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#539669 Fiesta 1.25 Style +

Posted by Mariner on 12 November 2015 - 04:00 PM

Sounds quite normal for a 16 valve engine. They need to be revved a bit to get the best out of them (I had the 1.4 previously which was much the same)

#527706 Curbed My Wheel

Posted by Mariner on 30 September 2015 - 09:06 AM

Tyre is scrap by the look of it.

#513522 Ford Privilege Discount Letter Possibly?

Posted by Mariner on 19 August 2015 - 08:49 AM

Its a standard marketing ploy used my many car dealers (and not just Ford) trying to get you to buy a new car. Not worth the paper its printed on.

#511502 Hot Electric Window Buttons..?

Posted by Mariner on 12 August 2015 - 09:28 AM

I agree with Mark.

It could possibly be a faulty alternator voltage regulator, which could have been damaged by the actions taken to break into the car.

This should be easily diagnosed by any competent auto electrician.

#510000 Depreciation

Posted by Mariner on 07 August 2015 - 11:28 AM

Don't forget 20% of the purchase price of a new car is VAT.

#492530 Buying Help 100 Vs 125Ps

Posted by Mariner on 04 June 2015 - 02:09 PM

Titanium has ambient lighting and 125 engine :-)

#492504 Mr165 Problem Help?

Posted by Mariner on 04 June 2015 - 12:47 PM

As above. Aircon causes fan to run all the time.

#491906 Buying Help 100 Vs 125Ps

Posted by Mariner on 02 June 2015 - 11:54 AM

125 has more BHP and more torque. Its only noticable when you floor it though. Otherwise they drive about the same.

125 = 200 nm torque on overboost (170 nm normal driving)

100 = 170 nm torque

I have a 125 Titanium and my parents have 100 Titanium so I have experience of both.

#464881 Dash Cam Problems...help!!!

Posted by Mariner on 13 March 2015 - 08:26 AM

Wiring to interior light fuse will cause problems as the light circuit is electronically controlled. I wired mine to the rear wiper fuse using one of these. No problems at all.

#458929 Interior Tool Remover

Posted by Mariner on 26 February 2015 - 03:20 PM

I gote these - Cheaper still and very fast delivery :-)

#458509 Help Hard-Wiring Dashcam

Posted by Mariner on 25 February 2015 - 04:22 PM


I forget what slot number mine was connected to, but it is the rear wiper fuse which is 15 amp. Here's the photo of my fuse box again so you can see how the fuse piggyback is connected:




With the wire from the piggyback going up, the original fuse goes in the slot closest to the fuse box (on the piggyback itself), and the fuse for your new circuit goes in the other slot. You don't have to connect the piggyback to the rear wiper slot but that works for me, and an advantage of this is that a rear wiper failure is not that serious, but something else failing like the instrument cluster could cause real problems lol.


Edit: be sure to check your manual because your fuse box might not be laid out the same as mine.


Good advice :-)

How easy is it to find a solid earth near the fusebox?

I plan to have a go at wiring my Nextbase 402G in at the weekend if the weather is dry.

#456007 Car Got Stolen Lastnight Gutted

Posted by Mariner on 18 February 2015 - 04:18 PM

Sorry to hear that.

Did it have keyless entry?

#443122 Issues With Ford Dealer

Posted by Mariner on 09 January 2015 - 10:45 AM

Sounds like they didn't lock the steering wheel in the centre position before aligning the road wheel. If this is the case then the alignment procedure will need to be carried out again. As long as nothing else is found to be broken you shouldn't have to pay IMO.

#432120 Titanium Sony Radio

Posted by Mariner on 27 November 2014 - 04:25 PM

The Sony DAB radio is fully covered in the manual I got with my car - page 220 onwards.

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#430180 125 Ecoboost 1.0 Gear Change Points.

Posted by Mariner on 21 November 2014 - 09:42 AM

The change indicator adapts to your driving. If the car is new suggest you ignore it for now and drive normally. Turbo gives boost from aprox 1400 RPM so aim for that when changing until the car settles down a bit.