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#506372 Mk7 Boot Strut Rust Between Hinge And Boot?

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

Mines OK.

#506371 New Engine Oil?

Posted by DieselPig on 26 July 2015 - 07:16 PM

5W20 is the thinner oil when the engine is at 100°C as designated by the 20, 30 will be thicker at 100°C.


So 5W20 is the thinner oil and therefore the more fuel efficient oil as it has less drag on the engine.

#503565 Ford Fiesta 2014 5 Door Kit

Posted by DieselPig on 17 July 2015 - 07:59 PM

Find what?

#500500 Universal Water Temp Gauge Fitting - Tdci

Posted by DieselPig on 04 July 2015 - 07:42 PM

Post March 2010 they were fitted

#500469 Universal Water Temp Gauge Fitting - Tdci

Posted by DieselPig on 04 July 2015 - 05:57 PM

You may find the reason the fan is running constantly is the DPF is trying to regenerate nothing to do with the weather. take the car for a good long run down the motorway.

#499504 Roof Bars

Posted by DieselPig on 30 June 2015 - 07:51 PM

Go to your local Ford dealer, the Ford stuff is made by Thule.


They currently have a promotion on for a rack and cycle carrier.

#497444 Exhaust Backbox Advice

Posted by DieselPig on 22 June 2015 - 05:37 PM

Ring round the local tyre & exhaust shops. Some have a fine selection of back boxes ready to draw the attention of the police.

#496470 2004 Ford Fiesta Flame Drivers Seat Problem

Posted by DieselPig on 18 June 2015 - 05:31 PM

The plastic catch at the top usually breaks, it's just pushed in.

#494847 Dented Panel, Scrape Or Repair

Posted by DieselPig on 12 June 2015 - 08:35 PM

Just knock it out as best you can and fit a second hand light unit. The way the panel has creased the boot floor has moved down, judging by the rusty wheel arch the poor thing is not long for this world.

#492094 Any Inherent Problems With The 1.4 Tdci Diesel Engine ?

Posted by DieselPig on 02 June 2015 - 08:47 PM

Any high mileage 1.4 TDCi should be avoided, you do not know the history and if the engine has been flushed properly prior to a new turbo being fitted.

#483176 Glow Plug Question

Posted by DieselPig on 06 May 2015 - 06:33 PM

First expect pain & tears when they snap off!


I would check them first before replacement, they look like very thin spark plugs poking out of the cylinder head. Disconnect the power bar and use a multimeter to check the resistance, should be very low almost a short circuit if there is infinite resistance then it is blown.


Now the pain starts! Check on YouTube for glow plug replacement videos when they snap off.

#481020 Whirring, Whining Noise. At Idle And In Lower Gears.

Posted by DieselPig on 29 April 2015 - 06:42 PM

Get a refund.

#480606 Curtesy Car Bump.

Posted by DieselPig on 28 April 2015 - 08:09 PM

If its a courtesy car the Ford dealer can arrange insurance and should have handed you a hire agreement with the T&C's. Read that and see what you are liable for, there may be an excess to pay or you are fully covered.

#477905 Battery Problem On 2008 1.25 Fiesta

Posted by DieselPig on 19 April 2015 - 05:53 PM

First thing to do is to fully charge the battery, jump starting and 25 miles will not put sufficient charge into it.


If it fails after a minimum 18 hour charge the battery is at fault. If it starts and runs Ok you do not drive it far enough to charge it.

#474089 Ford Fiesta 1.5 Tdci Oil Consumption

Posted by DieselPig on 07 April 2015 - 05:50 PM

How did you run the engine in? If you have been too careful the rings may not be bedded in properly and you will burn oil.