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Fiesta Shuddering When Idle

29 January 2013 - 11:22 AM

Hi all,

Thought I would grab some opinions.

To set the stall out the car (MK6 fiesta ) has been lowered, and has a full stainless steel exhaust system, and its passed an MOT on Tuesday with just a exhaust bracket needing replaced.

The car seems to violently shudder/shaking when its idle , ie at a traffic lights or parked up, you can really feel it moving underneath you. I just put it down to the fact the exhaust is moving around underneath the car.

But upon "googling" the symptoms, it seems that the shuddering could be caused possibly by a damaged engine mount, or gearbox, or an exhaust mount, or even the butterfly valve.

At the weekend I am going to investigate the engine department and try and find the mounts, I have a 80 day mechanical warranty but the garage is in Southampton (im in Bournemouth) and just want to make sure that im exploring every possible option before driving there, see if anyone else has had this issue, or am is it just the case that the exhaust is causing the shuddering.

Thoughts please?

ps. the revs don't move at all.

Mk1 Rs Alloys On Mk6.5 Fiesta

23 January 2013 - 08:46 AM


Has anyone ever managed to fit the 18" MK1 RS Focus alloys onto a fiesta? Im not too sure that its even possible ( I pick my car up tomorrow and it has been lowered on springs and fitted with black 16" alloys - dont know how much it has been lowered by but looks about 30mm)

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I am not too sure about the offset on these cars and the focus, and whether the arches would need rolled etc.

I can pick these alloys up pretty cheap so if its possible..........

Mk6 Or 6.5?

22 January 2013 - 02:39 PM


Brand new so I am not too sure...

whats the main difference between the Fiesta MK6 and MK6.5? is it a difference in bumpers?

could someone help clarify please.

sorry to be such a noob :)


22 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

Hi, thought Id join the club instead of stalking the forums from the shadows.

Just purchased a black 55 plate MK6.5 1.6 Zetec S.

Bit about my car history....

2004 206 Hdi

1998 406 v6 Coupe

1998 406 sri (only wanted the turbo for a Mi16 Turbo project)

1997 FTO V6

1987 405 Mi16

1991 Renault 19 16v Chamade

As you can see i have mostly been a "french" car lover , apart from my fling with the Japanese..

Anyhow, look forward to meeting you all...