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  1. @Mavroz Manual for the MK7.5 says orange flashing = stop, do not drive, steady orange = ok to drive but get it check asap.
  2. 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.
  3. The turbo on the ST180 is also water cooled in addition to being oil cooled, and when you switch the engine off the water coolant still circulates by design. Service the oil regularly and keep the coolant in a good state, stick to OE equivalent paper air filters to prevent dirt particles damaging the turbo (all induction kits compromise on filtration). And hopefully you will make it to the 100,000 mile mark that BorgWarner back their turbos with 🙂
  4. You might find some technical docs / shopping sites class your fiesta as a MK6 but commonly what you have is considered a MK7.5.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Need to adjust the handbrake. A pain of a job given all the trim you need to remove.
  8. Ford only recommend to change the brake fluid every 2 years. It's not part of any service schedule.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Recently had this done on my ST, ETIS changed after a few days. Did the dealer do the FSA when you had the service?
  13. 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.
  14. As long as the service schedule is followed that is sufficient to maintain the warranty. Parts can be any brand as long as they are suitable / fit for purpose. It would be illegal under anti competition laws for car manufacturers to insist you have to use their own branded parts.
  15. That is one of the engine warning lights, 'Powertrain Warning'. If it comes on again or is intermittent something is wrong. Fault code reader may help in this instance.