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In Topic: Ford Fiesta Mk6 Project

13 November 2013 - 04:11 PM

Hey guys. wow been long since i was here :D

but before i start..  here are some up to date pics of the car completed and on the road :D












ok took those just now :) so they are recent.

still havnt hud luck with the airbag covers yet so iv given up on them.bought an aftermarket steering wheel for the drivers side and i just need to neaten up the passanger airbag cover. it is missing for now as iv had friends try find a weird rattling noise from under the dash. had no luck yet and its the last rattle i need to get rid of. i have sorted the scraping noise. took it to a new mechanic and he said they tightened the shocks and the bottom plate that mounts under the car. said some bolts were loose. and he tightened the drive shafts. cant believe the last guy loosened stuff and still told be he heard nothing. well the noise is gone. it was that scraping noise when accelerating. i also got some mags from the new fiesta. sadly one is bent and 2 are black and 2 are silver but they beat the old bent mags. also got speakers from the doors. yay car sound!!! i was singing along to rattles :P


things still left which im getting too slowly :D


the power steering bottle started leaking. my make shift planlooks like it has failed. lol there is power steering fluid all over the engine bay and all over the garage floor.

need to connect the spot lights in the bumper

need to find out why the doors light on the consol stays on when doors are closed(it keeps the light in the car on)

need to sort out the petrol leaking out the tank.

hmmm i think that was it so far..


oh still need to do the aircon in the car. found a guy who can do the pipes for cheap but i got to get in there and get them out.dam gonna be a hard job


but so far im happy with the ride. wow its been a long project :P

In Topic: Ford Fiesta Mk6 Project

25 July 2013 - 10:06 AM

Thanks. Yes it’s been a good project  :)   well almost but not

that bad yet :D but it’s nice to know the
car, had a few rattles but a really annoying one behind the dash. So I quickly
stripped the dash (could never have done that back in the day) and found I
forgot to tighten one of the bolts that holds the heater box :) silly me.

Sorry for no new picks yet. Promise they are still coming. I’m almost there.

So far got a new badge so front grill is complete, got the bonnet nozzle
things to spray the windscreen and got the globes for the spots in the bumper. Damn
ford were cleaver when they did those globes. Tried every spare shop I could
find and no one could help me. So I had to go to ford. I got them for roughly
30 Euros each (385 rand) it’s this globe with the plastic clip piece moulded
onto the globe. So it’s a ford only item. No wonder I see so many fiesta's that
haven’t replaced the globes. I am still struggling with the Air bags. found non second hand yet or even just the covers. Was thinking of maybe putting an aftermarket steering wheel on the drivers side if i still cant get lucky. It about 800 Euros (10200 rand) for the Air bags at Ford and sadly we have guys that repair air bags and they want even more to repair them than for does brand new. 


I sorted th exhaust finally. The rattling from front to back was killing me. So its a much quieter ride now.


I have to look into the drive shafts. when you accelerate to a point it makes a scrapping noise. think its around 40KM/ 25miles. if you put the clutch in it stops and if you relase the clutch the noise comes back. So maybe the gear box is putting tension on something. Going to have to look into it, cant be a good thing. also noticed when you accelerate the car pulls heavily to the right. you driving like normal and let go of the steering it drives straight but as you give it some gas it pulls right. im really not sure why it is doing that. also noticed when idling the car shakes alot from the engine like i have a old v8 in there. think maybe engine mountings. but not sure as i replaced those.

i also have a leaking fuel tank. filled it up full and out came all the petrol. so going to have to sort that out aswell.


so just some minor big things to do still and it should be complete :D

but ill try get those pictures up of the outside so long :)

In Topic: Ford Fiesta Mk6 Project

26 June 2013 - 09:49 PM

we got the car jacked up again and removed the wheel hubs and all the other bits down to the drive shafts or tripod looking things. decided to replace those as the one bearing was bent on one of them. that was a really a hard job to do. getting them out is really hard. had to get a old cv joint and attach it to the end and hit it with a rubber hammer till it came out of the innver cv joint. yet when you pop the new one in there is no effort at all. so did all of that and put everything back together and tried another test drive around the block. still the same noise :(

