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jbeer

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In Topic: Xenon Headlight Settings For Driving In Europe - Mk2.5

22 February 2015 - 10:40 AM

Correct mate, only a temp solution and not for permanent LHD use.

In Topic: Dv6 Mk2.5 Focus - Optimum Mpg Speed?

18 February 2015 - 12:20 AM

Yep definitely interesting, mines 1 year younger and different engine size not that I suppose that matters too much

In Topic: Dv6 Mk2.5 Focus - Optimum Mpg Speed?

18 February 2015 - 12:01 AM

Nope, they don't on the Focus 2.5! If you roll down hill on cruise you will go over the limit, think the book even says this and to drop a gear and hit resume on hill descents.

Some cars do apply the brakes as you say, but not these. :)


Nope not on mine, always stays at the speed set uphill or downhill

In Topic: Dv6 Mk2.5 Focus - Optimum Mpg Speed?

17 February 2015 - 11:52 PM

Jason, it doesn't brake for you, only affects the throttle and effectively engine brakes/coasts when letting off, I know it'll use a little more on cruise uphill as it cant anticipate them but I end up creeping without so it does work better overall. I've gained a couple of MPG average over a tank since adding the cruise control and use it for ~75% of the time now lol. Just annoying that my average is always just below 60mpg over a ~600 mile tank and really thought motorway trips would be more efficient than my usual.


Maybe braking was the wrong terminology as when you go down hill CC does not coast as you could go over your set speed therefore the brakes/abs control your decent down a hill/incline? No

In Topic: Dv6 Mk2.5 Focus - Optimum Mpg Speed?

17 February 2015 - 11:04 PM

I find that when I use Cruise a Control my mpg is not as good and this all down to the car constantly applying power & braking where as normal you can easy off the throttle and coast