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#1 Johannapam1

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

My wife has a Fiesta Titanium April 2012 (only bought it 4 weeks ago) and I noticed today that there were 3 screw fixings on the top of the Engine (1.4 Auto Petrol) which looked like there should be a cover screwed on.

Can anyone who has a 12/62 plate Fiesta Titanium confirm if they have a top cover over the engine please. In the manual it does show one but Dealer says they think it was discontinued on the 2012 models? The book covers 2011 models.

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#2 sambooka

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

From what I gather the only model to have a cover on it is the zetec s tdci I have been wrong before though

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:06 PM

It's hit & miss. My 2010 Zetec-S DIDN'T have one.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

My 09 fiesta had a cover, went for a service and came back minus it and when questioned apparently it never had it. So the fixing holes are for....? :-D

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

My 09 Titanium TDCI didn't have a cover and neither has my 59 plate 1.4 c petrol Titanium. It does sound hit and miss.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:37 PM

Thanks to you all for your replies.
As you say magenta - it does seem hit and miss

I dont suppose it is anything to be worried about?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:23 PM

Its not really that important, mostly cosmetic (tidys up the engine compartment) it can reduce noise a little (eg tappet noise) and it can help to keep an engine warmer for longer (good in winter)

MOT testers cannot remove covers and with MOTs becoming stricter with such things as oil leaks/ spills etc - they can't see under covers

If you don't have an engine cover and you feel you want one -

You could always buy one online (e-bay etc) - a S/H one in decent condition isnt going to "break the bank"

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:42 PM

Thanks FOCA - will have a looksy.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:37 AM

I have a MK6 with the 1.4 petrol engine, i believe they use the same engine still now albeit a tad more powerful (correct me if im wrong) and mine has an engine cover of sorts, its a dual purpose thing, its basically just the air box with air filter in it and it happens to be doubled up as a cover, i have to admit it does a great job of silencing the engine from the outside of the car its pretty quiet, it just makes cleaning or checking the air filter a chore, you have to undo it from the engine then it has some of those star screw heads to be removed all to check the filter, anyway i dont think you are missing out.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:15 AM

Thanks Nathan_M - I think you are right.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:27 AM

I can't believe it is hit and miss though whether Ford fit one or not !

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

I can't believe it is hit and miss though whether Ford fit one or not !


I believe what my Dealer said is probably right.

Ford stopped fitting them in 2008/9 when the MK7 (I think) came out.

I have checked now six - 11/12/62 plates and NONE have them fitted.

It would appear that 2008/9 was the last time they were fitted?


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 08:25 PM

I have a Oct 2012 1.4 diesel on 62 plate ( pre facelift) and mine has a cover.

 

Does anyone know how to remove it , I cant see any screws, I wonder if it just snaps on ?

 

Any ideas

 

Thanks

 

Phil



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:34 PM

Just pull :)



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:27 PM

My 12 plate Zetec S TDCi has a cover :)

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