isetta

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    Isetta
  • Ford Model
    Fiesta Style 1.5tdci Econetic 2015 year
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    2015
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    Sussex

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  1. I would be very annoyed if that was mine. I would also be worried about using it. These engines are well known for suffering damage very quickly when there is a coolant leak before you even realise it’s leaking.
  2. ‘Right’ depends which way you are facing. On 1.6 tdci it is on passenger side of car. Low down and hard to reach from above
  3. Key fob(immobiliser chip) problem would not stop the dash lights coming on. Take the shroud off around ignition lock and see if the electrical switch part is correctly attd to the back end of the metal lock part
  4. Even if you think you can’t solder it yourself it might save money to do the removal / dismantling yourself and give someone just the circuit board to resolder the connection pins. 32 pins I think.
  5. They are known for faulty soldering on the connector on back of speedo cluster. Think it is 32 pin. Cluster is easy to remove. Less easy is the dismantling of it.to get to correct side of circuit board you need to remove the needles off the gauges. YouTube videos show how. Quite delicate soldering needed. Less than 5 minute job to solder once dismantled. Take you circuit board to mobile phone repair shop perhaps if you can’t do it
  6. I don't know the answer to what you are asking but I can say this: What I say here is not a recommendation but is legal. For your age car (pre Jan 2010) the ABS does not need to work for the MOT, even if the car had ABS when new, as long as you have removed the ABS equipment, Section 1.6 of MOT manual. This means you would need to remove the wheel sensors and the ABS unit. Of course if you remove the ABS unit you need to put some joiners on the brake pipes where you disconnect them from the ABS unit. All brakes would need bleeding of course and then you always have the potential problem of snapping a bleed screw. Of course some people will say it's irresponsible to remove ABS. But my 2004 VW LUPO has never had ABS on it, so if that is safe to drive with no ABS why would your Fiesta not be safe to drive without ABS. And then their's the issue of whether you tell the insurance company. Of course they would go mental and using my VW Lupo argument probably wouldn't wash with them as they work to fixed rigid rules/beliefs and can't understand logic. My brother has a 2007 fiesta on which the ABS unit has failed. He spoke to two independant garages about getting them to fit a recon unit. Both said that they had had problems with fitting recon units and they would only do the job if they were fitting a genuine new ford unit. They would do it even if my brother supplied the unit as long as new ford one. So it's not that they were just trying to get more profit on the part, they just said they don't want the problems, from previous experience, of the recon unit not working right. Have you checked the connector. maybe a dodgy connection - but quite unlikely it is going to be that simple.
  7. I am not clear on what you are saying. are you saying there are currently no keys that will start the car, or he still has one working key that will start the car. I can't see how moving a transponder chip from one key to another would help the transponder work. The transponder chip is a standalone thing that dose not connect to the circuit board in the key. If a transponder chip has a problem , then I would think it has the same problem whatever key casing it is in and even if not in one at all and just held next to the ignition lock. Or have I misunderstood it all. If you try starting the car with a key where the transponder chip does not disarm the immobiliser it shows a different DTC for failure to read the chip and reads the chip but it is not a code matched to the ECU. Does that help? (might be b1600 and b1601 codes but I can't remember for sure)
  8. Is it a traditional auto box with torque converter or one of those modern autos which is like a manual gearbox that uses solenoids etc to change gear?
  9. Actually to be technically correct, if you add another bulb (in parallel) it reduces the resistance, not increases it
  10. if you take one bulb out do they go even faster ? I might be tempted to connect an additional bulb to see if the higher load reduces flashing speed as an experiment, and then try the hazards with the addtnl bulb connected and see if they stay ok. of course you'd rather not replace the gem if there is another way.
  11. you need to have a look at the other end of the cables on the gearbox. On my 2007 fiesta they were under a black plastic cover which could be unclipped to open on front of the gearbox. it was quite easy to get to up under front bumper with car jacked up a bit (jacked and supported in safe mannner). Not sure if yours is in same place.
  12. once you have got the tube nut loosened on the pipe I would put copper grease in between where the tube nut goes round the pipe.
  13. I am not saying don't do it, but if anyone does, be very careful there is no record of being paid (if you do charge) for this as normal private car insurance would exclude this use (hire and reward) so if there was an accident, however unlikely that might be, there could be a problem. I don't want to be a party pooper but after an 'incident' it is too late to say 'I didn't realise'.
  14. confused. question was about Fusion? answer was about Focus?
  15. I think from memory, but might be wrong, that Forscan can show how many miles since last regen