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  1. Anyone know how to remove the glove box door on a MK8 2018 Fiesta, I have a faint buzz coming from the glove box area which gets worst if the glove box door is left open but disappears if I put downward pressure on the opened door. Want to take it off to confirm its coming from the door. Cheers...
  2. So you will be getting a VW Passat next then...or you could try not using cruise control altogether, probably the cheaper option 🙄
  3. 2018 MK8 ST Line X 140, just over 10600 miles over 12 months and last two fill ups seeing 60mpg (according to the car computer, not calculated it manually)....don't ask me how. 🙂
  4. martinf64


    If I had a 5-door I would have three...🤣
  5. I've been through the exercise of calculating my actual mpg using the brim-to-brim fill-up method and trip mileage between fill-ups, that's why I subtract 4 mpg off the trip computer reading because that was the typical difference between calculated and trip computer values. Also noticed the trip computer can give funny readings too. Once you know that, you can use the trip computer to monitor for anything out of the ordinary. As others have said if you want an accurate measurement of mpg then calculating from mileage and amount of fuel put in to fill to the brim is the best method. Maybe unicorns do
  6. You guys must be heavy footed on the throttle...I'm getting over 50-55 mpg from my 2018 140 St-line-X according to the trip computer (sitting at just over 56 mpg today after filling up last Thursday and resetting the trip computer), I always subtract around 3-4 mpg from this figure to account for the trip computer inaccuracy so still a healthy 46-51 mpg. 21 mile commute each way with dual carriageway & some city driving, eco mode off. Yours does sound very low for a 100 ecoboost.
  7. Hope this is sorted for you in a good way...nice looking motor, hope you get it back 👍
  8. Assumption made it was 'bathroom sealant' too lol....🤣
  9. I find the insurance very reasonable. When I looked at the difference between the 125 and 140 there was only a few pounds between the two so opted for the 140 just for that little extra bhp under the bonnet. 12 months fully comp with protected no claims, no claims came out around £170 (just slight higher than the 105bhp Twinair Alfa Mito it was replacing), just renewed this month and same cover but with 1 claim £200...thought I got off lightly once inflation factored in. As for if it gets stolen...hope they write it off because my insurance will replace with new car for first 12 months. Before its first Birthday I will get GAP insurance from TotalLossGap at around £120 for two years...worth looking at instead of the expensive Ford Gap insurance. Have a butchers at their web-site. Hold on, heard someone shuffling by the Fiesta...might be Shepster checking to see if the obd port is disabled when the alarm goes off...sorry mate couldn't resist that one 🤣 Oh well black balled by the mod again.....😛
  10. I suspect they would refuse to remove it so you would have to take it off before taking it in for servicing....would expose yourself to a sharp-eyed thief between taking off and dropping off at the dealers...oh my car could also be stolen while at the dealers 🙄...
  11. Ahhh freedom of speech very much alive on this post....🤣 Enough of this paranoid posting but I will leave this suggestion for all to ponder.... If you look at the obd port there are two mounting bolts with nuts holding the port to the underside of the dash. Surely a simple right-angled metal bracket mounted off these bolts and positioned so it covers the front of the port would prevent anyone accessing the port via the window or inside the car or door mirror 🥴. Any would-be obd hijacker would have to set off the alarm whilst trying to by-pass the bracket (either by trying to force it off or using tools to undo the nuts), and I would suggest setting the alarm off would deter any further attempt to steal the car unless they are that determined to take a ride in a Fiesta. Obviously they would do some damage to your pride and joy in the process of doing all might still be an insurance job. Anyway might be worth looking into for all you nervous people out there in need of reassurance. 😎
  12. Can't believe this guy is so worried, he must be a nervous wreak with all this worry in his life. If your that stressed don't buy or lease the car or anything else of any value. The car covered by insurance, if it gets nicked or broken into or damaged it's covered, you don't lose out, just a bit of hassle to sort it out afterwards. It's just a car, there's more important things in life to worry about. 🤯 P.S. I would also recommend sleeping with the keys under your pillow just in case the car thief sneaks upstairs and nicks your keys off the bedside cabinet. 😂