FordSpanner

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  • First Name
    FordSpanner
  • Ford Model
    2007 KA
  • Ford Year
    2007
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Durham
  1. FordSpanner

    Ford spec engine oils

    What's deal with all the M2C913 spec oils? The 2007 1.3 KA we have uses 5w30 so I put 5w30 VW504.00/507.00 oil in since its a higher spec than Ford oils. So far, its run very smoothly.
  2. The bearing unit at the top has a bit of play on it when I give the wheel a vertical shake so about time for a new strut bearing. What's the drive shaft lock nut locking device? ...... Seems to have a tabs folded over it all sides but the videos on youtube just use a 27m socket to spin it off. What's the torque for the drive shaft nut? A pity the strut isn't a stub at the bottom to clamp into the the wheel hub. Would save a lot of bother. cheers
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    Radio secutity code

    Research has told that if I can can remove the radio, a minute job, and read the serial number of the label, I can have the security code confirmed on line.
  4. FordSpanner

    Radio secutity code

    2007 1.3 KA Took the battery off to do some work last week but sadly, the user manual with the code has gone awol so the young lady owner is having to drive along with only the sound of the engine for company. Is there any practical way to obtain the code?
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    2007 1.3 KA coolant drain

    Why do a lot of folk think dropping the bottom rad hose of is sufficient to clear the system of old coolant? I've always taken the heater matrix pipes off, one at a time, and flushed through both ways with water. This helps flush the block out too, I usually take the expansion bottle off as well and give that a good shake out with water in the sink. You can actually do a coolant flush with the engine warm, provided you use hot water for flush and refill. The concentrate can be warmed in the microwave.
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    2007 1.3 KA coolant drain

    Got the assembly from a local reputable motor factor. Didn't really trust the cheapees on ebay! Job was quite reasonable to do and the KA is now back on the road. Thanks for posting!
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    2007 1.3 KA coolant drain

    Have sourced some new units on ebay around the £13/£14 price so may go for that option. Will try to source locally tomorrow from a motor factor or perhaps Ford, depending on main dealer price.
  8. FordSpanner

    2007 1.3 KA coolant drain

    Attempted the job of antifreezing today but one of the thermostat housing spouts (heater matrix) is partly broken off so it needs a new housing. Are these housings prone to breaking? ... it wasn't me that broke it so curious if they are a weak part!
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    Oil for a '63 reg Fiesta 1.5 TDCi

    Be it a local motor factor or an online seller, either could fall victim to fake goods. An effective way to confirm genuine goods, albeit a bit pedantic perhaps, is to ask the manufacturer if they supply to the seller as I did with the oil I purchased from an ebay seller.
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    Oil for a '63 reg Fiesta 1.5 TDCi

    The effective way is an engine strip down after 100k miles. All bearings/journals inspected and measured.
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    Oil for a '63 reg Fiesta 1.5 TDCi

    Indeed, a drain hole makes sense since the oil filter is on an angle. So the filter has to be replaced first before the sump oil is drained off. Had to do the same a few weeks back when I did an oil/filter change on a '94 reg Merc C220. When I took the filter out, I could here oil draining into the sump. In the past, I've always drained the sump oil, plug back in then taken the filter off. With this Fiesta oil change, I've fitted a Blue Print filter to see how it fairs. I've used Mann filters for quite a while but disappointed in the Mann fuel filter I for the car so sent it back. A lot of folk are recommending Hengst brand.
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    Oil for a '63 reg Fiesta 1.5 TDCi

    Job done! Does anyone know why the filter has a spike on the bottom?
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    '63 reg Fiesta 1.5 TDCi fuel filter miles

    On the matter of the bleed through on the stage 5, with plastic cap fitted, if the unit is filled through the inlet port and left for any air to escape, is that sufficient bleeding? There's going to be a bit of air in the pipe from the spout when you bleed using a hand primer pump.
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    '63 reg Fiesta 1.5 TDCi fuel filter miles

    Well I got the fuel filter delivered today and I believe the filter in not a genuine Mann product. There's a printed label, not even on straight I might add, on the filter body rather than the print being embossed on the filter body like all other Mann filters I've had. One of the screw dowels on the top is not straight either so the screw may not even screw in on reassembly. Have contacted the seller! When I get a return/refund sorted out, there's a local motor factor who stocks Purflux brand.
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    '63 reg Fiesta 1.5 TDCi fuel filter miles

    Hopefully I've got the right filter for the car! Duratorq 55kw engine. filter WK 9046 z