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#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.

#440552 Some People...

Posted by DieselPig on 30 December 2014 - 09:41 PM

The door is double skinned at the top so difficult to do a decent repair, door skin as a minimum, used would be cheaper if you fit it yourself and do the preparation for painting.

#439777 Buy Or Not Buy? Looks Dodgy?

Posted by DieselPig on 27 December 2014 - 03:17 PM

Could have had a spring or shock replaced, should replace both not one. What's it like under the bonnet?


If its got 12 months MOT and HPI clear buy it.

#437544 Recently Bought A 07 Zetec 1.4 Climate

Posted by DieselPig on 17 December 2014 - 07:31 PM

If you don't like it sell it and buy something else, it's a second hand car and will not be perfect.


Don't waste money trying to make the car into your idea of perfection.

#437267 What To Buy For A Car Dealer?

Posted by DieselPig on 16 December 2014 - 08:54 PM

For a car dealer?


How about a book on honesty :lol:

#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.