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Offline Oly

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Ford Fiesta problem
« on: February 22, 2006, 10:16:38 am »
Are there any clever car people on this site who know a bit about cars?

Just because i think my head gasket has blown on my poor fiesta, I was doing 5,000RMP in 2nd gear on a slip road by the A1 and loads of white smoke came out of the exhaust, it happened twice in 15mins both times the engine was at 5,000rmp.

Any suggestions on how it was caused, i would look at the car myself but its at a garage waiting on a damage repair cost for the wheels, LOL (dont ask how it happened, it just did)

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Re: Ford Fiesta problem
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2006, 10:21:09 am »
If it helps, Its a Mk4, P Reg with 62k on the clock. It has done a lot of motorway driving, on average 300-400 miles a week.
 

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Re: Ford Fiesta problem
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2006, 01:50:03 pm »
White smoke is water and could point to a blown or damaged head gasket. Examine where the head joins the block for leaks.

This from http://www.fiestaturbo.com/articles/buyingguide/

Another plan might to be start driving like a grown-up.  The money you save in petrol, wear & tear, accidental damage etc would not be insubstantial, and could help finance the replacement.
 

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Re: Ford Fiesta problem
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2006, 09:05:35 pm »
Thanks

I could start driving like a grown up but its an old car and its only worth £500 now so im not 2 fussed.

Thanks anyway
 

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Re: Ford Fiesta problem
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2006, 12:34:42 pm »
Oly,

Check the water in the radiator, you'll be able to tell if there is oil in it - it'll have a greasy look/feel to it.

It'll be cheap and easy enough to fix in a fiesta if it is the gasket.

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Re: Ford Fiesta problem
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2006, 12:58:20 pm »
The best thing would be to replace the nut behind the wheel ;)
 

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Re: Ford Fiesta problem
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2006, 04:54:31 pm »

lol    :D
 

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Re: Ford Fiesta problem
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2006, 09:01:49 pm »
Very Funny, not

I think my radaitor is a bit ruined because I keep on finding broken engine bits whenever i open the bonet, the metal parts have been pushed over to one side becuase its silver and not black. It had an unexpected stop involving another fiesta and tree at one point. Oh well, its a rubish car anywayk, stupid 1.2 fiestas, they never did have much power.
 

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