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  1. I have finally given up on the 16inch 15 spoke wheels for the Titanium. One wheel got buckled during the snow earlier this year which I replaced and used the buckled wheel as a get me home spare. Yesterday I did a what is for me a routine check removing each wheel cleaning the hubs and inspecting the tyres for damage, stone chips, nails etc. To my disgust both front wheels have buckles the passenger side has 2 and even the passenger side rear has a small kink. I have been so careful over speedbumps potholes although there aren''t that many on my usual routes of either. What are these things made of butter??? I have given up and bought a set of wheels and tyres from Halfords they are 15 inch ripspeeds polished rims with gun metal finish and they do look ok on my Tango Red Titanium. If you are thinking about doing this go for it the extra rubber definitely improves effects of the suspension and road noise is dramatically reduced (which was a surprise for budget performance tyres from god knows where.) There is also a dramatic improvement in cornering as all signs of tramlining have disappeared on my test route which includes a rather twisty road which can be scary as hell if taken too quick in the Fiesta normally. Any one else tried this and hopefully it's been as positive for you?
  2. Cruise Control On 1.4 Titanium Automatic

    Now that's one I had not thought of I wonder how that works if indeed it does. If you do try that let us know what happens. If it does work it should solve the problem and fast roads at least.
  3. Cruise Control On 1.4 Titanium Automatic

    I think you have answered this yourself. The cruise control is set Up to get you back to the set speed as quickly as possible and In an auto that's using the gearbox to best effect. In the manual car the gear changes cancel the CC so you get to the gear first to pick the speed range. As for the changing down a lot when encountering hills etc, I was warned about this when I Looked at a Focus auto with CC basically the CC is not much use with an auto on any road that isn't very flat and free of traffic so probably that's Lincolnshire and parts of Norfolk in the uk only. I went For a manual fiesta titanium in the end.
  4. Fuel Ecconomy

    Had to double take this. Area you saying 6.1mph? If so 37.8mpg really isn't at all bad and I wouldn't change too much what you have been doing.
  5. Pipercross Or J1 Induction Kit

    I added a piper cross to my 1.4 titanium and there is a very subtle difference most noticeable above 50mph just seems more relaxed when accelerating. I also get a very consistent 2-3mpgwhich is not to be sniffed at.
  6. Hids On Mk7

    Just to put a little perspective on this. one of my neighbours is about to lose his house probably at the end of this month after a year of court cases and trying to broker a deal. his teenage son was driving the family Ford focus fitted by him with HID lighting. The boy was involved in an accident with an other driver claiming being blinded by the lights. Both drivers were injured the other driver losing part of his leg. The insurance assessor confirmed the lights on the focus had been illegally modified and the insurance company voided the insurance. so now the family are still paying a loan on a car that is written off and they face paying 10s of thousands of pounds to the injured driver who hasn't been able to work since.
  7. Fiesta Automatic

    I had an auto MK7 as a hire car for 3 days and hated every minute. the slightest hill on the motorway seemed to (M62 in particular on the big hills) have it totally giving up whilst revving like a lunatic. The kick down was useless as the car changed back up after less than 5 seconds overtaking was not an option. I became convinced that the highest gear setting was in fact reverse as it always felt like it was going backwards. When I had a focus auto much better and it had some sort of pseudo manual set up.
  8. Alloy Spacers

    It is possible to do what you want (i know it's been done on other cars well corsas at least) however not recommended unless you also fit extra long threaded studs to the wheel to allow the wheel nuts to get enough grip get it wrong and a wheel or 2 falls off not good. Also be aware that spacers is a term used to describe inserts into the alloy wheel hub to make after market alloys fit a number of models. you will need to find a way to extend the hub out past the spacer as well.
  9. Fiesta Mk7 Zs Problem

