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Member Since 27 May 2011
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In Topic: Auto Headlights Faulty Already?

22 July 2014 - 11:05 AM

You do realise the DRL's dim when the headlamps are on?

In Topic: Auto Headlights Faulty Already?

15 July 2014 - 09:03 AM

They all do it and ours did, however when it went in for a first service I mentioned it and now it seems much better. I am sure that they can turn down the sensitivity...

In Topic: Retro Fit Sound Symposer

15 July 2014 - 09:00 AM

It was on my 2011 1.6 Ecoboost, they all had it...

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...