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Russdaz

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In Topic: Parking Sensor Not Working 1.0 Ecoboost 100Ps

26 May 2013 - 02:42 PM

My left rear is doing the same, had it booked in twice to get a replacement fitted, dealer called again to cancel on friday as they cant seem to get hold of replacement sensor :-S


In Topic: Ecoboost 1.0T Mpg & Ecomode Owner Results

24 May 2013 - 08:30 PM

had my 1.0L zetec petrol for 2 month now and done 1700 miles only averaging 43 mpg ? jst travelled from cumbria to manchester 310 round trip at 47 mpg...traded my ford kuga in for this thinking i would benefit as i was getting 43 mpg in 2.0L diesel....how wrong i was....book says tank range 606 miles? i fill to brim n comes back 380....anyone know what tank capacity is as manual just gives complicated way of calculating average mpg....like the car but mega dissapointed with consumption so far

 

Wow, was the car loaded up? i have just under 900 miles on 100bhp version and easily getting 46mpg just town and back roads, only been about 20min on a motorway. Computer always reads 380 when full but stays there for loads of miles on mine before starting to count down.

 

Personally i am saving £30ish per 380miles compared to my old 2.0tdci. 


In Topic: Fiesta 2013 - Eco Boost Performance Questions

08 May 2013 - 07:45 PM

Hi paulospanda with regards to your question on the ecoboost engines I have a fiesta 1litre ecoboost with 900 miles on the clock now and I'm not sure if I like it, but this may change in time. This is my wife's car but have driven it a bit myself and there are a few things I'm not sure on. First is the engine vibrations and noise and yes I know it's a 3 cylinder but still takes some getting used too, and like you mentioned the gear ratio to speed? I have to drive in 3rd gear to keep the car at 30mph and if I shift to fourth it feels like it will stall? Anyone else have the same problem? And as mentioned the mpg is a bit low around 41 mpg but hope this will change when more miles are under the bonet. Otherwise the car is great, well equipped and fast, and an improvement on my 11 plate zetec 1.25 (82) but just wish the mpg, gear ratio/ speed will improve to tick all the boxes. P.s sorry if this post is in the wrong place or layout as I'm still trying to get used to the site! Which I think is great by the way.....later.

 

Vibrations? mine has just 700miles and is much smoother then my past outgoing mk3 mondeo tdci, (had three of them over the years) the engine noise sounds  off beat but thats cause the 3 cylinder, but i think its just as smooth to drive as any 4pot i have driven, in fact i think it feels more like a 5cylinder tbh.

 

Ok yes have to be in 3rd to drive at 30mph, but only as i find its actually pretty impossible keep the speed that low in 4th its too easy to squeeze a little throttle to end up doing 40mph without knowing it (no increase in engine noise) Can use 4th as low as 25mph before it feels too  much for the engine. mine will actually pull away at 30mph in 5th gear without feeling like its going to stall.

 

Mpg wise i am getting between 43-46mpg using the fill tank up and reacord milage, trip says 41.5. Which personally is what i expected from my routes.


In Topic: Ecoboost 1.0T Mpg & Ecomode Owner Results

26 April 2013 - 06:33 PM

Try this. It can everything you would ever think of https://play.google....2VyLmFjYXIiXQ..

 

Looks goods shame theres not an apple version. Atleast not that i can find any way lol


In Topic: Ecoboost 1.0T Mpg & Ecomode Owner Results

26 April 2013 - 06:27 PM

Had our Fiesta 1.0 zetec ecoboost for 2000 miles now. Great litlle car and engine seems very smooth but bit concerned on fuel consumption. Book says 53.3, 65.7 and 76.3 mpg for the three cycles and a couple of dealers have said look for around 10% less than these in real life. I would hope for around 55 - 60 overall.

 

Even on a run to Lake Distrct  and back we are only getting 48-49 which seems disappointing and 43/4 around town.

 

Have checked average mpg readout against tank to tank calculation and it seems about right

 

Assume at this stage I am an economical driver (I can get 42mpg out of my volvo v70d auto on the same run).

 

What are the rest of you getting?

 

personally interested in if you putting in Reg or Super unleaded. Those i have talked to who put super in tend to get more MPG Fords figures are quoted as being done with Bp Ulitmate. Although i personal dont use that stuff. Worth trying Super because if you see the same increase i did after putting in V-power you'l be at your 10% for town driving.

 

For the trip to the lake district, was the car loaded up at all?

 

Personally i havent taken much notice of the motorway figures as i cant see there being enough torque to get it if you have a heavy car at motorway speed, that diesels selling point. If empty then hmmm not good.

 

Oh i am on 48mpg on my last tank pure town driving at nearly 500miles old.