Jim H

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    Fiesta ST-Line X 140
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  1. I miss not having a clip on the side of the windscreen that my previous car had. It was designed for parking tickets, without having to stick them onto the windscreen. I'm sure the mk6 had a slot on near the coin slot that was an internal temperature sensor for climate control. I thought the above slot was for that on the mk8. Does anyone know where this temperature sensor is on the mk8?
  2. Hello and welcome to the forum I asked the same question when I first joined here, as there's no mention of it in the owners manual. The answer people think is either for credit/debit cards or for car park cards, In the past someone could have jokingly said, it's for your AA/RAC card! 😛 The space next to it is handy for loose coins or putting you keys in if you don't want them in your pocket.
  3. I'm quite happy with my panno roof in my mk8. It does make the bring in more light to the dark interior, however there are several downsides to having it. Mainly being it lowers the interior roofline of the car, so headroom is poorer, especially in the back, front isn't too bad as seats can be lowered. At the moment I rarely carry passengers in back so not too bothered. The only other thing is (officially) you can't get a spare wheel as an option for some reason. On sunny days it's possibly hotter (greenhouse effect), but you can shade it.
  4. Hello and Welcome to the Forum in the UK the manual states you have to use 5W-20 oils which meets WSS-M2C948-B spec for the Ecoboost engine. I understand Ford uses Castrol oils. I obviously don't know what it states in Taiwan. It bight be different due to the climate over there. I don't know about Fords, but my previous VAG car was very specific with oils you could use. If you didn't use the correct viscosity (5W-40) which met or exceeded, the correct VAG spec, (505.01), it would cause high camshaft wear as diesel injectors were powered by the cam (PD engine).
  5. Vehicle Details Manufacturer Aixam Model Scouty Gtr Colour Grey Vehicle Type Car Fuel Type Petrol Engine Size 505cc Euro Status 4 BHP 20 BHP - 😮 Vehicle Age 12 years 0 months Registered Date 04 June 2008 V5C Issue Date 09 April 2018 Registered Near Preston / Preston Performance: Top speed - 60 mph Cylinders - 2 Valves - 4 Engine power - 20 bhp Engine torque - 25.08 lbs/ft However I think we are going far too
  6. Will a filter actually make a difference? I changed my dirty(ish) paper filter to a K&N panel filter whilst on a rolling road on my previous car, (mk1 Skoda Fabia vRS diesel). It made a massive 1.1 BHP (0.5%) difference!!! In saying that, I'm sure other manufactures are different. I was still glad I bought the Filter and was told might be a little more power gained when ECU learns to use the extra airflow.
  7. Will this be a face-lifted version (mk8.5) or is ford just changing/adding to fiesta range? I've noticed there are features on higher spec trims come down a trim, (ie things on STL-X, now standard on ST-Line). The ST3, gets performance pack as standard when it was only standard on ST performance edition. I have also noticed Coilovers are now an option when they were elusive to Performance edition.
  8. If "ordinary Fuel" was forever been bought at supermarket stations, then V-power probably will make a difference. The extra detergents, additives and octane will clean and make the engine run better.
  9. There are some engine that have to run on Super unleaded. I know the VAG 1.4 TSI (turbo and supercharged) cars had to. They wouldn't run right if fuelled with 95 octane, had to be 98. However most other engines (including Fords) will run happily on standard fuel. Don't think Super will make much difference, certainly won't if engine is naturally aspirated (non-turbo). I have tried VPD on previous car, and only difference was I became lighter.... in my back pocket!!! In saying that, I have been tempted to try V-power now fuel prices are low, but Super is not low enough!. Last week I filled with normal Shell at £1.05 p/l in Middlesbrough, I think Super was £1.19 p/l ish
  10. I decided to sell my Hoover... well it was just collecting dust
  11. They go in the hole/cubby just below those switches. You will need one of these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Fiesta-MK7-Heated-Seat-Switches-Panel-/383354788098?nma=true&si=lDyFslbIl5iKkZRbRjGuZYyLhyM%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 This show the position better: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401742530745
  12. An old Video, but it's relevant now. This is what pubs are going to be like when they re-open again.
  13. My thought was, if it's heavier, then maybe it needs more pressure, like the difference between 1 person and car fully loaded with luggage and passengers. I was asking about tyres as I'm tempted to buy Conti Premium 6 when I need to replace them. Are yours PremContact, SportContact, ecocontact etc?