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cuke

Member Since 27 May 2011
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In Topic: Ford Focus 1.6 Ecoboost Or 2.0 Tdci

04 March 2014 - 10:42 AM

I had a remapped 150ps ecoboost and the performance was very good, and it made a nice noise. I could also get 57mpg on a run with 36mpg around town. If you get a Bluefin from Superchips you can remove the map when the car goes into a service and I've never had that detected. Superchips also will give you a one year warranty against mechanical failure...


In Topic: 1L Ecoboost Possible Problem :s

28 November 2013 - 02:21 PM

Bit off topic but I'm wondering... as turbo has been mentioned... if all owners are aware of the need to "warm down" a turbo engine after a good thrash before switching off the engine?

 

The problems that can occur if you dont warm them down can be rapid wear of bearing surfaces due to heat soak and the high rotation speed of the turbo-charger shaft. Leaving the engine idling for a minute or two should be enough to let the turbo shaft slow down from hundreds of thousands of RPM to something a bit less challenging while still having oil pumped to the bearings.

 

I'll get back in my box now...

Hi, Ford have realised this, the ecoboosts have water cooled turbo bearings with an electric pump that will run on for a while after the engine has been stopped, because of the start/stop. This means that the turbo bearings will continue to be cooled after switching the engine off...


In Topic: Ford Sync Update (Usb)

07 November 2013 - 02:38 PM

Hi, so you basically agree with me???


In Topic: Ford Sync Update (Usb)

07 November 2013 - 11:34 AM

Hi, firstly microsoft are not responsible for the voice recognition, this is software designed by Dragon who produce the voice recognition software for the PC, and it works well there. However it is to Ford specification thus I doubt if MS are to blame for anything. Secondly, I frequent a focus forum that is for the US built version and from what I am reading any issues with the sync system, and it is a different one, have been largely sorted out and the majority of owners are happy with it. Far more cars are sold in the US too.

 

Although now in the US any update can be performed by USB, on request, this wasn't the case in the begining, thus I expect this to be the same here. But where you get £80 from I don't know and I think you are confusing a ecu update, which can take more than an hour. A sync update is unlikely to take this long. Probably Ford are holding back so that they can produce an update that will fix all reported issues not one that fixes a couple. Obviously this takes longer...


In Topic: Titanium X

06 November 2013 - 11:06 AM

Am trying to get a titanium x brand new, fords birkenhead keep telling me fords have no plans to build any.
How on earth do i get one, i believe because am getting it on finance they are just palming me off.
If i was going to buy it cash i bet they would get me one.

What rubbish, we've had a Titanium X for several months now. I'd report that kind of attitude directly to Ford as is outrageous and they have no right being a Ford dealership...