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  1. Fiesta Ecoboost 125hp P006A

    According to a quick google search :- The most common causes for a P006A are: Aftermarket air intake systems Dirty MAF or MAP sensor Faulty MAF or MAP sensor Faulty engine computer Not sure if that's of any help
  2. System Engine Failure

    there's an edit option at the bottom of the message you have just typed
  3. Mk8 Fiesta fiasco - a silly story

    Encountered this problem many years ago in the early 80's. I had a temporary job at a relatives Vauxhall garage. I was asked to drive a car (early Astra I think) over to their coachworks unit which was about 10 miles up the road. They asked me to follow another guy in a van who would bring me back. He set off and I had to reverse out of the parking area, except I couldn't get reverse. He was merrily on his way thinking the car following him was me, unfortunately it was just a similar random car of the same colour. Five minutes later I was still strying to get reverse and too embarassed to ask anyone how to do it. Eventually the van driver came back after the guy he thought was me turned off 5 miles up the road :). He showed me the collar round the gear lever shaft, I thought it was just some chrome trim, never seen one like that before.
  4. Tyre pressures

    I bought a good guage many years ago I always check them using that, I don't trust the garage ones too much, they get dropped and bashed about. Had to use one on a garage forecourt a few years back after I'd forgotten to put the guage back in the boot, I picked up a slow puncture so put the space saver wheel on. Stopped at the garage to check the pressure, it showed as 40 so I pumped it up to the recommended 48 psi. Seemed very hard so I checked it on my guage when I got back home and it read 56psi. Took the guage in to work (was in a lab at the time) and tested it against a calibrated pressure guage and mine was correct so the forecourt one was 8psi out
  5. Tyre pressures

    Passenger side door sticker from my ST-Line 140. Look at the row which corresponds to your tyre size then look in the1-3 columns for both front and rear tyre pressures.
  6. Noise From 1.0 Ecoboost 125Bhp Engine?

    I've got the 140 bhp version, a year old with just under 9000 on clock. Mine doesn't rattle like the above examples either, very quiet engine so far.
  7. I can't say why you are getting such low mpg figures but here's some info from the Fiesta Owners manual. (images from the official manual) I got my Fiesta ST-Line with the 140 bhp engine just over a year ago, it was new with 90 miles delivery mileage. I reset the AVG mpg setting before I drove it. I followed the manuals instructions for running the car in. My first trip was about 30 miles of mixed roads with about 5 miles of dual carriageway at about 60 -70 mph it showed on display as about 47.5mpg. Since then I have covered about 8500 miles and now get about 50 to 55mpg on my 30 mile round commute according to the display (about 450miles per tank). I have check this by brimming the tank a few times and it's about 3 to 5% optimistic. I'm not driving that slowly or carefully to achieve that, I'm doing 70mph (ish) on the motorways and generally keeping up with the traffic on the other roads The mpg went up after I'd covered about 3500 miles but that may just be temperature related. I've tried premium fuels but not noticed any difference in mpg from my current Sainsburys super unleaded. Take note of the manual about fuel filling, it says you need to be consistent with the way you fill it and not have more than 2 automatic pump cut offs to get realistic readings.
  8. Fiesta Ecoboost 1L Engine Problem?

    Had my Ecoboost Fiesta 140 version for a year now, the oil level didn't budge from the full line at all in 8500 miles. Had it serviced a few weeks back and the fresh oil is bang on the line. I check it at least once a week along with the tyre pressures, and a glance at the brake n coolant fluid levels. So far everything looks to be staying spot on.
  9. Fiesta 125 vs 140

    I test drove the 125 and then went for the 140 ST-Line. I didn't really like the very long gearing on the 125 version. The 140 could do with a 6th gear to drop the revs in motorway cruising but apart from that it's a much nicer drive in my opinion. The latest version does have a 6 speed box but I don't know how they have set the ratios e.g is 6th just an overdrive gear etc... Modifying a 125 to 140 bhp + would still keep the long gearing. I suppose in theory the longer gearing should improve economy a little but I get over 50mpg from my ST-line so I'm happy with that My ideal would have been the 140 engine in a Titanium model but for some reason they don't offer that.
  10. As far as I'm aware the 125bhp version (and the 100) are £0 Tax rated. The 140 bhp is £20. Or has that changed since I got mine last year?
  11. Removing wax from black trim

    I can confirm a pencil eraser (rubber) does indeed work, leaves a bit of rubber residue but that wipes off with a damp cloth. Thanks for the other suggestions though, maybe they work as well.
  12. 125PS on German Autobahn

    The 140 bhp version does have shorter gearing but that has no bearing on it's top speed capability. Just because your rev counter has a red line at 6500 rpm does not mean it will be able to reach that in top gear. As you can see in the above video at about 200 kph he's doing just over 4500 rpm, based on that if he were able to reach 6500 rpm in 5th gear he would be doing nearly 290kph, over 170mph. Also all speedos in cars are set to over read the true speed by around 5% or so so at an indicated 100 you are probably doing 95 at most. If I was able to reach ford's claimed 124.9 mph it would be showing more like 132 on the clock, off the scale in my case as it only goes up to 130.
  13. Awful MPG zetec 1.0 Ecoboost (100)

    Have you reset the avg mpg display to zero? It may be that you have a long term average displayed, this may not reflect your current usage. Tap the trip computer button until you see avg mpg displayed then hold the button in, you should see the current figures change into - - - - dashes. Now drive the car as you would on a normal trip. At first the avg value will change quite a bit as you accelerate and brake and change gear etc... but after a few days it should settle down into an avg mpg that reflects your current usage. I have the ST-Line 140 bhp (138) version and I currently get about 50-55mpg on my 30 mile round trip commute. A few weeks ago I did do a number of short 4 mile trips ferrying stuff up to the local dump with a few hours between each trip. I was getting about 40-42 mpg doing that. Incidently I have checked the displayed avg mpg figure against the real calculated value and it's actually fairly close, display is about 3% optimistic in my tests.
  14. Removing wax from black trim

    Ok thanks for replies, I put a fair bit of elbow grease in with a microfibre and the soft toothbrush already, will have a go at some of the other suggestions.
  15. Took my car for it's first service a few days ago. I specificially asked them not to clean the car as I prefer to do it myself (had a bad experience at at a Toyota dealership many years ago, left the pristine paintwork full of swirly scratches which they denied). Unfortunately they cleaned my Fiesta anyway, the paintwork looks fine but they have left wax all over my black trim. Anyone know of the best way of removing this. I have tried Autoglym fastglass as suggested on their website but it hasn't made any noticeable difference. It looks like it's working when you put it on and it's still wet but when it dries off there's little difference. I've tried washing it a few times with car shampoo and using an old toothbrush but no change. I know I could probably complain and ask them to sort it out but I haven't really got the time to faff around taking car back etc....