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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.

In Topic: Proper Way To Use Tar Remover ?

24 March 2015 - 05:28 PM

Sounds like I will need to wax it if I use the tar remover. Thanks for your help :-)

In Topic: High Octane Fuel During Running-In

23 March 2015 - 08:30 PM

Well Spoken Waffle > I always say "no thanks" to the lego, I just want the fuel  :D