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In Topic: Fiesta 2006 1.25 towing weight?

21 October 2009 - 04:17 PM

Hi all,

I have just fitted a towbar to my 2006 fiesta 1.25 and was hoping some one could let me know what size trailer the car will tow. Braked and unbraked

I have looked in the handbook and can't find the info


Found this for a new one:


I would have thought that 600 kg would be a lot to tow with a small car, though. One way of finding out for certain would be to look at the VIN plate in conjunction with a Google search (Ford Fiesta VIN plate decode, or somesuch). One of the figures on the VIN plate is the maximum allowable gross weight of vehicle plus trailer.

Don't know about braked and unbraked, the 600 kg on the website is braked.

Disclaimer: I've never towed anything, this is just info I got from the net.


In Topic: Question for new Fiesta owners

07 August 2009 - 09:56 PM

I think its a backward step that there is no guage. If the car is running too cold due to a stuck thermostat, then you will never know. If it is running slightly hot then seeing a needle move passed the normal setting would alert you before the warning light comes on. I will try and figure a way of reading the water temperature when I get my car.

There must be a way since many test operatons have to be done with the engine at normal operating temperature.

In Topic: Hi, Prob with fiesta gear change clutch noise thing!!

07 August 2009 - 11:27 AM

Hi, Ive recently bought a ford fiesta ghia 53 reg, still got a couple months warranty but dont know where i stand with this prob. When changing gear from first to second also second to third, if i put a small bit of gas on whilst releasing the clutch i hear a sound very much like a fan belt slipping for a second or two. If im much smoother with the gear change, ie slow clutch release and no gas i can avoid it. Does this sound like a clutch slipping sound? Thats my best guess with limited knowledge. Thanks in advance for any bit of advice. Mike

It might well be an early symptom of clutch slip, but the car seems a bit young for that. Try to make a recording of the noise for the garage, and try hard to get them to sort it under warranty, because a lot of expensive work is required to gain access. If the engine revs start to go up faster than the road speed, then clutch slip is confirmed and a repair is very urgent (and expensive).

Good luck with it


In Topic: brake hoses

28 July 2009 - 07:57 PM

anyone know where i can get cheap brake hoses from ive a 1996 ford fiesta

ebay? The postage would add significantly to the cost though. If you are close to a Camberley Auto Factor store, (http://www.camberley.../home/index.php) they are well worth a try. They supply the trade, so they don't sell rubbish.

Don't even think about getting anything second-hand, recycled, dodgy or anything other than brand new in the manufacturers packing with an application list that specifies your car.


In Topic: 1997 MK4 z-tec S 1.25 colour chart?

19 July 2009 - 08:09 PM


On the VIN plate, the second box from the bottom contains the colour code. There are two whites applicable to the Mk 4, Diamond White (code B) and Ivory White (code H).

I got this information from the online Fiesta Owners Club, it was accurate in getting the correct name for the colour of my Fiesta.


Code B, not code smiley