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Matt M

Member Since 31 May 2009
Offline Last Active Nov 06 2009 05:39 PM

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In Topic: Fiesta doesnt like cold

06 November 2009 - 05:41 PM

My Diesel fiesta 2004 smells of Diesel in the cold, as does my brother's Diesel Mazda, I think it's normal for Diesel's, no sure about petrols though.

Also in mine, if it's cold, it will never start first time, I have to switch it to '2' for about 20 seconds before it will start, not the spark plugs mind, but apparently it just gives it time for the radiator to warm up the engine slightly.

Not had the revs problem however, but if it only happens when it's cold, could be the coolant. Have you got only water in your coolant, or is it water and anti-freeze? Because it could be the coolant freezing.

In Topic: It's Here...

28 October 2009 - 08:25 PM

You went for the TDCi - tbh after having a Diesel fiesta, I would never go back to a petrol, as my sig says "Sounds like a tank! And I love it!" - Plus it smells good on a cold winters morning!

In Topic: Your 0-60 Times Thread!

28 October 2009 - 08:21 PM

Firstly having a passenger in the car won't give you an accurate time, could slow it down by a second or so, and secondly, where the hell is this private land everyone has for 0-60 trials?

It is private land right?

Hehe it's called the local by-pass ;)

In Topic: Your 0-60 Times Thread!

28 October 2009 - 08:12 PM

hehe go on then, everyone laugh: :lol: :lol:

2004 1.4 TDCi Diesel (Although, not very turbo-e!) 16.9 secs!!

In Topic: Funny Noise!

28 October 2009 - 08:10 PM

Hi Everyone,

This is my first post...so I apologise for jumping in with a question!

I recently got a new Fiesta Titanium 1.4, its just over a month old and have driven about 700 miles so far.

I have noticed when the engine is cold and turn the ignition key to the second click there is a grinding/rumbling noise. This only happens when the engine is cold, and won't do it again unless I leave it for about an hour and do the same again. I know that there is usually a gentle buzz noise, which all cars seen to do, but am not sure what this grinding/rumbling noise represents??

Being still well under warranty I have taken it to the dealer(which they have had for a week now) and they say it's a "standard" noise.

I was wondering if anyone else has this noise, and if so, any idea what it is??


I don't know if petrol cars have one, but my diesel certainly when it's cold, will be louder at a standstill because of the choke, to get the car warmer.