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Aboyner
I previously had a mk1 1.6 zetec petrol and changed for a mk2 1.6 zetec petrol.
My question is, does anyone else find it that they are up the gears very fast? I mean when I'm just cruising I do be up in 4th gear very fast and I wouldn't even be going fast. Is it because in the mk1 the rev counter went to 7000rpm and I change gear at 3000rpm but in the mk2 it goes up to 8000rpm and I'm still changing gear at 3? Hence I'm up in higher gears faster without going the speeds I use to! Also what is the estimated top speed for the mk2 1.6 zetec, I haven't got a chance to check mine yet. I know I got 120mph in my mk1 with four people in it which I thought was good!
NorthSussex
[font=comic sans ms,cursive][color=#0000FF][size=5]120mph 4 up, insane![/size][/color][/font]
Aboyner
[quote name='NorthSussex' timestamp='1340399362' post='188574']
[font=comic sans ms,cursive][color=#0000FF][size=5]120mph 4 up, insane![/size][/color][/font]
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Yeah honest to god... I don't think the mk2 would be able for that!
artscot79
i think youre speedo was a little optimistic the maximum speed of any 1.6 was 114mph and youde struggle to get that especially 4 up having had the 1.8 123mph was stated and again youde need 2 runways to get to that speed the mk2 will not do that speed of 120mph im assuming its a tivct you have it will climb the gears faster due to what the ti vct does if it is a ti vct 118mph tops standard 1.6 112mph max
Aboyner
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1340432317' post='188592']
i think youre speedo was a little optimistic the maximum speed of any 1.6 was 114mph and youde struggle to get that especially 4 up having had the 1.8 123mph was stated and again youde need 2 runways to get to that speed the mk2 will not do that speed of 120mph im assuming its a tivct you have it will climb the gears faster due to what the ti vct does if it is a ti vct 118mph tops standard 1.6 112mph max
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Maybe it was wrong but it seemed bloody fast..
Sorry for being ignorant but what is ti vct?
MartynS
[quote name='Aboyner' timestamp='1340454448' post='188604']
Sorry for being ignorant but what is ti vct?
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Twin Independant Variable Camshaft TIming
It's where the angle of the two camshafts (one for the intake and one for the exhaust valves) can be changed slightly so the timing is either advanced or retarded to give better performance amongst other things.
Paddy H
Iv never had my 1.6 Zetec at 120mph. Iv hit 115mph and thats flat....
I do see myself upping the gears more than normal but its not a massive difference from my other cars really.
I cruise nicely 3rd / 4th yeah. But i wouldn't see me getting 120mph at all let alone 4th.
Millsy1
Brought my 2005 1.6 zetec climate few weeks ago, and at weekend i had a go to see what she can do. i easy rolled up to 120mph and sat there very nicely. it also felt like it had more to go. and i aint no skinny bloke :P
Paddy H
[quote name='Millsy1' timestamp='1340924735' post='189783']
Brought my 2005 1.6 zetec climate few weeks ago, and at weekend i had a go to see what she can do. i easy rolled up to 120mph and sat there very nicely. it also felt like it had more to go. and i aint no skinny bloke :P
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Really? well i don't know why but i got 115mph, i did have a suitcase in the back but i don't think that made alot of difference. I don't see the Focus doing more than 120mph be honest.
NorthSussex
[color=#0000ff][size=5][font=comic sans ms,cursive]Flat out in a 1.6 would put considerable strain on the engine, consider the consequences of a seized engine at that speed, on a disused private runway it's just your life at risk, it's another matter on the public highway.[/font][/size][/color]

[color=#0000ff][size=5][font=comic sans ms,cursive]Stormin, reformed hooligan speeder. [/font][/size][/color]
Aboyner
[quote name='NorthSussex' timestamp='1340958020' post='189810']
[color=#0000ff][size=5][font=comic sans ms,cursive]Flat out in a 1.6 would put considerable strain on the engine, consider the consequences of a seized engine at that speed, on a disused private runway it's just your life at risk, it's another matter on the public highway.[/font][/size][/color]

[color=#0000ff][size=5][font=comic sans ms,cursive]Stormin, reformed hooligan speeder. [/font][/size][/color]
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I wasn't doing it for long I slowed down after a bit as I got scared haha plus I didnt want to risk a life time ban if I got caught!
I haven't tried the full speed on my mk2 but Iv noticed that when going about 120km/h that the car seems to get a bit shakey.. Not the steering wheel just the car. I was thinking if it was just me feeling it cause I'm driving or would Passangers feel it aswell!

