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delboy last won the day on November 6 2011

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    fiesta st3 2015 mazda2 2016 1.5l
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  1. 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
  2. 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
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    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
  4. 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
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    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
  6. 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
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    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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. delboy

    MK7.5 Fiesta ST-Line - Subtle Mods!

    mrg take care modding the car as the way your going it looks like you may invalidate your insurance. even a change of radio in a car can invalidate the insurance unless you notify them . my son has the st3 with all the extras added by ford . the lit up scuff plates are a great touch. just dont over do it as your starting to look like a boy racer just by removing the eco badge and changing the mirror covers
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    hope its sorted
  13. delboy

    Misfire after cambelt change

    take abck to garage to get it fitted correctly if the problems started after the belt was fitted
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    Misfire after cambelt change

    can i ask why you had the cam belt changed at 62k. it does sound like the belt is not set correctly or they messed with something and may have damaged it. i would not pay anymore for any parts as its their fault the car is playing up unless it was like it prior to having the belt done. i understand having the aux belt changed but the cam belt ?
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    Ford KA dent and paint been removed

    looking at about £400 - £500 i recon to do a proper job. panel beater filler respray