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Old 24th November 2009, 18:23   #436
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Water in your car -inside bottom of driver side? Yes, Its only on the driver side and its below the carpet.
Was there trace of water or only the mat was wet? Water is logged and its in the carpet, if i press the carpet i can see water coming out.

Normally it should not happen (water accumulation under the carpet).
If the problem is still there it is better to take the car to the service centre and
check properly (otherwise soon the carpet may get stinking -due to continuous wet
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Attend to this immediately as it could lead to rusting and damage the carpets. Infact the carpets may start to stink. I am not sure how water went in, could be from some gap near the Steering column or any of the pedals. I did not take my car in the rains as I was using my dependable Matiz. I did take it once but there was hardly any water, I will check and let you know if there any signs of water.
I am taking her to the service center once i come back from my native place. Let me see if the exposure to sun reduces the dampness.

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I just checked the floor of my car. No dampness. I have been driving through rains as well.
Thanks Gilead. Will have this checked once i am back.
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Old 24th November 2009, 19:00   #437
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Fiesta Brothers,
I was driving down to Chandigarh on the Weekend and at one of the Petrol Stations I got Air filled in my tyres at 32psi. Subsequently after 120km/h the steering started vibrating more than usual and was a bit worrisome. Is it because I got the tyres at 2psi more than the recommended level or some other Reason. Kindly Help??
My odo stands at 33000 in 11 months
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Fiesta Brothers,
I was driving down to Chandigarh on the Weekend and at one of the Petrol Stations I got Air filled in my tyres at 32psi. Subsequently after 120km/h the steering started vibrating more than usual and was a bit worrisome. Is it because I got the tyres at 2psi more than the recommended level or some other Reason. Kindly Help??
My odo stands at 33000 in 11 months
I dont think the tyre pressure has anything to do with Steering Vibrations at high speeds. If i am right it should be only with the wheel balancing part.
When was the last time the wheel balancing was done?
Are you running on alloys or steel rims ?
Try to balance the wheels and test it once again.
I maintain 32PSI when i hit the highway and for city i use 30 PSI, havent seen this issue.
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I experienced light steering vibration when I crossed 140kmph on highway 3 weeks back. My tires were kept at 30 psi throughout. So, I assume it could be either the road condition, wheel balancing part or the psi part to be individually checked and clarified. Before going for a balancing, try 30 psi and do the same speed on similar roads if possible. Filling the air and balancing has a difference of 5 mts Vs 1 hour according to me (time is precious). Fiesta is butter smooth upto 120 kmph, from that point it behaves differently based on road condition/ tire pressure & total load/ wheel balance & allignment etc. But one noob question here: If the wheels are not balanced well, will it not behave differently even at speeds less than 100 kmph ?

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@shajux: The wheel balancing effects could be seen only at certain speeds and normaly you would be able to feel it at higher speeds due to the centrifugal force i believe.

[FONT=Arial]The symptoms of a wheel that is out of balance are:[/FONT]
  • Vibration in the steering wheel at certain highway speeds.
  • Vibration in the seat or floorboard at certain highway speeds.
  • Scalloped or cupped wear pattern on the tires
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=4][COLOR=#000080]Wheel Balance:[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]Out-of-balance tires will cause a car to vibrate at certain speeds, usually between 50 and 70 mph. A tire is out of balance when one section of the tire is heavier than the others. One ounce of imbalance on a front tire is enough to cause a noticeable vibration in the steering wheel at about 60 mph. To balance a wheel, the technician will mount it on a balancing machine which spins the wheel to locate the heavier part. He will then compensate for the heavy part by attaching a lead weight on the opposite side. Many people are pleasantly surprised at how smooth their car drives after balancing all four wheels.
Most high quality tires will hold their balance fairly well and go out of balance very gradually. If you notice a vibration that wasn't there the day before, it is possible that one of the lead balancing weights fell off. If you feel the vibration mostly in the steering wheel, the problem is most likely in a front wheel. If the vibration is mostly in the seat, the problem is probably in the rear.

Wheel Alignment and* Wheel Balancing
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@Moonraker: That's a good piece of information. The balancing weight might have flew off the wheel in this case to cause this sudden vibration to set in.
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Just saw this thread. Rest assured, that I shall be following it like a FERVENT fan. I love this thread and am going to take time out to peruse it in it's entirety. Just waiting for some time to do so!!

Less than 16 days and there are already 29 DAMN pages on this thread. This is the new legend here, and I am happy to be part of it. Cheers Fiestans! Happy to be a part of the family!
@frankmehta, can i have your experience of mileage on 1.6S, and i would request some more Bhpians to comment on the mileage part of S as compared to SXI, i hope their wont be much of a difference because i drive normally between 50 -70 KMPH
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Nair, please add DipantS to the list. He has a 1.6S.
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65--- DipantS ------1.4---- SXI

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suggest will wait for couple of days and see if any more member added and then will update the full table again.
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@frankmehta, can i have your experience of mileage on 1.6S, and i would request some more Bhpians to comment on the mileage part of S as compared to SXI, i hope their wont be much of a difference because i drive normally between 50 -70 KMPH
S gives me around 10kmpl upon hard driving, and 12 when driven sedately. And if you manage to keep it at 50-70 kmph, at the right gear, you must get more than this either on Sxi or S. The mileage difference should be nominal between these two.
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My S is driven by me in the city alone and does 8-9 kmpl max, if driven hard, and I don't know about the driven sedately part, ergo I stopped driving sedately ever since I discovered that driving a Fiesta 1.6S hard gives you multiple cargasms ;-)

There is ONLY one way to drive a Fiesta S. And that is by flogging it!
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My S gives 11-12 if driven sedately. It's still in the running in period. I expect it to fall to 9-10 once I start flogging it.
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Whats the ideal RPM range for fiesta during the run in period and whats the max speed one can achieve in such RPM range.
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i get 8-9 in city, again never driven sedately, i guess the number is low as here in mumbai we spend more time stationary than moving!!
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Whats the ideal RPM range for fiesta during the run in period and whats the max speed one can achieve in such RPM range.
IMO, 1800-2000 RPM
at this rpm, I think you will achieve a speed upto 60/70km in normal driving?
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