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#1 metal-liam

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:02 PM

I have a 12plate Fiesta metal as most of you know, and i was driving it today (Quite fast) i pulled away from another car (race) and i got to about 5-6 RPM in first gear and the power cut out, now the car has all growl but no speed. I think ive done something really bad to it ? :(

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:03 PM

Stop driving like a chav :P!

Don't know tbh, ring Ford and ask them to book it in if it's gone all funny (May of gone into limp mode? =/)

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:18 PM

Never had that sort of problem and i do growl to the 5-6k mark. (Mainly when a BMW is riding my A** to get out of his way) Of course happens often when going up a steep hill to overtake a farm tractor or trucks as well. A361 has some rough hills here in the south for this little car..

Forgot to add, usually only at those marks for maybe 5 seconds and then i'm back to 3-3-5k.

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Did you win the race :P

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:28 PM

Well the engine is designed to go at those RPM's, otherwise it'd be limited to a lower RPM, though by the sounds of it it's probably in limp mode. Ford should be able to knock it off.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:40 PM

Will this cost me any money :( sorting this limp mode out. And no i lost the race as this is when the problem occurred grrrr.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:02 PM

if it was in limp mode wouldnt it have a light on the dash to say so..... tbh i wouldnt be driving a brand new car at them revs untill it was run in a little.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:07 PM

if it was in limp mode wouldnt it have a light on the dash to say so..... tbh i wouldnt be driving a brand new car at them revs untill it was run in a little.


Yeah i was thinking something should of came up on the dash. And ive driven the car like it plenty of times and nothings happened. and its done nearly 700 miles.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:13 PM

Yeah slow down Liam, thats a new car you got there always thought that your supposed to be gentle for the 1st 1000 miles or so, at the end of the day its under warranty so won't cost you anything. One reason I'd never buy a used sport model is cos some knob will have thrashed its !Removed! off, next thing you be telling us its been in a crash!

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:17 PM

Yeah slow down Liam, thats a new car you got there always thought that your supposed to be gentle for the 1st 1000 miles or so, at the end of the day its under warranty so won't cost you anything. One reason I'd never buy a used sport model is cos some knob will have thrashed its !Removed! off, next thing you be telling us its been in a crash!


Yeah im going to slow down from now on. (Until i hit 1000 miles hehe) joking nah ill slow down. And dont say ill crash that upsets me :( ha. ill take it to fords this week get it checked.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:21 PM

let us know how you get on all ways interesting to know what was wrong

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:38 PM

LOL I guess your fairly young, to be honest I was no better had a fiesta XR2 when I was 21 and used to thrash it everywhere, was amazing fun, oh yeah and I smashed it up (black ice) so yeah been there done that just be careful. B)

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:50 PM

Yeah slow down Liam, thats a new car you got there always thought that your supposed to be gentle for the 1st 1000 miles or so, at the end of the day its under warranty so won't cost you anything. One reason I'd never buy a used sport model is cos some knob will have thrashed its !Removed! off, next thing you be telling us its been in a crash!


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Count yourself lucky for having a brand new car, look after it and it'll look after you! After all you don't want to have engine issues with your brand new car do you?

Just please don't tell me it was a corsa or something you were trying to race when it happened!? :blink:

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:57 PM

You all say some good advice and in gonna agree and stick with it, I'm gonna calm down,
And the car I was racing was a Mountined 140ps fiesta zetec s, I thought it would be a good race, but my car let me down :(

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:52 PM

I wish you best of luck Liam. I don't trash mine around but they should still be able to pack a punch every now and then. Have you checked the fluid levels by any chance? Ford should take care of it if they find a problem.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:43 PM

My dad had a Y reg old shape fiesta zetec, He said he got 110 mph out of it because the engine can go full RPM, Maxing every gear personally i wouldnt do it :L id love an XR2 ! Was looking at them before i got the 12 plate fiesta but the insurance is extortionate ): we can all dream (:

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