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Everything posted by Froggy72

  1. Locking Wheel Nut Seized

    Hi all, I wonder if anyone can help me. One of my locking wheel nuts is totally seized on and it's impossible to undo. Has anyone got any ideas how I could possibly get it off as I need to replace my tyres. It's a fiesta metal by the way.
  2. Locking Wheel Nut Seized

    Thanks for the replies.The aa failed with a special dynomec tool so I managed to find a guy on the internet who has the same tool and managed to do it in ten minutes. I now have no locking wheel nuts as they're not worth the hassle.
  3. Locking Wheel Nut Seized

    Problem is they've got a rotating collar on the nut so how will it work by hammering on a socket. Rattle gun hasn't worked nor has an expensive removal tool the aa uses.
  4. Locking Wheel Nut Seized

    I've put lots of wd40 on it over the last week. Took my car to Ford today to see if they could get it off and it wouldn't shift. They've told me to book it in and they'll try with an air gun and if that doesn't move it then they'll have to hammer it off. I'm hoping the air gun will work as will save me a fortune in Labour. As you've suggested air gun as well hopefully that'll do the trick.
  5. Fiesta St Reviews Are In!

    Im thinking of going for blue as ive got a white metal now which I love but I'm forever cleaning it. I spent 5 hours yesterday waxing it and its already dirty :(.
  6. Fiesta St Reviews Are In!

    I know but I believe bigdave is getting a diesel ZS thats what I was comparing it to.
  7. Fiesta St Reviews Are In!

    There's a review in Top Gear magazine saying your betting off getting the 1.0 ecoboost as the mpg difference is minimal and its a nicer engine and car to drive. Im thinking about an ST, ive already had an insurance quote and its only an extra £80 and mpg is the same as metal I have now as is the road tax.
  8. Usb/bluetooth And Samsung Galaxy S3

    Ive got a S3 mini. I can see songs and change tracks on steering wheel. Ive been using music paradise app.
  9. Fuel Leaking When Filling Up!!

    And you need to rest the nozzle on the bottom of the filler hole and not hold it upwards as it keeps clicking off. Stop at first click also as otherwise it leaks out.
  10. What Fuel Do You Use?

    Ive always used shell. Its only an extra penny per litre and at least I know what im getting. Who knows what the supermarkets mix it with, horse pee maybe?
  11. Fiesta Mk 7 MPG

    Ive got a fiesta metal which ive had for a year now, great car and my average over the year is 37.5mpg.
  12. New Mats

    I got mine from simplycarmats.co.uk they're made to fit and you can choose colours and different thicknesses of carpet. They fit perfectly and are really durable, i went for the thickest carpet they have and love them.
  13. New Tax Disc Holder

    I ripped my dealer sticker and dealer tax disc holder off while I was at the dealer picking my car up so they don't have time to weld themselves to my windows. He didn't look too impressed lol.
  14. Ford Fiesta Zetec S Or Metal??

    Metal all the way but I am biased. Drives great and sounds nice. Feels like a more upmarket car and you'll easily get 40mpg even with lots of spirited driving which you won't be able to resist doing. You won't regret getting one.
  15. I've got a 2012 fiesta and I had a look at my seals today and all they've put on is a small blob of glue every 3 inches. Will definately keep an eye on them.
  16. Ford Fiesta Brakes Crunching/scraping

    Mine does that but it's because rust gets on the discs while sitting there so when you first brake it will make a noise but as soon as the rust is gone the noise will go.
  17. Sound Settings

    I listen to absolute 80s as well on my iPhone. Best decade of music ever. People always laugh at me when I tell them, but seen as you owned up to it I thought I would as well. 😃
  18. Why Is My Fuel Efficiency Getting Worse?

    Have you started using sainsburys diesel as I used that before and I lost 10 mpg. Had a friend who always used it and his car stopped working and they found the fuel tank was full of water. I recomend forte diesel injector cleaner, it worked wonders on my previous diesel car. It costs a tenner, halfrauds don't sell it but have a look on eBay.
  19. Led Footwell Lights

  20. Mpg

    I've got a 1.6 and I get 28 mpg around town.
  21. Ants S1600 In White...

    Thanks for the help. It looks really nice with footwell lighting. I can't believe that ford are too tight to put a couple of bulbs there though.
  22. Ants S1600 In White...

    Nice car. Ive got a metal and am surprised there was no ambient lighting. So Is the plug hidden somewhere? And is it a matter of just putting a bulb in and hey presto. Where's the plug and I'm guessing there'll be two driver side and passenger side.
  23. Centre Armrest

    I've seen one on amazon for £100 which is a genuine ford one which looks really nice. Has anyone got that one? I'm not a huge fan of the boomerang one as its got a huge girder at the back.
  24. Pimp My Metal!

    Hi, yeah I can see my rev needle going down then back up again while idling but cannot hear any variations in the engine noise. Do your brakes make a noise when coming to a stop, a whining noise, or is it just me with over sensitive hearing. I've had a corsa in the past which was the same. Glad you like your metal. I ran mine in for 1000miles and was very glad when I could rev it. Sadly I've had a few water leak problems with mine which is very annoying on a new car but otherwise it is a great car and real fun to drive.