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ChillyWilly

Member Since 27 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 02 2013 07:55 PM
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In Topic: Fiesta Zetec S Mk7 Towing Eye Cover...

14 June 2013 - 06:39 PM

Just for anyone who needs to know in future, I got a new one from the local Ford dealer for £17.


In Topic: Inflator/spare Tyre

29 May 2013 - 08:08 AM

Another question...which Fiesta wheel jacks fit the mk7? Do I need a specific mk7 one or do those earlier fiesta versions if or even other Fords fit?

In Topic: Inflator/spare Tyre

28 May 2013 - 03:32 PM

Just been to have the tyre looked at.  He removed the foreign object which although it looked like the head of clout nail, had a screw thread a bit like a grub screw.  Probably more than you needed to know :).  He said it looked like I've gotten away with it and also warned against ever using the inflator kit in future as the tyre would be unrepairable. I'll just keep an eye on the pressure for a while..

 

I called into the local Ford dealer to get an idea of what a spare wheel kit would cost.  He said an economy tyre it would be around £200, probably a shade over.  He was trying to work out what size tyre and wheel would be needed to match the Streetpack alloys, although I was hoping it wouldn't matter that much if there was a bit of a difference as it would only be a short-term measure if ever needed.  Don't know thoughts on that one?


In Topic: Fiesta Zetec S "street Pack"

28 May 2013 - 12:55 PM

I had this issue when I bought my used Zetec S 6 months ago.  The photos had the Streetpack alloys on, but the car only had standard.  I presumed I must have imagined the streetpacks on the photo, so had already bought the car when I realised otherwise.

 

The sales manager checked the Ford system which tells them what options etc. the car had when it rolled of the production line.  This proved that somehow the alloys on mine had been swapped since manufacture.  He said they could be in a lot of trouble from Ford for it.  They ended up putting the Streetpack alloys from another car onto mine as they were struggling to locate the actual ones.  Two wrongs and all that :)

 

Get them to prove they not been removed on yours


In Topic: Fiesta Mk 7 MPG

03 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

I've a petrol 1.6 S which I've had a couple of weeks. It's 8 months old and has only done 2000 miles.

It's the short journeys which are killing my mpg. I only travel 3 miles to work and can see the readout dropping for the first 1.5miles before it stabilises then edges up. I'm only getting 28mpg on the trip meter.

After a reset I did a run the weekend before last which was a steady 55 miles in some of the scenic bits of Derbyshire followed by returning on the M1 at 80-85mph. This returned 40mpg.

This weekend I did another steady run on just A and B-roads and got 46mpg which I'm happier about. I'll do real figures when I fill up next.