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rikernumber1

Member Since 20 Oct 2009
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In Topic: Mk6 - Water In Doors -Normal?

08 July 2014 - 08:54 AM

I've had this on my Mk6 5 door - I heard it sloshing around, and discovered the drain holes were blocked in front passenger door. Unblocked them and the water came out.

 

You could try experimenting with buckets of water, to confirm the slope issue. It could be to do with the angle of the car - if the car is parked facing up the slope, with a slight camber in to the kerb, then I can imagine the water won't come out of the hole until you open the door.

 

When you say 'gush' - how much water are you talking about? 500ml? Several seconds - 30 seconds?


In Topic: Couple Of Issues...

19 August 2013 - 02:16 PM

The brake light switch is designed such that the brake lights come on with the lightest of touch on the pedal. I can't speak to the ABS module issue, but having a brake pedal that eventually presses to the floor is not right at all.


In Topic: Mk6 Rear Drum To Disc Conversion Kit

13 August 2013 - 12:13 PM

I can understand the cosmetic reasoning - especially if you have alloys. My 1.2 Finesse has steel rims and wheel trims - and it's not exactly fast or designed for spirited driving! Probably not worth bothering for that, but a faster model - especially if it was going on a track - then I'd consider it.


In Topic: Mk6 Rear Drum To Disc Conversion Kit

12 August 2013 - 09:21 AM

I can't comment on either of these two kits, but I am curious as to why you would want to do this?


In Topic: Some Advice On Buying A Fiesta

10 August 2013 - 09:27 AM

Clutch master cylinder was actually quite cheap - I think the part was around £37. Fitting it was awkward - it's connected directly to the clutch pedal on the cabin side of the bulkhead. So - not expensive - it took me 1-2 hours, but I'm guessing an experienced mechanic could do it in an hour.

 

I'm 99% sure that's the only mechanical failure we've had. Everything else has been normal service parts. I had to do the front discs/pads earlier in the year (at c50K miles) - because the discs had warped, not because of wear.

 

We intend to hold on to ours as long as we can. I like to describe it as 'fit for purpose'. I have driven it on a 700 mile business trip around Holland and Germany, and although it didn't skip a beat, it does get noisy at around 80mph, so it wouldn't be my first choice if I was doing a lot of motorway mileage, but it is economical at motorway speeds.