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Kai123

Member Since 28 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active May 13 2013 11:56 PM
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In Topic: Non-Ford Oil Causing Engine Noise?

12 May 2013 - 12:54 PM

It was serviced at Atlas about 5 months ago.


In Topic: Fairly New Fiesta Giving Grief (Few Problems With It!)

15 March 2013 - 02:11 PM

I've been trying to think of a word to describe it but a sewing machine is spot on!

 

Thanks Jimrex and everyone else whos chipped in on this thread.


In Topic: Fairly New Fiesta Giving Grief (Few Problems With It!)

15 March 2013 - 06:34 AM

I took a video on my phone trying to get the noise but forgot about it. If I can hear it on the video I will upload it.

 

I have been listening to other Fiestas and they make the same noise. It must be normal ware and tare.

 

Still dont like it though after a year of near silence from the engine, but I think its normal.


In Topic: Fairly New Fiesta Giving Grief (Few Problems With It!)

02 March 2013 - 11:35 AM

wasnt implying oil wasnt suitable for your engine, just saying that when technician said they were not sure if mobil was suitable, its not b/s unless they knew the specs of the oil and spec needed for the engine....its a minefield and unlikely they knew both off top of their heads...

quite often find, under the specs on oil container, it will state 'not suitable for............'  even if those engines listed require 5w/30

 

We had the last service in Altas. Some branches around Dublin are highly recommended but never really heard anything about the one local to me (Blanchardstown).


In Topic: Fairly New Fiesta Giving Grief (Few Problems With It!)

02 March 2013 - 11:34 AM

Thanks for the replies!

 

I got the tires tracked and it fixed the loose steering. The loose nuts were actually caps to make the nuts look pretty (the mechanic sighed in relief, lol).

 

The engine noise is fairly prominient, but guess when its not! When a mechanic is looking at it. I had shown a mechanic before and he said he would investigate but told me after the service that its fine. This mechanic told me he would hear if something was wrong inside the engine.

 

The tapping noise thats slightly more audioble over the engine noise was the cambelt. He said he could replace it for me and it would fix the noise, but there was actually nothing wrong with it.

 

Maybe I have the new-car syndrome. My only ever car before this was a old Nissan Mirca and compaired to the brand new Fiesta, it was a dream. I would feel much better if I knew what oil they were using but since the car was only serviced last month, I think I might wait. Next time I might buy my own oil and filter and find a rural mechanic to do it for me.

 

If the noise gets worst (the engine noise, not the cambelt) I will try and get a video of it and upload it here.

 

Thank you for the replies.

 

Kai.