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In Topic: What Can I Do To Improve Power In 12 Plate Fiesta 1.25?

05 June 2014 - 10:33 AM


Hi all,
 I have a 12 plate Fiesta 1.25 which has only done 20,000 and I'm about to start a new job where I will only do 3-5,000 a year in it. I love driving the car except that it is very slow, especially compared to my previous Focus 1.8 TDCI. 
 I am something of a mechanical illiterate so not sure if this is even possible but I would much rather spend money upgrading this car than trade it in for a hot hatch, which is what I'd ideally like to drive. Is there anything that can be done to this car to put some serious power in it, or at least moderate power - engine/parts change etc.? Considering I was recently flirting with the idea of a new Fiesta ST in the £15,000 bracket, I'd be happy to pay pretty serious money if it made the difference and allowed me to comfortably enjoy this car for 5-10 years (I change cars rarely) as I'd still be making a big saving without having to change. 
 Hopefully something can be done to at least push this car on a bit, I mean it takes 13 seconds to get from 0-60...
 Thanks and apologies for my ignorance but I guess what else are forums for :)

I feel your pain ! I had an 11 reg 1.25 zetec and it was sooooooooo slow it wasn't funny. In my humble opinion, trade it in for the 1.0 Ecoboost. I was very sceptical and was worried that going down another engine size would come back and bite me on the bum, but no, I LOVE my Fiesta. Honestly, the difference is night and day compared to the 1.25. I did a lot of research before I committed, but I am so pleased I did. Go on .... do it !!!!

In Topic: Passenger Window Keeps Going Down!

03 June 2014 - 08:42 PM

Thanks, the resetting seems to have worked, for now.
Keep you updated!
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Yeah, let me know how you get on, coz mine seems fixed and then off it goes again !!!

In Topic: Grease Lightning Showroom Shine.

03 June 2014 - 08:40 PM

Just used the showroom shine tonight. Half an hour later, the car is pretty as a picture. It is really good and really easy.
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Glad you got on OK and the shine is good.

In Topic: Passenger Window Keeps Going Down!

02 June 2014 - 10:04 AM


If I have both windows down a little bit (ie a quarter) and use one touch close at the same time to shut, my passenger window will go up, and go all the way down! Has anyone else had this issue?

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Yep, mine does it and it drives me nuts !!! Doesn't do it all the time tho. If it's warm, I will leave both windows open a wee bit (have wind deflectors on) and the drivers window is fine, but the passenger window does exactly what you describe. Not handy when you are driving along and you are trying to get a flippin window to stay closed !!!!

I have done the resetting thing a few times now, but still it persists !

In Topic: Grease Lightning Showroom Shine.

29 May 2014 - 07:26 AM

Yep, just spray directly on to the car. It should come out in a fine mist and not a stream, you are trying to cover as much surface area as possible so it "encapsulates" (good word eh ??) the dirt so that it just wipes off with the cloth and doesn't scratch. Make sure you have a decent microfibre cloth for the buffing tho. I had one that just wouldn't work, changed it to a good quality one and the difference was amazing. I love Showroom Shine !!! You don't need a huge amount of it tho, but it's easy to use too much. You'll get the hang of how much to use the more you do it.
I'll also take on board about the methylated spirits for the trims as well, thanks.