Iv also noticed a whistle noise when my drivers side window down which is very annoying!
james_60
you are telling the wrong person aboyner naughty naughty. vous papiers si vous plai

Jamie
btmaldon
All three Focus's Ive had the speedo was over stating the speed by 5mph at 80mph. So by using that as a basis for calculating a speed showing 120mph you are more likely doing 113mph.
Stoney871
[quote name='james_60' timestamp='1340966709' post='189834']
you are telling the wrong person aboyner naughty naughty. vous papiers si vous plai

Jamie
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You don't want to be saying how fast you go on public roads around me an' Stormin. :ph34r:
Woop Woop, It's da soun'a'da Police. B) [IMG]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/Gifs/copper-1.gif[/IMG]
NorthSussex
[color=#0000ff][size=5][font=comic sans ms,cursive]Apart from an automatic driving ban if we catch you doing over a ton, you will find that when you get your licence back there will be massive increase in your insurance premiums for the next 5 years if not longer![/font][/size][/color] :(
Aboyner
Don't worry guys I'm not a speeder but I do believe everyone tests their car at least once...! Plus you's will have to come over to Ireland to get me :)
Stoney871
[quote name='Aboyner' timestamp='1341218130' post='190349']
Don't worry guys I'm not a speeder but I do believe everyone tests their car at least once...! Plus you's will have to come over to Ireland to get me :)
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Funnily enough I have some good friends and contacts in the Garda.
Don't worry, I'm not that nasty. ;)
Aboyner
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1341218370' post='190350']
Funnily enough I have some good friends and contacts in the Garda.
Don't worry, I'm not that nasty. ;)
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Good to know!:) but not to worry my average speed when you check on the dash is only 38km/h
Stoney871
[quote name='Aboyner' timestamp='1341227968' post='190380']
Good to know! :) but not to worry my average speed when you check on the dash is only 38km/h
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To get that average speed you must be doing over 38kph :P
artscot79
last i looked the worst speeders were the plod ahem cough cough :D
Stoney871
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1341237023' post='190413']
last i looked the worst speeders were the plod ahem cough cough :D
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Got something stuck in your throat mate? :P
artscot79
probably the remains of my crisp i was eating as the plod van shot past me like it had nitrous fitted earlier on no blues on either tut tut lol
Stoney871
Must be lunch time, er I mean, a discreet approach to a location where lights and sirens may escalate a dangerous situation, Ahem. ;)
johnS
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1341237496' post='190421']
Must be lunch time, er I mean, a discreet approach to a location where lights and sirens may escalate a dangerous situation, Ahem. ;)
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lol what on a motorway? I've seen the same as artscot has seen, a police volvo with no lights on going 120mph
NorthSussex
[color=#0000ff][size=5][font=comic sans ms,cursive]Don't want to scare the public with a lot of noise and flashing lights, we just like to arrive fast and not let the toe-rags know we are coming. :D :D [/font][/size][/color]
Stoney871
I still maintain it was a stealth approach, probably trying to covertly position themselves for a traffic stop on a suspect vehicle.
I have needed to do that myself on occasion. All for the job, honest. :)
johnS
[quote name='NorthSussex' timestamp='1341238189' post='190426']
[color=#0000ff][size=5][font=comic sans ms,cursive]Don't want to scare the public with a lot of noise and flashing lights, we just like to arrive fast and not let the toe-rags know we are coming. :D :D [/font][/size][/color]
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[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1341238225' post='190427']
I still maintain it was a stealth approach, probably trying to covertly position themselves for a traffic stop on a suspect vehicle.
I have needed to do that myself on occasion. All for the job, honest. :)
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haha fair enough
Aboyner
Does anyone know if the mk 2.5 for Fog lights are a straight swap with the mk2? They look much better and are only 25 on eBay!

So far iv done;
Custom climate controls
Installed footwell lights
And am waiting on my s badge for the front.

Am going to do soon;
Mk3 washer jets(I'm assuming I don't have the heated ones? Not sure how to tell!?)
Change interior lights to LED's


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