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Gearbox Oil

07 June 2014 - 10:28 PM

Hi guys,

Wanting to change the gearbox oil on a 07 Ford Fiesta (facelift).


Confused as to which oil is really best for the car - the internet has led me to believe many, many different things. 

As per my local parts desk I require ford spec WSD-M2C200-C (the guy showed me this stuff - http://www.oil-servi.../d/image_43.jpg), however have read here that you can use the rebranded SMX-S stuff - http://www.fordowner...gearbox-filler/.  My concern is though that the SMX-S stuff does not say that it meets that spec on the bottle.

I did find two things on the castrol website though which conflict:

  1. http://msdspds.castr...XE-8DHD82_0.pdf
  2. http://www.salube.co...icle-75w-90.pdf

However they both seem to be the same stuff although have different specifications.


My concerns are -

  1. Is the stuff that I have (Syntrans Multivehicle 75W-90) suitable for my car?
  2. What is the definitive top up level - I've read until it dribbles out, and I've also read that it should be 10mm under the filler hole?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Fiesta Facelift Power Steering Hose Clip

01 June 2014 - 03:36 PM

Hi all,


Recently took the car to the garage due to an rattle on the drivers side driving wheel.  After investigation it came down to a loose power steering line.  The line in question falls off of the back of the Power Steering resivoir bottle around the frame towards the bottom of the car, and then snakes along the aux belt cover to the steering rack. 


I noticed after further inspection that the bottom clip which is situated close to the aux belt cover (in front of the drivers side wheel) had broken.  I'd rather replace the clip rather than using a zip tie (incase it rubs through) but due to my local Ford Counter not having the Facelift (for whatever reason) parts catalogue, in fact they used this one listed below (which is for the preface lift Mk6):




In theory everything looks the same however it does not include the clip I am looking for.  The hoses in the below taken picture are 3A713 & 3A697 from the parts picture above.

Below picture is where I am talking about.  The protruding panel with the two drilled holes is where the clip is meant to slide onto, the hose is then clipped onto that.


Attached File  Location1.jpg   139.52KB   4 downloads


And below is a few pictures of the clip in question. 


Attached File  Clip1.jpg   139.46KB   4 downloads

Attached File  Clip2.jpg   161.06KB   4 downloads


If anyone could help me source a new one it would be most appreciated.


Thanks guys.