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lloydyyy

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  • Ford Model Ford Fiesta Style Climate
  • Ford Year 2008
  • UK/Ireland Location NeathPortTalbot
  • Annual Mileage 5001 to 10,000

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  1. Axle stands

    Hi all, I've been using a pair of Ultimate Speed axle stands for the past few years to support the weight of my Mk6 Fiesta whenever I've serviced it. The axle stands are the collapsible ones and rated up to 2 tonnes. They've served me fairly well. I was wandering around Halfords yesterday looking at their shiny spanner sets and glanced at the axle stands on the shelf. I noticed a set that are rated up to 3 tonnes, so I began to question my set - they're rated up to 2 tonnes, but I'm fairly certain that's the combined weight for both stands, not the weight per stand. So then I wondered - are they good enough, in terms of when I jack the car up on one side and slide an axle stand underneath, and then go to the other side and do the same. If the stands can hold up to 1 tonne each, is it 'safe' for one stand to temporarily hold up one side of the car until I do the other? I always check the stands over before I use them and they seem fine. Am I being a little paranoid about one stand (rated to 1 tonne) temporarily holding up one side of the car? Or should I buy a new set of stands that can hold up to 1.5 tonnes each?
  2. Which pressure washer to buy?

    I'm in the same boat myself. I've heard good things about Nilfisk. The Titan is currently £130 in Argos. The Clean Store have some good deals on Nilfisks at the moment. I have a snow foam lance with a Karcher attachment but these can be easily changed to a Nilfisk attachment.
  3. Fiesta Mk6 driver's seat tilt handle broken

    Thanks for the link to the video. The instructions were spot on. I was a bit wary about how the nipple for the cable would be held in place as I thought it would be by the handle. Easy job - prise the old handle out and bash the new one in its place and it located the nipple for the cable. It's a nagging job I've been putting off for ages. Thanks, all!
  4. Fiesta Mk6 driver's seat tilt handle broken

    The seat tilts - phew. Is there a guide on how to replace the handle?
  5. Hi all, A few days ago the driver's seat tilt handle broke in my Fiesta Mk6. I've attached a few pictures to show what state the mechanism is currently in. After having a quick look on eBay it seems I can either buy the tilt handle or the tilt handle and cable. Which part(s) do I need to buy and are they easy to fit? I'm hoping there'll be a guide on this site somewhere. Cheers
  6. Give me your rabbit :wub:

