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Dai84

Member Since 17 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 11 2013 10:16 PM
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In Topic: Ford Fiesta Zetec Lx 1.25 - 2000 Misfiring At Low Revs

06 August 2012 - 01:53 PM

If it doesn't bother u then it might be worth postponing it for a while, but if it is mis firing then u are gonna notice a reduction in fuel economy and performance. I'm certainly no mechanic, but I forked out 20 quid for a haynes manual and now confident to do some amateur repairs and servicing myself, such as coil packs, fuel, air and oil filter changes. And I've no idea, but it could maybe cause further problems down the line with cat converters etc, if the engines mis firing, then not all the fuel is being burned!

In Topic: Ford Fiesta Zetec Lx 1.25 - 2000 Misfiring At Low Revs

06 August 2012 - 12:59 PM

The mechanics found the appropriate error code when they plugged her in, which showed up that the 1st cylinder was misfiring and then tested the ht leads which were fine, so the problem was traced bk to the coil pack. My car was basically mis firing from cold and warm, basically all the time! When idle, the revs were up and down all over the place, exhaust sounded dodgy, car was shaking and basically sounded like a diesel......yuk! So although it doesn't seem like the exact problem that ur having, I think that replacing the coil pack (preferably with someone else's) to find out if that's what's causing u problems is a quick, easy and cheap way to find the cause by process of elimination, without going to a garage and then being told there is nothing wrong when they plug it into an obd reader, and then charge u 30 quid for the pleasure!
Does seem strange that no error codes are coming up tho. Have u noticed any lack of power since this happened?

In Topic: Ford Fiesta Zetec Lx 1.25 - 2000 Misfiring At Low Revs

06 August 2012 - 11:53 AM

http://www.ebay.co.u...l pack&_sacat=0

In Topic: Ford Fiesta Zetec Lx 1.25 - 2000 Misfiring At Low Revs

06 August 2012 - 11:48 AM

I had this problem with my fiesta last week mate, I changed spark plugs too and that didn't work. Eventually took it to a garage and it was the coil pack. This is a very common problem on these cars apparently, my garage quoted my £60 +Vat for part and fitting with 12 month warranty. However, it might be worth getting one off eBay for around £20 - £30 and fit it for yourself if your a "give it a go" kinda guy like me?! Or if u know anyone with similar car, u could try using their coil pack to see if it is the problem part before forking out money, or ring your local scrappy/breakers yard?


In Topic: Iphone Holders?

24 July 2012 - 08:42 PM

I got myself an itrip fm transmitter which plugs into ur ciggy lighter with a bendy arm which lets u position it pretty much wherever u want.

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item5894fb2f33