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BHort

Member Since 16 May 2010
Offline Last Active May 19 2010 11:34 PM
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In Topic: Fuel Metering Unit Needed Urgent

19 May 2010 - 11:29 PM

hi there i was wondering if any one has a fuel metering unit for a ford sierra 2.8 v6 they wish to sell. or if anyone knows any information about overhalling them? thanks very much, james


Found 2 on ebay

Here

and here

The second link of the two has 3 available for sale (as i guess hes a bit of a sierra specialist)

Hope this helps & best regards

BenH

In Topic: Mileage Display Help!

19 May 2010 - 11:23 PM

i always ignore it til i have less than 15 left, i once got it to 1 mile left, luckily it stayed there for quite a while and i made t in the end :)


*pictures all the crap in the bottom of your tank getting sucked into the fuel system*

Eww, that makes me shudder.

In Topic: Car Insurance

19 May 2010 - 11:17 PM

Funny anough iam with churcill now and all the time i was with them i was paying £66.99 a month got my renewal in the other day and they now want £215 a month how do u work that one out :lol: if it is that much yeh know were churcill can shove that.


I had Lexham do that back when I used to ride a 50cc Slowped (being 16 i couldn't get my hands on a car, alright! :unsure: ), they put my premium up for no reason - so i changed to Chaucer. Its really irritating and stupid at times how they work it out but perhaps its just been a bad year for 1.3 MKV Fiestas with drivers in their 20's :S Who knows.

In Topic: Redex...has It Done Harm To Anybody's Engine?

19 May 2010 - 11:10 PM

if youre worried go to ford and they will give you some cleaning treatment that they use alternatively let the tank get low and put sonme shell optimax in it has cleaning treatment in it a tenner should do the trick but only once in a while not all the time


I agree with what your saying here,
I usually use between 10-20 Optimax a month when I can (it does seem to help) - and run my car on super unleaded - otherwise it starts to rattle a bit (sounds like the start of a knock/pink). Every time I put normal unleaded in it seems to run a bit rougher so I don't bother anymore. You can get fractionally more MPG and cut down deposits by using higher octane fuel better, as its a slightly cleaner burn. Although it will cost you more to run your car on SU, you'll notice the difference in the long run.

P.S. If you get your car serviced at a Ford dealership (Hartwell ford near me (Beds.) look after my car surprisingly well, where as camden used to botch my uncles Focus), they'll flush your engine with one of the top end service packages. It will cost a bit more to get it done at Ford but they have the right diagnostic equipment & if you have a FFSH with dealer stamps your car will be worth more when you come to sell/par-ex it anyway.

Regards
BenH

In Topic: Car Insurance

19 May 2010 - 10:56 PM

Anyone got any tips on how to get cheap car insurance cheers. :)


Play the insurance companies off against each other, I managed to get my yearly premium down from 1900, to 700 (yes I know, pricey - but I'm young) by taking the pass plus course for new drivers after I passed my test, and playing the insurance companies off against each other by asking to beat each others quotes; the cheapest 2 I found eventually were More Than and co-operative (even though they wouldn't take my pass plus into account!)

Good luck with your endeavors!