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Obnoxious

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  1. It could be something as simple as a crankshaft position sensor. Having an OBD tool can be handy to read any trouble codes if presented; you can buy some cheap ELM327 WiFi ones for around £10 and a free app (or paid if you prefer) from App Store/Google Play to read codes. Apologies it may not be of much help. All the best. 🙂
  2. If your car was to come equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESP), there would be a button there to enable or disable traction control. However since your vehicle doesn’t have ESP, a simple coin holder has been placed there. 🙂
  3. You can get a genuine one from eBay (amongst other places) both new and used. I’ve found one seller offering new genuine ones for £26. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F192075778683 I’m sure that’ll look great on your car, let us know how it goes. All the best. 🙂
  4. Hi all, it’s been awesome to see your feedback on the car. I had to give my Fiesta Mk8 courtesy car back last week. Initially I wasn’t super fond of it, but it sure did grow on me. It did take a while of getting used to the driving position. Even though the car is equipped with a small turbo, it’s definitely welcome. I think the interior design is a much needed update from the mk7.5 and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay is great. I also immediately noticed the doors are lighter on the mk8, which is an improvement from the mk7. Keyless push/start is also something you eventually learn to accept and once you do, it’s hard to go back. I would prefer more space inside a car to be honest, so a focus would probably be the next place to look. 😀 The Fiesta was fun to drive and it did make me feel young again. 😀 Regarding the turbo lag I initially mentioned, I guess that’s expected from a turbo-charged engine; but I know it performs better if you change your driving style. I noticed others have mentioned this before, this was the type of lag I was referring to:
  5. Hi all, it sure has been a while. I recently have been given a mk8 Fiesta ST-Line courtesy car whilst my car is in the garage. My first impressions weren’t so great to be honest. I find that in the manual, the gear selector is a little offset to the left (not an issue at all when using) and that the pedals are a little offset to the right. I find that your body is comfortable in the seat but your feet and neck feel a little twisted to accommodate for the offsets. This could perhaps be my driving position, I prefer to lean back whilst also being able to depress the clutch completely. I have also noticed a ~2 or 3 second lag from when the accelerator is completely depressed to when the car accelerates. I have the 1L EcoBoost (100PS). Has anyone else experienced anything similar in the Mk8? 😀
  6. I've taken the bumper off my mk6 Fiesta numerous times when I had it, so I should be able to help. I can't tell accurately from the pictures unfortunately, so I'm going to have to ask a few questions. Which side are the cables hanging off from? I'm thinking it could be your horn, try giving them a toot and see if it works. The horn is usually on the passenger side. All the best.
  7. My Ford dealer, who I usually send my vehicle to recommended using Black Circles for tyres as they're cheaper plus I can book the Ford dealer to fit all through their site. I went for Goodyear EfficientGrip 3 and I would recommend them, especially in the UK as we do get more rain than not. I've had them since February and they're still doing well, compared to budget tyres I've had previously. I would buy them again and definitely helps reducing aqua planing. That's my brief review on them. I had 195/50/15, so were cheap and wet grip A. Different tyre sizes may vary in specification and features.
  8. I'm loving the license plate too! :D
  9. Thank you Gerald. I purchased some over the weekend but unfortunately it didn't stick after leaving it for an hour. I've decided to put two screws in the rear lower grille, it seems solid now. I just need to paint the screws black now haha. Thank you again. :) Haha Jake, I completely agree with you; the guys at the bodyshop are a friendly bunch too. I thought I'd fix it myself to be honest, since I don't know what much they'd be able to do, plus I'd have to hand my car in for however long. Thank you for your reply. :) My looking great now thanks guys! :D
  10. Hi all, I've had a Zetec S rear bumper spray painted and fitted on my Mk6.5 Fiesta for a while now. The rear bumper grille is loose at the top, what's the best way to secure this? I've tried clipping it in, super glue and then Gorilla Heavy Duty Mounting tape. The latter works for holding the side in, so it doesn't fly off at 70mph. But what's the best way to have it completely secured? Just clipping it in doesn't seem to work - the bodyshop damaged some clips. Here's a picture after picking it up from the bodyshop (notice the rear grille sticks out the the top). Thank you.
  11. I'm not entirely sure if it'll fit a facelift Mk7 Fiesta or not, however I would like to point out that the eBay listing is only for the diffuser - it does not include the rear bumper. The diffuser is pictured on the eBay listing in white (unpainted). That's all you're paying for. Just thought I'd highlight this fact before you committed to purchasing. All the best.
  12. Fantastic! Yes, I can confirm the pollen filter will fit your model. :) Apologies, the mobile version didn't show me the details.
