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In Topic: Synchro - Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost

29 August 2015 - 08:11 AM

There's a bit of talk about the boost being limited in 1st and 2nd gear normally, but this restriction being removed with BlueFin. That Thread is here: http://www.fordowner...he-10-eco-boost


Unfortunately the people I've heard about with issues have been scattered around other threads and even other forums, so I don't have a link to anything comprehensive about it.


Searching for the word "synchro" on this forum, did find this thread which seems highly relevant: http://www.fordowner...luefin-failure/

In Topic: Synchro - Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost

27 August 2015 - 05:15 PM

Dan222 Are you using Superchips BlueFin ?


Quite a few have had synchro issues after applying Bluefin - probably the vastly increased torque in the lower gears the synchros can't handle.


My 2013 ZS is running fine btw. But it's only done 12.500 miles.

In Topic: Heavier Clutch On A Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost 2014?

23 August 2015 - 04:58 PM

Both mine are Ecoboost, one is a 125ps Zetec S, the other is a black edition (140ps). My colleague has a 125ps Titanium (so also ecoboost).


Haven't tried the clutch in a non-ecoboost Fiesta.

In Topic: Heavier Clutch On A Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost 2014?

23 August 2015 - 03:03 PM

Mine is still the same, but yes it's heavier than on other cars I've tried (which were not Fiestas mind you)


I've got two Fiestas and both have a heavy clutch, a collegue also has a Fiesta, and his clutch is the same as well.


So I'm pretty certain it's just how it is (still annoys me a bit though, causs I have sore feet, and it hurts to hold the clutch down on prolonged trips with lots of city driving)

In Topic: Boost Pressure On The 1.0 Eco Boost

22 July 2015 - 04:40 PM

This is quite interesting, considering I've heard of at least 3 people with Bluefin who had their 1st and 2nd gear syncro break down.


I'd expect the limitation from Ford is there to avoid exactly that problem - the torque churned out by the gearbox is after all higher in lower gears.


On a side note the ST also limits the boost in 1st and 2nd.


Furthermore my stock Black Edition (got both a ZS and a Black Ed.) feels quicker in 3rd than in 2nd, I suppose this is also down to limited boost in 2nd gear.