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fiestaecoboostman

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    Rob
  • Ford Model
    Fiesta Eco Boost 1.0
  • Ford Year
    2014
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Cheshire

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  1. Sounds like a sticking solonoid - its a square box about 1" sq found in the fuse box. You can take it out and tap it to free it, but it'll stick again. They are fairly cheap to replace. Put the hazards on and remove the solonoids one at a time until you find the one that controls the indicators, take it to a decent autofactors and order a new one.
  2. My understanding is that condensation forms in the engine under the valve cover and gets into the oil. When the car and oil is fully up to temp (long after the water is up to temp) then it gets evaporated away and escapes via the crankcase breather. Lots of short trips don't do this and the oil gets more and more contaminated, short trips can indeed be worse for a car than a lot of gentle motorway miles.
  3. I had one a few years ago in a mondeo, it must have been in an accident at some point and had some parts replaced, there was no gasket for one side rear light cluster - It leaked into the boot and was difficult to locate as everything looked ok.
  4. I'm not pretending to be an expert on the 1.0 eco boost, but I doubt a 19 plate is about to suffer an engine failure because the oil change is overdue. When this happens its probably a combination of factors - Driving style, lack of servicing, a defective part, short trips, thrashed from cold - who knows for sure? I do believe an oil and filter change is very important - and I said that, but I'm sure the OP's car will be fine as long as he gets it done. Ask any mechanic who does belt changes - they tend to agree the later belts show zero wear or stretching at the change intervals, and funny enough in some markets cars have much longer intervals until a belt charge is required. I've never had a major failure on my families cars - and I wonder how much of that is down to annual servicing including Oil and filter - or just the luck of the draw?
  5. Changing the oil and filter is the best thing you can do to help an engine give long trouble free life - get someone to do it - almost anyone other than qwikfit* would do an ok job. *Based on my vast experience of using them but once for an oil change, they used the wrong oil and broke the engine cover mount - Astra CDTI 1 yr old. (Too busy to service myself, I was working a lot and they had an offer on - what can I say!!)
  6. It's up to you and your attitude to risk v's value for money. A lot of people like the peace of mind of main dealer service. Depending on when you sell your car it might add a few £ to the trade in (but not a lot for a none prestigue or specialist car, especially as they get older) They don't do the job any better or worse than any VAT registered garage. I service my cars myself, and also for wife and 1 daughter. Have done for about the last 15 years - including 3 cars from new. I do a very thorough job where I can, I know I've used quality parts, I know I have addressed any little issues I spotted while working on the cars, and I know I save a fortune. On my Skoda VRS the oil and filter cost about £30 where the dealer wanted £220 for an oil change service. If you fancy doing it yourself loads of you tube stuff to help, and you can find the full service schedule for a Ford online to see what needs doing. Oil, filter, air filter, cabin filter and spark plugs are easy once you get stuck in. Of course this is just my opinion.
  7. Having driven it more now I can say it's very comfy for longer drives. The rest is bigger, higher and slides further forward than any other I've tried, makes it just as easy to left hand steer as when you rest your right arm on the door rest (we all do that don't we?) Storage keeps things like keys and coins out of sight to too. Very happy with it. 170 views and only 1 comment though? Come on guys!!
  8. Ah, well that's good then. If your consumption is down you're getting more to the gallon. Most have found it's gone up.
  9. Got to be transmition fluid. But I've never owned an auto or worked on one, so my actual knowledge is zero. 😁
  10. Hi, My first go at a guide ... As per description I wanted an armrest, the choice from www.aliexpress.com was pretty good, I opted for this one https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000798230413.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.23704c4dtasP0v It was just over £40 I think ($45 US) I opted for this one because it slides back right out the way for easy handbrake access, has handy double storage, 7 USB ports (1 in 6 out) leaving 2 extra front USB and 4 for the rear passengers, a rear facing fold out cup holder and the trim and stiching are an excellent match to the car interior. The top is some kind of faux leather so I treated it with Glyptone along with the steering wheel and handbrake covers because I love the smell of leather it gives. It also came with a 12v to USB adaptor and cable. The USB Ports illuminte Blue when powered. Anyway here's how it went. Armrest arrived in 2 parcels due to package size(?) with a note saying you can't fit it until its all there. I'd never have guessed ... The front USB ports - 1 will be used to bring USB power in ... And the rear USB ports plus fold out drink holder .... The bottom piece supplied is a perfect fit into the existing tray in the car - the website shows you exactly what you are buying and what your car needs to look like for it to fit. You just drop the tray in and use 4 of the provided black screws to screw it to the plastic tray through the pre drilled holes, no drilling required. Then you slide on the adjustable slide mount part and screw it to the base - again screws are provided (6 for this) and they are all the same size for the whole job so no way to mess it up. Once this is on you slide on the top opening section, it has guides on the base and is a secure fit. There are 2 plastic clips provided that stop it being slid back off. You just slide it all the way forward and there are grooves for the plastic clips to slide into, no tools required. It could be removed if you pop off the retaining clips. I found that if I leant weight on the armrest the actual Ford fitted tray it screws into lifted slightly, you could see a joint open up where clips were supposed to hold it down. I just put a couple of the extra screws into the base so this won't happen anymore. This is it fully pulled forward ...× This is it fully back ... I slid the passenger seat right back so you could see it better. Any questions just ask! For fitting difficulty rated 1 - 5, 1 is easy, 5 is mechanic it's a 1, dead simple. Tools required - aa PZ2 driver, long handle makes it easier. Time taken: 20 mins.
  11. My first weekend at a B&Q store who had trolley deposits many years ago on a busy Sunday - after we closed a load of us had to go out and bring trolleys back. I made £15, It was more than an hours wages - and I was the store manager!! Been a big fan ever since. 😜 if people are too lazy to return em then at least the trolley collector gets a bonus. In Liverpool kids used to hang out in the Asda car park and offer to take your trolley back, thay made a ***** fortune!!
  12. Yes, I'm saying if you put smaller rims on for a softer ride and find it's too soft at least you can tweek it back up a bit when you change tyres. For an unknown reason when I'm looking at tyre prices the XL variant of the same tyre is sometimes cheaper than the std one too.
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