chris301up

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  • Birthday 05/23/1953

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  • First Name
    Christopher
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  • Ford Model
    Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi
  • Ford Year
    2008
  • UK/Ireland Location
    West Midlands
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    Sports & Leisure

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  1. chris301up

    Fiesta MK6 Air Con Question

    Hi. That's not strictly true. The cost of re-gassing would normally be around £35 - £45 but unfortunately the cost of R134a refrigerant is now very expensive and it's this that as caused a spike in the overall cost. £40 - £60 is now the standard price for a decent job to be done.
  2. chris301up

    Fiesta MK6 Air Con Question

    I think it also depends upon where in the country you live? Different places doing different deals. Higher prices now during summer months. <ind you, on saying that, just under two years ago I had a re-gas and it cost just over £40 so the price I got it for was reasonable in my opinion. I will tell you that when I spoke to a chap at Halfords local to me, he said they would do a top-up at £40, but that didn't include vacating the system. That obviously cost more. You get what you pay for I'm sure! https://www.halfords.com/advice/motoring/service/halfords-car-air-conditioning-services
  3. chris301up

    Fiesta MK6 Air Con Question

    Hi. Where I live they charge anything from around £60 to £80. However, our local Formula 1 Autocentre charge £59 but give a discount of £5 if booked online. So £54. Reasonable I think? This involved vacating the system, lubricating and re-gassing which took around 40 minutes or so, Just check around and I'm sure you'll get a good deal. So glad I had it done particularly in this hot weather.
  4. chris301up

    Fiesta MK6 Air Con Question

    Hi. Yes I think I have. I had a re-gas last week and it seems to be working fine now
  5. Right. I own a 2008 Fiesta MK6 1.4TDCI which as developed an intermittent misfire, which could also be best described as it misses a beat on odd occasions particularly under acceleration. I have to say this has only developed since I had the air con re-gassed a couple of days ago. I have no idea whatsoever whether this has anything to do with the air con or something else that has developed coincidentally? Unfortunately, because this is intermittent fault, I am unable to identify the problem so thought I'd ask if anyone else has had a similar problem? Any advise would be appreciated.
  6. chris301up

    Fiesta MK6 Air Con Question

    Right. I called in to the garage where I had the air con re-charged and, after the guy checked the system, he said it wasn't particularly low on refrigerant. However, I think I am going to have it vacated and re-charged again just as a matter of course and see what happens.
  7. chris301up

    Fiesta MK6 Air Con Question

    I don't think it was completely empty, but close to it. I remember him doing something before recharging but, as I'm not very familiar with this modern stuff, couldn't confirm one way or the other. I know I was there for around a hour and half whist he completed the job. Lets see what he has to say tomorrow? ❔
  8. chris301up

    Fiesta MK6 Air Con Question

    I actually watched the guy vacate and recharge the unit and, If I recall correctly, he did check for leaks at the time before doing the recharge. Not to say a leak hasn't developed since of course. The only thing he wouldn't let me do is stand too close to it whist recharging. Something to do with Health & Safety. I've sent him an email and see what he says?
  9. chris301up

    Fiesta MK6 Air Con Question

    I had the air-con serviced / recharged at the end of 2017, so would suspect this is not the issue? I could take it back to the garage who did the job and ask them to recheck just as a matter of course. In fact, I've got the MOT on Monday and the garage is only just up the road from there, so will perhaps pop in and ask them.
  10. chris301up

    Fiesta MK6 Air Con Question

    No it doesn't really. I've just checked it again and still as I mentioned. 'Cycling' on and off and you can hear the relay clicking at these times. Hmmm??
  11. chris301up

    Fiesta MK6 Air Con Question

    Hi. Yes it blows cold for 4 -5 seconds, switches off for a couple seconds, back on for 4 -5 seconds and so on.
  12. chris301up

    Fiesta MK6 Air Con Question

    I own a 2008 Fiesta Mk6 1.4TDCI and have just noticed a strange thing about the air conditioning. When in use it switches itself on and off regularly every 4 - 5 seconds or so. I use the air con all the time, including winter months, but I have to say, I have never noticed this before. When listening carefully you can hear the relay in the fuse box compartment switching on and off. Anyone else had a similar issue or is it supposed to be like this?
  13. chris301up

    Fiesta MK6 Inner Door Card Removal

    Thanks Zain611 That is really useful. I just couldn't remember how this was done.
  14. chris301up

    Fiesta MK6 Inner Door Card Removal

    I have just come across this on this website but for some reason the images aren't showing https://www.fordownersclub.com/tutorials/article/230-mk65-door-trim-removal-guide/
  15. Some time ago, due to the 'door open light' remaining on and being unable to lock the car, I had the unfortunate job of replacing the O/S/F central locking mechanism on my 2008 Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCI. This involved the removal of the outer and inner door cards and all ancillary components. Unfortunately, I now have a similar issue with the N/S/F and, as it's been some time since I last carried out the repair, I simply cannot remember how to do this. I have tried to find the relevant information on the internet but without success. So thought I'd post on here to see if anyone could point me in the right direction?