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  1. Just wondered what the general opinion is on this as I'm reading mixed views. I have a 1.4 diesel with around 70,000 miles on the clock and it's never had this type of maintenance as far as I'm aware. I considered getting a Terraclean but I read a couple of stories about people having issues afterwards which made me hesitant. I'm not sure how effective Redline would be without regular use though. Anyone got any recommendations, bearing in mind it's never had any type of treatment before? Thanks.
  2. Thanks for the replies. Looks like I copied the wrong link for the video. This one should work. I can't just post the link without the video embedding automatically, so hopefully it will play.
  3. Was just hoping someone that knows more about maintenance than me could chime in on a couple of things. Firstly, the video says that both front drop links are worn and need replacing. It's mentioned that a knocking noise could be heard when it was driven, but I can't hear anything like that when I drive it. Is it possible to tell from the video whether they really need replacing? The video also says that the osf ball joint boot has started to leak grease. Where would this leaking grease come from? Does this actually need to be replaced as they tried to charge me £300 to do it. Definitely a massively inflated price as the rear springs needed replacing and I've already arranged to have that done for £100 less than the Ford garage wanted to charge me. Final query, they recommended a brake fluid change due to the age of the car. Is this something that does need doing periodically, or only if I notice a decrease in performance? Video link - Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
  4. So I have an 11 plate 1.4 diesel and was looking in to some mods to try and improve performance/fuel economy. The issue is though, I don't really have a clue about cars so was hoping for a bit of advice. Firstly, is there any negative factors with getting a remap done? I considered it before but didn't bother, but I saw a deal on Groupon which made me start thinking about it again. This company are offering a diesel remap and EGR removal for £79. Haven't researched them yet though, which I'd make sure to do before buying anything - Which brings me to my second point, why do people remove the EGR valve? Surely it serves a purpose, but I tried researching it myself and everywhere I looked, I either saw "Do not do this, it's a bad idea" or "Do this immediately, it's the best idea ever". So my research left me even more confused. Are there any other basic modifications I could be considering, like better filters for example. I was looking at the j1 induction kit but for £210 I don't know if I'd see enough benefit to consider it money well spent. Anyway, sorry for such an annoying and basic question. Any advice would be appreciated though.
  5. I was about to start a thread with the exact same topic, so I thought I'd ask my question here instead of starting a new one. Not meaning to hijack your thread. I've had my Fiesta for about a year now and in the past I've always just went for cheap tyres. I thought I'd get a decent set on this car so they last longer and stuff. I checked and the tyes it came with are - 1 Continental, 1 Pirelli, 1 Hankook and 1 budget. I was going to ask how much of an issue this is, but it seems some of the previous replies have already said that its bad. I've been driving on them for a year and not had any issues though, but I drive pretty responsibly. They don't actually need to be replaced yet though, so I really don't want to spend £200-300 on a new set of tyres when these aren't even close to being too worn.
  6. Really? I always thought that if you were caught by several cameras that it was classed as once instance and you only received one speeding violation. Can't remember where I heard that, it was quite a while ago though.
  7. Thanks, it was interesting to read more about them. I'm from the North East and I don't think we have many around here so that will be why I never really noticed them. Also just to clarify, I was only asking out of curiosity, not because I speed.
  8. This is something I've wondered but wasn't sure where to ask, so I thought someone here might know. I don't know if this is a new thing, but I only noticed it in the last year or so. Those big overhead signs that span the width of the entire road and have speed camera signs on them all have a camera pointing to every lane facing away from the traffic. Are they actually used and can the data be used to issue speeding tickets? I see people speeding past them all the time, whereas people tend to slow down if there's a regular camera or a van present.
  9. It seems like a pretty good deal then, the cover seems quite good. Does anyone know if there's any kind of catch such as having to get all repairs carried out by Ford for the cover to remain valid? Thanks.
  10. Does anyone know if the breakdown assistance that Ford include with their servicing is provided by them or is the work contracted out to Green Flag or something? Just wondering if it's any good. I know Ford servicing is usually not worth the extra cost over independent garages, but my breakdown cover is due so it might work out a good deal if Ford are including that too. Anyone know if it's worth it?
  11. I considered that it hadn't been closed properly and messaed around with it for a bit, and there didn't seem to be any transition state that it could have been in. It was either secured or open. That's why I asked if there were any known issues with it, as I figured bypassing the alarm would be pretty complicated and someone wouldn't go to the trouble just to check for a satnav or something else of value. Suppose I'll just be more vigilant and more careful with my keys after I've locked it and see if anything else happens. Thanks.
  12. I have a 2011 Fiesta Zetec tdci. It's been outside my house for a couple of days on the side of a busy road. I just went out and the glovebox was open. I'm 100% positive that I didn't leave it open, and I always double check that I locked the doors. When I just went out, I unlocked the doors when I was too far away to notice whether I unlocked them or if they already were. Nothing was missing, but there wasn't anything of value in there. How complicated would it be for someone to gain access? I'm not sure whether there are any common security issues. I'm assuming that getting the locks changed wouldn't be cheap. Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
  13. To save me shopping around can anyone tell me if £50 is a reasonable price to get the key cut and coded?
  14. Thanks, I'll go for that one instead. It says it's compatible with Fiesta '08 - '10, will it still be okay for an 11 plate?
  15. Thanks for the quick reply. Is this the correct type and is this a reasonable price for one?