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    Fiesta 1.0 140hp Titanium
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  1. Thanks a bunch for the quick responses - I'll give it a try when I find a bike I like :-)
  2. Just wanted to hear if anyone has tried fitting a normal adult sized bicycle in the boot of the Fiesta, and whether it's doable? (With the rear seats down ofc)
  3. Hi guys I'm driving a mk7.5 Titanium, but I find the armrest extremely lacking in length - I'd like to install something like this: https://www.armster.co.uk/shop/ford-fiesta-mk7-2008-armster-s-armrest/ Does anyone know if that's doable on the Titanium (the original armrest seems to be in the way, but I may be wrong) ? Furthermore I can't put my head as far back as I'd like to straighten the neck (I've got a neck issue that worsens when the head is tilted forward). Does anyone know of a custom headrest I could replace the original with, that doesn't go as much forward? Thanks in advance :-)
  4. I'm living in Denmark and can elaborate a bit on this. It IS an issue, if it corrodes through, the turbo will die due to no cooling. You definitely want to get it fixed, however it's probably not going to be cheap. Ford only supplies the pipes as part of the turbo, meaning you'll need a new turbo. Ford Denmark will replace it out of their pocket even after the warranty expires, assuming the car has been properly serviced. Whether this is also the case in the UK I can't say, but it's worth trying. The problem occurs on both Fiesta and Focuses with the 1.0 ecoboost (but according to Ford Denmark, the 140hp version isn't affected - maybe it has different turbo pipes) In Denmark it's now common practice for all Ford garages to check the pipes and apply an epoxy solution to the pipes, if they're not in too bad shape (which I'm afraid yours likely are) Hope this has been of some help :-)
  5. Mine's never even been taken apart, it's just been rattling since new. Foam sounds like a decent idea - are there any guides on disassembling it on the forum somewhere?
  6. I'm currently driving my 3rd Fiesta mk 7.5, and this has been a problem in all 3 of them. The interior right above the radio (the part with the display really) is rattling like crazy. Sometimes I can make it stop ever so briefly by gently pressing down on it. I'm figuring it's because of two different types of hard plastic being too close to each other. So I was hoping someone in here figured out how to fix the problem :-)
  7. My dealership mentioned the limiters for 17", however they told me their customers never wanted them and they've never had problems. So I went without limiters on both my ZS and Black Edition - neither of them rubbed or had any problems with the 17" wheels (205/40/17 tyres) The major restraint in tuning the 1.0 is actually the gearbox - it's only approved for 170nm of torque, which the engine already exceeds on overboost (125 and 140 only) You'll easily find lots of stories about broken synchromeshes due to remaps.
  8. Thanks for the reply, I'll keep using stock pressure then :-)
  9. I'm currently running 215/45/16 tyres on 7,5" wide 16" rims. According to the schema in the car I should run 2,3 bar front / 1,8 bar rear on 195/45/16. But I figure it isn't necessarily correct for my slightly larger tyres (both wider and higher total diameter). Those anyone here know what to do for these situations? In case you're wondering why I'm running non-stock size: It was the only size I could get the desired tyre in :-D
  10. Honestly I doubt you'll find anyone who has succeeded at it. Partly because very few will likely attempt it, and partly because I doubt it'll work. The software in the radio most likely has no way of handling multiple interfaces being connected at once (because it's cheaper to develop the software that way) May I be so bold as to ask why you want to use a hub ?
  11. I don't have the answer, but would love to know the solution as well (mainly for the ESP button) I too am from Denmark btw. :-)
  12. You are exactly right, I was actually hoping to find a coiled antenna. My wife's Hyundai I10 has a very short coiled antenna (you can actually see the coils), and it works equally well as the one on my Fiesta. Surely there must exist one for the Fiesta somewhere, the only question is who's the first to find one :-)
  13. biff55 > Thanks for the update, I can tell people on Amazon aren't entirely too happy about it either. Please let me know how the one from ebay works out for you once you get it :-)
  14. I seem to recall someone in here replacing their Fiesta antenna with a shorter model from the B-max. Can anyone confirm whether this works, and whether reception suffers from it ? I dislike the look of the long stock antenna :-D
  15. I'd go for Philips XTremevision plus or Osram nightbreakers instead (both are halogen). Most of the LED kits I've seen have overheating issues, and frankly output less light than a good halogen bulb.