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#437698 Recently Bought A 07 Zetec 1.4 Climate

Posted by Jake90087 on Yesterday, 12:04 PM

One thing to add- for the central locking, just push the door handle into the door and it will lock them all. The drivers or passengers will activate the central locking this way. Also there is no issue with the gearbox. It's a common thing with the IB5 transaxle as there's no synchromesh on reverse.. Just select neural, lift the clutch, put the cluch in and go for reverse again. The steering on the fiesta is heavier than the Clio and hydraulically assisted, not electrically. Everything else is subective really. I prefer how the fez drives to a clio and driving them back to back the fiesta is a better handling car to me. Have an alignment done and check the tyre pressures also, that could be the reason for the tramlining. 

#434617 St150 Bluefin Remap?

Posted by Jake90087 on 06 December 2014 - 02:21 PM

Sounds good buddy. Everybody goes on about a N/A engine haha. What actualy is that?

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An N/A engine is naturally aspirated. As in the engine just sucks in air. Forced indiction would be like a Turbo, supercharger or both. With a forced induction engine they can be re-mapped easily to increase the boost from the turbo/supercharger, but Naturally aspirated engines can't.

#411164 New Plates I've Just Ordered From Platecreator.com :) Had To Get Creative...

Posted by Jake90087 on 19 September 2014 - 10:37 AM

If I were an officer I would pull for the liverpool logo alone! ;) Legality aside, I prefer no GB marker or anything. Just the plates themselves.

#396998 Fiesta Mk8 Power Folding Work With Non Power Folding Wing Mirrors?

Posted by Jake90087 on 13 August 2014 - 10:13 AM

M guess would be no as the adjustment switch is different between powerfold and non-powerfold mirrors. Plus they would need coding. One thing you can try is splicing the same coloured wired between the cars loom and the mirrors loom. They would most likely work and the extra two wires are only for the folding motor. However I have no experience with this and it may not be worth it. But it could be worth a shot!

#388209 Reverse Clunk

Posted by Jake90087 on 21 July 2014 - 10:41 AM

Honestly I wouldn't think so. The lack in a synchro won't break the gearbox over time, crunching the gears and trying to change as fast as possible will do it.

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#376483 Mk5 Fiesta - Picking It Up At The Weekend :)

Posted by Jake90087 on 19 June 2014 - 08:26 PM

The white clocks make a really good difference to the car. That's the reason I bought a Freestyle. One of the later ones, has all I need and nothing I don't!

#376364 Mk5 Fiesta - Picking It Up At The Weekend :)

Posted by Jake90087 on 19 June 2014 - 03:02 PM

Looks great! Lots to be done on these cars to help them. Not sure on the Zetec S bodykit on non Zetec S cars, but that's just me. A rear spoiler looks good though! Also I'm sure you know as a mk3 owner but clean out the rear arches, it helps stop the rust forming then rusting through. A set of vented discs that come on the 1.25's also will help on braking at high speeds. 




This would be a big help for you pal, since it's all done on a mk 5 finesse it will work on yours! Then you can whack some miles on it to keep them off of the mk 3. :) You could keep the mk 3 on a classic car policy if funds allow then keep driving it on nice days?

#373192 Mk4 Fiesta Water Temp Sensor Location 1.3 Endura-E Engine

Posted by Jake90087 on 10 June 2014 - 06:17 AM

Did some googling for you Lenny and this is the best I could find...


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#371212 2000 X Fiesta Blue Colour Name. Help!

Posted by Jake90087 on 04 June 2014 - 04:28 PM

James is right. Under the bonnet on the Slam panel there will be a something for you. This site should help.



#349698 Advice On Buying Second Hand Fiesta

Posted by Jake90087 on 01 April 2014 - 12:20 PM

As an owner and somebody who's done a lot of looking look for these:

Make sure it has been services every 10,000 miles and has had a cambelt done. Expensive job to to and it will kill your engine if it breaks.

Check for rust. Top of the arches isn't too serious, and affects a lot of cars. However check the sills, they can go and will cause it to fail an MOT.

Start the engine and listen to it from cold also, they're a bit clattery when cold, should be quiet when warm.

When in neutral lift the clutch too. Check how low it bites to see how good condition it is in, but also listen for a whine when it's up. This is the release/thrust bearing. They get noisy but make sure there's no big rattle when at low revs pulling in gear.

Check for any overheat or anything like that, and make sure the heater works and any other electrical items. The rear wipers can break due to the ground not working also.

Check for leaks around the sunroof (if it has one), and in the boot. This means slight rust around the bolt that lowers the spare wheel if water has gotten in there... Also with a smell. My back doors used to let water in since they were used so little, also.

Finally check the tyres on it. See how they're worn, if it's even and the brand. If they're all different no name tyres the car wasn't loved very much, and can have had a hard life meaning possible issues down the line.

Finally, take a look at the the overall condition and any more signs of a careless, abusive owner such as kerbed wheels, and bits that are broken and parking dents and such.

Good luck! The MK4 and 5 fiestas are great cars, handle well and the 16 valve engines love to rev.

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EDIT: As mentioned, it should has 2 keys. If not they're a lot to replace. And people that cut the parcel shelf up to install speakers doesn't sound like little lady owner who treated it like a member of the family.

#339152 "limited Edition" Corsa (Too Funny!)

Posted by Jake90087 on 05 March 2014 - 06:15 PM

95% of Corsas I see are 'limited edition' models. They're more common than the base model!

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#336076 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Jake90087 on 25 February 2014 - 07:15 AM

Lenny before you do condemn the Head Gasket it'd be best to get a tester off if ebay to see if there's contamination of the coolant and compression test the cylinders just to be sure

Something like this: http://m.ebay.co.uk/...0560?nav=SEARCH

A garage can do the tests for you too of course.

As for a new HG, it depends what caused the failure and if any things warped... But whatever you think add 20% just to be safe :)

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#333077 Top Gear!

Posted by Jake90087 on 16 February 2014 - 07:12 PM

I agree aswell it has become predictable but I do not find it anyless entertaining. I find each season have become shorter and shorter with no christmas 2 hour special. 5 episode for the entire year is lame

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Jeremy Clarkson Tweeted the Christmas special was taking longer than usual, so will be out in march. But it's coming! The '80s hot hatch challenge was brilliant I think. Even though James got an XR2i and not an RS turbo... ;)

#331125 Heat Shield Damaged By Flood Water

Posted by Jake90087 on 10 February 2014 - 03:53 PM

I did the same on Christmas eve driving to work at 5AM. It was only about 20MPH but bent the heat shield, Then it was catching on the gear linkage so made a horrible metallic scraping noise every time I moved the gearstick. Had to wait until I was home to get under the car and bend it back again!

#321248 Electronic Boot Release Wiring

Posted by Jake90087 on 13 January 2014 - 09:58 PM

I agree. For me it is when somebody wants something out of the boot quickly so I have to stop the engine, press the button and then start it again. But it is a good extra to have, even it it's not super convenient! Also to add since I had the trim off of my boot yesterday it looks as if the switch will pull a servo or similar actuator that pulls the cable to release the boot lock, like turning the key pulls the cable also. So it would be good to pull the trim off and check in there to see if the car has the kit for it.