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Member Since 14 Jun 2008
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In Topic: Engine Overheating Ford Ka 1.3 Duratec

31 July 2015 - 05:15 AM

did you get it sorted & what did the problem turn out to be?

In Topic: Please Help A New Streetka Owner

31 July 2015 - 05:08 AM

did you get it sorted ??

In Topic: Service Tips

29 July 2015 - 08:18 PM

best way to get oil out is run the car for a few mins to get oil warm as it will flow out easy then. when you do the oil change add a bottle of tappet additive to the oil as it will clean the tappets and lubricate them properly and stop them pinking.

In Topic: Strange Cable? Ka 1997

29 July 2015 - 05:46 AM

I agree with Clive. Just leave it alone and it will be fine .

In Topic: Electric Windows Problem

29 July 2015 - 05:30 AM

Use a Stanley knife to cut along the rubber boot between door and car body to gain access to broken wires. On the heating problem it maybe the matrix just under the bulk head take off wipers, take off plastic trim around wipers, remove a couple of bits on plastic trim and its under there, bit fiddly, I think you need a posidrive screw driver and a meaty pair of pliers for the hose clamps, that sort that you squeeze to undo. Should be done in about 20 mins, might loose a little drop of coolant, its not easy to spot, look for 2 water hoses heading into the bulkhead, its on the end of those, roughly on centre line of car just under bottom edge of windscreen.If you do a search in Google for ka heater matrix you will find a you tube vid to show what it looks like and how to replace it. I would also make sure the system is fully bled and make sure there is no air in the system