    If you still have the original spark plugs fitted change them they will be cheap and nasty and you wont find 2 with the same sparking gap. get a good quality set from bosch supper pluses or champion which are pre gapped and will stay correct for thousands of miles. also worth checking if the air filter has ever been changed or the fuel filter as these often get overlooked.
  10. Aux Button Does Not Work On Zetec S 60 Plate

    I have to say this sounds a bit dodgy. I take it you bought the car second hand? The car clearly had the bluetooth and VC with USB fitted from new so is your dealer trying to get a bit more cash out of you by disabling the Bluetooth module and then charging you to reconnect it? Nice scam I must say if true! Take your car to another Ford dealer and report it as a fault and see what they say.
  11. Little I Symbol

    The little i stands for information and it means the car has a message stored for you to read. things like "door open" or on my car with keyless power "press clutch to start". the messages are displayed for a few seconds and then time out but if the problem still exists the i illuminates so that you can go into the menu and choose messages to view. there are quite few messages but the only ones I have seen are the 2 above and "key fob battery low" not the exact wording but you get the idea. The common one that I got in the early days was "door open" as I never seemed to shut the tailgate properly.
  12. Can We Buy Your Car Back?

    Isn't this just a sign of the times. I live near a number of main dealers so you always see a lot of new reg cars floating about. But not last year 10 plates are very rare and 60s I cannot remembr the last one i saw of any make. I suspect since the end of the scrappage scheme those looking to change older cars are back to the nearly new market at dealers and the auctions buit so many new cars where bought through the scrappage scheme good 2 to 3 year old cars have become rarer than flying pink elephants.
  13. Odb2 Code Reader

    I think all petrol engined cars had to be compatable from around March 2001 with diesel engined cars from January 2004 If i remember correctly. Some diesel engined cars where compatably eartlier through 2003 but depends on the make and model. If you have the car serviced regularly and use an undependant garage then they will have a tester and i am sure they will confirm it for you if you ask. Ford garages however may charge knowing what they are like.
  14. I Washed My Car Key Fob!

    You should have got 2 key fobs as already mentioned above. However if you only have one sounds like it is well goosed. But as you have nothing to loose at this point (other than an expensive getting a new key programmed option) you should try the following. 1. get a spare CR 2032 battery for the fob. 2. dismantel the key fob and remove the battery inside. 3. Leave the parts of the device for at least 24 hours or longer if you can at room temperature to dry out fully (you can use a hairdrier to speed things up but dont hold it too close to the device just let the airflow blow out soem of the moisture at a reasonable distamce). 4. After drying use a cotton bud or carefully a peice of cloth or tissue and gently clean all the battery contacts and connections between the 2 halves of the fob. (be gentle you don't want to damage/bend the terminals. 5. Insert the new battery and reassemble the key fob. Bearing in mind what the key fob has been through it's a long shot but as i say above you have nothing to loose at this point.
  15. Fiesta Locking System

    Yes the keyless locking drove me mad when for quite a few weeks I would walk off with the key fob and make the other half stay with the car and check all the doors were locked they always were. Wait till you get used to keyless though and then try driving a hire car which I do regular. I have been known to sit staring at the dash wondering where the hell the power button is for minutes at a time before then fumbling around for the key.
  16. 2012 Mot Changes

    The remapping thing is interesting. A few months or even a couple of years back I read a report about concerns raised in some of the euro zone countries about vehicle remapping to improve performance. One point was about emissions banding and how remapping could move a vehicle into a higher band which had implications for those countries that raise tax or penalties for higher emission vehicles. The article mostly focused on Diesel powered vehicles but hinted at the fact that petrol could be remapped as well. This to me sounds like the EU is trying a solution by making remapping illegal probably only if the remap affects the emissions banding rather than anything to do with power. My car is due to get MOTd end of Jan 2012 so looks like I could be one of the guinea pigs.
  17. Lack Of Power, Idling A Little Lumpy Etc

