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#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.

#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.