Ad@m

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  • First Name
    Adam
  • Ford Model
    Fiesta ST 180
  • Ford Year
    2016
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  1. Ad@m

    Finally got a ST

    And it had to be a spirit blue one 😄
  2. Ad@m

    Mk 7.5 red edition brakes issue

    At 20K miles it is more than likely the pads are low and need to be changed.
  3. Ad@m

    Oil capacity confusion

    Manual says 4.4L without filter and 4.6L with filter for the 1.0L Ecoboost.
  4. Ad@m

    Door Barrel Lock

    Go through your insurance company.
  5. Ad@m

    Mk8 Air Filter

    The panel filters are warranty friendly
  6. Ad@m

    Mk8 Air Filter

    I had a look on https://www.knfilters.co.uk/ and could not find one either for the MK8. You could email them :)
  7. Ad@m

    Induction kit issues - help appreciated

    A slight vacuum leak, that is why its hissing. Either the connector is not on properly or the JSPerformance is a poor fit. Maybe you know this but in the event that you overlooked it; The red plastic on that black connector is a clip that you can partially pull up, the idea is you pull it up and then remove the connector. To refit, you push the the black connector in, then push the red clip back down.
  8. Ad@m

    Dirty Air Filter and Oil

    Ford would service it according to their service schedules, every year/per 12500 miles an oil change + oil filter, every 3 years air filter etc. So unless you specifically asked them to change the oil/filter and air filter it would not have been done.
  9. Ad@m

    Damage to paint work

    I think there is something wrong with the paint work, imagine another years time what it will look like. Seems like they are being defensive, you just need to be confident in approaching the situation. Take it back to the dealer, request a manager / say you wish to make a complaint about your car and how you have been treated, physically show the manager the paint work and challenge them on it. Does the damage appear normal to you? Have you ever seen a car this age with this sort of damage? Will there be any paint left in a years time? Regardless of whether they agree or not, ------------------------- Tell them you do not believe the paint work to be of satisfactory quality in accordance with consumer rights under the sales of goods act, it is chipping too easily and is not of sufficient durability that one would reasonably expect on a modern car. In light of this, I therefore wish to exercise my consumer rights under the sales of goods act and give you the opportunity to remedy the fault I initially reported verbally on [date goes here]. If you fail to do so I will have no choice but to take this further via legal action, as well as make a formal complaint againt yourself as the manager of this dealership to Evans Halshaw head office. ----------------------- As a side note, I am hoping you reported the fault within 6 months of owning the car (makes it a bit easier if going down the legal route), as under the sales of goods act if any product appears to be of unsatisfactory quality and is less than 6 months old, it will automatically be assumed in law that the product was not of satisfactory quality and the onus will be on the seller to prove otherwise. If they cannot or won't, they are obliged to remedy the fault and you should allow them to do so. I strongly recommend you follow up your visit in writing as a signed and dated letter, detailing what has happened so far. Specify the date you purchased the car, date you first reported the fault, what happened, further dates you spoke to them and the outcome. Thank the manager for meeting with you on date XYX, reiterate something similar to the text in italics above. Witten evidence in always best should you need to take the legal route but I hope the above actions will indicate to them that you mean business. Good luck :)
  10. Ad@m

    Which to get st-2 or st-3?

    I agree with zain611, test drive another one. First time I test drove an ST180 I made my mind up in a few minutes. Great throttle response, constant torque throughout the RPM range, the weighted steering was excellent, the car was engaging to drive. The one I test drove was a late 15 plate at a ford dealer, so it had the ST200 tweaks such as the better suspension setup (softer) and recalibrated steering. Try to find one that is a late 15 plate or above, not modified and well taken care of. The used car market for the ST will be full of modified STs and unfortunately many will have been ragged to bits.
  11. Maybe an intake hose is lose, physically check all by giving them a slight pull / wiggle to see if there is any play. Maybe they need to be tightened up . Also make sure the MAF sensor is connected properly, thats the connector on top the airbox.
  12. Ad@m

    Are they worth it

    In my view and experience Motorcraft parts / Ford parts (typically re-branded products from world leading OE suppliers) are good quality and exceed many of the aftermarket branded stuff that exists out there. However, prices are higher since they operate their parts centre with a retail mindset, ie profit. Will I buy only Motorcraft/Ford parts? It depends on the part, certain parts I would and I 100% agree with your friend on wishbones, anything metal and relating to suspension I would go with ford parts because I do believe they last longer / better protected against rust, and of better quality / fit than aftermarket equivalents. Generally for highly consumable items (filters, spark plugs, brake pads/discs, wiper blades, bulbs, fluids/oil etc...) I tend to opt for aftermarket because you can often get the exact same part or better without the motorcraft branding for cheaper.
  13. Ad@m

    Bye bye focus

    Out of interest what needs fixing?
  14. Ad@m

    Delivery Milage

    Before a ford dealer hands over a new vehicle they have to go through an initial check / checklist. Part of that involves a test drive of the vehicle for; a minimum of 12.5 miles or at least 30 minutes test drive under various speeds.