugh) bought for 120 quid.. But I actually used to drive around my mums Mk3 Fiesta 1.8D because she never used it. Heavy beast it was. No power steering. No nothing. But the Mk3 Fiesta has awesome visibility for a new or learner driver. I kinda miss that car. Your SX looks in awesome nick mate :) Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  6. Mines quite tappy at idle. I just thought it was normal. I've got a strange faint clattery sound when I boot it. Only initially. Once the revs get up it goes away.. It's worse when I use cheap supermarket petrol. Oh and my ST illuminated sill plate on the drivers side only half illuminates now. Hmm. :( Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  7. Any news on this? Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  8. My Mountune'd ST pinks occasionally on standard fuel. No problem with the more expensive stuff. Dunno about MPG really. It's to variable according to how far I plant my foot. Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  9. If you're driving too slow in too high a gear it actually harms MPG because the engine management system is dumping in loads of fuel to stop if from stalling. I found the best way to drive my 1.0l Zetec S was to tank it up to the speed limit then change up to fifth. There was a thread on this ages ago. Oh and Fiesta's do have 6th gears... Fiesta STs anyway. :) Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  10. Every time whatever car I've owned has come back from a Ford service it's always been over filled with oil. I don't get it. Haha. Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  11. My Zetec S one litre hated reverse gear. Noisy as hell and burning clutch smells ahoy. :-/ Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  12. Exactly. So pulling the fuse should theoretically be enough. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  13. Makes grim viewing that. :( Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
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  15. If you get no joy Deffo upload the full footage to YouTube. And get people to tweet it. They'll hate that. Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC