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About Crafty14

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    Fiesta Titanium X - 125
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  1. Hi all, I've had an issue with my fiesta where occasionally (and getting more frequently) my driver's side seat belt won't come out when I get in the car. No matter how gently and slowly I pull on it, it won't come out. I've literally been stuck in car parks for 10 minutes before trying to put my seat belt on. The only way I can get it on is to yank on it as hard as I can which seems to release it. This issue doesn't happen all the time, just occasionally but it's massively frustrating. I've tried fully retracting the belt and spraying it with some silicone spray to help lubricate it. But no joy. Is replacing the belt and retaining mechanism an easy job or something I need from a dealership? Any idea on cost? Cheers!
  2. Hi all, I have a Fiesta Eco-boost Titanium X, so it has the really large rear view mirror shroud behind it (which I believe houses the auto wipers & auto lights sensors?). As such it's really difficult to position my current Nextbase 312GW dashcam. I currently have it positioned right in the way of the passengers view, but its view is obscured as the wipers don't reach high enough to clear the rain on that part of the windscreen. Does anyone have any recommendations for a dashcam that fits nicely on this model? I'm looking at perhaps the cylindrical shaped dashcams. I don't mind not having a screen on it, I just want at least 1080p and 60fps quality. Thanks for your help!
  3. Hi all, My drivers side seatbelt has been driving me mad lately, occasionally it will point blank refuse to allow me to put it on. It will release slightly and then just lock up. No matter how slowly or gently you pull it, it will have none of it. The only way I’ve been able to get the belt on is to fully retract the belt and pray it will release. Sometimes I’m sat in car for 5 full minutes just trying to get the belt on. Then other times it releases with no issues. So it’s a intermittent issue. Does anyone know of any steps I can try to fix this? Or should I just take it into the dealership to be replaced? Thanks
  4. For me i had to put pressure on it before it would unscrew. Otherwise, it would just sit and spin. I think I got my hand below the piece of trim from underneath and pushed on it while turning.
  5. For mine I'm not worried about the paint flaking off as we were talking about a few pin head sized dots on the pipe - nothing anywhere near as bad as some of the other pics posted in this thread where it would definitely need to be treated first. Painting mine was more for prevention rather than cure. But I'll keep an eye on it
  6. I was told it puts more strain on the fuel pump the lower the fuel amount - so always being in the red was bad for the pump. Not sure how much truth is in that - but I always stay above a 1/3 tank anyways.
  7. Personally, I didn't as it was just tiny dots. But, if it was any worse I would have
  8. I have a 2014 Fiesta 125ps and had a look at my coolant pipes over the weekend. They seemed in good nick - but with a closer look, I could see a few tiny pin-prick sized rust dots on it. For the sake of a few quid, I went to Halfords and got myself the VHT Engine paint listed earlier in the thread and painted them. Probs more for peace of mind. Only took a few mins to do and was easy enough to paint on - you just need to ensure it covers all around, which can be tricky as it gets tight, i'd recommend quite a small brush.
  9. Good idea - I'll try that tonight. I'll also try with hillstart turned off as I'm used to doing a hillstart "properly" anyway and never use it
  10. About 3 seconds or so - RPM has dropped to zero and the engine is off as its making no noise. Then once the clutch is raised and car jerks. I don't think so as the stop/start only engages when you go into neutral not when you press the clutch down. Plus a light comes on the dash when stop/start is in action - which it doesn't when I'm parking.
  11. Hi all, Strange problem and looking for your advice. I have a 2015 Fiesta Titanium X, so it has keyless & start/stop etc. The issue is that when I park in gear, I shut the engine off by pressing the Start/stop button (RPM drops to zero). Then I release the clutch and the car jolts and seems to stall (even though its off?) I'm finding I have to park the car in neutral, turn the engine off then put into reverse/1st (as required). Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
  12. Damn you made my choice so much harder now - I do like the look of the Fabia (SEL trim)...
  13. Hi all, Firstly I know this may be a bit of a bias forum to post this into - but your opinions are highly appreciated :) I'm looking to buy a used small hatchback, budget around £9,000-£9,500. My shortlist is: A Fiesta Titanium X 2014/2015 1.0 Ecoboost (either 99 or 125 PS) VW Polo (with the 1.2 turbo petrol) Vauxhall Corsa (with the 1.0 turbo petrol) I'm a big fan of the Fiesta and moving from my current 2009 1.25 model (ergh its soo slow) to the nippy little Ecoboost is a big attraction for me. However with that said I find the interior looking super dated. I'll be speccing the Titanium X so it would have all the bells and whistles though. I guess I'm looking for your advice, if you had ~£9k to go on a small hatchback would you go for? Having 5 doors is a must. Also, when it comes to the 99 or 125 PS - much difference? Thanks
  14. Hi all, So my AC has been blowing warm and i noticed the compressor clutch never kicks off. I have an AC sniffer and did some searching around the engine bay for a leak and I noticed it lights up like an xmas tree when i press it against the foam at the AC expansion valve (on the firewall going into the cabin). 2009 Fiesta, 1.25 So i guess that's leaking... Anyone know if that can be replaced from the engine bay side, or if the entire dash needs to come out etc to replace it?
  15. You can also check the age of the battery by checking the date stamp on the battery itself. Chances are if it's the original (which it looks to be from the photo) and over 5+ years old it's likely knackered. If I were you I'd get a new battery fitted and if issues continue, go from there - but start with the easier/cheaper fixes first.