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Vendee

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    Paul

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  • Ford Model
    Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost 125 Titanium (qty 2)
  • Ford Year
    2015
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Norfolk

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  1. Thumping noise from tyres

    Another thing to check is "tyre feathering". Its when the individual tread blocks on the inner or outer edge of the tyre wear on the leading edge of the block and not so much on the trailing edge. You end up with a saw tooth effect which can be very noisy and can sometimes come to light when you move your tyres from front to back. Some tyre models are more prone than others. Edit, sorry...just read your post again and seen that you said you had already checked for feathering.
  2. Ride difference of 17" vs 16" wheels?

    Both our Fiesta's have 195/50/16 but I've driven earlier Mk 7s which had 195/45/16 and I could notice the harsher ride. If the car is for the wife..... get the 16" wheels with higher profile tyres.
  3. DAB upgrade

    I assume you want DAB for the bigger range of stations and not better sound quality? I've not been impressed with DAB in my Fiesta.
  4. Brake disc shroud

    Thanks Willy.
  5. Brake disc shroud

    We have got two 125 ecoboost Fiesta Titaniums, a 13 plate and a 65 plate, pretty much identical apart from upholstery and alloy wheel design which has been updated. Today I noticed that on the newer 65 plate car, there is a brake disc shroud on the front discs, inboard of the discs. Does anyone know why Ford have introduced this? Ford tend not to like adding cost to their cars so there must have been a reason. I know that on our 13 plate car, the front discs are moderately warped, and that isn't down to my driving style. Perhaps the shroud was added to prevent cold road water from geting onto the hot discs?
  6. Not too bad although at the begining of the year I managed to bag 20 litres of Millers XF Longlife EB 5W20 fully synthetic for £96. We've got two Ecotec Fiestas and our indy garage sometimes struggles to get 5w-20 at a good price.
  7. Type of service

    The service interval is 12,500 miles so those figures should be 12.5k, 25k and 37.5k
  8. Issues with contacts on SYNC

    I don't know too much about this but when you say some of your contacts are picked up by sync but not all........ do you have some contacts stored on the sim and others in the phone itself?
  9. The data you have provided is for the Focus ecoboost....not the Fiesta ecoboost.
  10. Stop / Start Not working

    I find it alarming when it has switched itself off in traffic and then after a minute or so, it switches itself back on again to try and maintain your selected a/c temperature.
  11. Stop / Start Not working

    It was a warm day. Did you have your aircon on? If so, what temp did you set it to?
  12. Unleaded/super Unleaded?!

    Probably about £40. I do 350 miles a week commuting to work. I get 44mpg using standard 95 ocatane and 47mpg using the 99 octane Momentum.
  13. Unleaded/super Unleaded?!

    I'm using the Momentum stuff from Tesco at the moment. The extra mpg just about covers the higher cost of the fuel but I'm happy because it extends the range of a full tank, meaning that I can fill up on a sunday and have enough to get me through to the following sunday.
  14. Unleaded/super Unleaded?!

    I really don't get this anti-supermarket fuel thing. I've just sold my Focus 2.0 TDCi that I drove for 156,000 miles, almost exclusively on supermarket fuel. It didn't miss a beat and was running as sweet as a nut when I sold it.
  15. Stop / Start Not working

    The aircon temp setting will also prevent stop/start activating if the aircon temp setting is lower than the ambient air temp. The engine will keep running to maintain the selected temperature.