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Eggy1990

Shift Indicator

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Morning all,

I've purshaced a 1.0 ecoboost 100ps zetec,I was under the impression that when I was driving along I would get a shift indicator for up and down gears

I'm yet to see it come on, is it something that wouldn't be standard or just turned off? I've looked in the manual and it is there on pg65

Help appreciated

Cheers!

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You might have to rev the engine a bit more/ higher to see it come on (some call it a "shift light")

I don't know exactly at what revs it comes on but it may be a good idea to run it in a bit 1st

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Thank you, il look into it

I can't see it being a fault just driver error

Cheers!

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Thank you, il look into it

I can't see it being a fault just driver error

Cheers!

If the shift light is actually set up/ working but not coming on - it means you are driving it correctly because it will only come on if your not driving it right (revving it too high or letting the revs drop too low/ "labouring" the engine) - unless the new style ones are different

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Ahh right, suppose that's good then, il keep a eye out for it and rev Abit higher to check

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Hi, my tdci has a shift light which I almost allways ignore as I feel it comes on at too low a revolution most of the time, just drive it so you don't labour or over rev the engine, you will soon get the feel for the drive and be able to shift gear within the engines torque band.

I might be correct and thinking member' INath' turned his indicator light off.

Cheers

Martin

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Hi

I was just Abit worried it isn't working, I joined the motorway as normal but haven't over revved it as such just suprised I haven't seen it yet

I assume in the new models it comes on in between the rev and speedo in the 'hatch' bit

Cheers

Josh

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it comes on above the engine temp gauge on the left hand side I'm sure mine pops on around 2.5k rpm to 3k rpm I'll check in a bit and report back

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Cheers thanks,

This snows stopping me getting out init

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I might be correct and thinking member' INath' turned his indicator light off.

Cheers

Martin

You're correct, got on my nerves coming on at 2k all the time!

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It does delay coming on to around 4k when accelerating hard - but if you're doing that why would you change up then? Makes no sense!

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On my Focus it comes on at 2000 rpm which is crazy and i take no notice of it lol

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Managed to get out last night in car and revved it enough to get the light on

Thanks for the help

How's everybody's fuel consumption and mpg going? High as ford suggested

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I'm hitting 40mpg at the mo and that's just town driving with the odd bit of right foot :)

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I’ve done just short of 80 miles and its climbing all the time to 34.3 at the minute town driving and 1 junction of MW, I’m assuming this will increase after the 1000K mark settling down period

I’ve also found my petrol dial goes down quick whilst MPG goes up

All in all I reckon I’m going to save more fuel than the 2005 1.4 Zetec I Part exchanged

Cheers!

Josh

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Don't bother with the change light, flashes to itself

1,500ish miles in and average is sitting at 42mpg, mostly town driving

Ford has the 100ps ecoboost as 53mpg for the urban run

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I'd have said 45 would be more realistic if honest in a petrol.

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Regarding the MPG -

I'm driving gently to and from work, making a token effort to "run in" the engine a bit so not labouring it hard,

Approx 50% town driving and 50% motorway (but only up to 70mph for short periods)

I'm managing to get around 54mpg combined, which I'm happy enough with.

- Steve

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How many miles you done Steve?

Just passed my first 100

Josh

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