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#389736 Help With Rust Round Petrol Cap On Ford Sportka

Posted by SandyCat on 24 July 2014 - 08:26 PM

Yes it seems there is a sponge around the filler neck behind the wing that absorbs moisture and starts to rust.  As you say a well known problem.  Also check the sills and floorpan and bulkhead as these can also rot from the inside out.

#389727 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by SandyCat on 24 July 2014 - 08:14 PM

No pics or crash but I was behind an Astra today with a P in the back window so assume he had just passed his test.

Whatever, he needed to re-take it and quick.

First island he indicates right and moves to the right and as I start to go to his left he changes to left indicator and moves over to the left causing me to take avoiding action but then he doesn't go left or right but straight over but still with left indicator going.

Next island indicates left then cancels it and sort of goes in the middle and straight on.    I was glad to go off and get rid of him. 

An accident waiting to happen.   Who the eff passed him in his test??

#389564 The Beauty Of Nature

Posted by SandyCat on 24 July 2014 - 02:26 PM

Am I the only crazy one?

Sent from my MY SAGA C2 using Ford OC mobile app


I am crazier than you.

I like to watch the thunder and listen to the lightning. 


Sent from my crayon set in my padded cell.

#389311 Interior Light.....

Posted by SandyCat on 23 July 2014 - 09:04 PM

Thanks :)

#389302 Interior Light.....

Posted by SandyCat on 23 July 2014 - 08:56 PM

I did but to be honest for me there is no point as the back is never used for passengers and the light just helps with bags etc.   At night the whole car is lit up when the door is opened so it's good enough.    It's just a Transit interior light from Ebay and wired through to the front.   

#389281 Interior Light.....

Posted by SandyCat on 23 July 2014 - 08:28 PM

I took the easy way with the rear light but it's effective enough!



#387278 Does The Fiesta Store Driving Habits ?

Posted by SandyCat on 18 July 2014 - 02:20 PM

It connects to sensors in the seat and if you clench your bum cheeks it will switch to sport mode with increased torque and a higher fuel to air ratio and crank up the stereo with some serious drum and bass..


But if it senses a fat ar5e after you have just been to McDonalds it switches to lazy mode, puts on some soul music and lowers the window so you can lean your elbow out and do a slow nod to the girls. 


Bl00dy clever these cars.

#386942 Mk7.5 Fiesta Zs

Posted by SandyCat on 17 July 2014 - 02:04 PM

I know this sounds rude but why do people have these lovely cars then screw around with them??

#385976 The St Top Speed

Posted by SandyCat on 14 July 2014 - 09:12 PM

I think the limit is how much your pants fill up before you give in and have to stop.

#385599 Thinking Of Buying A Fiesta St

Posted by SandyCat on 13 July 2014 - 08:18 PM

We do invoice for less than £150.     It may be against forum rules to do this in the open so I will private message those who have asked so far with quotes/info and anyone else who asks.  Thanks. 

#385555 Thinking Of Buying A Fiesta St

Posted by SandyCat on 13 July 2014 - 06:02 PM

Peter you are right there a several different types of GAP policy and the dealer is the most expensive place to buy it as they make enormous commission.    But you should read the small print of the one you are buying to make sure you understand it.  If want any help just message me.  We sell GAP and I am happy to give you advice regardless of where you buy it from if it helps.

#384932 Car Not Pulling But Steering When Off Centre After Front Tyre Change.

Posted by SandyCat on 11 July 2014 - 03:22 PM

LOL No!  That is not the way you do it !!   You are masking all sorts of problems that could be lurking in the steering geometry.   You could have the steering rack biased to one side and just re-centre the wheel to disguise it. This is not the cure!   You centre the wheel by adjusting the front geometry to the manufacturers intended settings.    


Remember the old Minis that you saw crabbing down the road because they just got all 4 wheels pointing in the same direction without lining them up with the body !


Unless.........Clive was joking of course ha ha

#384831 Car Not Pulling But Steering When Off Centre After Front Tyre Change.

Posted by SandyCat on 11 July 2014 - 07:41 AM

That doesn't cause the steering wheel to be off centre.   They have pulled the track rods out of alignment by being heavy handed.

#384549 Awful Day, Advice Needed! (Turbo)

Posted by SandyCat on 10 July 2014 - 11:58 AM

When you get a new turbo fitted make sure the oil feeds are working properly or the new turbo will fail very quickly.   A common cause of turbo failure is wrong grade/dirty oil and oil feed blockage.

#384232 Dump Valve?

Posted by SandyCat on 09 July 2014 - 08:18 PM

As soon as I hear a dump valve certain words and phrases spring to mind LOL  :)