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Stephen_D

Member Since 04 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 09 2013 03:51 PM
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In Topic: Need Some Advice!

09 April 2013 - 03:52 PM

Cheers i'll give F Super a try for £20 - £25 worth seeing whats wrong and cheaper than taking it to a garage...

 

And i'll have diagnostics for both cars :) winner


In Topic: Need Some Advice!

09 April 2013 - 10:55 AM

Cheers chaps, full works is on the cards now to try and resolve this issue. I'll post a pic of the spark plugs when i get my hands on the car.. Me and the mrs dont see each other much when im working nights. Think i might be able do get to it on thursday

 

Is their any diagnostics i can buy for Ford cars? For my audi i have VCDS (formally VAG-Com) runs from the laptop with the cable

 

Surely ford do one..


In Topic: Need Some Advice!

08 April 2013 - 11:02 AM

where can i get a bottle of cataclean from off the shelf, google isn't giving many results.

 

Thanks for the input aswell i really appreciate it. I know its only a 1.4 but like i say the punto wouldnt stall and die of power when trying to pull off at low speeds from 2nd gear... imagine a low speed approach to a round about, the car goes past you drop to 2nd gear hit the revs and theres nothing there. Normally you wouldnt drop to 1st, its not how a car should be in my eyes.

 

If theres someone close to Newcastle under lyme that could spare 5 or 10 mins i'd appreciate it, just to have a look and see what your thoughts are


In Topic: Need Some Advice!

05 April 2013 - 07:06 PM

Well found some redex in the cupboard so stuck 150ml into a nearly full tank and gave it a drive for about 5 miles.

 

Smoke wasnt too bad on startup today but i still say this thing is lacking power... its a 1.4 and if you dont time it right its VERY easy to stall, slow down for a corner to 8 - 10 mph and u got no chance of pulling off in 2nd gear... put your foot down and it takes forever to climb to 4k revs.

 

But this is how its always been since we got it, like i say its the mrs car so i hardly drive it but from what i can tell from todays long drive is that its a Pile of S#@+!! lol

 

Apart from and oil change and filter, air filter... spark plugs have already been done 5k ago what else could be the trouble with it?

It baffels me... i used to have a punto 5 year ago 1.2 and that was faster than this thing! Much to my delight i dont have to drive this fiesta every day.

 

Its a 52plate but the 03 model (registered in feb 03)


In Topic: Need Some Advice!

05 April 2013 - 12:11 AM

http://www.alfaowner...or-cleaner.html

 

Found this thread... going to give it a go... cheaper and the same stuff :)