Some of you may know I recently acquired a mk5 fiesta for £190 that needed a bit (sorry, a lot) of work (more economical to scrap it, but I enjoy a challenge) - fancied a project, well here's what's left to do.
Well I knew it would fail, I just wanted to see how much work needed doing. The good news is that all the welding work I have done was good enougn to pass (ended up doing 9 repair patches in the end. However it failed on:
1. Offside headlamp beam incorrect - not bothered, easy fix.
2. Nearside rear trailing arm bush - that was a surprise.
3. Offside outer sill corroded around seatbelt mounting - opposite side to where I did the other welding - annoyed I missed that.
4 Brake efficiency at 36% - knew it would fail on brakes ordered new discs and pads.
There was also 12 advisories (wont list them all) but one of them was:
016 Sill covers fitted not allowing full inspection of sills. What happens to all the zetec s's in the country or is it that mine have been added??
On the whole quite pleased, not too much more work to do, already spent the last 4 weekends doing the work so am relieved it's all not been wasted.