Serious Paranoia With My Fiesta MetalPlease advise
Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:09 AM
Regarding my Fiesta its getting rather serious, ive bought it on ford options (my first ford as changed from a VAG) i use the car mainly for work as i drive from my home in essex - NE London to Borehamwood, Herts where i work which takes me just short of a 40 mile round trip.
I never turn the car on and just drive have, i always let the revs drop especially as i work nights and finish 6am. Have used normal BP unleaded from new and have currently got 2,800 miles on the clock with no thrashing at all.
It took me from 0-800 miles before i even took it past 70mph and around 1500-2000miles past 100mph never wheel spinned or even seen the traction light on keep the gear changes around 2-2.5k rpm and occasionally when merging onto a roads and motorways take it up to 3-3.5k revs in 4th gear to get up to speed etc.
the noise from the engine is horrid on idle and i have owned a 2009 corsa 1.4sxi which was pretty bad due their natural characteristics with noisy tappets. But my fiesta is a joke and not to mention, theres some sort of knocking type sound after i have been drive and just left on idle for example today in the morning when getting home from work. then it sort of just stops after a while when left running.
Could Someone please shed some light on me and clear my paranoia as im starting to not like the car considering i dont abuse it at all.
thanks and kind regards
Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:26 AM
Cars do sound different when warming up.
Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:06 AM
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:19 PM
Don't be afraid to put your foot down once in a while. Breaking in is not about being extremely gentle with the revs it is about making sure you vary them frequently up and down the rev range. Short bursts of 5 to 6k down a motorway sliproad will probably do more good than harm imo. Also make sure you're not labouring the engine around town for the sake of keeping the revs down as that will be doing the engine no good at all whilst still tight.
I would recommend to just drive it normally but leave it a few thousand miles before giving it long bursts of high revs (up a long steep country road for example)
Heres an interesting article from someone who recommends running in hard.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:56 PM
thanks guys and hope you all have a gd xmas in advance.
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