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DieselPig

Member Since 26 Jul 2012
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#514689 Engine Mangement Light

Posted by DieselPig on 22 August 2015 - 08:32 PM

What year is the Fiesta as there are two different procedures for resetting the service light?




#513424 Ford Privilege Discount Letter Possibly?

Posted by DieselPig on 18 August 2015 - 08:18 PM

Had one 2 weeks ago, went in for a laugh and they tried selling me a Focus with a spec I did not want for a poor deal. Got to spend the morning test driving cars though :D

 

I think they have a mountain of cars in Valencia they're trying to shift.




#512328 Cooling Fan Coming On Randomly.

Posted by DieselPig on 14 August 2015 - 08:38 PM

Could be the DPF trying to regenerate, if you spend a lot of time in slow moving traffic the DPF will clog with soot. Get on the motorway and take it for a good 50 mile+ blast.




#511341 Engine Fan Problems

Posted by DieselPig on 11 August 2015 - 05:39 PM

Find the engine temp sensor and short the leads out.




#511035 Repairing Small Chips On A Bonnet

Posted by DieselPig on 10 August 2015 - 08:31 PM

Those chips are quite deep. You can use a touch-up kit to fill the crater with paint and then flat it back with some 2400 WnD to level it off then machine or hand polish it, takes a bit of time but the results are good.

 

The bonnet is a nasty place to try and hide stuff like this.




#510443 Most Likely Damage To Sustain If Hit Speed Bump Too Fast?

Posted by DieselPig on 08 August 2015 - 09:08 PM

45 is far too high, the tyres will wear out in the centre and you will also lose grip in bends as you have changed the contact area.




#510106 Most Likely Damage To Sustain If Hit Speed Bump Too Fast?

Posted by DieselPig on 07 August 2015 - 06:52 PM

Nice try, nope :lol:




#510094 Front & Rear Parking Sensors

Posted by DieselPig on 07 August 2015 - 06:26 PM

I've got parking sensors front & rear and I'd recommend them anytime. The careless people I see reversing out of parking spaces and clouting the car next to them and driving off.




#510090 Most Likely Damage To Sustain If Hit Speed Bump Too Fast?

Posted by DieselPig on 07 August 2015 - 06:20 PM

Tracking out* bent steering rack* bent steering arm* buckled wheel* bent wishbone*

 

* Delete as appropriate.




#509709 Thought On Colour Please

Posted by DieselPig on 06 August 2015 - 02:18 PM

Blurgh!




#509525 Buying Advice For Used Fiesta Please Help

Posted by DieselPig on 05 August 2015 - 11:27 PM

I should have said earlier pay by debit card as correctly most garages won't take a suitcase of cash due to money laundering.

 

Sounds like standard dealer practise "let me talk to the manager blah, blah". For a bit more you can have this, why pay more for a certain colour? Bring the paperwork out and convince you of a good deal, sign today before its gone.

 

They don't sound very honest to me and are treating you like a mug.

 

They should rename their garage to Distrust!

 

Take your money elsewhere, plenty of Fiestas about.




#509521 Reduction In Oil Change Price If I Provide My Own Oil?

Posted by DieselPig on 05 August 2015 - 11:17 PM

Makes sense as you don't pay the garage mark-up.




#509343 Buying Advice For Used Fiesta Please Help

Posted by DieselPig on 05 August 2015 - 05:17 PM

Don't know how you are paying but cash is king! Offer 8K cash with immediate payment and they'll take it.




#508744 Buying Advice For Used Fiesta Please Help

Posted by DieselPig on 03 August 2015 - 11:39 PM

If you live in London and only do 10K a year buy a petrol. You will only see a benefit from diesel if you do long distance drives on a motorway.




#506372 Mk7 Boot Strut Rust Between Hinge And Boot?

Posted by DieselPig on 26 July 2015 - 07:17 PM

Mines OK.