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SandyCat

Member Since 06 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 13 2014 11:00 AM
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In Topic: Clutch Failed 2013 Fiesta Zs!!!

13 April 2014 - 11:03 AM

Noor I don't know if you got the car new or used but check your warranty carefully.   If you first told the dealer of your worries within the warranty period then stick to your guns as you have a case.    They will try and fob you off as a wear and tear item etc. This is normal.   You need to put a case together of when you first told the dealer about your clutch and who you spoke to etc.   The more evidence you have the better your case will be and if turns nasty and you have get all legal on them your case will stand a better chance of succeeding the more information you can provide.   Good luck.


In Topic: The Eagle Has Landed

05 April 2014 - 09:31 PM

Sorry to hear that. Some people never  learn that you don't there any quicker by driving 6 inches off someones ar5e.   Hope it gets back as good as new soon.


In Topic: The Eagle Has Landed

04 April 2014 - 09:33 PM

True story.  A guy with keyless start goes to a posh place with valet parking.  At the end of the day the guy is brought his car, the engine is left running and he gets in and drives several hundred miles home and then finds the valet still has the key..............

Don't make the same mistake !


In Topic: The Eagle Has Landed

04 April 2014 - 11:04 AM

Phil the supermarket stuff often lacks the cleaning additives.   There is always dispute about this and you will hear all sorts of opinions but I play safe and have never had problems as a result.   There are people who have done tons of miles on supermarket stuff and fair enough.   But this isn't a taxi it's a high performance expensive car.


In Topic: The Eagle Has Landed

04 April 2014 - 07:48 AM

The jury is out on V-Power but after splashing out on a special car like the ST I can't understand anyone saving a few bob by sticking cheap supermarket fuel in.   I always go for proper branded stuff like Esso or Shell even with a standard car like mine.

 

As for the first oil and filter change I think it's in one of the books maybe but personally I would get it done after the running in period.  Just get it done locally with the right grade oil then stick to the normal service schedule after that with an oil change at least annually.   It gets rid of any debris and running in swarf etc from the new engine.     

 

Remember that engines with turbos rely on quality clean oil and also let the engine tick over for 30 seconds before switching off for cooling to prevent the hot oil carbonising in the turbo oil feeds.