I've been on that site and I put my number plate in and it comes up with two front springs. One says its for cars with a lowered chassis. The other doesn't mention anything. I may ring them later on to see if they can advise me further
Hi I have done this today. It's actually very simple. All you need to do is reach underneath and unplug the fan. Then undo the harness. To do this you just need to pull and jiggle the fixings until they come away from the fan housing. Then take off the pipe that connects the air box to the engine. You just need to unscrew two jubilee clips. Then remove the air box. This is held in place with rubber lugs and just needs a good pull. After that take the top radiator hose off. You need a hose clamp so you don't lose too much coolant. Then just unclip the fan and pull it out.
The part itself is expensive. 230 quid plus vat from ford just for the part. But I found a good used part on ebay for 70 quid and its perfect. All in all it took about 40 minutes to do.
I always thought the best way to keep an air con system happy and healthy is to use it as often as possible and once in a while put ya heating up on full for 10 mins so it all gets nice an hot. I assume the air bomb thing would kill any nasties in the system. If your having trouble with moisture check the pollen filter and check all the drainage channels.
I know this probably isn't loads of help but its what I do with mine and ie not really had an issue with any of my cars.
I'm intending on having a go at changing the oil and filter on my mk7 1.4 petrol tomorrow, should the weather hold up. I've got all the gear but unfortunately haven't been able to find a suitable guide either on any of the Fiesta-related forums nor on YouTube.
Could anyone assist with the following questions...
- Is the filter reached via the underside of the car or can it be removed through the top of the engine bay?
- Any special tools required to remove/replace the canister filter?
- Is it necessary to replace the sump plug and/or washer during the procedure?
- Is there an undertray present on these, and if so what tools are necessary to remove it?
I'm not sure that this going to be much help but I saw a chap do a service on a fiesta on 5th gear on Tuesday night. He went underneath to get the filter off. (I should say he had it up on a ramp as he was using a garage where you can rent a ramp and tools)
He said to remove the filter you can use any filter removal tool. There is nothing specific or special that you need. He didn't say about the sump plug or washer but I would fit a new washer just to be safe. And as for the last question. I don't think there is an undertray. Mine doesn't and neither did the one on the tv.
It's worth noting if its still under warranty you need to use genuine ford parts again this was the advice of the chap on 5th gear.