Wednesday 10 October 2018

G464NKL Ford Fiesta 1600S 1989

This was my 1989 Mk3 Ford Fiesta 1.6S/1600S registration G464NKL that I owned in 1993-94. The best fun car I'd owned at the time and still one I remember fondly.

G464NKL Ford Fiesta 1.6S 1600S 1989
G464NKL Ford Fiesta 1600S 1989

There are now very few examples of the Fiesta 1.6S Mk3 around, according to How Many Left website there are under 100 so I wish I'd been able to keep it! Sadly it was already starting to show some rust when I sold in 1994 as many Ford cars of the era did

G464NKL Ford Fiesta 1.6S 1989
G464NKL Ford Fiesta 1.6S 1989

Saturday 6 October 2018

Ford Fiesta 2008-2016 Owner's Review Buying Guide

This video review of my 2013 Ford Fiesta sums up how I found the car and the good and bad points with owning and driving it.

I originally owned Fiestas when I first started driving and had a whole series of them over around 5 or 6 years starting with a 950L that my mum owned and including these beauties!
1991 H160EPX Ford Fiesta 1.1LX owned in 1993

E652EGU Ford Fiesta 1.4Ghia 1986, owned in 1992

G464NKL Ford Fiesta 1.6S 1989

After these Fiestas I had many different cars including the Pumas on this blog but buying the Fiesta Zetec was my first drive of a Fiesta for almost 25 years so it was interesting to see how much they had changed.

Monday 21 November 2016

How to find out if your car has been clocked - Free Car Mileage Check

This might be of interest if you're looking at cars to buy. Found mine had been clocked when I ran the reg through the Mot checker. If you want to test out and view the info in the video the registration to check is LT53ZCV

Sunday 23 October 2016

Ford Puma/Fiesta Front Seats removal

How to remove the front seats from a Ford Puma or Ford Fiesta

Friday 5 August 2016

Ford Puma Pollen Filter Replacement

Replacing the cabin pollen filter on a Ford Puma or Fiesta is one of the easiest maintenance jobs to do. This video shows you how to change the pollen filter very easily.

Monday 4 April 2016

Changing Ford Puma Fuel Filter - how to remove old fuel filter and replace

Changing the Fuel Filter on a Ford Puma is a very straightforward job, actually removing and fitting the new filter only takes a few minute. I found the bit that took longest was refixing the metal clip to hold the new fuel filter in place but a pair of molegrips did the job in the end.
Changing Ford Puma Fuel Filter
Changing Ford Puma Fuel Filter 
 Photo of the (very) old fuel filter before being replaced, the rust shows how old it was! A video showing the location and how to remove is below


Wednesday 30 March 2016

Ford Puma - Fitting Replacement Rear Bumper

The rear bumper on my Millennium edition Ford Puma had some scuff marks on one side so when a replacement bumper became available for a low price I decided it was worth swapping over. The rear bumper can be fairly easily removed. There are 4 bolts inside the boot of the car that need a deep 13mm socket to remove, there is a 7mm bolt on each side under the wheel arch and 2 Torx T25 screws that need to be removed first from the wheel arch liner to give access.

Ford Puma rear bumper removed
Ford Puma rear bumper removed
With the rear bumper off I was able to touch up a few areas of minor surface rust before getting the new bumper fitted back on. Plenty of waxoyl around to make sure that the rust doesn't return!