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Sawford

Member Since 23 Sep 2011
Offline Last Active Sep 25 2011 06:24 PM
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Known Faults And Things To Look Out For

25 September 2011 - 06:28 PM

on the advice of Lenny, I've come here for a few tips.

I've just sold my 98 fiesta (reluctantly) after a decent list on the m.o.t failure.

I'm looking at another ford, and have seen a few decent early 2000's focus models. mileage around 65 - 80k

Just wondering what to look out for, what are common faults and anything specific I should ask the seller.

Cheers

How Much Do You Rekon...

24 September 2011 - 05:31 PM

Yesterday i resigned myself to the fact I was going to have to part ways with my beloved 98 fiesta encore, after this m.o.t failure list...

Reg plate lamp bulb not working [1.1.C.1c]
Reg plate lamp insecure [1.1.C.1b]
Nearside Headlight aim too high [1.8]
Offside Headlight aim too low [1.8]
Nearside [front to rear] brake pipe excessively corroded [3.6.B.2c] **DANGEROUS**
Offside [front to rear] brake pipe excessively corroded [3.6.B.2c] **DANGEROUS**
Nearside front brake pipe corroded [3.6.B.2c]
Offside front brake pipe corroded [3.6.B.2c]
Nearside rear (outer sill) Subframe Mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded [2.4.A.2]
Offside rear (outer sill) subframe mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded [2.4.A.2]

Also, the sills were that rusty underneath the garage refused to do it...

And it has no tax...

and the drives side headlamp is cracked, and the drivers side wing mirror is broke...


How much, if I sold it, should I be getting realistically... (I HAVE already sold it, i just want to see, out of curiosity what people who know think)

Cheers!

M.o.t Failure - Help Please!

23 September 2011 - 02:49 PM

Hello everyone.

I have had a 1998 Ford Fiesta Encore 1.3 for 3 and a half years.

Its had a lot done to it, but the other day it failed its M.O.T on the following things:

Reg plate lamp bulb not working [1.1.C.1c]
Reg plate lamp insecure [1.1.C.1b]
Nearside Headlight aim too high [1.8]
Offside Headlight aim too low [1.8]
Nearside [front to rear] brake pipe excessively corroded [3.6.B.2c] **DANGEROUS**
Offside [front to rear] brake pipe excessively corroded [3.6.B.2c] **DANGEROUS**
Nearside front brake pipe corroded [3.6.B.2c]
Offside front brake pipe corroded [3.6.B.2c]
Nearside rear (outer sill) Subframe Mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded [2.4.A.2]
Offside rear (outer sill) subframe mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded [2.4.A.2]

I was told by the garage they wouldn't even touch the sills. They refused to do it as it could not be welded due to the rust. I'm guessing this means new sills are needed...

How much for an entire repair to pass its m.o.t?

Thanks everyone.