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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.

In Topic: Black Edition 140Ps

22 May 2015 - 09:16 PM

I've got a black edition and a ZS as well (my wife has the ZS)


I'll say the black edition is somewhat more "eager" to drive than the ZS, it seems to have a much quicker throttle response, and pulls more willingly when above 2. gear.


Do note however that the black edition has lower gear ratios, so it sits at rather high rpm at motorway speed. In Denmark the speed limit is 130 km/h (I think that corresponds to 80 mp/h) and I'm pretty sure the black edition sits around 3.500 rpm at that speed. Can't remember for certain because I rarely use the motorways.


MPG wise I hit around 40 in each, but we mostly do short trips of less than 10 miles, so that's why. It's still much better than the other cars we've owned (Toyota Aygo, Ford Ka, Honda Civic 1.8 to name a few)



So if you do a lot of motorway I'd take it for a test drive there, to see if you can live with the lower gearing. On any other road I'll say it's far superior to the ZS :-) (And I'm loving every minute in mine)


Edit: Haven't gotten around to put a picture of the black edition on my profile, so the blue one is the ZS :-)

In Topic: 1.0 Ecoboost Disbale Stop Start

25 March 2015 - 08:21 PM

I must admit I'd like to disable it competely too, but I've gotten used to disabling it first thing after starting the car.


I can't put my finger on why I don't like it, it just makes me feel uneasy when it stops LOL.

In Topic: Bedding In Ecoboost Engine.

25 March 2015 - 08:18 PM

My manual says to avoid high speed (but doesn't state what speed that is, stupidly enough) for the first 1000 miles. It also says to not labour the engine for the same 1000 miles (running at too low revs)


But like alex says it's already been tested at the factory, and manufacturing processes today are much better than they were 20 years ago, so I doubt you'll break anything as long as the engine is well warmed up before you trash it. (Do note that just because the cooling water is warm, it doesn't mean the entire engine is - so don't rely on the temp gauge in the car as that's just the water)

In Topic: Continental Sport Contact 5 Xl Vs. Avon Zz5 Xl {Tyres}

25 March 2015 - 08:16 PM

My SportContact5 have done about 5.500 miles and have 5mm left both front and rear.


I'm pretty sure you can't get tyres with great grip that lasts long as well, since part of the great grip comes from the rubber being slightly softer, which in turn means it wears down faster.