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  1. For what it's worth, the only time I've experienced this was with my old 1968 Mark 1 Escort. It did it whether hot or cold. It could be solenoid or starter, or even both, however unlikely. I replaced the solenoid, but it continued. I replaced the starter motor which sorted it, due to missing teeth on the old one. I had to bump start the car on a few occasions beforehand. It would lock as well. The starter would lock onto the flywheel, and I'd have to rock it free, which is harder than it sounds, and can potentially lose even more teeth. I've done the screwdriver across the solenoid and everything. However, that was a car that's almost my age 😂 Wish I still had it.
  2. I did this once. Fortunately for me, I'd already opened the rest of the car first. Now I always check that I have the key on me before closing the boot.
  3. I have a knocking coming from the left front of my car. It only happens at around 20 to 30 mph. My car passed it's MOT in November, and no mention of worn bushes etc. I only get this around our estate at low speeds, the car is fine on main roads, dual carriage way etc. Anyone know what it could be?
  4. Thanks Ian, much appreciated.
  5. Hey guys. I've been having a look into this tonight as I have seen it mentioned many times on here. I have a couple of questions if anyone could help? Which is the best app to download and which OBD adapter would be the best to go for? I've had a look around and the prices range from five quid right up to ninety. I can only image the cheap ones are pretty useless? Thanks in advance.
  6. My car is listed as Green. It must be green at it's very lightest. Some say it's light blue.
  7. I don't know all of the differences between a mk 1 and a mk 1.5, but my car feels solid in every way. I've owned a 51 plate Punto, now that was tinny. My car feels anything but.
  8. Sounds like wheel bearings to me. I had the same thing many years ago on a Renault 18. The faster you go the louder it is.
  9. Definitely sounds like fuel pump. Fuel air and spark. If any one is missing, no go.
  10. Just so you know, it won't be an MOT failure as it's pre 2009. I know that ideally you'd want it working though.
  11. A year old? Why haven't you taken it back to be looked at?
  12. New MOT on my 16 year old girl. Cost me £195 that's including the £45 MOT fee, so not too bad. Failures were a fractured offside rear coil spring and nearside and offside suspension component mounting corroded, requiring welding work. She's worth it, engine and gearbox are perfect and the interior is immaculate. Taking age into consideration, I'm happy with that. Have any of you had a bigger bill for a younger car? Just curious.