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New 1.5 Ecoboost Has An Issue But Ford Are Fobbing Us Off

13 May 2015 - 09:14 AM

I thought it was about time I started a new thread to discuss this, as it is part of my plan to make this topic noticed across various social media.


There is a known vibration/rattle/resonating fault with the design of the turbo and exhaust system of the new 1.5 Ecoboost Focus, however Ford are standing by it being design "intent" and trying to Fob us off that it is as designed.


I'm driving around this time of year with my window open and all I'm hearing on lift off and when changing down gears is an awful noise that sounds like my car is going to fall apart.


It is not a background noise, like tapety injectors, but a loud pronounced rattle that sounds like the exhaust system is being held together with safety pins.


If you have this issue, please reply so we can build up the number of people experiencing it. If you have this engine, but don't think you are experiencing the issue, try listening to the car on cold start up with the window or door open, or trying revving the engine over 3k revs and letting it drop back.


Anyone else reading this with experience of getting this sort of thing sorted with Ford, I would really appreciate your feedback. I have been given the number for customer relations by the service department at my garage and have asked the salesman at my dealer to pressure Ford. I see no reason why I cannot pursue this under the Sale Of Goods Act, this car is not of satisfactory quality.




Here is a video of it:



Initially I just start the engine and let it idle for the first 30s or so, but the clearest recording of it is around 1:10.





Another video, this time with the engine fully warmed up after a run out on some national speed limit roads, see below:


Ford Fair 2015 - Who's Going?

18 March 2015 - 10:48 PM

As per Phil87's suggestion, it seems a good idea to get a list together of people who will be attending Ford Fair 2015 this year.

You don't have to be on the club stand to post (as much as we'd like you to be), just let us know what car you are bringing and what stand you are going to be on, so we can compile a list of all members attending the show.

Of course if you haven't booked yet but want to go, you can find more info about joining the FOC stand here:
(Remember all Fords, new, old, stock and modified are welcome).

FOC Stand:
Alexp999 - Focus Mk3.5 Zetec S
Philf1 - Fiesta ST2
Tomo89 - Fiesta ST3
Nathan54771 - Fiesta ST3
Bennellick - Fiesta 1.25 Zetec
Vito787 - Fiesta Zetec S EcoBoost
Phil 87 - Fiesta ST3 MP215
Martin22 - Fiesta ST2
Danthorpe1983 - Escort
laumk7 - Fiesta TX
GlynnST - Focus ST170
RSGav - Focus RS
jinjoh_ninjoh - Focus?
STmitch - Fiesta st150
Anthonybanni - 1.4 Fiesta
Ryanstanley4 - Fiesta
Tomsava - Mustang
B13 - Fiesta Van
Paramanic - Fiesta Titanium Ecoboost
GingerFlame - Fiesta Mk6
HarryL1994 - Focus Zetec S Mk2.5 
ukcal - Fiesta MK7 Zetec S
Willy - Fiesta Titanium X MR165
Preee - Focus Mk3 or Mk3.5 Titanium X
Stoney871 - Focus ST3 2015

midssheriffphil - Ford Crown Victoria P71 Police Interceptor

B49adam - Focus Mk3

Charles2014 - Fiesta Titanium Mk7.5


Other Stands:
Rogue2 - Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost 125 Titanium (ffoc stand)

yunii - Focus TITANIUM-S (ffoc stand)

Do Ford's Have A Fuel Saving Mode When The Tank Is Low?

06 February 2015 - 03:09 PM

I don't know if it is just my sub-conscious, but I'm sure that when my fuel light comes on, the car seems to go in to some sort of fuel saving mode.


So it doesn't give you so much power, at least not as quickly as it does once you have filled up.


Perhaps it is just me, and without consciously thinking I'm driving differently when low on fuel, but I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has thought the same?

2016 All-New Ford Gt Carbon Fiber Supercar

12 January 2015 - 03:34 PM

Looks really good imo....


Nice to see Sync 3 with a dark colour scheme too, much better than the distracting white originally previewed.



Driveclub Foc Club

18 October 2014 - 11:49 AM

A bit too many club words in the title, lol.

But for those with a PS4 interested in joining a club in DriveClub, I have set one up for us. Just search for:


Request an invite or message me your psn name on here and I'll invite you. If you want to add me as a psn friend, my ID is alexp999 same as my forum username.

I know it has got a lot of stick in the media, but I really enjoy it. Driving style is more like the PGR games which I love. Forza is too boringly simulation for me, I like to just jump in and have fun racing :)

Be sure to give it a try when the PS plus edition becomes available if you have a ps4.