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  1. They haven't made the mats any longer, they just added protection to the carpet instead on newer Foci.
  2. V6 will just be updated maps. (new roads, etc). Same provider, same software.
  3. Have you got active city stop?
  4. You'll have to pay him to come and put stock map back on, that's if he is still in business and is able to do it. The difference with bluefin is that it stores your original map on the handset, so you can easily put back the stock map whenever you want, such as before each service.
  5. It is used for both afaik.
  6. The light sensor is the little dome on the dash at the bottom of the windscreen.
  7. I can only think of GPS and the rain sensor behind the mirror on the Fiesta. GPS can be covered by something thin like a sunstrip as long as there is nothing metal in it to block the signals. Rain sensor must be left uncovered to work though.
  8. There will be tolerances built in but I doubt the box will do 100k without issues having that much torque put through it. Especially if the map has removed torque limits in low gears. It really depends how many miles you do and how long you'll keep the car if it's an issue. It could in theory de value the car too. Got to remember that when Ford ship a car it should be good for at least 100k. So anything you do to push the performance effectively eats away at that longevity. That's why f1 engines can get all that power from a 1.6, they use half a dozen engines per year.
  9. It depends on the insurer. Most are only 30 days, but some do up to 60.
  10. Anything else you'd want to enable that your car hasn't already got fitted.
  11. Deflation Detection System. It uses the ABS sensors to monitor the rolling circumference of the tyre and detect if it is going down. Not as accurate as proper valve pressure sensors (TPMS), but still might alert you to a problem before you can feel it.
  12. It's 170 all the time with 200 on overboost for the 125. Or 180 all the time with 210 overboost for the 140. Says so in Ford's literature for the Fiesta :)
  13. I did hill start and DDS on my mum's Zetec. I asked Ian same question, that's all you can do without additional hardware really. Auto-locks maybe, but Ford turned that off for a reason afaik.
  14. You can see on the getrag website, the box has a design limit of 170Nm, so Ford are already choosing to push that with the base torque output of the 140PS at 180Nm, and obviously both 125PS and 140PS exceed this on overboost. That is my main concern with mapping the 1.0 with the 5 speed box, is that it is already pushing the design limits. Obviously they build in tolerances, but it is an old design not designed for these modern engines. That's also why the stock map imposes torque limits in certain gears to protect the box. So it's not that the engine can't produce more power, I'd just be more conscious of putting that extra power through the gearbox. I imagine on the next gen Fiesta, they'll fit it with the B6 box as used in the Focus, which is rated up to 250Nm iirc, so it won't be an issue.