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  1. Fiesta MK7 1.4 TDCI. Problems starting in the cold

    Can you hear any 'chuffing' when the car is idling? If so its the copper injector seals that have gone meaning that it can take a bit longer to start the car - mine were replaced when I bought the car, just changed 1 yesterday that failed after around 40k miles. I usually go to the 2nd ignition point and wait for the lights on the dash to go out - also has the fuel filter been changed recently and can you see any air bubbles in the fuel line under the air filter?
  2. Flat spot on a diesel engine

    Possibly a blocked/sticking EGR valve.
  3. 83 MPG

    You need to refill and make a note of the number of litres, the MPG is usually out around 10% for mine, it usually shows mid 70s on mine which equates to high 60s in real terms on my 1.4 TDCi.
  4. Air in fuel system - cost estimate

    Guessing a 1.4 TDCi? The cost should be very minimal if not free, air in the lines probably just means the quick connectors on the fuel filter aren't 100% seated - if you take the airbox off you will see the air in the line, usually one of the lines will have tiny bubbles in it. I would however suggest simply disconnecting and connecting the quick connectors on the fuel filter - is the filter an OEM one or an aftermarket one? Sometimes aftermarket filters don't always seat 100%. You might need to use an 8mm socket to remove the metal shield on the top of the filter to get to the front connector. Have a go and report back, should be a very easy fix, if this doesn't cure the issue it might simply be one of the lines has a pinhole leak due to the age of the lines plus it sitting on top of a hot engine - they are also cheap to replace but suggest trying to reseat initially.
  5. It's just 2 quick release connectors on the fuel filter and then you just run the engine at different RPMs for a while for the injectors and pump to be cleaned out - you can also add the stuff to the tank instead though. Just run with standard diesel that isn't from the supermarket and it will be fine.
  6. 3D Gel Number plate

    Why not just go with pressed metal plates?
  7. Anyone have a second car?

    I found this issue as well due to the NCB only being allowed on 1 car, however the Admiral multicar seems to apply the NCB to both cars under 1 policy which is handy, I never really got the issue with the NCB sharing - surely you can't drive both cars at the same time!
  8. Anyone have a second car?

    I have Admiral multi car for 2 cars (or more), it's not too bad, also depends on what the other car is, I found for me it was cheaper to go with Admiral for my everyday car and then Adrian Flux or a competition/classic car insurers for the other car.
  9. Probably cheaper to just have a small LED torch on your keys!
  10. Decat pipe

    Decats are usually only useful if you are wanting extra power right at the top of the rev range on an NA, decats work better on a turbo car but best to fit a high flow cat if you have removed all of the other restrictions in the exhaust already.
  11. Decat pipe

    Decats are usually only useful if you are wanting extra power up top, decats work better on a turbo car but best to fit a high flow cat if you have removed all of the other restrictions in the exhaust already.
  12. Get some 'diesel purge' I used it on mine, you set it up to run neat through the injectors (connectors are on the fuel filter) and it did make a massive difference on mine, it can also be added into the fuel as well but the effect isn't as good. Also, do you mean the Redex injector cleaner or just the fuel cleaner they also stock?
  13. Fiesta 06 1.4 tdci crank pulley

    Don't forget to also change the water pump!
  14. Found on a few Volvos decades ago, it's a 'getting you home' light which will stay on for a short period of time so that if your car is parked at the front of the house you can see the door and get door keys etc if you park up at night.
  15. Wheel Movement

    Have you had a look under the car or perhaps jacked up the car and taken the wheel off?