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In Topic: Cruise Control On 1.4 Titanium Automatic

28 July 2011 - 08:09 PM

As I thought, it is working as it should. To me the automatic box is more important than the cruise control as my last 4 cars have all been autos. I haven't yet tried selecting manual mode then cruise resume but I am guessing it will remain in top gear like a manual box does.

Now that's one I had not thought of I wonder how that works if indeed it does. If you do try that let us know what happens. If it does work it should solve the problem and fast roads at least.

In Topic: Cruise Control On 1.4 Titanium Automatic

28 July 2011 - 07:26 PM

This is my first ever car with Cruise Control so I have been trying it out thinking that it may help fuel economy. Is it usual for it to keep changing down a gear, even when set to 70mph, as soon as a slight incline is encountered? Also on leaving a village at 30mph and pressing Resume (Cruise set at 60mph) should it be revving to 5,000 rpm in each gear? It appears to be set to achieve the preset speed as quickly as possible with no consideration of fuel economy!

I am thinking that it will probably be more economical to get to the desired speed normally then flip over to manual to hold top gear before engaging cruise.

I think you have answered this yourself. The cruise control is set Up to get you back to the set speed as quickly as possible and In an auto that's using the gearbox to best effect. In the manual car the gear changes cancel the CC so you get to the gear first to pick the speed range. As for the changing down a lot when encountering hills etc, I was warned about this when I Looked at a Focus auto with CC basically the CC is not much use with an auto on any road that isn't very flat and free of traffic so probably that's Lincolnshire and parts of Norfolk in the uk only. I went For a manual fiesta titanium in the end.

In Topic: Fuel Ecconomy

27 July 2011 - 07:34 PM

Thanks, it's start stop all the way and no speeding up to lights , the average speed is6.1 moh! Trying to keep it under 2000 rev but it's nit easy and constantly up n down the box.

Had to double take this. Area you saying 6.1mph? If so 37.8mpg really isn't at all bad and I wouldn't change too much what you have been doing.

In Topic: Pipercross Or J1 Induction Kit

23 July 2011 - 09:40 AM

I put a pipercross filter in place of the paper one, and to be honest you cant feel any difference. I wasn't expecting it, but the fuel economy has gone up by 2 mpg.

I added a piper cross to my 1.4 titanium and there is a very subtle difference most noticeable above 50mph just seems more relaxed when accelerating. I also get a very consistent 2-3mpgwhich is not to be sniffed at.

In Topic: Hids On Mk7

12 July 2011 - 10:57 PM

Just to put a little perspective on this. one of my neighbours is about to lose his house probably at the end of this month after a year of court cases and trying to broker a deal. his teenage son was driving the family Ford focus fitted by him with HID lighting. The boy was involved in an accident with an other driver claiming being blinded by the lights. Both drivers were injured the other driver losing part of his leg. The insurance assessor confirmed the lights on the focus had been illegally modified and the insurance company voided the insurance. so now the family are still paying a loan on a car that is written off and they face paying 10s of thousands of pounds to the injured driver who hasn't been able to work since.