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Mike77

Member Since 30 May 2011
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In Topic: Engine Fault Warning

28 August 2014 - 11:16 PM

As a rule, I always service my cars when I buy them, as a garage can always "say" it's had a full service (have experienced this personally) when in fact it hasn't been touched. You could always get the car plugged into a diagnostic machine as it should have recorded the fault and this may give you further information, but my first port of call would be a good service.

In Topic: Engine Fault Warning

28 August 2014 - 09:58 PM

When is the last time the fuel filter was changed.... I ask this as this part has an electrical connection to it and may be linked to the cars ECU, so may possibly be the only serviceable part to throw up a light ? These parts usually get missed or avoided at service time because it can be difficult to start a car again after replacement. If it's not been serviced for a while, I'd try this first.

In Topic: Horsepower Question

28 August 2014 - 09:54 PM

Not sure about resale value, but I know a few people with the 82bhp models and they ALL say they think it feels underpowered.... So if you've drove one and feel it meets your needs, then this is definitely the model to go for, you would REALLY feel the difference in bhp, especially at this level (small engine) so in my opinion, the 60bhp model would be a bad choice.

In Topic: Mk7 Remap

25 August 2014 - 02:14 PM

So this established friend of yours has offered to remap your car ... You know the answer already, the remap is written for individual cars and is solely for your model, hence written for your fiesta and its clutch. You must have faith in his work because you are thinking of useing one of his maps again. I personally don't think anyone can say a weak clutch is a factor, the remap is written like I say with the clutch and all other parts in the equation.



I'm not saying that my only concern is the clutch,,, I'm not really to concerned as I've not really got a heavy right foot, only mentioned this as he spoke about it. Wanted to know if anyone else had mappedtheir diesel fiesta and how they ran compared to standard. Also if they had experienced any hiccup's etc etc that might be worth thinking about. The focus I had done was great, smoother, and a lot stronger.

In Topic: Mk7 Remap

24 August 2014 - 12:26 PM

He says the guy will only load the map in a safe way, to give the clutch enough tolerance to hold it's own.... He said it could go more, but to be on the safe side blah blah.