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Mk2 Ford Fiesta Useful Facts and Figures

Useful Fiesta Mk2 information to refer to when refilling your tank or before going on a long journey.

Tyre sizes/Cold tyre pressures

Information taken from Fiesta Operating Guide (July 1983)

Variant Tyre Size Pressure-Bar [Kgf/cm2] (lbf/in2)
Normal Loading with up to 3 persons Fully Laden with over 3 persons
front rear front rear
Saloon (petrol) 135 SR 13 [1,8] (26) [1,8] (26) [2,6] (33) [2,8] (40)
or Van 155/70 SR13 [1,6] (23) [1,8] (26) [2,1] (30) [2,3] (33)
Saloon (diesel) 155/70 SR 13 [1,9] (27) [1,9] (27) [2,1] (30) [2,3] (33)
XR2 185/60 HR 13 [1,8] (26) [1,8] (26) [2,0] (28) [2,0] (28)

Dimensions mm (in)

SaloonVanXR2
Maximum length (with overriders)3695/3712 (145,6/146,3)3695 (145,6)3712 (146,3)
Maximum length (without overriders)3648 (143,6)3648 (143,6)-
Overall width1585 (62,4)1585 (62,4)1620 (63,8)
Overall height (min)1316 (51,9)1316 (51,9)1310 (51,6)
Overall height (max)1334 (52,6)1334 (52,6)1334 (52,6)
Wheelbase2288 (90,1)2288 (90,1)2288 (90,1)
Track (front)1367 (53,9)1368 (53,9)1385 (54,6)
Track (rear)1321 (52,0)1321 (52,0)1339 (52,8)

Fuel Tank Capacity

Early Mk2 models used a lower capacity tank for the smaller engined models, this was then done away with on post 1985 models and all models used the same standardised tank.

Saloon (prior to 1986)34 litres (7.5 gallons)
Saloon (after 1985)40 litres (8.8 gallons)
XR240 litres (8.8 gallons)

Fuel Filler Cap

It is important that the fuel tank is not filled beyond its designed capacity by 'trickle feeding'. With the filler gun fully inserted, fill up until the second 'click-stop' of the petrol pump filler gun is heard. If no space is allowed for fuel expansion, this will result in overspill from the neck and staining of paintwork.

Towing a trailer

The permissible tow-bar vertical loading (measured at the coupling) must not be less than 25 kg (55 lbs) or more than 50 kg (110 lbs)

Roof rack loading

Maximum 75 kg (165 lbs)

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