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2004 Ford Fiesta 1.4 petrol - £350 - Cheltenham

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#1 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 03:56 PM

82k miles, MOT May I think.

EML is on for a misfire but it doesn't actually misfire very often any more. Think it's leaking core plugs fouling the leads with water.

Has an oil leak from the rocker cover

Paint is rough (swirl marks) but a good buff would sort it

Recent timing belt and aux belts.

£350, Cheltenham. Can pick you up from the station.

Can't find photos at the moment but I'll take a couple shortly. Here's an interior shot with the very subtle mats

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#2 OFFLINE   sofarsogood

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 12:26 PM

May not be the core plugs leaking. It could be water leaking in through the washer jet holes on the bonnet. This then nicely collects around the plugs causing a misfire. My wife's fezza of similar vintage did the same. Fixed with bathroom sealant under the washer jet outlets. Common problem apparently.


Does it run it on gas? Its a V8 not a patio heater.


#3 ONLINE   garbaldy

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 01:08 PM

Mine had new plugs new coil and leads and was bone dry, a compression check resulted in a head of job to find a chunk of valve missing.

#4 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 02:35 PM

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Gods polish hard at work - the paint is swirly and it's had those stupid door edge protectors at some point which have unsurprisingly fucked the door edges.
2005 55 Laguna 2.2 dCi Initiale Auto
1998 R Rover 216 Cabriolet
1996 P VW Golf 1.8 Auto (ex sporty-shite)
2006 06 Fiat Panda 1.1 Active (bridge time?)
2003 53 Renault Trafic 1.9 dCi (206k miles, just about works)

#5 OFFLINE   hpi_matrix

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 02:51 PM

Does the air con work?



#6 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 02:55 PM

Don't think so. Probably just needs a regas m8 ;-)
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1996 P VW Golf 1.8 Auto (ex sporty-shite)
2006 06 Fiat Panda 1.1 Active (bridge time?)
2003 53 Renault Trafic 1.9 dCi (206k miles, just about works)

#7 OFFLINE   bub2006

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 03:23 PM

Shit. When did they get so cheap
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#8 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:15 PM

This ones not perfect but they are getting proper cheap now!
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1996 P VW Golf 1.8 Auto (ex sporty-shite)
2006 06 Fiat Panda 1.1 Active (bridge time?)
2003 53 Renault Trafic 1.9 dCi (206k miles, just about works)

#9 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:21 PM

Oh I have a replacement set of washer jets somewhere - will chuck them in.
2005 55 Laguna 2.2 dCi Initiale Auto
1998 R Rover 216 Cabriolet
1996 P VW Golf 1.8 Auto (ex sporty-shite)
2006 06 Fiat Panda 1.1 Active (bridge time?)
2003 53 Renault Trafic 1.9 dCi (206k miles, just about works)

#10 OFFLINE   bub2006

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 08:19 PM

Then again it's hard to imagine an 04 plate motor being nearly 13 years old
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#11 OFFLINE   vaughant

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 11:50 AM

These are/were my mates fave cars to mot as he reckons their well put together and easily accessible.
We made a few bits for these back in the day and the tolerances of parts were tightened up so it rings true.
Missfires now scare me though, especially after a coilpack* on my zaff turned out to be cyl 3 no compression 😩😩😩

#12 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 11:52 AM

It very rarely actually misfires - pretty confident it's a water to the plugs issue rather than anything else
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1996 P VW Golf 1.8 Auto (ex sporty-shite)
2006 06 Fiat Panda 1.1 Active (bridge time?)
2003 53 Renault Trafic 1.9 dCi (206k miles, just about works)

#13 OFFLINE   vaughant

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 12:49 PM

It very rarely actually misfires - pretty confident it's a water to the plugs issue rather than anything else


Sounds fine then and most likely nothing major.
Mine was a constant misfire and then started smoking a bit.

Turns out all vaux are shite etc etc etc.
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#14 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 11:02 PM

It's pretty good fun to drive too - surprised how quick off the mark it is for s run of the mill car!
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Posted 08 January 2017 - 11:17 PM

Hmmm, interesting.... I do like these. I always found them rather nice to drive and built quite solidly.
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#16 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:35 PM

Probably GR9 for incoming SNOKAOS - small FWD hatches usually are
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#17 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:53 PM

Just to upset everyone I hate them. The pedals being in the passenger footwell instead of in front of the driver fuck up my bad RH knee so quick that I'm limping after a 20 min drive. Plus even our Caddy is quieter on main roads.



#18 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:14 PM

That's fine because you're obviously going to buy my Laguna instead
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2006 06 Fiat Panda 1.1 Active (bridge time?)
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#19 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 09:48 PM

Can confirm that this is GR10 in 1mm of snow
2005 55 Laguna 2.2 dCi Initiale Auto
1998 R Rover 216 Cabriolet
1996 P VW Golf 1.8 Auto (ex sporty-shite)
2006 06 Fiat Panda 1.1 Active (bridge time?)
2003 53 Renault Trafic 1.9 dCi (206k miles, just about works)





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