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  1. On a Fiesta ST180 the Torque Vectoring and ESC can eat up the pads if you drive it a bit hard. I'm on 26k+ and currently have a lot of brake fade and some squeeling, probably the issue on my rear isn't helping either. So going to replace later this week + inspect / clean and regrease slider pins.
  2. Mine are due a change, I'll be going for pagid pads/discs from ECP. I recommend you check the caliper slider pins and clean/regrease them with appropriate grease. There are reports on the net from focus/fiesta st owners that their caliper slider pins have seized due to either not being greased/lack of grease/dirt build up. My rear nearside caliper appears to be sticking every now and then, and the disc pad contact around the edge of the disc is very poor, over 1CM no contact compared to the opposite side.
  3. Not sure but new costs £160 for a single alloy.
  4. @Mavroz Manual for the MK7.5 says orange flashing = stop, do not drive, steady orange = ok to drive but get it check asap.
  5. You are not tied to Ford dealers for servicing and MOTs. You can use any independant, as long as they use parts that conform to ford specs (doesn't have to be ford branded) and you keep the invoices / receipts / stamp the book etc. And they carry out the work to a good standard. The thing with warranties, extended or not, is they only cover parts/issues that are unlikely to fail 🙂 I'd probably say you won't need it but 3 years for the price of 1 sounds good, if it isn't going to financially be an issue for you take it.
  6. You might find some technical docs / shopping sites class your fiesta as a MK6 but commonly what you have is considered a MK7.5.
  7. If not running a heavy load on the rear, dropping the rear pressures down to 26 as the sticker says will give you more grip on the rear and prevent uneven wear.
  8. Keep us posted if the engine light comes on again, I don't suppose they told you what code(s) came up? Me thinks P0420.
  9. Need to adjust the handbrake. A pain of a job given all the trim you need to remove.
  10. Ford only recommend to change the brake fluid every 2 years. It's not part of any service schedule.
  11. If Euro Car Parts have a good discount code their prices can be reasonable. GSF Car Parts are the same. I go for Bosch myself, currently a full set for my Fiesta (fronts and rear) on ECP would cost me under £30 with their PAT75 discount code.
  12. You can check the service schedule using etis, no need to register. Your second service costs should be around the same as the 1st. For your vehicle the only items they will change are; Odour filter Oil Oil Filter Every 3rd they will also change the air filter and spark plugs.
  13. Manual says you can use both in the ST, only for the 1.0L 5W/30 is listed as a top up oil. I myself use 5W/30 and would recommend that especially if you drive it enthusiastically.
  14. Recently had this done on my ST, ETIS changed after a few days. Did the dealer do the FSA when you had the service?
  15. All Ford vehicles have a 3 year warranty from the registration date, a 17 plate should have another year left? It covers everything that is unlikely to go wrong but the prices are reasonably cheap. If you do take one out, I'd suggest always using a reputable ford dealer for servicing because in the event you have to make a warranty claim it will be hassle free.