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#483916 Crank Seal Oil Leak

Posted by delboy on 08 May 2015 - 05:35 PM

metal can wear down even against a rubber seal especially if a little grit or metal deposits get in between the seal and shaft as already been said by stef.


the seal should be a nice tight fit on the shaft. when you slide the seal on the shaft it should be tight then as it get to where it sits does it get easier to get in place ie the last couple of mil is looser than when first putting it onto the shaft if thats the case its the shaft that wore down i recon.


whats the milage on the ka ?

#481319 Problems With Key

Posted by delboy on 30 April 2015 - 04:03 PM

if timpsons can do it & recode the key happy days. first port of call is phone fords for a price inc vat then goto timpsons for a price

#477446 Discoloured Bumpers

Posted by delboy on 18 April 2015 - 06:11 AM

goto an auto shop and get a couple of bumper spray cans in black or grey then give the bumpers a good clean and degreasing & spray them over.

it lasts for a while & makes the car look much better. 

#471447 W Reg Ka 1.3 - Manual Or Automatic Belt Adjuster?

Posted by delboy on 30 March 2015 - 06:53 PM

goto the ford web site i posed that way you will get the correct componenent for you car or save a few quid by buying a part that may bugger up more than its worth 

#465655 2002 Ka Not Starting (Firing Up)

Posted by delboy on 15 March 2015 - 12:48 PM

remove plugs and fit new. they will come out even if cold. if they dont make any diffrence replace the ht leads as they fail. as it was run to empty i would change the fuel filter as it most prob needs doing. its located under the car near the rear nearsid wheel. it looks like a soft drinks can

#459371 Run It In To The Ground Or Change?

Posted by delboy on 27 February 2015 - 07:07 PM

if you have something in mind to change it to then go for it. good price for the age i recon but dont change for the sake of change but as you said it's starting to get the odd rattle and it only gets worse.

#448628 Ford Ka Coolant Leak

Posted by delboy on 26 January 2015 - 06:34 AM

sounds like a split hose. one the engine is warm put a pair of gloves on and squeez all the coolant hoses to find the ones thats failed and replace or cut down as the leak maybe on the clamping point and also check the expansion bottle and the bottle cap. 

#440609 Buy Or Not Buy? Looks Dodgy?

Posted by delboy on 31 December 2014 - 06:16 AM

well done m8  the red ka was most prob a overpriced duffer. glad you got a better example and yes in the summer give it a real good going over with rust proofer especially around filler cap & seals and the bottom of the doors go aswell.  put up some pics when you get it m8 .....happy motoring 

#440093 Buy Or Not Buy? Looks Dodgy?

Posted by delboy on 29 December 2014 - 06:00 AM

before you make an offer take someone with you with some knowledge of mechanics and take it for a proper test drive over speed bumps . dual carrage way etc. it does sound like you intend on buying it so get it checked over properly.

#439813 Buy Or Not Buy? Looks Dodgy?

Posted by delboy on 27 December 2014 - 06:17 PM

best to take a mechanic with you or pay for the AA to have a look at as

DIESEL PIG said it should have a pair of shocks replaced but for £1900

i would look for a better spec model. if any bells ring in your head  then leave well alone

as i think you already know the answer to your question is to leave well alone as i would not get a ka

as they do tend to rust quite a lot

#437523 Scraping Noise

Posted by delboy on 17 December 2014 - 06:08 PM

when you had the steering rack replaced they should have done the track rod ends & checked the drop links.  glad it's all sorted

#428000 2014 Ka Edge - Brand New But Issues (Please Help)

Posted by delboy on 13 November 2014 - 06:27 AM

i would make a letter out stating that you refuse the car back & want a full refund. dont forget to make a copy for yourself.

you need to talk to the manager not a sales person & bluntly refuse the car & hand the letter ove stating all the faults & the date they had the car to sort it & the date it was returned to you etc. make it clear & straight to the point and stand your ground & take a friend or someone that know how to deal with 

with this matter. if they wont accept it contact trading standards & if your in the aa/rac contact them as they maybe able to help you. if that fails contact the manufacturers   http://www.ford.co.uk/Footer/ContactUs


i did say that the sales guy would be on his day off. they are so predictable.


phone them and ask for the manager that runs the place not the sales manager he is just a puppet.

i would go down & make myself seen and make it clear i was not happy & see the manager. can you tell us the dealer please so we know to keep well clear of them


have a look here



#427572 Ford Ka Under Rear Seat Hole?

Posted by delboy on 11 November 2014 - 05:03 PM

from memory its to access the fuel pump thats in the petrol tank. if you take the reg to your local fords and explane what you want they should have one or get one . i think its a metal plate thats scred on with a rubber large rubber gromet in the middle. i think they use the same on the ford fiestas of that age.

try a scrappers will be cheap then

#426297 2014 Ka Edge - Brand New But Issues (Please Help)

Posted by delboy on 07 November 2014 - 06:05 PM

from past experience once the salesman has sold the car he is not interested anymore. you most prob find it's his day off when you call.

keep all paperwork & emails but best to give it over in writing & get them to sign it and get a full report on the car. sounds like you got a friday car.

once it's sorted presuming they do sort it take someone with you and makesure it's to your satisfaction and check they have replaced all parts that they remove & have not damaged anything especially if they goto do anything with the rattle in the dash as thigs dont seem to fit back as they do in the factory

best of luck with it.

#426266 2014 Ka Edge - Brand New But Issues (Please Help)

Posted by delboy on 07 November 2014 - 04:20 PM

keep us posted on the outcome with the dealer/service dpt. i personally would refuse the car back due to part 1 of your list as i would never feel safe. when you drop it off ask for a car to use whist they sort your one out or phone the salesman to arrange a car for you for when you take your one back