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  1. That was my first thought as well! It seems the whole thing is a bit messed up/in flux, e.g standard electric windows on 5 door trend, but still a paid option on 5 door titanium.
  2. Just spotted they’ve renamed the zetec to trend on looks like you get 16” 195/45 wheels instead of the 15” 195/55. Seems you get privacy glass and a new front grill (less chrome I assume?) as well. Can’t see if they’ve changed anything else at the moment. The brochure is old but the price list is newer. edit - looks like electric windows all round now for 5 door. edit2 - seems like 1.0 ecoboost has been removed from the trend! I wonder if they’re just standardising with the new WLTP and they can’t yet offer the 1.0 or if it’s gone for good?
  3. Not the same engine, but one of the rear bolts of the air intake had snapped on mine a while back, sometimes I’d hear a random metallic squeak as the two halves of the bolt moved over one another on bumpy roads or at startup due to vibrations. Might be worth a check.
  4. I have a mk7.5 I think the easy fuel security is simply a case, as mentioneed above, of preventing a random hose/pipe from opening an internal flap. At least on the mk7.5 there is no security feature which locks the internal flap when the car is locked (I lock my car to fill up, although I've never deadlocked it and tried).
  5. I think the only car that comes with with Active Park Assist as standard is the Vignale, I assume this version is the one you control yourself for both the manual and automatic. All other cars have to have the convenience pack for the Park Assist and in choosing the pack you get Park Assist 2, manuals = control yourself, automatics = car takes control. Basically if you don’t have a Vignale and you have Park Assist I think it means you have The convenience pack and therefore Park Assist 2 and if you have the automatic, it should work how it states in the manual. I assume you can control the acceleration, steering and braking yourself as a fall back option rather than let the car do the parking itself, which might by the situation OP is seeing?
  6. any help? Apologies if it revisits what you've already done.
  7. Always thought highly of Bilt Hamber stuff personally.
  8. According to the brochure (for what it's worth) if you have specced LED headlights as an option, the rear LED are included. So you might get them if you went with either the LED or Adaptive option.
  9. Cheers 🙂 I forgot about brake fluid, I get it changed every 2 years 🙂
  10. Apart from the usual oil/filter/air filter/spark plugs. On a 1.0 ecoboost 2015 what and when ideally for long term ownership would other parts be changed? Ford advise 10 years / 150,000 miles for the timing belt/tensioner/idlers, the Haynes manual advises to follow 8 years / 100,000 miles. Ford also advise 10 years for coolant. I was thinking for long term ownership I would get the belt, tensioner etc. plus the coolant done at 8 years (which for my mileage comes to around 96,000). Does this sound about right? Also does the coolant pump need changing at the same time? And would it be sensible to do the aux belt as well with the above lot? Cheers.
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    Congrats! I had my Fiesta in today for MOT, front tyres advisory at 2.5mm. Always a nice feeling when it passes.
  12. I think in the older models we had the 6 speed powershift dual clutch, in the 2019 mk8 it's a traditional 6 speed torque converter iirc. which is why the VED is much higher and the MPG/performance lower than the manual/powershift,
  13. Apparently BSW means black sidewall.
  14. I'd go with the 5W-20 personally, but I have a bog standard 1.0T (99) The guide as you say mentions that specifically, afaik the 5w-30 can be used to top up in an emergency but I'd stick to the spec in the manual. The dealer I take mine to has used : Year 1 : Castrol Magnatec Professional E 5W-20 Year 2 : Total Quartz 9000 Future EcoB 5W-20 Year 3 : Total Quartz 9000 Future EcoB 5W-20 Afaik the difference between the 5W20 and 5W30 is how viscous the oil is at higher temps? I guess if you live in a really hot climate (the arid, hot climate of Lancashire counts right?)
  15. Are they the HR1 seals as detailed in ? I chose a 2006 1.4TDCI so be worth checking your specific VIN but if it is 1489123 part number then ebay shows as a set of 5 for £10