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Member Since 05 Feb 2009
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In Topic: What's yours called?

17 September 2009 - 08:14 PM

What justifies someone being a 'real man' then>

ehhh, I wouldn't know, as I named my car Freddie, therefore am not one either.


16 September 2009 - 09:30 PM

To quote someone else, start cheap and get expensive.
ie plugs --> leads --> coil

I had massive corrosion on one lead, where it joined the coil, causing that terminal to corrode too. Replaced the pugs, lead, and pack. Perfec.

In Topic: What's yours called?

16 September 2009 - 09:26 PM

Naming your car, that's ridiculous! For those of you who are men, call yourselves real men!

You absolutely wouldn't catch me naming my fiesta. No sir. Nothing like, ehh, Freddie, after 2005 Ashes party and the car rides like its been on a 23hr bender! :)

Although these days instread of Freddie, I tend to stick to "Worthless piece of sh**"

In Topic: Mk5 Fiesta 1.25 Zetec Cam Belt + Coil Pack + Engine Warning Light

12 February 2009 - 09:30 PM

Use buttons 1-4 to enter the code and then press 5 to enter it into the system.
After 10 incorrect attempts the unit will lock out and you will need to got to a Ford dealer.

The engine light will stay on as its recorded into the ECU's memory. Either wait 20 starts or Pay up to 140 to get it turned off by a Ford dealer/Auto Electrician.
Shame your not in the Stoke On Trent area as Speedtune would turn the light off for you for 45.

Thanks Rookwise, I've not done the radio as have been giving car a few days to get the battery powered up a bit, given its 2 week stay in parking bay.

In the Haynes manual it rambled on about this weird pagan ritual that might help with the engine management. Having disconnected the battery etc, started engine and ran for 5mins until warm, then pegged the throttle at about 1300rpm for 2 mins, then went for drive. Well **** me, but the next day I started it and the light had gone! That was about the 4th start since battery out. Done another 6 since then, and still all appears well. Although quite whether the mad little engine dance had anything to do with it, no idea.

So, on a roll now, might even try the radio tomorrow.......oh, Friday 13th, damnit. Better get the bus! :)

In Topic: Mk5 Fiesta 1.25 Zetec Cam Belt + Coil Pack + Engine Warning Light

09 February 2009 - 02:08 PM

A better way would be to wait untill you've started the car 20 times. If everythings fine after you've replaced the faulty parts the engine management light will go out.

Saves pulling the battery and then having to put you radio code in.

Doh! Too late. I left the battery out for 35mins. Started car, went for spin, did 10 miles, seemed fine. However the damn light is still on.

I can leave it 20 starts and see, then maybe call AA (been member for 6 years, never called them out) and see if they can tell me what it means.

I've got a radio code, I punched it in and....then what? There must be some sort of "OK" button, but I don't know which it is, and I don't want to randomly hit buttons as I heard that if you mess it up 10 times then the whole thing locks out.

Is there a button or.?

Thanks again.