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What Tyres Should I Get?

18 February 2014 - 08:06 PM

Current tyres that were on the car when I bought it are on their way out now, so would like to get some new ones.


Can anyone who has a MK6 recommend some based on experience?


Tyre size: 195/50/R15



Clutch/gearbox Problem?

16 December 2013 - 06:36 PM

Coming home from work on Tuesday, all was well.

Get in the car the next day, move off and get on the road, and the gears were suddenly really resistant and needed a lot of force to shift.

I can still drive it, but as I say, it just takes a lot of effort to move the stick.

Doesn't grind at all, apart from reverse on occasion.


There also seems to be a new rattle/tapping sound that appears when the clutch is pressed down (thrust bearing?).


Haven't really noticed any slip and the bite seems as good as before.

Clutch/brake fluid level ok.


Gears move fine with the engine switched off, but not when its on.


54 plate with 59k.


Anyone know for definite what the cause is? 

Is the clutch gone/on the way out?

Paint Touch-Up?

29 October 2013 - 01:57 PM

Had my car parked on my drive which is on a slight incline, opened the door and forgot to hold it at the same time so gravity took hold and it hit my wall!  :angry:


Luckily/unluckily the plastic trim on the side of the door seems to have took the brunt of it, but some paint on the door edge has come away and exposed bare metal.




I've bought touch up paint to cover it up, but just need some advice.

I'm not looking for a perfect finish as it's not really in a noticeable place and I'm not that good when it comes to painting anyway.

My main concern is just to protect it from rust.


Where the door hit the wall, the paint/metal has 'peeled' back leaving metal curled up slightly so I would need to slightly sand this back to make it an even surface. 

What grit sandpaper should I use for this etc?



Strange Noise When Idling

17 October 2013 - 09:35 PM

My Mk6 1.4 Fiesta makes this weird noise at idle, but only after the engines warmed up (2 or more miles of driving).


Pushing the clutch in has no effect on the noise, but it does go away as soon as I give it a bit of gas and comes back again once the revs drop below 1k.


Its sort of like a low pitch 'brrrrrrrr', if that makes sense.


I can only really hear it when I'm in the car, but I'm not sure where its coming from.


I recorded a video of it to show what I mean.



Anyone know what it might be?


Remote Key Fob Not Working?

16 October 2013 - 11:50 PM



Recently purchased a 1.4 Fiesta Flame MK6 and the key fob with the three buttons doesn't remotely lock/unlock the doors or boot, but can still manually lock/unlock the doors and start the car with the key.

I've changed the battery, but it still doesn't work.


Looking through past invoices, it seems the previous owner took it to a Ford dealer for the above reason.

Work carried out - 'Program Remote Key. Checked battery fitted ok. Tried to reprogram key but would not work. Internal fault in Transmitter' 


Do I need a completely new fob?

I've looked on ebay and you can buy new key fobs for about £25, but would obviously need to be programmed etc.

I could also separate the key end from the fubar remote control so I wouldn't need a new key cut.

I've also been reading the owners manual about how new keys can be programmed in the ignition.

Is this a good idea, could I do this myself? Rather not have to pay £150 odd at a dealer.

I have two keys (the remote key and a normal key)


Any advice much appreciated,