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#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.