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About Bongo2296

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    Fiesta MK 7.5 Zetec S - 1L Ecoboost 125
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  1. Just looked at my pipes and they're not pretty. Is this still savable with rust remedy and high temperature paint or is it too far gone?
  2. I want to put Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres on my Fiesta, my current tyres are 205/40R17 84W. The CrossClimate+ don't have that size, they have 205/45R17 88W, would this be OK to use?
  3. The that car could be one of the affected ones, it's the right age, but it should have been fixed. Ford fixed them all for free so the only reason it will still have the problem is lazy ownership, which could mean general maintenance was also not kept up with. Ask the garage to find out for you, and don't buy it if they can't give a definitive answer because, well, they should be able to find out with it being such a big safety concern.
  4. I had the same decision to make, went with a slightly older car that got me both a higher spec (Zetec S) and the Ecoboost 125 engine. I feel I would have regretted getting the other car. In terms of mileage, an extra ~2000 miles won't make any difference, but the Ecoboost you linked being 2 years older means the timing belt will need doing sooner which is a big and expensive job on those engines. Not sure about the 1.25 timing belts cost, but if you're keeping the car for a long time it's something to consider. I'm not sure about those prices, to be honest I don't know if cars have got more expensive since February with all this Covid stuff, but I paid just under £8K for my Fiesta back then and mine is higher spec and more powerful for not much more money, and with less miles than both of them when I got it. I even saw Ecoboost 140s and ST-Lines for around this price, but again I don't know if prices have just gone up in general.
  5. Mine does this too, a bit of research a few weeks ago says its the fuel pump priming but I'm not certain. I would also like to know for sure.
  6. I had mine done, didn't feel any difference. I did see the guy spray some go go juice in the intake to make it feel a little different when I first drove it, after that wore off it went back to normal. Still had the usual Mk2 TDCI DPF problems after the procedure.
  7. I have that pressure washer, with the foam thingy it comes with it's a bit underwhelming. Maybe it'll be better with a proper lance but I've resorted to using my snow foam as a normal shampoo in a bucket.
  8. +1 for checking the spare tyre and tools, whilst your in there check for moisture, my Mk2.5 boot lid leaked and I would have to sponge out the wheel well every few weeks. Other than that I think it will be a solid car, I had loads of DPF problems with mine but that was a diesel, everything else never skipped a beat apart from the leaky boot.
  9. I'm on PC but if I had to choose a console I'd get the Xbox. I prefer the Microsoft exclusives and specifically I think the Forza games are better. I could go and buy a PS4 at any time but I've never seen anything on it that makes me want to do so, in terms of games or as a general entertainment centre.
  10. Probably very very expensive insurance, apart from that I don't see any problems as long as he doesn't have a lead foot, it's more powerful than most people would have as a first car but not unreasonable in my opinion. What version is he looking at?
  11. Ok, thanks for your advice. I'm going to keep fighting to get the dealer to fix it, but if not at least I know what to do.
  12. I might take it out and check the connections but I'm not going to take the display apart. Car is still under warranty from when I bought it not long ago but the dealer is being a right expletive. I shouldn't have to do this at all.
  13. Just done that, definitely missing an entire digit plus most of another. If someone knows how to check the connections that would be great.
  14. I've not disconnected the battery but I've pulled the instrument cluster fuse for a bit which didn't help.
  15. It changes but because the middle of the screen is pretty much dead you can't see what it's trying to tell you. See on my picture above how most of it is just not there and here you can't read the mileage properly: