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shaz4473

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Shaving Foam And Windows??

10 November 2013 - 08:40 PM

Posted onto general but thought I would post here as my mums car is a 2007 fiesta zetec.

 

Thought I'd post this one here and see if anyone can advise.

 

It's come to that time of year when my mum and I I have the really annoying problem with condensation on the front and rear screen of our cars.I have already purchased two different brands of car dehumidifiers - the bags that are filled that you put on the dashboard and should soak in any moisture with not much luck.

Someone suggested shaving foam of all things and I have gone online to find that it is something that people have tried and it appears to be a success. It is suggested that it should work for around 4-6 weeks. I have found that putting it on my bathroom mirror it is stopping the condensation from the shower!

I have put it on the inside of my windscreen(I have an Audi) under a week ago and I do think that it is working(but not 100% as it could just be the weather conditions).

Can anyone advise on whether it would be safe to use on my mums fiesta front and rear screen). I have only used it on my non heated front screen but wasn't sure about screens with heater elements
Any advice appreciated and also if anyone has other ideas for reducing condensation I am interested to hear.

I have so far tried opening the windows and letting heat out before I get home. Running the car with air conditioning on. When parking I've tried putting the air vent control to feet. Also tried switching the blower to off. Tried putting the air on recirculation before stopping engine(but don't know if this automatically goes to circulate when engine is stopped?).

I keep newspapers on the rubber mats to soak any water in wet weather and remove from the car trying to reduce themoisture in the car.

Shaving Foam And Windows??

10 November 2013 - 08:37 PM

Thought I'd post this one here and see if anyone can advise..My mums got a 2007 fiesta zetec

 

It's come to that time of year when my mum and I I have the really annoying problem with condensation on the front and rear screen of our cars.I have already purchased two different brands of car dehumidifiers - the bags that are filled that you put on the dashboard and should soak in any moisture with not much luck.

Someone suggested shaving foam of all things and I have gone online to find that it is something that people have tried and it appears to be a success. It is suggested that it should work for around 4-6 weeks. I have found that putting it on my bathroom mirror it is stopping the condensation from the shower!

I have put it on the inside of my windscreen(I have an Audi) under a week ago and I do think that it is working(but not 100% as it could just be the weather conditions).

Can anyone advise on whether it would be safe to use on my mums fiesta front and rear screen). I have only used it on my non heated front screen but wasn't sure about screens with heater elements
Any advice appreciated and also if anyone has other ideas for reducing condensation I am interested to hear.

I have so far tried opening the windows and letting heat out before I get home. Running the car with air conditioning on. When parking I've tried putting the air vent control to feet. Also tried switching the blower to off. Tried putting the air on recirculation before stopping engine(but don't know if this automatically goes to circulate when engine is stopped?).

I keep newspapers on the rubber mats to soak any water in wet weather and remove from the car trying to reduce themoisture in the car.

Cd Interference? Ipod Problem Also!

04 May 2013 - 08:40 PM

Wondering if anyone else has had this problem?  2007 ford fiesta zetec with standard ford single cd unit and when I am playing cds they seem to play all right for a while and then I start to get interference through the unit and I end up giving up on the cd and listening to the radio!

 

I have tried a couple of different cd lens cleaners but it hasn't made any difference.

 

Can anyone advise?

 

Aso when the car was bought it came with a few extras which included an ipod connection.  I have a lead that I connect to the ipod and plug in but I often get the sound coming and going and I have to jiggle around the lead until the sound comes out through the speakers properly.  I don't know if it would be the lead or the connection in the car.  Any idea on what it is more likely to be?  I would rather get advice here first before contacting the garage.

 

thanks


Mot Advice Electric Mirrors

07 April 2013 - 03:14 PM

I have taken the fuse out for the power fold function as one mirror is clicking on folding in and is basically knackered!
this means I can't adjust the mirrors now but it's not a problem to live with but do I need to put fuse in for mot?
If anyone can let me know it would be appreciated-mot is tomorrow

Help With What Service Items Required Please - Fiesta Zetec 2007

12 March 2013 - 05:46 PM


  

            

                

                    

Hi, I am hoping to get some help here on what items to purchase to service a 2007 ford fiesta 1.4 zetec.


I am getting the service done as a homer and the mechanic is not a
Ford mech so I wanted to make sure I had all the parts present for the
job.


The car was last serviced just over a year ago and the spark plugs were changed. Am I right in thinking that these are changed infrequently?


I was thinking I needed to get:


oil


oil filter


air filter - not sure how often this should get changed?


pollen filter - is this the same as air filter - does the car have one?? can anyone advise


brake fluid? again not sure if it would be required - does this get done within a set time or mileage covered?


coolant replaced?? I topped up the coolant before this winter as the
level was near the minimum - is a top up ok or should it get flushed out
and replaced?


 


Have I missed anything??


 


The car has done a very low mileage - currently sitting around 19k I think and has covered app 4k since last service.


 


Would really appreciate any advice so I can be organised!

 

 

I have posted my query on maintenance section also so hopefully someone will pick it up and be able to help