im really confused now. it cant be the new engine and gear box as it was in perfect condition. so i decided to take the car to a cv joint place in town just incase i was missing something. they called me later on to let me know there is nothing they can do. they assume it might be the gear box. so had to take the car back home. what a nightmare afternoon that was. was alone and had my friends corsa utility and the trailer. had to load it on myself. funny enough no one helped guide me at all they were all impatient as i blocked the drive way to load the car. i sort of got it on a hill so it was a flat surface but as i drove up the ramp the back of the corsa lifted up and went forward. so i tried again with a bit less speed and got the car on. went out to look and how i made it on the lord alone knows. the car was almost off the side of the trailer. but it was on and had to head off home. so got back home offloaded the car took the trailer back and then decided im going to jack the car up and put it in gear and see what happens. maybe i can find the noise. wow what a bad idea :D the whole engine was shaking the inner cv joint was pulling out of the gearbox :blink: i turned it off and went back to check and all the gearbox fluid was pouring on the ground. something was really not right.so i decided to call our mechanic friend across the road and ask if he can take a look. he has the better working invironment to work on cars. so i dropped it off and waiting for results. he called and let me know the inner cv joint was bent and they replaced it. they also had to put spacers somewhere to stop the tripod looking shafts from popping out. i went to collect and took it for a drive and wow much better. just a knocking noise and the exhaust scraping on the heat shield. but it drives!!! yay


i decided since its working let me get it looking all nice and painted. i didnt have the setup to do the spray painting so i sent it to some people we know over christmas to new year. least the car was out of the way and locked up and they had plenty time to work on it.

i fetched it in the new year as they had finished up. they did somehow manage to crack the windscreen but it was a small crack so i decided to leave it and collec the car. i just needed to clean it up and make it look all new :D


i only have this photo of the car that i managed to take




wow it looks so alive :wub:


i took it home to show everyone how good it looks :)

In Topic: Ford Fiesta Mk6 Project

26 June 2013 - 08:57 PM



the above happened a long time ago now that i think about it :D

so between late october and late june what has happened to the ford so far??

let me see if i can remember all the updates and details. sadly pictures are not available :( i have no clue why but ya missed loads of pics.


i dont have exact times and dates so ill sum it all up in a long story :)


After we got the car started and driving and heard all that noise from underneath i decided to go get a new crossmember (googled the name of the part he he :D )

i found that the fiesta i was getting parts from had it lying in its boot. was still in perfect condition. i checked that it was flush all round when i put it on a flat surface.

so off i went home to install the new part. my step dad gave me a hand to speed things up. i see the plate is supported by the chassis with some big bolts. we also had to remove the bolts on the hubs and steering so we could drop it. i see the sway bar is attached to the unit so had to move that over to the new unit.


i only have a pic of the old unit off of the car (i took it today :D still have it lying around)


the dog ran in to investigate as i took the picture




this is the new addition to our family :D




the plate is very big. doesnt look that big on the car :)




ok so got the new plate installed.was a bit of a mission getting the front right wishbone back in but with a bit of brute force all was back together

took it out for another drive and that noise was still there. not sure what it could be :(

In Topic: Ford Fiesta Mk6 Project

25 June 2013 - 10:31 PM

wow great news!!!


so i fitted the unit and turned the key...


all the dials lit up like normal but the kilometers changed from about 70000 odd to 50000 odd which must be the original millage of the 1.6 engine






now to start the car and hope for the best :D


so exciting !!!!


started 1st time!!! woohoo... oh yes!!


below is the video clip. its black i know, my sister forgot to open the lense of her video camera before passing it on to my girlfriend. you can hear it start and there is also a whistling noise. no clue what could be causing that. but yay it starts :D




decided since it starts might aswell take it round the block for a test drive. i have visual footage of this moment. the lense cover was off but the camera was out of focus for a little while and then came right :D can hear mom giving some support in the back ground. got my sister to take some pictures too :D





it is a bit loud as i havnt put the exhaust back properly where the branches meet the piece under the car. will get to it soon :)

ok so took it round the block.. wow doesnt sound good.. some terrible scraping noise form the front. sort of got it on video. and the idling is still up down up down. hmmm wander why. maybe the air flow meter isnt set right.




here are the photo's from starting till we came back incase the vids dont work :)








My step dad joined with for the 1st drive around the block :D




I assume this was left behind when i decided to take it around the block. didnt know till i got back.




and off we go (gotta love the back of a fiesta :wub: ) just short a nice bumper kit and twin pipes :P




and we made it back all in one piece. the girlfriend got us on camera coming back in :)








and we have landed. wow that tape around the windscreen looks bad. should never have used it in the 1st place




OK so that noise was really a killer so i jacked the car up and checked underneath by the drive shafts and yip there was issues... glorious who knows what liquid pouring from somewhere







something isnt right. looks like the shaft is catching on the plate that goes under the car to hold the wishbone in place. its squished the cv boot and pushed it off of its markings and broke the metal clamp that holds the boot in place




i think it must have gotten bent from the accident. must have been from a pavement before the car hit a pole of some sort.

if i look at this photo from a while back it looks bent and i struggled to get that wishbone in easy.




looks like im going to have to go look for a new plate that goes under the car. hopefully a straight non bent one :)


so far its been a good day. the car started and it drives. cant believe its come this far :D  and taken so long