slim8110

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  • First Name
    Simon
  • Ford Model
    ST
  • Ford Year
    2013
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    Co-Fermanagh

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  1. Check for leaks between turbo and intercooler, visually check the pipes for splits/cracks if it’s possible for you to do it, if not you can have the system smoke tested for any leaks, bit more expensive but it will find any leaks that are in the system. This may or may not be your problem, but if it’s not at least you will know your intake, turbo/intercooler pipes and vac lines are all in good order. Hope you get sorted mate![emoji106][emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Soooooo..... guys update!!! Left my car down today to have the water pump replaced which I was prepared to pay for because it needs done, just received a call from the garage!! ITS NOT THE DAMN WATERPUMP!!!! It’s something internal, and guess what the Ford garage I left it with won’t investigate because they don’t have to correct tools!!!! WHAT!!!! So I’ve just lifted the car ( with 29 miles more on the clock than when I left it) and have booked it into another Ford garage. Unfortunately it won’t be seen for another 2 weeks!! They wouldn’t tell me what they think is wrong and apparently the mechanic looking at the car was conveniently away on a job!! I rang ford customer service and that was completely useless, every question I asked was replied with “I’m sorry, we don’t have that on our system” On the plus side I got my £120 back for the miss diagnosis. And quite possibly I could be eating my words!! Maybe just maybe the warranty isn’t such a bad thing!! I can’t see how they can wriggle out of not standing over an internal engine problem. I just wish I knew what it might be. If anyone has any ideas as to what might be wrong please let me know, I have 2 young kids and want them to be safe in the car. All I can tell you is the noise sounds similar to a belt tensioner rattle, noticeable more when the engine is up to temperature, idling and it’s coming from the same side the water pump is on and sounds down low. Tune in again soon for another episode of WTF!!!![emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Thanks for the replies everyone, i have actually wrote to the ford protect administrator explaining the difference between mechanical failure and operational failure, but I doubt it will matter, they seem to be able to change the definition to whatever suits them. I also told them the part will ***** itself before the warranty runs out and it will cost more in the long run, the head gasket will probably need replacing too. But again some suit behind a desk won’t have a clue anyway. I would have thought the garage would have pushed a little harder too, it’s work and money for them, but they seemed very disinterested. It’s hard to beat the little independent guy, no more warranty crap for me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Hey guys, so I posted earlier here about a rattle on my 2013 st (250) when idling, turns out it was the water pump, which I had pretty much verified by my usual mechanic before I took it to ford. However apparently the warranty only covers Mechanical/Electrical FAILURES! So as the water pump has not failed they won’t cover it, so I had to pay £120 just to be told something I already knew. But that aside I’m astonished that in order for the warranty to be worth the money paid for it Ford need you to drive the car until something actually breaks, more than likely causing a lot more damage before they will fix it, at least under warranty. Has anyone else had a similar problem with these idiots, no doubt it’s some idiot in a suit that’s never seen an engine making the decisions, but I mean if a part is making a noise it shouldn’t be making, that must count as failure, surely? Or am I being unreasonable? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Sorry to start up an old thread, just interested to see the difference a few years can make. Age: 38 Car : Focus st 2.0 ecoboost (250) Price : £304 fully comp protected with Hastings direct. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Yeah your pretty much ok with your power conversion, 123hp. I assume you have purchased the 1.0 ecoboost engine? As far as I know these engines came in 140hp, 125hp and also 100hp variants. So if you bought it from a dealer I would bring it back and find out what’s going on with regards how it was advertised and sold to you, it could have been an honest mistake. If you bought private, again it could have been an honest mistake, or someone trying to get a few extra quid for the non existent extra power. But it defo seems you have the 125hp variant. I’m pretty sure a dealer would have to take the car back and refund you if they have sold you a car that was not what it should be, however a private sale is a lot more difficult to prove any wrong doing, and really the onus is on the buyer to make sure all is correct before purchase. For example a simple HPI check would have given you all the info you needed. I’m also sure ford would be able to tell you the engine power if you retrieve the engine number (from the actual engine itself) with a quick phone call. I had a similar problem with a Leon cupra r sold to me as the 225hp variant, after I bought it it turned out to be the slightly less 210hp variant. I bought from a garage and they took the car straight back and refunded me, they had make an honest mistake, and were super apologetic. They then sourced the correct variant for me and gave me a very very good deal. I hope you get sorted buddy. Sorry I can’t help more. Just a quick edit, you should post this in the actual fiesta owners forum, it would likely get more responses, I believe this forum is for introducing yourself as a new member only. Just for future reference buddy!![emoji106][emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Cheers buddy!! They really are bags of fun. I will keep an eye on the coolant, but so far so good! I will check back when I get ford to check the car, let you know what if anything was wrong.[emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Lol, I do that too. all research points too a pretty bulletproof engine, but nobody knows better than someone who has had one. Always useful to hear the scare stories. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Check the clusters of wires at the back of the passenger footwell, sometimes these can be hit with feet and the connectors pulled out! There should be two clusters of coloured wires. May not be your problem but it’s worth a check. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Lol, yeah it seems the music is a cure for a lot of problems! Thanks for your advice, as I said I’ve only had the car a short time, less than a week, so all the noises are new to me. As I have the warranty I might as well use it. Let them decide if it’s serious or not. Are there any other problems I should be looking out for in the future that are seen as common faults with these cars? My car is currently on 52,000 miles. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Hey guys, just bought a Focus st recently and I noticed that when the car is up to temperature and idling, there is a small rattle it sounds very much like a tensioner, as I have only bought the car I’m unsure if it’s a normal thing. I bought the car with 4 months full ford gold extended warranty but I just wanted to check here first, before I look stupid arriving at the garage.lol I’m aware that these engines run on a can chain and I’m worried it could be it. Your help and advice is greatly appreciated. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Hi guys and girls! Just bought a nice shiny 2013 ST Focus (250) looking forward to talking to you all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk