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  1. I've got a 2013 Fiesta Titanium with the standard 16 inch alloys, like this: I'm thinking about getting some steel wheels, and I'm aware that different wheel nuts are sometimes required for steelies. Is there any way to know in advance whether that'll be the case, or does it depend on the wheel that turns up? Cheers 🙂
  2. dom550

    What socket to change spark plugs?

    Sorry, just seen these replies - didn't get notifications for some reason! I got the job done with the tool that I linked in my first post - 14mm (thread size, not hex/socket size, as mentioned by isetta) bi-hex thin-wall socket 👍
  3. It's time to swap my spark plugs, just wondering what size socket I need. I know there are different ways to measure spark plugs sizes which can cause a bit of confusion, I'm not completely sure I get it, so spell it out for me assuming I'm thick please! 2013 Fiesta, 1-litre ecoboost, the Titanium 125 version. The replacement plugs I've bought are part 1770305. I've been told a thin-wall 14mm socket, like this - just hesitant because the listing doesn't mention Ford at all. Thanks in advance 🙂
  4. dom550

    2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    I do somewhere - I'll dig it out and PM you in a sec!
  5. dom550

    2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    Realise this thread's settling down a bit, but I started posting about my problems here a few months ago and thought I may as well finish. So my turbo pipes and degas hose were in a bit of a state - see here and here. I went to a dealer (Peoples Ford Falkirk) as soon as I realised I had a problem, described what I'd read online, and asked if it was anything they'd heard about. This was over a weekend, I hadn't had a chance to talk to talk to CRC yet, it was more just out of curiousity to see what the dealer said. The person I dealt with pretty much treated me like an idiot, scoffed "why would Ford pay for that?!", and stuck to the line that were no outstanding recalls or TSBs on the car. I still don't entirely understand why, since I hadn't gone in there aggressively - I knew that it wasn't their fault and that I'd need them on my side to take the case to Ford CRC, and I'd approached with that in mind. I also made it clear that I felt I should get it sorted regardless of whether it was me or CRC paying for it, so I'm not sure why they were so averse to the possibility of some paid work coming their way. Anyway, I later raised it with CRC, who, as expected, asked me to take it to a dealer. I booked in with the same garage as before, hoping they'd take it more seriously. They got in touch to let me know that they'd looked at it, and there was "nothing abnormal" with the parts in question. Yes, these are the same parts that I linked above. I told them I was only happy continuing to drive it if I had that in writing from them. They gave me it in writing. I told CRC that I wasn't happy with the diagnosis, and that I wanted a different dealer to look at it. I booked it into Park's Ford Stirling, and the guy I dealt with there was great. He hadn't come across the exact issue before, but realised that it could be an issue that was worth looking into, rather than being weirdly defensive about it. The first time CRC came back to him, they said they could offer me the treatment with the resin stuff and a £50 voucher off future servicing! I refused, and gave the dealer case reference and TSB numbers that I'd got from members of this forum. I pointed out the resin seemed to be prevention rather than cure, and that my car was needing more done because of the state that it was in. He agreed that he couldn't guarantee that the resin would be a proper fix, and I used that to keep asking him to request / recommended a turbo swap from CRC, due to the safety concerns of a potentially-exploding turbo. It may have gone back and forth again here, I forget, but I think I had to refuse another offer from CRC at this point. But as soon as the dealer properly asked CRC for a turbo swap, it got approved pretty much instantly! It seems that Ford are prepared to do it - they just need a very clear signal from a dealer that it is actually required, which makes sense. FWIW, none of the TSB numbers posted previously (before my last post, anyway) were relevant to the problem, but I think the case numbers of other people who'd had turbo swaps due to the same issue did possibly help. So I'm happy with the outcome overall. Only real lessons from the story are.. do get case reference numbers and be nice to your dealer, because you absolutely need them on your side. And don't go to Peoples in Falkirk.
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    2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    Thanks for that. I've had mine, which looks like this, at a dealer and been told that it's absolutely fine; just a little bit of surface rust and nothing abnormal. Same story with the de-gas hose apparently. I'm going to try another dealer, because I'm obviously pretty worried about potential engine failure by coolant loss while driving. I might mention that TSB number; was wondering if you also have a CRC number or anything which might come in handy for helping explain to a dealer that this is actually quite serious, if they haven't come across it before? Don't suppose you have any other reference numbers relating to the issue? Mine's not looking good (there are some photos linked just above in this post) but the dealer I took it to said there was nothing wrong with it. Just trying to get as much info as possible for the next dealer I take it to. @2013Ecoboost Also wondering if you could help with that - do you have any CRC case numbers or anything relating to your turbo swap that I could reference? Thanks all.
  7. Do you happen to know the exact type of socket I should get for the 1.0 ecoboost spark plugs? Can't seem to find a clear answer. Confused by the fact some mm sizing is UK and some is Euro and they're not the same - or something? And also heard it's a double-hex, but it looks like a normal hex to me..
  8. Cheers! 👍🏻 Mine's sadly off the road at the mo (check your turbo pipes and de-gas hose if you haven't seen those threads yet, hah..), but if I'm happy with how Ford handle it and keep the car, I'll get the springs in..
  9. Ah ok, thanks for the info. Mine looks metal, but is also ready to crack and leak coolant everywhere pretty soon (photo in last post) - so similar but different :)
  10. dom550

    2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    Ah, I stand corrected! Thanks for pointing that out.
  11. Does anybody have a reference number or anything regarding that? My 63-plate 1.0 Ecoboost Fiesta's de-gas hose has the metal section which is badly corroding, but a local dealer told me there are no recalls or technical service bulletins on the car. Photos here:
  12. dom550

    2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    They do all seem to be pre-2014 in this thread? All 2013 in this thread I believe, but nothing to suggest that it *couldn't* affect ones earlier than that. @TomsFocus Haha, there is that But nah, not near the coast, and it's not an area that's high rust due to salt or anything abnormal.
  13. dom550

    2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    Cheers, that would make sense. I thought somebody earlier mentioned that the rusting turbo pipes could be caused by exposure to something like coolant, so I was wondering if that could've come from the de-gas hose. But I might've picked that up wrong. Either way, here are a couple pics of my de-gas hose. I think I'm right in saying it's the kind that was recalled for the Focus, and that I'll probably be needing it done along with my turbo! It's hard to show properly on a photo due to the angle, but that crack really doesn't look healthy.. Cameron Ecoboost2013 (who started this thread) also had both the turbo and de-gas hose replaced, so the problem parts possibly tend to come as a pair.
  14. dom550

    2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    I've checked my de-gas hose and I think it's the dodgy one which was recalled in the Focus. I'll post a photo later, but it looks the same style and is rusty and cracked. Do we know whether this is considered the root cause of the rusty pipes on the turbo i.e. coolant gets out of the de-gas hose onto the turbo pipes, and causes/accelerates their rusting?
  15. dom550

    2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    Don't believe mine has ever been in a typically high-rust area! Should I also be pushing for a replacement of my degas hose if it's the old style like this? (thanks to MJNewton on here for the picture) Don't want to send this off-topic, but am I right in thinking the two things might be potentially related..?