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Non-Ford Oil Causing Engine Noise?

12 May 2013 - 10:33 AM

Hey forum.


I have a super noisey engine which has caused me concern. One guy on this forum said some Fiestas will sound like sewing machines, which I could deal with and left it at that.


A friends dad who owns a garage had a listen to it a few days ago, and was going to ask a Ford Technician if the oil for the Fiesta is proprietary, and that the noise was caused by a non-Ford generic oil in the engine. He was suppose to get back to me but never did (I think i gave the wrong number).


Anyone shed any light on this? Its 110 euro for a small service and computer update at my local Ford, and it would be money well spend if I could reduce the noise and at least to the point that I might hear any other issues with it.



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

28 February 2013 - 03:38 PM

Hello forum.

Me and the wife bought a new Ford Feista (style) in 2012, brand new. We got a good deal on the scrappage scheme trading in our old 01 Nissan Micra.

The Micra was falling apart. The main attraction to having the new car was to look after it and make it last for years and have a hassle free car. We have had the car for two years now and it only has 14k kilometers on the clock.

There is a sound coming from the engine, like a spitting, splurting noise. If you rev the engine it drowns out the noise, you can only hear it on idle. One mechanic said maybe a cap inside the engine was loose but its a big deal to try and investigate it (this was before a full service. Afterwards they said the car is in perfect condition).

Secondly, and only in the last 4 months we can feel so much more on the road. The tires are good and I mentioned this to the mechanic but said they found nothing. I dont know if its down to age or not or the fact we had it brand new and now its beginning to get a few quirks.

Lastly, and only this week...the steering is very loose. It gets better after we fill the tank, but its very odd. Today the wheel is vibrating very, very slightly.

The car is 2 years old this month, and 14k kilometers. Should It have these kind of issues? Is it because we got it so new, that we will only ever really notice negative wear and tear over time? We cant afford anything major on the car and thats our biggest concern. It got the full service last month, but im tempted to getting them to replace the oil with the castrol 5w30 oil (on the recipe the oil is only named as "classic").

Any ideas to any of these issues? I plan on taking it down to the garage next week and it would be great to be armed with a bit of knowledge so I know what im asking/what they are saying.