    Don't know if you ever got a fix for this but you could try running some injector cleaner additive in a full tank of fuel.I had a similar problem on the other halfs Micra, start from cold and it had a very obvious flat spot no power mid revs but ok when stopped and restarted or thrashed to death, i suspect a sticky injector but diagnostics shows nothing Ok after the injector cleaner was run through the system however.
  18. 3Rd Engine Recalibration

    The 2000 to 2500 revs sounds familiar. Do you think it is a misfire or a more a flat spot? Once you power through the misfire/flat spot does the power seem ok or does the car seem a little sluggish? If the answers are yes a flat spot and yes a little more sluggish then your issue is probably down to the EGR valve that recirculates exhaust gases into the combustion cycle during Idling by some mad cap idea by the EU to save the universe or something. The EGR valve may only be partially closing or not at all causing loss of power and the flat spot when the ECU is expecting it to be fully closed but it hasn't. EGR valves are ussually expensive to buy but can be removed and cleaned to restore operation I did this a couple of times on my previous car a Fiat Punto. Getting it of the car was the hardest part due to the location of the thing but dissasembly for cleaning was a doddle. I don't have a diesel fiesta so i have no idea where the EGR is.
  19. Mk 7 1.6 Tdci (95Bhp) Mpg Issues, Anyone Else?

    The figures for the 1.4 diesel still sound a little low for me. My 1.4 petrol easily sits at 45MPG 2 and from work now that it has settled down with 18000 miles on the clock and thats mostly motorway but stop start on the m60 around manchester. On a run the best I have seen is 54.7 MPG on a run up the M6 to Kendal so the car can get close to the quoted figures although no car ever will as the test for MPG is set to a european standard and bears no relationship what so ever to the real world but gives some overpaid scrounger in europe the sense of doing something useful.
  20. Probably The Worst Week Ever

    Ouch sorry to hear that these things do seem to stack up like th buses some times. I remember way back longer than i want to admit having a peacock green Ford Granada it wasn't new but it was absolutely mint but over 8 days that changed. Day 1 somebody smashed the drivers door window trying to steal it and failing. Day 3 a 7.5 ton truck failed to notice the line of cars turning right and clip the rear of my car smashing the lens on the rear passenger side lights. Could it get worse.......Yes Day 8 I am slowing down approaching a junction when a fork lift truck came out a factory gate like Sterling Moss the forks hit my car on the passenger side with one of the forks coming through the front door and smashing my hip and pelvis (any further it would have cut me in half). Weeks in hospital and years to fully recover needless to say I will never have a green car again they are unlucky.
  21. That intrigues me to I have the Titanium with the mirror fitted. Nothing seems to move when it is active and I wonder if it is some sort LCD tech which is powered up and partially obscures the mirror in an overlay but I don't know for certain.
  22. Help Required

    It works on my 58 plate titanium 3 door with Keyless power/lock. Pretty much as above. 1. unlock the car. 2. press the lock and the unlock key 3. wait 6 to 7 seconds and the door locks fire and there where only to indicator flashes on mine. standard use after that as one press of the unlock drivers door only and press again to unlock the passenger door The door button for keyless only unlocks the drivers door and cannot be double pressed to unlock all doors.
  23. Mk7 1.25 Zetec Progress Thread

    Be careful there are parts of the UK where council run teams have the power to take a vehicle off the road if they think the windows are too dark and they are not required to use a tester. (greater Manchester is one there are others). Tell your insurance company accurately what you have fitted. They may ask for a certificate of compliance they may not. if you fail to do this it is at your own peril if the worse should happen (and i sincerely hope it never does) you will find yourself uninsured as any decent insurance assessor will find any excuse to get his pay master insurance company off the hook for payouts. remember the glass was already tinted and nay be to the legal limit. you add even a light tint and you push the limit to an illegal status.
  24. Voice Control

    they probably just dislodge a connector in the stearing column shouodnt be too hard to sort out at a ford dealer.
  25. Voice Control Question

    In my 2009 Titanium the voice control has only worked when the radio is on the VC is in the same module as the bluetooth I think which is then connected to the radio.