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  1. Hello. A quick update about the fiesta. I got a new coil pack for £20 and had it delivered within 2 hours of ordering it. So easy to replace which took me a whole 5 mins. The car is now running like a dream and can pull up the hill near mine in 4th now :) Very nippy car although could do with some better tyres. The pore cat must have been soaked in fuel as it was stinking once those other 2 sparks started working. Had loads of smoke coming out the back end for the first few mins of lettin it idle. The car did keep sticking on 2k revs to begin with but seems to be all good now it has cleaned its self up. I have never had a coil pack go before so at least I know for the future. The fuel consumpion is back to normal again although the slightest throttle when pulling away is very livly A big thanks to the people who helped me find the problem. Muchly appreciated :)
  2. Ok great thanks. I will have a look around at the wiring tomorrow. Hopefully its something simple, if not I will try coil pack. Thanks for the help guys.
  3. Ah ok. I used the same ngk in my old 96 fiesta ghia. Guess I will try the bosch ones and keep the ngk for spares for the corsa. Think previous plugs that were in were ngk plugs also. I will have to try different ones tomorrow if I can get some or find any of the fomoco ones. I know back in my college days I adjusted the space for the 96 fiesta plugs to certain mm as it was recommended on the computer. Not sure if it is the same and the spark has to travel to far or what not as I didnt adjust these ones.
  4. Yeah it does smell rich from the exhaust. How can I go about fixing this problem? I did notice the old plugs I had in before replacing them one was wet I think. They were black with carbon build up. Its quite annoying as it was fine the day I got it. All happened once we moved.
  5. Ok just checked. Starting from the left so lets say thats 1. 1 wet, 2 and 3 are dry with a bit of carbon build up and 4 is wet.
  6. Ok will do. They should be ok as they are new but I will go and check them quickly now
  7. I just got the revs to 2kish and the major rattle is the loose heat shield. It is basically resting on the exhaust so I will cable tie that up nice and tight tomorrow as its flopping around on top of it. I will have to invest in some drive on ramps tomorrow. Was fine driving it to our new home but then buggered up when I went to get fuel that same night. Didnt happen gratually it went from working fine to seriously under powered the next time I started it. The rear seems to be firing out air although is does smell a bit rich and sounds like a hellicopter when I put my hand close to it. (Air firing off my hand) Seen this type of thing a lot when trying to search online for possible causes with no cures.
  8. Ah bugger I hope it isnt the cat. I will try and give it a clout. I notice at just over 2k revs there is loads of rattle but thats between about 100rpm so 2-2.1 but then again the heat sheald is very loose under the car so thats probably the rattle I can hear. I will try and give it a tap now if I can get under it.
  9. Ok just got back from getting some more bits, changed the leads and still no difference. I still have to rev the crap out of it to get it up the hill which my corsa can do it in 3rd. Any other ideas please? Seems like it startin to become a money pit. Spent to much time and money on it now to scrap it :(
  10. Ok I will pop out and get some leads now and let you know within the hour to see if it has solved the prblem. Thanks. I know puttin my hand close to the exhaust is sounds like a helicopter sort of soune if that makes sense.
  11. The spark plugs where changed about 2 weeks. I havent replaced any leads or coils and I have no idea when it was last done. It drove fine back from the MoT center. It started to play up that same night when I went to get some fuel for it. Was fine then started it and it wasnt. It sure is confusing.
  12. Oil change and filter made no difference in the feel of it. I live up a short very steep hill and still have to drop down to 1st gear. Being in cornwall there are many hills around me. it has now had a proper full service. I have searched everywhere for this problem on the internet with no luck and have seen many others with the same problem with no fix on any fourms. I guess the next thing is to test the leads to the spark plugs to see if they are all working properly. Any more suggestions would be very welcome. Thanks.
  13. A quick update. I have changed the air filter and put the new rear silencer on but still no change. Just waiting for all the oil to drain out now to do a oil and oil filter change. It does have last serviced in 25/05/06 in tipex on the filter case but not sure if it has been done since then. It shouldnt be slower or less power than my than my 1lt corsa. It does smell a bit rich when I started it before it warmed up.
  14. I have not a clue on the age of the air filter in the fiesta, it is probably as old as the last service which could be very old going by the state of the engine oil. It doesnt look to dirty but then again I should and will replace that at the same time as the oil as they are cheap anyway and everyhing else has been changed service wise. I may try and take the cover off the air filter tomorrow and see if that helps with rev response. There is definatly a slight delay between acceleration pedal and revs and the revs are not pucking up very quick at all. I should have done that when I was cleaning the MaF with carb cleaner. There is tipex on the air filter case saying it was last done many many many years ago. Cant remember the date drawn on it but will chack that tomorrow and let you know. I would do it now but without the rear silecer attached I cant imagine the people around me would be best pleased with me testing it out in the dark. (Just moved to this house) I only got the car for nostalgia sake as my first fiesta was great fun to drive on bendy roads. Thanks for the speedy reply :) I miss my mondeo st24 I owned for a few weeks just before moving. That was a beast. I want to get this fiesta up and running smoothly and sell it on now, had it for over a month and a half and only done about 30 miles in it.