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  1. I'm just about to replace the front tyres on my fiesta and rotate the back to front and am worried about getting this, if it does happen would some "enthusiastic" driving, (hard braking/ cornering/ roundabouts) remove the feathering?
  2. Until you go to sell it and it doesn’t have any stamps in the book, say to the buyer “it’s all on fords system”, I know I’d walk away.
  3. I followed a new mk8 the other day and my headlights caught the underneath at the back, I think I noticed that it’s got independent rear suspension rather that the beam axle the mk7 had? Should make the handling a little better?
  4. 63 plate, 100ps 31,500 engine dead, cracked block, replacement engine fitted, on the plus side, my start stop now works.....
  5. I know this sounds a bit stupid / obvious, but to me it looks like you are inside / undercover so there is minimal water on the screen for the first wipe, so when the second wipe comes, there is virtually no water on the screen as they are new blades and are getting rid of all water / moisture on the glass, like they should. So then you have got rubber being dragged across the glass which has got a lot of friction due to the lack of water, so is gripping and causing it to jump?? Thats just my take on it, whats it like in rain?
  6. Love those ramps, where did you get them from?
  7. Don't what ever you do, get "event" tyres, the previous owner of my car had them put on by a Ford garage. They are absolutely shocking, every time you drove in the wet it was an "event", would constantly slide and spin even when just pootling about. Replaced then with some part worn contisport 5's, (6mm tread) for £80 for both, best thing I ever did!
  8. My 63plate titanium does it as well, only when cold, every morning when I leave for work I have to go over speed bumps and it does it every time, might get some of that spray and spray the bushes up and see what happens.
  9. Surely driving a left hand drive car in the UK is a bit of a pain? Have you got to get the headlights changed over so you're not blinding everyone, or does Ford do that as part of the import?
  10. So I bought and fitted a 35W 5500k HID Kit from Amazon who I got the car in May and to be honest I wasn't too impressed with them, I found out about turning the bulbs over gets rid of the black lines so I did that and I have adjusted them to the best I can, but I'm still not happy, the actual light output is weak and doesn't show up the road to well. I've been digging around on the web and found some OSRAM Xenarc Night Breaker Unlimited, Now these are D2S fitment which obviously doesn't fit in the H7 holder, but you can get adapter rings that allow them to be fitted in the H7 Holder, If i get a set of these: And plug them into my current ballast will this work? Im going on the fact that these Osram bulbs will be a hell of a lot better than the cheap ones that the kit came with. Anyone tried this or have any other ideas? Ideally I would like to get hold of a regular D2S bulb that someone has replaced to see if it will actually fit with the adaptors before I forked out the money for the good bulbs, anyone have one kicking about I could have?
  11. Do you not get 3 year warranty in the US?
  12. Booked it in at ford and they turns out it was the cam position sensor, not sure what was wrong with it but they replaced it and all is fine. Spoke to the workshop manager and he said it's very rare to see one fail. Hopefully thats the last of any problems. The car does drive a better now, not sure if it's placebo effect or if it actually caused a problem.
  13. Thanks guys, I popped into my local ford dealer today, I knew the workshop wouldn't be in but spoke to the sales guys about it and they'd never seen one with oil there. They said to phone the Peugeot dealer I got it from and tell them I'm getting ford to look at it as its still in warranty, and if it's something that isn't a warranty problem then I'd go back to them. So I'll get it booked in this week and see what happens....
  14. Hi, I bought a 63 plate 1.0 100hp fiesta last week, today whilst showing my dad the engine, we noticed some oil on what we think is the timing belt cover, its dirty, used oil, so not where its been spilt when filling up. I was serviced by the dealer before I purchased it so I thought it would have been brought up then?? The problem is that the Peugeot dealer I bought the car from is 2hr 30m away so I'd rather not have to take it back, as its a 63 plate it should still be in warranty, where do I stand with ford as I didn't technically buy it from them? Should I go straight to ford, or call up the dealer I bought it from and see what they say? Also, does anyone know where the oil could be leaking from? Apart from that the car is a blast, lovely to drive and even though its the 100hp its still pretty quick. Cheers, Rob
  15. Thank you very much, very helpful!