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  1. I think at this point I am going to just replace the sump, as I already have a new drain plug because I was expecting to need to replace it and there is no way that plug can be extracted.
  2. Yeah that sums it up, the service records back it up
  3. i know the oil hasn't been changed since 2014 because the last record of am oil change is from 2014 after that there are no more records of an oil change after that, but there are records of other things that the dealer changed at the annual service, also 2014 was the last time that my grandparents (the owners of the car) drove the car until september 2018 when i got the car. The milage of the car when i got it was 5794 miles and it is now 10044 miles. The sump did also have a paper gasket (although not shown in the picture) and i could see that it had been ripped and that ford used some kind of sealant (that looks like bathroom sealant) to reseal the sump instead of replacing the gasket. And the fact that there was a paper gasket there to begin with wasn't inspiring confidence.
  4. A few months ago I was trying to do an oil change on my fiesta because I found out that it hadn't had one since 2014 despite being survived by ford in may of 2018, I then found the sump drain plug was seized and I rounded it off trying to remove it, then this morning I attempted to try again and noticed that the sump must have been off at some point because ford didn't replace the gasket with a new one instead they used bathroom silicone sealant instead. The more I look under the car the more I see bodged work from ford.
  5. I tried doing that however I could not find an adapter to allow me to tap into the socket because the fuse in my fiesta for the lighter socket is a cube type not a rectangle type
  6. I use piggyback off the gauge cluster fuse because the dash cam should not be drawing more than 2 a at a maximum, I use a special fuse piggyback adapter that allows the thing that is being power through that socket to keep its fuse and for the dash cam to have its own fuse that even if it blew, the main fuse would be fine.
  7. you know you can remove the glovebox and run it behind (especially as that is the same way you get to the fuse box) which removes the need for the duck tape which in my mind does not look that great for whoever is in the car with you
  8. what i did was run the cable (dash cam end) from the headlining, down the side of the left A pillar trim (by removing the door seal on the car) then into the fusebox area (by removing the side cover from the left side of the dash) from here you can either just piggy back of a fuse (i used the 7.5 amp fuse for the gauge cluster) or you can run the cable behind the glovebox, along the trans tunnel and plug into the lighter socket. either way just has the cable visible where it comes out of the head lining to connect to the dash cam.
  9. The nextbase ones are the most reliable dash cams, and if you run it off the gauge cluster fuse in the fusebox it should be fine that is what I am doing or any circuit in the fusebox that gets power only when the ignition is on and is not reliant on other things like lights and engine etc... The lighter socket fuse in the fiestas are the wrong type to tap into, if you get a nextbase dash cam you can get there special hardwire kit that comes with everything you will need to tap into the power from a fuse socket safely, it keeps the device that the fuse socket is for having the same fuse and the dash cam its own fuse.
  10. When I was driving along the motorway, the car suddenly got a bit louder and the throttle became more responsive along with engine becoming more powerful the point where I didn't have to down shift to be able to accelerate quickly from 50 to 70mph. Does anyone have any idea what it could be (I could just be imagining it). Thanks to anyone who replys.
  11. You say that but it doesn't look anything like the tilting mech handle, and it is not from the drivers side cubby (which houses the OBD2 port) it might just be an old glovebox handle I am not sure I found it loose along with the plastic retainer for the emergency tools that are inherently spare wheel area. Both in the drivers door pocket. Thanks to everyone who has responded.
  12. As far as I am aware they don't test the windows on an MOT, as long as it doesn't affect visability they should not care on the mot
  13. As tomsfocus said it could be the leads but it also sounds like a bad battery because batteries nearing the end of there life can sometimes deliver varying amounts of current because of the non conductive crystals that can form into he plates inside the lead acid battery.
  14. I recently found this part in the driver side door storage loose, I was wondering where it goes, it looks similar to the glovebox handle which is already on there.