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#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.

#464758 Dash Cam Problems...help!!!

Posted by DieselPig on 12 March 2015 - 08:12 PM

The battery voltage will fall as you are dropping over 100 amps to turn the motor over. The dash cam must have quite a high current demand.


The only way round it is to power the dash cam with a separate power supply topped up by the car.

#461117 Mk6 Fiesta Tdci

Posted by DieselPig on 04 March 2015 - 06:30 PM

Go for the MK7 1.6 diesel if you want to change.


If you can get 60 mpg from a 2.2 Honda stay with it, you won't get much more from a Fiesta.

#460053 What Fiesta Engine Is Right For Me?

Posted by DieselPig on 01 March 2015 - 07:23 PM

Avoid the 1,4 diesel! With your budget you will be buying a money pit.

#445395 Watchdog

Posted by DieselPig on 17 January 2015 - 12:49 PM

Hmm.. (puts pie down) best I've managed is 541 miles before I chickened out.


I bet the car manufacturers use this method and a waif like super model to get their fuel consumption figures :lol:

#443595 2014 Fiesta St3 Problem, Possible Crack Please Help

Posted by DieselPig on 10 January 2015 - 09:23 PM

Does look like a crack but it is where the box section is manufactured and seam welded. Sounds like you had a stone caught in the disc brake.