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No Hot Air!! + Clutch Noise

27 March 2013 - 02:09 PM

HI, I have a mk5 fiesta, im not getting any hot air, it blows warmish for about 10 seconds then goes cold, both pipes on HCV are warm/hot, the bottom rad hose is warm, and thermostat opening, fan kicking in etc...im stuck!


2nd problem when I start the car, I can hear a little whining/rubbing noise, sounds like a pump or something, then when I press the clutch down the noise goes?


any ideas?

Car Overheated!

17 March 2013 - 03:22 PM

I was driving for about 45 minutes, 30 mins was on the motorway. Was driving through a busy town stuck in traffic for 15 minutes, Next thing you know I felt bubbling,  through the pedals, then steam was coming from drivers side of engine. Engine stalled, I restarted as the temp gauge was just below halfway, Pulled up into a carpark and coolant was leaking from the expansion bottle. I topped it back up with about a litre of water as the expansion tank was full after putting it in. Managed to drive it for 15 minutes to get to a local garage.

My thought were head gasket failure, But no gunk under oil filler cap, cant see no water in the oil when I removed the dipstick. I was told it weak antifreeze, so not sure if the thermostat had rusted up due to the cold weather?? 

The garage I went to reckon its early stages of head gasket failure??

Any ideas on what to do next as they quoted me £300 to do it and I'm not totally convinced as of yet.

Fiesta Rear Seatbelt Replacement

13 March 2013 - 09:17 AM

I have a 1999 Ford Fiesta. In the rear center passenger seat it only has the lap seat belt  I am wondering if it is possible to fit a full seat belt as I need to fit a car seat there.