delboy

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About delboy

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    Too much time on the boards
  • Birthday 06/21/1963

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  • First Name
    martin
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    Male
  • Ford Model
    fiesta st3 2015 mazda2 2016 1.5l
  • Ford Year
    2015
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Somerset

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  1. delboy

    Ford Ka Edge front struts

    take car back straight away and contack the aa as they so say recommend halfords. ask for the manager to take a look at it and state you do not want the same so called mechanic touching your car
  2. delboy

    Heater valve Streetka

    A as you do not cross the pipes and dont forget to put the electric connector back on
  3. delboy

    Ka+ - any experiences/views?

    https://www.trustford.co.uk/new-cars/ford/ka-plus/ they are doing them to compete with the larger fiat 500 models. they are also using the same chassis as the fiats
  4. delboy

    Coolant drip

    remove airbox to get at the thermostat and replace the whole this as the seal is a 0 ring rfor memory and not worth trying to replace just that is the face of the thermostat body usually corrodes and leaks. take care as sometimes they are a plastic item so dont overtighten the bolts. try to get ford part but they are expensive so aftermarket will do as its an old car
  5. delboy

    Ford Ka buyers guide?

    aim for the newer shape from 2009-10 as it does not have any issues with it and its based on the fiat 500. do research on models as there are so many and stay away from entry level models.
  6. delboy

    Engine type

    thermostat housing is quite an easy and cheap fix but the oil leak maybe nothing as its sometimes due to who filled the oil and missed to hole as its common. if it is a leak then you need to have a prpoer look at it yourself as a garage will put it down even if they are not sure if it a actual leak to cover themselves as for the engine ask for photos and see what one it is. the studio model is the lowest leve for do really basic model i would look for a better one (model) myself as its not worth messing about with as the oil leak mayneed the engine case skimming and that can be about £500 with new water pump. keep looking for a better car and higher spec the 2010 and up models are much better and dont rust
  7. delboy

    2007 KA 1.3i heavy steering

    sounds like the power steering motor /pump is not working properly i would replace it as it should not feel heavy when working
  8. delboy

    Chassis leg

    take it to a local small garage and see what they can do as they maybe able to fabricate one for you or a scrapyard for one thats been cut off already as i think it a welded on part
  9. delboy

    FORD KA mk1 - drivetrain problem

    cheers gio1987 keep us posted if you find out if there is anything thats gone adrift as it will help us to help others on this site
  10. delboy

    FORD KA mk1 - drivetrain problem

    for a 13 yr old car to only have done 10k thak tell me to be alarmed or really be pleased . it sould not vibrate like you are saying i would have the tyres checked and balanced and gearbox oil and power steering oil replaced and like you said have the car checked over incase something has gone adrift. remember its old and the rubber parts deteorate so it maybe a lower joint thats on its way out
  11. delboy

    How many miles?

    20-30 miles. you should not allow it to run low as you may cause problems with and settlement in the tank being pulled into the filters and blocking them
  12. delboy

    Best

    universal fit covers are 38 cm = 380mm goto halfords and im sure they will help try ebay and put in 37cm steering wheel cover or google it https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/382243628141?chn=ps&adgroupid=54300448927&rlsatarget=pla-398490656616&abcId=1130076&adtype=pla&merchantid=118934509&poi=&googleloc=1006567&device=c&campaignid=1029942144&crdt=0
  13. delboy

    Blower Resistor

    i done one on a fiesta and it was easy as one the fiesta its lucated under the glove box. it was a 99 plate fiesta i worked one the part cost about £10.00 and its a single screw to remove and refit.
  14. delboy

    Buyers guide KA Mk2

    no leaks or rusting atall as from 2010 onwards its basically a fiat 500 1 4 years or 120k based on a 1.2 fiat 500 engine but fords may differ 2 no rust 3 no leaks.. we had the ka2010 and it leaked on the gearbox seal had it replaced under warranty. 40 on the clock at the time of leak and it was a ford box if i had to pay the cost would have been approx £240 4 no leaks in car 5 all electrics are fine some of the kas from 2010 has a ford lump in and some the fiat lump. drive a fiat 500 then the 2010 ka its basically the same but the ka is much cheaper
  15. delboy

    Air bag dashboard lights.

    check the wires underneath the seat as they play up sometimes and cause a short if the seat is moved back and forward