  13. Hi, which year/mark Fiesta do you have? 😄
  14. I have a 2006 Fiesta Mk6.5 1.4L Petrol. Currently at 105k mileage, purchased the vehicle at 85k 2 years ago. I drive more frequently now and I wouldn't recommend the vehicle due to reliability (approximately 50 miles per business day - half motorway and half country roads). I always take the vehicle to a main Ford dealer for repairs & service, I now know them all on a first name basis. You can expect age related faults to occur, such as coil springs and may need to have certain service jobs carried out such as fuel filter, timing belt and auxiliary drive belts. I have done all the aforementioned yet my head gasket, cylinder head and a few pistons warped few months ago. It was with the dealer for a month - I have no issues with the dealer, they're all great and would recommend them but as the Mk6 just ages, it's no longer a reliable car in my opinion. I have a folder full of invoices on repairs carried out; I can't remember them all from memory. I've had numerous faults over the years, then again it could be my specific Fiesta and I cannot generalise my experience to all Fiestas; regardless, from my opinion with my Fiesta I would recommend something more reliable, perhaps a Honda or Toyota - granted repair and parts costs more for these brands compared to Ford. If you're not looking to keep the car for more than 1 + half year, then I would recommend the vehicle. It's a great run around, but don't expect luxury though. Space is a little tight, bumps on the road can be hard and steering isn't as light as newer cars (e.g. 2010 or newer). Depending on how confident you are, manoeuvring is easy - never gave me any problems getting in and out of tight spots. The reverse gear often crunches. So far, touch wood clutch and gearbox have never give me problems. I'm looking only to keep my car for another year and then get something more reliable; only kept it due to cheap insurance. I could detail this review in more depth, but I'll leave it up to you to test drive and form your own opinions. Honestly though, it's not a bad car; just reliability is getting poorer as the vehicle ages, and the age is definitely showing on a standard Fiesta. You could consider financing or getting a bank loan on a vehicle which costs a little more. I didn't want to go down this route 2 years ago, since I wanted to own my vehicle out. However one of my family members bought a car on finance; their vehicle costs more than mine and is newer, yet I've paid more for my vehicle in terms of buying it out and repairs; therefore over 2 years I would have been better on a finance. Just food for thought if you're considering keeping the car for numerous years. If there is anything you need to know, I'll be happy to reply. All the best. :) P.S. Numerous Fiesta owners (including myself) hear rattles in the car. I tend to get them from the rear belt buckle hitting the plastic surround as I drive and from the boot lid. If you hear any of these, it's harmless but something you have to live with; not an issue for me as I have a good stereo system. :)
  15. The Fiesta facelift for the mk7 came in 2013, so yours would be a pre-facelift. If you search on Google for a Fiesta mk7 and then a Fiesta mk7 facelift, if you compare the front-end design you'll notice the differences. As isetta states, in the UK the mk6/7 numbering got confused as in the UK when the Mk4 facelift was released, we referred to it as the mk5; so on some sites you might see the mk7 being referred to as the mk6. If you run into this, try to match your vehicle based on the year.
  16. I would also recommend Bosch; I have them on my front windshield and they work great, even during winter/snow. I've replaced my rear blade with a genuine Ford one and it doesn't seem to wipe the entire area, it did at first but now it misses certain areas; so I'd stick to Bosch.
  17. Haha hey Ginger! Yeah an independent garage would probably be cheaper. I've had a few bad experiences with some local ones, so I've always taken it to Ford for everything since then and I'm happy with the service; I've always tried to look after my car by taking it to the dealer and getting it serviced by them regularly, so the head gasket going is a surprise. Yeah I could replace the engine, I have been looking at some 2L ST engines on eBay; make a 5-door ST out of it. ;) Haha but I think I'd rather save money now, spent quite a bit this year.
  18. Hello, I've unfortunately not gone round to doing this either, contrary to my initial plans. I had to spend around £410 from Ford dealer on MOT, service and some mechanical jobs; so held off on this. Currently I have a courtesy car, as my Fiesta has had a head gasket blown recently; Ford have sent off the engine-block (I think that's what they said) for testing to ensure there is no further damage. So I think I'll have to hold off further on the seats. If the repair cost for the head gasket is fair, I'll get the job done and then might get a new car after a year. Sorry I couldn't be of any help. All the best. :)
  19. Thank you very much for your answer GingerFlame (I couldn't recognise you initially with your new avatar, I still remember your blue Mk6 Fiesta). :) I got an M.O.T., service and a few mechanical jobs coming up this week; if all that goes smoothly, I'll look at upgrading my seats to Zetec S or ST ones (I found some heated seats). I'll keep everyone posted if 3 door seats fit in a 5 door. 2017 has only begun and I've already spent a lot of money on my car this year; got a Zetec S/ST front-end with a Triple R Splitter, got the rear which needs spray painting and fitting. (Fitting done by myself.) :) Thank you again.
  20. Hey GingerFlame, I know this is an old thread, but you're still quite active on this board; therefore may I ask did you ever get an answer or were you able to experiment with this? I am considering upgrading my 5 door seats with Zetec S ones on the Mk6 Fiesta.
  21. Hey all, I'm just wondering, will Zetec S or ST seats from a 3 door Mk6 Fiesta fit on a 5 door Mk6 Fiesta? Also do you have any other recommendations for car seats on a 5 door mk6? I would prefer half leather; it's just that after owning my Fiesta for 2 years, I've still not found a comfortable position compared to other cars I've driven. Thank you. :)
  22. Hey all, I'm wondering are there any custom/after-market spoilers (or otherwise known as bootlips) for the Mk6 Fiesta in 5 door? I'm quite fond of the 3 door ST spoiler but as others have said, it doesn't fit on the 5 door model. I've put a ST front-end on my 5 door Fiesta and will be putting on a rear ST bumper too; I was just wondering on the spoiler. P.S. The ST front-end on the 5 door looks amazing! I'll post pictures if you guys would like. (It's going in for final spray paint sometime this week, if the body shop don't delay it again.)
  23. Hello and welcome to the forum, I think it would be best to try a few places around your area for a quote; replacing a clutch and cylinders can be costly. I think you're looking somewhere around £410. All the best.
  24. As mentioned, unfortunately not. I'm going to be performing a front end ST conversion (then rear-end later after I save further cash); you could perhaps go down the same route? It is quite expensive but mine has unfortunately been involved in a collision so need the entire front end replacing anyway. 😄
  25. Sweet! Thank you for your reply. I thought this too until I saw a parts list and a few diagrams saying I need extra parts. I believe I need a ST crashbar as I have the facelift Fiesta, which has a different towing eye cover and protruding hole. Not an issue though since I need to replace my existing one and have one ordered. 😄 Kind regards.
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