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robdougalriley

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About robdougalriley

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  • First Name Rob

Profile Information

  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Fiesta
  • Ford Year 2001
  • UK/Ireland Location Essex
  • Annual Mileage 5001 to 10,000

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  • Location Basildon
  1. Karcher Pressure Washer

    hey sorry ive not been about for a bit! I bought some G3 paint restorer today and its done a spectacular job! There's gonna be scratches from my motorway miles but my bonnet is looking amazing! highly recommended!
  2. Engine Noise When Idle (With Sound)

    Mine makes a whirring similar in neutral. I BELIEVE it's the clutch release bearing. It sounds very similar to my car. :( It means that somewhere down the line a previous owner (or yourself) has a tendency to ride the clutch a lot seeing as its such a new car. My 2001 fiesta mkV has the same although it only has 24k on the clock. It's a harmless problem but it is !Removed! annoying... just up your stereo and you'll be golden :)
  3. Karcher Pressure Washer

    Yea a snow lance is a good shout! I got my friend to come round to use the karcher after a tesco washer broke half way through a wash and he was shocked at how strong it was! I bought some maguiers ultimate quik detailer which was amazing for a water free wash! then their spray wax as well! I'm in awe! Any ideas on the swirl mark removal? I had a good go with a clay bar kit and got my paintwork looking pretty good... maybe i'm just wishing i had a newer car! ;) ha ha
  4. Karcher Pressure Washer

    So I recently passed my test (July) and have a metallic black fiesta... Only a 51 plate but I love her none the less! I enjoy cleaning it... that's an understatement... I really let my compulsions out on the poor girl! Anyways my mum brought home some "wash and wax" solution for the karcher but I'm not sure as to whether it's actually effective or whether i'm better off sticking to what i'm using (macguier's quik detailer and a clay bar kit, and turtle wax... not every time I give my car a clean). My friend and I seem to just talk about cars constantly and he mentioned not waxing too often (maybe twice a year... 3 times max when really necessary) so I was wondering if this wash and wax would do more harm than good? Would the wax element of the cleaner actually damage the paintwork if used too often, say once every 2 weeks, once a week, weather dependent? Also does anyone know of a better alternative? Auto Glym do a bottled solution that I imagine with the branding would be pretty effective although Karcher recommend using just theres so i'm in 2 minds as to whether it'd damage the system and i'd have to replace that for the sake of being stubborn! Also, being a 12 year old car there are a lot of visible swirls on the paintwork... whats the best product I can use to eliminate most of these? Other than a respray! I was told poorboys is pretty effective? I'm new to the forum so any advice is greatly appreciated! :) :) :)
  5. Mot - Weird Emissions Results?

    Would it not mean it's less than 0.01%... I've got my first MOT on my car tomorrow having only passed my test in July... Just hoping my poor child will make it through unscaved!
  6. Welcome to the Ford forums robdougalriley :)