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#31 alexp999

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 11:53 AM

Just seen you are from Dorset, which dealer did you get it from if you don't mind me asking. A local one or did you travel?



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 12:00 PM

Sweet! yeah matte black around the gearstick, i love it more than the gloss finish. 179 miles! I had done that by lunchtime on my first day aha lol, get her up to 6000 rpm a few times and let the engine braking come into play, you need to seal the rings on these things to maximise power, some are making 199 bhp standard ive seen dynos of almost 205 bhp standard when they are run in 'hard'

 

So what should i do just go out and let it rev up to 6000 through the gears a few times or for a longer period.  Yes i want to maximise the engine, it is the same principle as a new motorbike, run it in below the power band range and it will be a slower bike amazingly, ride it like you butt is on fire and it is quick in top gear as well as accelerating through the gears.  I was told years ago you need to let the turbo breath and give it a good blast through..

 

REALLY!!???  So accelerate hard, and come off throttle and allow the engine to slow you...  you know i thought all that stuff was irrelevant with today's engines and technology!   Nearly 205 when standard... But a MT upgrade is 215!!  Right i better take her out a few evenings...lol.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 12:08 PM

Sweet! yeah matte black around the gearstick, i love it more than the gloss finish. 179 miles! I had done that by lunchtime on my first day aha lol, get her up to 6000 rpm a few times and let the engine braking come into play, you need to seal the rings on these things to maximise power, some are making 199 bhp standard ive seen dynos of almost 205 bhp standard when they are run in 'hard'

 

I'd love to see some actual evidence of the benefits of "running in hard", not saying you're wrong, but everyone I've asked seems to have a different opinion on this. Aren't the engines bedded in to some extent before they are put in the car, and during whatever initial drive they do when it comes off the production line?



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 12:10 PM

go on st oc and look at the bhp leaderboards and dyno printouts.

 

if you run it in properly and then get the mp215 there are cars that are pulling 217 -218 bhp with just mp215. 

 

let it warm up 10 mins at least , find an open a road, flat out 2nd then 3rd and change around 4k in 4th (not encourging speeding ;)

 

then just generally rev up to 5k once every 5 or 6 changes then gently lift off and let the revs drop to 2k then do it again )

 

repeat process for around 100- 200 miles, as this really only counts in the first 300 miles then the rings are sealed.

 

Torchwood, as i see your quite close to me geographically, could go out for a blast before mine goes back sunday and see how standard keeps up with mp215?



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 12:21 PM

go on st oc and look at the bhp leaderboards and dyno printouts.

 

Do you have a link, I think I found it but I don't have permission: http://www.fiestasto...er-leaderboard/  is that it?

 

Edit: I might get mine on a rolling road before and after I get MP215, see what my "gentle" running in has done for it :)



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 12:23 PM

 

Do you have a link, I think I found it but I don't have permission: http://www.fiestasto...er-leaderboard/  is that it?

 

Edit: I might get mine on a rolling road before and after I get MP215, see what my "gentle" running in has done for it :)

Thats the one, just checked myself, there are 3 mp215's on it.

1. 220 bhp

2. 218 bhp

3. 217bhp

 

I know 2 of the users used the same method as me and the other uses his for racing/ track days



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 12:25 PM

That's pretty impressive, did any of those say what they did when running in, and were those on the same dyno with same fuel etc? Probably should be on the same day too haha.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 12:29 PM

One of them red lined it out of the dealership (you get the impression) and others just tend to drive it like they stole it. And most people use vpower or tesco 99 , same as I do



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 12:34 PM

Yeah I've only ever put VPower in mine. The thing is if those bhp readings aren't all from the same dyno I assume they might not be comparable to eachother.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 12:37 PM

You need to take it with a pinch of salt. If you do the dyno when it is 30 degress outside and then when it is 10 degress outside, the readouts will be different. However, those figures are consistent which is why I trust them , and from different dyno's. 



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 01:02 PM

go on st oc and look at the bhp leaderboards and dyno printouts.

 

if you run it in properly and then get the mp215 there are cars that are pulling 217 -218 bhp with just mp215. 

 

let it warm up 10 mins at least , find an open a road, flat out 2nd then 3rd and change around 4k in 4th (not encourging speeding ;)

 

then just generally rev up to 5k once every 5 or 6 changes then gently lift off and let the revs drop to 2k then do it again )

 

repeat process for around 100- 200 miles, as this really only counts in the first 300 miles then the rings are sealed.

 

Torchwood, as i see your quite close to me geographically, could go out for a blast before mine goes back sunday and see how standard keeps up with mp215?

 

Ok, that will be the plan for the next few miles, and all achievable without breaking the speed limits..

 

Yep, up for that. I think you are just up the road.  Sunday is going to be crap as the tail end of a hurricane batters the south and west.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 01:06 PM

 

Ok, that will be the plan for the next few miles, and all achievable without breaking the speed limits..

 

Yep, up for that. I think you are just up the road.  Sunday is going to be crap as the tail end of a hurricane batters the south and west.

I will pm you about it



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:20 PM

Cheers for those interior lighting pics, I'm almost certain mine doesn't have that!  Will get some photos of mine up to compare.  Also seems like the rear view mirror area on your windscreen is different, the dotted black strip is much taller on mine and the gps sensor for emergency assistance is in there.  Wonder why these things change!



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 11:19 AM

Cheers for those interior lighting pics, I'm almost certain mine doesn't have that!  Will get some photos of mine up to compare.  Also seems like the rear view mirror area on your windscreen is different, the dotted black strip is much taller on mine and the gps sensor for emergency assistance is in there.  Wonder why these things change!

 

Happy to help, yea lets have a look, maybe its the slightly different spec as yours is ST2 and mines ST3??  Dotted black strip???  I know mines has the Auto headlights and auto rain wipers, and auto dim rear view mirror, maybe that's why it all looks a bit different around there?



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 08:05 PM

I've taken two similar pictures to yours - tried to remember the angle you used to get as close as possible.  Failed a bit there...

 

Mine has the slots like yours does for the lights and there's something shiny and silver looking inside them.  I can't make it out though, it's very hard to see in there clearly!  I think it might just be a hollow silver hole or something?  Or my lights are there but don't work lol.  What do yours look like when they're not on?

 

Your windscreen strip is certainly shorter than mine, sensor looks different too but I guess that's because you have the rain sensor which I don't.  In short, both your car and camera are better than mine :lol:.

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