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Resonance

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About Resonance

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  • Ford Model Focus 1.6 TDCi
  • Ford Year 2009
  • UK/Ireland Location Other/NonUK
  • Annual Mileage 10,001 to 15,000
  1. Tdci Tuning Boxes

    Hi, see below what I wrote some time ago, how I feel about the engine after a holiday trip with the box installed. I suppose that with summer tyres the fuel economy might even improve (if I am not too eager to use the pedal to enjoy the improved power) We drove together with my friend (Peugeot 605 automate) "as a convoy" and he said that he had to really kick-down to follow me when taking over some slower cars About my experience: Just came back from my holiday trip (about 2250 km) with 2 person and one week luggage, from Lapland (Finland) and I am very happy with the fuel economy and performance of engine now. According the computer the average consuption was 3.9 l/100km and average speed 82 km/h (the winter speed limit in Finland is 80/100 km/h). That is about 0.8 l less per 100 km than before. I drove mainly with cruise set to 105-107 km/h with GPS and using Q-series M+S tyres (without studs). Difference in power was also remarkable especially when overtaking other cars. The acceleration with 4th gear from 80 to 120 km/h was clearly improved and I consider that as better safety especially when overtaking 22-m trailers.
  2. Tdci Tuning Boxes

    Unfortunately I am away from my car whole week and, hence, not able to provide photo of the wiriing immediately. I will try to take a photo asap I am back home. Anyway I wish you all the best with the installation as due to my experience it really make the difference you can notice. I definitely agree with you about the ruining the drivers fun with the construction, or maybe we can blame the French engineers as the engine is PSA desing. ;)
  3. Tdci Tuning Boxes

    Hassen, you are right - installing the cables is a nightmare with this engine. I tried it couple of times myself but did not bother with that too long and took it to service station where it was installed, however even for the guy there is was not an easy task, took about 40 min. I suppose removing the battery and the battery box might help a bit providing more spacefor hands. The man in service station did not remove those and was really swetting with installation. I dont have a photo of the setup right now, but the location of common rail sensor is "behind" the engine. (unfortunately this BB system does not allow me to add picture) After unplugged the cable it was easy to install according the instructions and check the operation with the led comnnector. If the led is lighten with ignition power on, then everything should be right. After installation my car started just normally and I have not faced any kind of problems with the engine everything works fine. Maybe I just imagine but it sounds like engine is even more smoothly running idle. I set the switches to D-1 (factory setting is B-1as you said) which is said to provide more power than factory setting, but still moderate. I can try to help, in case you need more info.
  4. Tdci Tuning Boxes

    Hi Hassen, I tend to be quite analytical and calculate before any purchase (in my own opinion :D) of technical and all kind of gear. The tuning box I do have is Racechip: http://www.racechip.de/en/chiptuning/ford/focus/2-da3/1-6-tdci-66kw/index.php the basic model which was 129€ . I am very happy with the technical service answering my questions promptly and when I asked about the installation they send me additional info material and even voluntarily told that my engine is one of most complicated one to install the box and asked if I still want to order! I appreciated this kind of honesty and non-power sales attitude which finally convinced me about their product. About my experience: Just came back from my holiday trip (about 2250 km) with 2 person and one week luggage, from Lapland (Finland) and I am very happy with the fuel economy and performance of engine now. According the computer the average consuption was 3.9 l/100km and average speed 82 km/h (the winter speed limit in Finland is 80/100 km/h). That is about 0.8 l less per 100 km than before. I drove mainly with cruise set to 105-107 km/h with GPS and using Q-series M+S tyres (without studs). Difference in power was also remarkable especially when overtaking other cars. The acceleration with 4th gear from 80 to 120 km/h was clearly improved and I consider that as better safety especially when overtaking 22-m trailers.
  5. Tdci Tuning Boxes

    I have had my tuning box installed now for few weeks and the setting used is quite moderate. My target with tuning box was lower diesel consumption and some increase in torgue/power in this order. I have been quite satisfied with the results. The consumption is remarkably lower now (according to computer) and there is a clear boost in acceleration compared without box. I will soon go for holiday trip about 2500 km's that will be a good possibility to test the "real" average fuel consumption. I calculated that with my mileage 100% ROI (including the interest) will be achieved in less than 10 months.
  6. Tdci Tuning Boxes

    Thanks, I checked out that site. Unfortunately the photo gives just an idea where to start searching. The sensor plug is behind the engine about 12 inches down from the top and not visible if you look ablove. I would be happy to hear if there is some trick how to plug off the connector (without removing battery + battery case) Will keep on trying ;)
  7. Tdci Tuning Boxes

    I am interested in this easy tuning. Have you installed the power box yourself? I do have Focus 1.6 TDCi 90hp and found that the common rail sensor is quite in a tricky place behind the engine. Would be happy to hear about your installation experience.
  8. Welcome to the Ford forums Resonance :)