  7. The engineer arrived early afternoon today to inspect the car. I firstly told him about the side indicator light, but then we inspected the entire repair together and both found further faults that need to be put right. He's happy that all of the faults identified are valid and need to be put right, which gave me some reassurance. He advised that the repairer should be given the opportunity to put this right, which is fair enough, and he would be present with me to re-inspect the car once it's ready. And if it still isn't right, then he'll take it further, although he said it's uncommon for this particular repairer to turn out shoddy work. Just before he left he told me he would speak to the repairer this afternoon who would then in turn contact me. The repairer contacted me late afternoon to book the car in for Monday. The gentleman was quite pleasant on the phone and he said he'd look over the car with me and we'd make a list together and compare it with the engineer's list. Hats off to the engineer. I mentioned that I felt a bit silly about pointing these faults out and he said he was there to help and would make sure it's put right. Fingers crossed this can be sorted
  8. The company who sent out the engineer to inspect my car before the repairs contacted me this morning to arrange an inspection of the car tomorrow. The lady who contacted me advised that the company normally invites the garage who completed the repairs to inspect the car also. Looks like the car is going to be inspected tomorrow.
  9. Hi all, Sorry if this has been posted in the wrong section. My Ford Fiesta was unfortunately crashed into on Christmas Day 2015. I won't go into too much detail, nor mention the insurer or repairer (unless you think it's a good idea). The car was crashed into whilst it was parked outside my house; an elderly lady was about to move off in her car when her foot slipped off the clutch, and then her car shot forward into mine. I had a phone call from her insurer the next day to inform me that the driver admitted 100% liability and subsequently they will cover the repairs. My car was later recovered into a well-known accident repair centre in Swansea. The damage was assessed and the car was deemed to be economically repairable. Parts were then ordered and the repair was completed within just a few days. When I collected the car, I noticed that the front passenger side wing, where it bolts to the inside of the engine bay, was sprayed the same colour as the outer wing. Whereas the front driver side wing, where it bolts to the inside of the engine bay, remained the same colour as it came out of the factory. I think the inside of the Fiesta engine bay isn't sprayed for cost reasons. But either way, the repairer sprayed the new wing entirely, rather than just the part of it visible on the outside of the car. I thought this was a minor cosmetic issue, and notified the insurer to see what their thoughts were. I was cleaning the car a few weeks ago and noticed the front passenger indicator side light wasn't sitting right. I inspected it and found it to be lose and noticed some remaining traces of masking tape. Turns out the retaining clip on the back of the light unit had been snapped and the repairer had tried to secure it on with masking tape. I wasn't impressed. I notified the insurer and also the garage. The car was booked in for another inspection, where the repairer implemented a 'temporary fix' until a replacement part arrived. I inspected the light unit before leaving with the car and it was stuck solid; no movement whatsoever. I asked the bodyshop manager if the light had been glued back on but he didn't give me a direct answer. Anyway, a replacement part arrived and was fitted. I left with a nagging suspicion in the back of my mind about how the old light unit was temporarily secured in place, but tried to forget about it. Curiosity got the better of me this weekend just gone, so I removed the wheel arch liner and removed the front driver indicator side light by squeezing the retaining clip, and removed the light. My suspicions were confirmed - the old light unit had been glued in placed, as the paint had been damaged/removed from the car when the old unit was pulled off along with the glue. I left the repairer a message shortly after and requested a manager to contact me first thing in the morning on Monday 15/02. I decided to contact the insurer in the first instance this morning to notify them. They mentioned a comment left by the repairer, when the indicator light was replaced, which said the light was replaced as a 'goodwill gesture'. This insinuates the repairer says they were not at fault. The retaining clip had been snapped by the repairer and the light was held in place by masking tape applied to the back of the light. The light was not in this state before the repair, as the light cannot be held in place without the retaining clip. I made the insurer aware that I wash the car on a regular basis and would have noticed if the light was not held in place properly before the car was recovered in for repair. I've made a formal complaint with the insurer who will pass on the comments to the engineer who will inspect the car, as I've started to notice other faults with the repair (i.e. poor alignment between the wing and bonnet and A pillar). The insurer was very sympathetic and gave me two options: 1. Arrange for the repairer to rectify the faults; or 2. Obtain quotes from repairers that I trust I'm very hesitant about asking the repairer to put the faults right, as they tried to deny any blame about securing the indicator light unit on with masking tape and subsequently damaging the paintwork by gluing the old light unit in place. I'd appreciate any advice and perhaps recommendations of accident repair centres in Swansea where I could perhaps take my car to.
  10. Mk6 Front And Rear Brakes

    Is there a guide on here to explain how to change the front brake discs and pads and rear shoes on a Mk6 Fiesta? I find the Haynes Manual a bit vague...
  11. How To Remove Mk6 Facelift Headlights?

    Is it recommended to change both headlight bulbs at the same time?
  12. After struggling immensely to get both headlights out of the car to switch the bulbs, I'm now sitting in a strop! I managed to get the headlight units out of the car without removing the bumper. Surely there's a much easier way of getting them in and out. Can anyone offer advice on this or refer me to a guide?
  13. My brother's Fiesta Zetec (2007/57) is due an oil change. I've noticed there's a rubber gasket/seal for the sump plug. Is it necessary to change the sump plug or just the sump plug gasket/seal, or both?
  14. Is Camber Adjustable On A Standard Mk6 Fiesta?

    I understand the difference between toe in / toe out, camber and caster :) The reason for my query is that when I have taken my car to ATS in the past for a computerised adjustment with the printouts, I have seen the measurement pointers move for the camber readings after they adjusted the toe measurements. But as I thought, I didn't think the camber could be adjusted on a standard Fiesta like mine.
  15. Is Camber Adjustable On A Standard Mk6 Fiesta?

    I'm curious because I didn't think it is adjustable but I'm sure I've seen the measurements being adjusted at ATS when they sorted out my wheel alignment with the computerised readings.