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NQbbe

Member Since 05 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Dec 02 2014 08:58 PM
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In Topic: Prevent Aircon From Enabling Automatically

12 November 2014 - 07:19 PM

I'm currently setting it on windscreen and feet, however it's quite cold for my feet until the engine heats up and doesn't really do much to prevent the windshield from fogging up  :lol:

 

And the reason I don't want AC enabled is because when the engine is cold, I can only blow cold air onto the windshield (obviously), and if I enable the AC on top of that, the air gets VERY cold, which in turn cools off the window to very low temperature. This means when I either increase the heat or disable the AC the windshield will fog up immediately.

 

On my previous Toyota Aygo, Honda Civic and my current Fiesta I can choose whether I want AC when targetting the windshield - the Ka is the first car I've seen where it's not optional but in fact forced.

 

Had I known before I bought it I would actually not had bought it, it is, for me, that big a nuisance.

 

 

Anyway thanks for your replies to the topic, I'll have to work with what I've got  :)


In Topic: St Recaros Comfort?

06 September 2014 - 12:24 PM

I testdrove an ST with my wife and absolutely loved the seats, they supported every bit of my back.

 

The wife however, not so much... After about 10 minutes of driving she had a back ache (lower part of the back, so probably same spot as you)

 

Needless to say we didn't buy it.

 

In the ZS she has no problems though, so if you can get the seats from a ZS installed, that might solve the problem.

 

 

Also have you tried raising the back to an almost vertical position ? It might help your upper back "connect" with the seat.


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

05 September 2014 - 06:37 PM

I actually had mine looked at as well (also find it heavy), they also greased up a bunch of stuff, but it's all the same still.

 

So I think it's just meant to be heavy (unfortunately)


In Topic: Engine Differences

01 September 2014 - 07:42 PM

Actually most modern 3 cylinder engines won't vibrate, because of the use of a balancing shaft.

 

Ford went a bit further like Paramanic mentions and simply unbalanced the rest of the engine on purpose. The idea is that a 3 cylinder engine is inherently unbalanced, but if the components of the engine is unbalanced in the direct opposite direction, the two unbalances will cancel each other out.

 

The reason why this is genius, is because a balancing shaft takes up power, which results in less horsepower and worse fuel consumption - Ford doesn't need such a one because of their design.

 

You'll also notice, if you compare the 1.0 ecoboost to other small turbo petrol engines, that ecoboost produces more power for its size (Renault has a 0.9 which produces around 90ps for instance).

 

So in short: The engine won't vibrate  :)


In Topic: Engine Differences

29 August 2014 - 07:44 PM

Just went to try a Focus 1.6 150ps today, it's honestly not that much faster than the Fiesta 125ps, so I'm gonna stick with my Fiesta for now.

 

Personally I'd try to get a 125ps instead of the 100ps, but then again I like my horsepowers  :D