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#428953 Fiesta Mk6 1.4 Zetec - Induction Kit/oil Catch Tank Question(S)

Posted by DieselPig on 16 November 2014 - 09:18 PM

Correct, the pipe is to vent gas into the airbox to be burnt by the engine and you will get some oil vapour. A catch tank is the way to go as the engine bay will end up with a thin film of oil mist over everything.

#398279 Wheels Badly Out Of Line!!! Please Help

Posted by DieselPig on 16 August 2014 - 07:04 PM

Pushing the envelope! Good man :)

#398277 Fiesta Mk6 1.4 Style Coolant Leak

Posted by DieselPig on 16 August 2014 - 07:00 PM

Your mechanic has bodged it. I would never put any radiator fix in my car as it masks other potential issues.


He should have stripped it and fitted a new gasket, this problem can occur even on new cars of any make not just Ford.

#397355 Tyre Questions

Posted by DieselPig on 13 August 2014 - 11:17 PM

195/50/15 tyres were £62 each from Camskill and I bought the new steels in the summer sale for £35 each

#395590 Ford Fiesta Mk6 Gear Box

Posted by DieselPig on 08 August 2014 - 05:52 PM

Sounds like the clutch is dragging.

#391334 Went Into Ford

Posted by DieselPig on 29 July 2014 - 11:35 AM

Fuel pump, seems quite noisy on some cars.

#382468 1 Month Old Ford Fiesta Ecoboost

Posted by DieselPig on 05 July 2014 - 01:57 PM

If its a new car keep taking it back to the dealer, if he cannot fix it demand a refund.

#357399 Oil Breather Filter

Posted by DieselPig on 27 April 2014 - 07:55 AM

My question is why fit one in the first place?

#357325 Low Milage But Burning Oil :-/ Please Read

Posted by DieselPig on 26 April 2014 - 08:03 PM

When these cars were first launched some were filled with the wrong oil, must be 5/30. If this is the case then you are now experiencing the outcome.


The low mileage and service history mean little if the cars been thrashed and serviced incorrectly.

#343991 Rear Seat Bolts

Posted by DieselPig on 17 March 2014 - 06:52 PM

Buy the genuine Ford part, they are a particular grade of steel. The wrong material bolts may snap in an accident.

#319117 Brake Problem Help!

Posted by DieselPig on 07 January 2014 - 09:39 PM

The brake discs will rust in this lovely wet weather, the pulsing is the rust being worn off. Nothing to worry about.

#293703 Problems New Fiesta

Posted by DieselPig on 30 September 2013 - 11:03 PM

From what your being told I would say the dealer is not fit for purpose!

#290681 Steering Rack Gone At 33K

Posted by DieselPig on 16 September 2013 - 08:07 PM

No, the rack should not fail at such a low mileage given that it is a simple mechanical rack not a more complex hydraulic one.


What has actually failed? The rack itself or the power assistance motor?

#233610 Diesel Fuel In Engine Oil

Posted by DieselPig on 06 February 2013 - 02:02 PM

The DPF cleaning cycle is the cause of this and I am surprised given you do a lot of motorway work.

The DPF is cleaned out by the fuel system over-fueling and creating hotter temperatures down the exhaust to burn off the collected soot on the DPF. Some diesel will wash past the piston rings and into the engine so raising the level of the oil. The warning light you see is an oil quality sensor that measures oil quality.

You need to check the oil level ASAP and make sure it is not over the top limit of the dipstick or the engine will ingest it and run on its own oil and blow up.

At my last service I thought the dealers had underfilled the oil as it was just over half-way on the dipstick, this is to allow for any changes in oil level due to the DPF cycle.