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#468217 Switching From 195 45 16 To 195 50 16

Posted by shabazmo on 21 March 2015 - 09:29 PM


There is no need to re calibrate the speedo as it was over reading by 4mph, but with the new tyres it only over reads by 2mph.



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    New wheel and tyre with 195 50 16 tyre

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    as above


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   Old wheel with 195 45 16 tyre

#454586 Battery Drain

Posted by shabazmo on 14 February 2015 - 10:55 PM

Charlie,  as always a great response.

#454461 Battery Drain

Posted by shabazmo on 14 February 2015 - 04:34 PM

You need one of these.  A current fuse tester available on ebay.  Just remove each fuse and plug in and see the current drain.

#454029 Mk7+ Fiesta - How Many Miles 2008 Model Year Onwards

Posted by shabazmo on 12 February 2015 - 10:17 PM

I am doing some research on how well the MK7, 8 is progressing since its introduction in 2009.  For this poll I am interested in the number of miles owners have on their cars.


Your help would be grateful and when your mileage increases, you can delete your vote and vote at the next level.


It would also be helpful if you could post how many miles you do each year


Honest answers please.


Thank you.


Oh, and I do 11,000 miles each year

#452218 Engine Flush/oil Change.

Posted by shabazmo on 06 February 2015 - 06:40 PM

I am crazy about oil changes but 500 miles? Yep a waste of money.  My mum does about 1000 miles a year, so it will be 3 years for a change. The engine will outlast the rest of the car even though it is garaged.

#452147 Switching From 195 45 16 To 195 50 16

Posted by shabazmo on 06 February 2015 - 01:22 PM

Great thinking Phil.  I am now thinking of 255x 65 x20.  That should do it. 

#451786 Switching From 195 45 16 To 195 50 16

Posted by shabazmo on 05 February 2015 - 04:18 PM

Gary, higher profile has more rubber and air to absorb impacts hence it will help reduce buckling.  regarding curbing, if the rim is 15mm higher, then it might just miss the kerb.  regarding parking more carefully, its my 20 year old daughters car who thinks driving is a contact activity.

#451320 Wheels Stolen Last Night

Posted by shabazmo on 03 February 2015 - 09:18 PM

plenty on ebay.  what happened to your locking wheel nuts.  they will come back for the other 2.

#368684 Black Panther Or Deep Impact Blue

Posted by shabazmo on 27 May 2014 - 10:23 PM

Black is by far the best colour for the fiesta.  The black is just stunning when clean. BUT, if you are not a person that loves to clean their car, go for blue.  Black is horrible when not clean. 

#280754 Rust Bubbles Showing On Rear Arch

Posted by shabazmo on 07 August 2013 - 10:15 PM

Ramps, Thanks for the post.  What we will need to do is apply rust proofer on the wheel arch each year to stop it rusting. Posts like this is what makes this forum great.