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  1. 1.0 ecoboost is 2.5 years old, had its first service on time (12 months) but then randomly had another service 6 months later (previous owner) so is due again in October. It has only done 20,000 miles, but the 3rd service should be the 36,000 mile service rather than the 25,000- which service do I need? There is a significant step-up in price at the local Ford dealerships between the 2. Also, my extra warranty with Evans Halshaw will kick in next March, I take it I'm fine having it won't void it if I get it done with another main dealer?
  2. I'm getting a creaking sound from the rear passenger side when coming off a road hump. The sound happens when coming down the hump rather than going up but doesn't always happen. Anyone got any ideas? 14 plate, ecoboost (100)
  3. Think I've found it with ICE Feature pack 11. Thanks
  4. Okay, just looked on the Etis website and it states: Less Bluetooth With Media Gateway Module Less bluetooth Nothing about Ford Sync Bluetooth isn't a major thing for me, but I want to let the dealer know I'n not happy if it is missing.
  5. Hi all Have just bought a 14 plate Zetec 1L 100 ecoboost and have a quick question: Will this car have bluetooth? I completely forgot to check (I was so taken by the engine). I remember having a courtesy car in the same trim, but different engine and it kept telling me it couldn't connect, on my test drive today I don't recall this happening. The dealer's advert says it has but I don't trust that and looking around at other adverts for similar cars, some say they do, some don't. I know it's a bit silly as I can call them in the morning, but would like to know before I go to bed. Thanks for your help.
  6. But with mine it didn't give the right code, only false ones, which I had the garage sort, cost me a lot of money for nothing. There won't be a code to tell you the connector between the loom and the coil pack is loose. Take it to an autoelectrician, apparently it is a common problem on Fords and the misfires started a month after the first limp mode. My engine is the same as yours BTW.
  7. I had this problem last year and you waxed lyrical about how it was the Ti-VCT and would cost £100s to replace! :-) But anyway, this time last year, I started to get intermittent limp modes, no codes, had plugs and coil pack changed, came back a few weeks later. Threw up a code of pedal sensor, had this changed, then it came back again, so I took it too a electric specialist who diagnosed it was a problem with the loom into the coil pack, as Ford make the wires too short so it wasn't connecting properly. They made me a new one (ford charge £400!) and it hasn't missed a beat since. I'll also say the engine became very sluggish and started misfiring after a while too. If the problem persists I'd definitely look at this possibility before throwing money at it.
  8. I'd hardly say rare, have uncovered lots of them during my search and there is more than that one example that is being described as an 'ecoboost'- funnily enough all by Ford franchise dealerships.
  11. Hi guys I'm in the market for an ecoboost engine, probably the 100. Just wanted to ask if there is any way of confirming which version of the engine I am looking at. Obviously, most garages will state what the bhp on the adverts are, but is there any indication on the car whether it is the 80, 100 or 125 version? Don't want to think I'm getting the 100 and end up with the 80! Cheers
  12. I have a Focus Mk2 but have been using a Fiesta Mk 7.5 courtesy car for the past week. For me, at 6'3" I find it far more roomy in the front, in fact I find it more comfortable to pull the seat forward around 4 notches whereas in the Focus I have to have it all the way back. I believe this may have something to do the smaller steering wheel, as if I did this in the focus my knees knock against the steering wheel. This leaves far more leg room in the back, easily enough for me to comfortably sit behind the driver. It is a 1.25 engine, which is fine, but has to be revved and am only getting around 32 mpg, which is less than my 1.6 (115) focus. Obviously all the mod cons are excellent. In fact, when I've been scanning Autotrader all week for the 1.0 ecoboost versions and am seriously considering trading my Focus in once it is returned to me, hence why I'm looking on this forum.
  13. Cheer guys very helpful. Is the water pump also connected to the timing belt- do I need to get this done at the same time? And the aux belt too?
  14. BTW it is a Ti-Vct engine- is this as simple as asking an Indy to do a change or is there more to it?
  15. Just got my car back from it's MOT and Service, seen that I have a 'advice cam belt' on the bottom of one of the pieces of paper they gave me, didn't say anything through so didn't have a chance to ask them advice. Anyway it's a 57 plate 1.6 (115) engine but has only done 41,000 miles, so not really keeping up with the average mileage. Am I in dire need of getting this done and if I do should I insist on Ford parts? Also what would be a good price? Thanks