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Hen Pecked

Member Since 09 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active Mar 23 2012 02:32 PM

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In Topic: Incredibly Stupid Design

01 April 2011 - 11:29 AM

As a mod...

I've finally got fed up. NOBODY is having a go at you. This is a discussion forum - the nature of discussion is that there are two opposing points of view. Just because people do not agree with you, does not make your point any less valid - and not everyone who disagrees with you is abusing you either.

From a personal point of view...

There are much greater security concerns to me than worrying about a £50 tank of fuel being taken. It's a piece of cake to take alloy wheels with locking nuts and number plates (which can lead to much, much more serious problems) - are Ford to blame for this as well?

I find the easy fuel fantastic. A locking fuel cap would make the keyless entry system I have in my car a complete waste of time. As it is, the keys stay in my pocket the whole time and I find filling up a breeze.

As a "Mod", you should be ashamed of this reply and reconsider your position.

Just because you do not agree, does not give you the right to be insulting.

If you read the entire thread, you will find at a certain point, it became personal and several FMs seem to enjoy it.

You as a Moderator should have been doing your job and watching out for such posts instead of openly posting a rude, personal rebuke.

This is meant to be a Ford forum and not a forum for a few mates who hold the same opinion.

As I said, you should consider your position as a moderator.

In Topic: Incredibly Stupid Design

01 April 2011 - 08:27 AM

it's quite easy to get the two mixed around when you drive several different cars each day. that happens to many more people than have their fuel stolen because of the lack of a locking fuel cap for example :unsure:

How difficult can it be?

The pumps are different colours, they have the type of fuel in LARGE letters on the pumps and they smell different.

I too used to drive different vehicles on the same day, diesel, petrol and two stroke, but even as an a decrepit OAP, I have never mixed up my fuels.

If the cap was not a problem, there would not be so many forums discussing it.

And as I linked, Ford themselves have admitted it is a problem and are offering a retro fix.

I know that some FMs like to have a go at the OPs of threads they do not agree with, but this is a universal issue that Ford admit.

In Topic: Incredibly Stupid Design

31 March 2011 - 09:29 PM

I’m sorry I really don’t get it…

Ford designs a very simple system which stops you putting petrol in a diesel car and visa versa. Enable you to use the ribs on the nozzle to stop air locks (which is why the ribs are on the nozzle) and makes it so easy you just push the flap and fill.

…So what would you design and call ‘easyfuel’ :huh:

And as for 'not very frugal' 60 mpg from my 1.4 which has done 20.000 miles in 17 months with no problems, only time its been in the garage was the annual service. :D

Firstly, anyone who cannot tell the difference between petrol and diesel should not be filling up cars.

Secondly, you are driving a diesel car which is totally different to the 1.4 petrol auto. Had Ford offered a diesel auto, that would have been a very different story.

And as I am not alone in having these problems,(it is a problem world wide that has prompted Ford to admit the issue and offer a retro fit lockable fuel cap) it seems a fair topic to discuss.

I am however happy that you do not have any problems with your Fiesta. It is always good to see people satisfied with their choice.

In Topic: Incredibly Stupid Design

31 March 2011 - 07:13 PM

There is one more point that adds to my argument about the design and that is the growing number of Fiesta owners who are having trouble filling the fuel tanks due to this design.

There is a very good thread on this and it seems that Fords answer is to only put the nozzle in as far as the second ridge and wait 10 seconds after fueling before removing it.

Doesn't seem like and "easyfuel" to me. I think that for one of the largest car manufacturers in the world, Ford could have done a lot better than they did and I feel justified in posting my comments on it.

So far and 6,500 miles into its first year, when my wife lets me drive it I have no complaints apart from the fuel cap. I have yet to test the infamous alloy wheels as we have had on metal ones for the winter, but after all of the warnings on this forum, my wife and I will be driving very carefully around the potholes of Yorkshire.

For a small run around, it is an ideal car and even as a long distance tourer, it is comfortable and roomy if not very frugal.

In Topic: Fiesta Mk7 'spare Wheel' Size

28 March 2011 - 09:53 AM


The Fiesta Zetec comes with 15" alloys as standard but when I ordered it, I upgraded them to 16" and also chose the 'spare wheel' option over the 'repair kit'. The optional spare steel wheel is 14" but, as I had 16" alloys fitted, should it have been a 15" spare steel wheel???

Don't worry.

The alloys are low profile and the spare is high profile. The difference in diameter is almost negligible.

And as another FM said, it is only designed to get you to the nearest garage/home at under 50MPH.