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    Fiesta 2014 1.5 tdci/2008 1.6 tdci
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  1. I have now found friendly car restorer #(escorts RS somethings he has done a few complete rebuilds powder coating etc) who will lend me his battery impact gun (friend of a close friend van man) 'this will undo everything'. So a bit of luck there already. Ian if you could get hold of one of these it would make life easier. These are espensive bits of kit £250 second hand so out of my reach.# this is what he paid. as MJ Newton said with the impact tool the crank will barely move and therefore no damage will occur. Easy then to get to TDC the rest is easy. Common High pressure rail for my tdci so no pump to time. About 1 month away for me I look forward to hearing how you go on Ian/ HenryV.
  2. I can see what your saying MJ Newton. This makes sense. Its a shame you're so far away Ian. We could have helped each other. Your car first in case we make a cockup of course
  3. Since my last recent post I have been in touch with my local Auto shop at Welshpool. Total cost around £100 including waterpump and cambelt kit so good so far. So not trying to hijack your post but this will give you some idea of the cost for spares.
  4. Hello Ian, I intend to do the same on my 08 tdci 1.6 fiesta mk 6 and like you not sure of everything. If you # loosen the camshaft drive pulleys after inserting the camshaft timing positioner bar/ plate, the camshaft/s are in correct position and the crank would be tdc cyl 1. These engines do not have a 'keyed' crank timing belt gear. So once you slacken the front primary pulley you have lost timing /tdc as the drive gear is pinched by the outer pulley. Once you have fitted your new Belt, tensioner, waterpump?, idler? camshaft still in correct position. Next is to find tdc for the crankshaft, there is a pin to screw in for this so when you turn crank clockwise it will stop against the pin and be tdc. Now tighten primary pulley and cam puleys. you should have been careful not to have moved the crank when undoing the bottom pulley retaining bolt as some of the valves will be down/ open. Then again read on as this was the way on earlier engines. There are a few unanswered items here and maybe someone with better knowledge will reply. Is there a kit to lock the crankshaft solidly to enable removal and refitting of outer pulley and therefore maintaining, with camshaft locking bar, total timing?. This would make thing easier # care is needed here as you can do damage to cam it may be possible to use a counter spanner nearer to the pulley to take stress from the camshaft as a whole or lock the pulley. Undoing the pulleys disables the stress to cams..with lock fitted..when undoing lower pulley. Come on there must be some mechanics out there who do this regularly with competence.
  5. I have the noise so you are not on your own. Mine is 64 still under warranty. Hmm I feel a trip to the dealership coming on. Where exactly is this sensor.
  6. Almost surely the same. Same year same model is important. £20 = 2 packs from Tesc*s.
  7. I have a feeling they are pressed in So you may need a bit of effort.
  8. Nice car welcome. Try not to polish all the paint off
  9. hello, My trusty goes so well 08 old shape fiesta 1.6 tdci (knocks spots off wifes 1.5 tdci 64) has a steering issue. The steering seems to have got stiffer. The tyre pressures are fine and almost full of steering fluid. Has anyone come across this before is there a common cause. 54k on clock.
  10. yes eurocarparts as darvvader said would be fine. I use my local carparts shop at Welshpool and they supply the trade and the home mechanics. No crap there but good pricings and helpful staff. I do not usually buy car parts from ebay as the financial difference is little. I often arrive at the shop with the part to be replaced about my person not concealed as this would be counter /shop/ productive. I'll get my coat.
  11. I aggree with MJT head gasket. Brown froth mixture of oil in coolant. Common fault.
  12. There may be a connector block not re connected after some work or other. A wireing diagram would be handy. Only way may be to see if there is any imput to the door, you need a meter.
  13. 18 amps would burn out your wireing. Or blow a fuse.
  14. You need to talk to a ford garage.