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#516560 Synchro - Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost

Posted by NQbbe on 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.

#514916 Heavier Clutch On A Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost 2014?

Posted by NQbbe on 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)

#403146 Engine Differences

Posted by NQbbe on 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  

#392397 How Do I Know If Overboost Is Working?

Posted by NQbbe on 31 July 2014 - 07:18 PM

I can't even hear the normal spool, except if I turn the windows down - guess I'll try that tomorrow :-)

#392387 How Do I Know If Overboost Is Working?

Posted by NQbbe on 31 July 2014 - 07:00 PM

I've noticed two times by now, than when I drop my Fiesta into 3rd and floor it, it pulls harder than I'm used to.


What I'm wondering is, if it's because overboost normally isn't applied, and these two times it has actually worked.


Is there any way for me to tell if it's actually working properly ? (Aside from getting it on a dyno and have it read out)


I'm thinking about getting an OBD, it should be able to tell me the boost pressure right ?

#388923 Argh! My St Leaking Oil :(

Posted by NQbbe on 22 July 2014 - 09:54 PM

I know what you mean, I also buy new cars now - too many hours and money spent on fixing old crap will do this to you  :D

#387298 Make The Mk7.5 Fiesta Zs 125Bhp Engine Sound Better

Posted by NQbbe on 18 July 2014 - 03:01 PM

Most ways to increase the sound revolves around the intake, so an open air filter, cold air intake, etc. is usually doing the trick. However it all counts as mods.


The only thing I can think of is to flip down the rear seats, that way you'll hear the exhaust note a bit more clearly.

Or open the windows whilst you drive, this way you can hear the turbo spooling as well as the dump valve.

Both things don't count as mods and are totally free  :D

#364055 Considering Between A Fiesta Zs And A Suzuki Swift Sport

Posted by NQbbe on 13 May 2014 - 08:35 PM

MattDRX the car isn't damaged by shifting down to 3rd at 60mph - it'll do less than 4k rpm at that speed.

As for not being safe I cannot see how it should possibly be unsafe, it's not like you'll start swinging wildly etc.


In fact I'd say overtaking in the highest gear is rarely a good idea, as the overtake will take longer time than necessary, thus leaving you in the wrong side of the road for a longer period of time.


Furthermore taking your engine to high revs every now and then has the effect of cleaning sod out of the engine and exhaust system - something you definitely want removed.



As for the brakes, the ZS has plenty stopping power for a car its size - I agree the ST has better brakes, but the ZS isn't underperforming compared to its rivals (VW polo, Renault Clio, Peugeot 208 comes to mind)



Fuel economy you're absolutely right, it'll probably do less than 47mpg if you're mostly doing highways, in fact my does only 40 - but that's still 10 more than my previous car with similar power output.



The ZS being wobbly I cannot understand at all, it's got almost the entirely same suspension setup as the ST, the only difference being torque vectoring on the ST, which isn't adding any stability when cornering. The ZS and ST sit at the same ride height, and if you fit 17" wheels to the ZS, you've got the exact same geometry - my ZS corners flat.


Seats - can't say anything about this, as I haven't sat in the Recaro seats of the ST for a long enough drive - I have however driven for more than an hour plenty of times and never had any issues with the ZS.



I'll have to agree with Glynn in saying I think you had a "normal" Fiesta and not the ZS - that would explain the wobbly part, and if it was the 100bhp version it'd explain the lack of performance.



In fact the 125bhp version has plenty more power at higher speeds compared to the 100bhp verison, due to the 125bhp version's usage of overboost (gives it quite a hefty dose of extra torque, which is mainly what you want for accelerating - the ST uses the same trick)