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In Topic: New Fiesta, Underpowered?

25 October 2013 - 04:50 PM

I would agree that the Fiesta 1.25 Zetec is underpowered but it certainly is a much better drive than say the Corsa 1.2, 1.4. I was forced to drive a 63 reg some 600miles last week. Stir it and keep the speed up seemed the best policy. It did feel like a bit of a come down from my usual 2.0tdci Focus, just had to plan more and not be so opportunistic with the overtaking. I've yet to drive anything with the 1.0 ecoboost engine.... It still fills me with dread with 3 cylinders.... Fiesta with a 1.6tdci engine sounds better to me. However, by the time this 63reg got handed back to hertz it's willingness to rev seemed to have improved with just over 4k on the clock. I think yours will improve,

In Topic: Winter Diesel Additives, 1.6Tdci Blocked Fuel Filter

27 March 2013 - 02:27 PM

Jst008, I hope you get this problem solved soon.  Have you complained to directly to Ford about it.... Personally I'd give them the feedback you've got via the Facebook page under Ford UK.  All customer care departments need a good old nudge from a post on Facebook!


It would be interesting how Volvo deal with this problem, given the climate in Sweden.  I think they use this engine in the C30, C70, S40, V40, V50, (Focus platform) S60, S60, V70 (Mondeo platform)... know as the D3... I wonder what the spec is for the filters on them!

In Topic: Motorway Mpg On Mk1 Focus - 2.0L Petrol

26 March 2013 - 10:41 PM

My Mk1 Focus 2.0i Ghia would give an average of about 38.9mpg, then on a longish run it would creep upto 45mpg.  The best figure was 48.6mpg that was the trip over the side of the country to collect the Mk2.5 Focus 2.0tdci Titanium from Jennings Ford, South Sheilds.  If anyone knows where Y302MHJ is let me know, I'd like to know where she is and how she's doing?

In Topic: Winter Diesel Additives, 1.6Tdci Blocked Fuel Filter

26 March 2013 - 10:14 PM

stooge75, apologies accepted about the caps! :) The fuel debate could rattle on I'm sure, if the stuff you use works for you thats what really matters.... You must like your Mondeo, you won't be here if you didn't - I do like my Ford's, and I like people who like Ford's too!

In Topic: Winter Diesel Additives, 1.6Tdci Blocked Fuel Filter

26 March 2013 - 09:26 PM

Stooge 75 there is no need to use capital letters in any situation in any forum.  It is deemed to be shouting my friend.  SO DON'T at me!


As for it coming from the same place yes it does that is correct, in mine and your case I would would reckon that to be Grangemouth.  Put it another way it's like full fat and skimmed milk!!! And are you a time served motor mechanic, my father is.  Granted he has been retired for the past 15 years.  So I reckon he'd know a thing or two about engines and the fuel problems they can have. 


BP takes the top bit of the storage tank at Grangemouth, and the other brands get the next bit leaving the dregs for the supermarkets.  So would you like the dregs from the beer keg to drink?  Neither do I, so I reckon my car shouldn't get fuel dregs either!  I guess it down to personal choice.


Stooge 75 if you think like many others that supermarket and lower brands fuel is fine for you - you use it! I am only voicing my opinion on the subject and possible solution to what seem to be a considerable problem.for the original poster!.. My sister has had two 1.6TDCi Focus's with the engine in question at the start of the is thread one being a '58 plate and the other one a '12 plate.  She's a district nursing sister in the lake district, so her car gets used in cold conditions but like her father, and brother she uses BP Ultimate fuel... she hasn't had the problems described at the begining of the this tread. 


ps. I remember Autocar doing a duel with the powershift version of my car Ford Focus 2.0TDCi Titanium taking it from Calais to Berlin along with a Lamborghini.  The Lamborghini arrived only ten minutes ahead of the diesel Focus.... They found the diesel fuel found in Germany to be superior to here, as the Focus managed do another 10mph more than on the stuff found elsewhere! Together with added fuel range as well.