Hi everyone, i have just joined here in the hope you can give me some help and advice.
The Mrs has a 2003 Fiesta Zetec, its just been parked up for a few days whilst we went blackpool in my car...
Just went to start it up so i can put mine on the drive again and it wouldnt start, like it had no fuel (but it had a full tank) so after a few presses on the pedal and tried again it started but the sound was horrible from the engine and dark smoke came from the exhaust.
So turned it off and checked the oil all was ok there, then started it again and it started first time, but there was white smoke coming from the exhaust this time... i have now left it alone whilst i research what to do incase i do some damage.
What would have cause it not to start? The battery wasnt dead, there was petrol and it was only standing for 3 days!
Could a Engine Flush and some new oil do the trick with a bottle of redex? what other areas should i be looking at or concentrating on?
I've always thought this car lacks some power but i've got a 1.8 Audi A4 so im quite use to that.