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Topics I've Started

Timing Adjustment Possible?

22 February 2014 - 02:50 PM

Just checked the timing on my fiesta with a xenon timing light and it is slightly out. According to the haynes manual it can't be adjusted, and it must be a "fault within the system itself". Is this correct and is it possible to adjust the timing?


1.1 hcs carburetter engine 


Any help appreciated.

How Much!

10 February 2014 - 08:15 PM


Well it was at 160,000.00 when I looked, you would have to have a Flappy Brain to by that!

Hateful game anyway.

Anyone Else Got A Msv Season Ticket?

13 January 2014 - 09:19 PM

Got mine today for Oulton Park :)

Can't wait until the season starts and I'm definitely going to watch the touring cars in June.

Electronic Boot Release Wiring

12 January 2014 - 06:57 PM

Does anyone know if the wiring would be in place on a 1995 Mk3.5 fiesta lx for the electronic boot release?

If it is in place I will fit one because i'm fed up with having to turn the car off every time I want to open the boot.

Thanks, James

James' Fiesta

27 December 2013 - 01:42 PM

Well I've been on here for a few months now so I thought I'd start this to keep track of the things I've done.

This is everything I've done so far, that I can remember.


Here's the car when I bought it in July 2012

First thing I did with it was paint the front and rear valance below the bumper. As standard they came in grey/black stone chip resistant paint. But I've always liked the look of the ghia which is colour coded, so I thought I'd give it a go. Turned out pretty good, very pleased with it, but the photos don't do it justice.
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In November I installed some under bonnet soundproofing as with mine only being an LX there wasn't any. Managed to pick up some self adhesive stuff from the show at the NEC, £15 for 1x1m.
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Much quieter now, if anyone has had one of the HCS engines before they will know they can be quite noisy. Also have the added bonus of the car getting up to temperature quicker now we're coming into winter :) I was unsure about how the silver would look at first, but I think it looks pretty good now.
Most important modification, obviously, is the FOC sticker
I'll get a picture later - but you all know what it looks like
This week I've been installing a new audio system. Replaced the front speakers with some 5" FLI Integrators, the rears with 4" Edge and installed a 12" Edge active subwoofer in the boot. Now I know this stuff isn't top of the range but it's more than good enough for a 19 year old car that doesn't do a lot of miles. I was going to get a 10 " sub but the 12" was actually £5 cheaper it was such a good deal :) However, I refuse to change the original cassette player (they're just better, cassettes got a bad name because everyone bought cheap tapes and then complained that the sound quality was rubbish, anyway moving on). As the head unit has no remote live thingy, I need to install a switch to turn the sub on. So I thought that I would get another heated window switch and use that in one of the blanked off switched on the dashboard. That'll come later
The fronts -
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The rears -
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Here's the sub -
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Oh and I almost forgot my personalised plate, which you've probably already noticed :)
They're the main things that I've done so far, loads of other little things as well but I can't list them all, not so much mods but getting the car into decent condition.
Next thing I fancy doing is upgrading the bulb in the courtesy light, if anyone can recommend a decent one. Oh and the boot light because it's just rubbish.
That's it for now :)