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#473835 Ford Options

Posted by Russdaz on 06 April 2015 - 10:13 PM

You can, but maybe not with ease.. If your deposit is too small you may end up having to pay another large sum in a years time. I just traded up a year early the car covered finance and put a small deposit towards my current one..

#473824 Ford Options

Posted by Russdaz on 06 April 2015 - 10:04 PM

Options is just a form of credit.. Providing the car is worth more then the total finance which would include the final balloon payment then yes. The dealer pays ford then gives you anything left after.

#472660 New Fiesta Range - Red & Black Editions

Posted by Russdaz on 03 April 2015 - 12:15 PM

It's easy to tell the difference in the St too, in the exhaust note is soo much deeper if you put it 5th and try to pull away compared the 4th.

I am sure that's where some people complain of lag where there using to higher a gear.. Keep the engine around 1.5k-2k revs and the boost is there striagjt away.

#472641 Fuel Consumption Again

Posted by Russdaz on 03 April 2015 - 11:28 AM

Which cars were used in those tests? I saw a video where they tested different fuels with a Golf GTI, and they did see some significant power increases so I definitely believe these turbo engines can benefit from higher ron. I only use V-Power in my ST too.

As Darren said it won't harm the car, but you have hardly any control when coasting which I think is why it's illegal. Also if you let the car slow down in gear you save a bit of fuel because the engine is being pushed along so doesn't need any fuel.

Yeah it still amazes me how fast it warms up, I've barely driven 3 minutes up the road and it's up to temperature lol.
Edit: I've averaged about 36 mpg for the last 10 months, worked out each time I fill up.

Back in the day I had heavily tuned rover.. The guys running turbos at time had a group session to remap the engines. Was the golf vid a 5th gear thing? Plus there's guy in America that retuned a fiesta st to run 100ron.. Americans don't have it on there's and saw 5bhp gains. Smoking tyres on YouTube.

You right about the lack of control from coasting, not just braking but putting car back in gear. The Volvo system was automatic so would re-engage when needed.

Hmm I'd be very happy with 36average tbh.. But I honestly thought there was something amiss with mine to start with.

Edit forget to mention the rover boys 3 of my mates had custom ecus with switchable maps for 95ron and 102ron race fuel.

#472574 Fuel Consumption Again

Posted by Russdaz on 02 April 2015 - 11:16 PM

Had the 1ltr 100bhp for 2 yrs aircon on all year round.. Was always around 38-40mpg used only v-power from 26miles to 7500miles (except first tank which got 32mpg) mainly town and back road driving. Did have a month of longer motorway trips that saw 45mpg. (Edit that's 38-40mpg average for the 7500miles I had the car for.. Individual tanks between 36-48from memory)

My brother has the same car normal cheap fuel and only gets around 30-31mpg. Pretty much same trips as mine. Was just 6months newer then mine. (He never resets trip)

My dad also has one and see low to mid 40's on cheap fuel, but does lots more motorway miles then me. But pretty equal in yearly mileage. Again 6months newer then mine.. Again never had the trip reset.

I Recently changed to the st and now getting 33mpg and improving with every trip, only just filled up with v-power after running the dealer supplied tank dry.

(Still under 500miles on the clock) so think that's pretty good, on par with my first tank in the 1ltr

In comparison I think the 1ltr should do much better then it did.. Oh another thing, I tend to leave mine in lower gears for longer then my both my dad and brother.. Really think the ecoboost bennifits from some revs, plus should bennifit from v-power it's the highest Ron rated fuel out there, as it's a turbo and double knock sensor'd, and is mapped to run on it, just turns itself down for cheap stuff..

Just remember it will most likely take more then one tank to see the increase.

Been to rolling road tests that proved 3-8% increases in bhp by using 102ron fuels, over 95rons

#468531 St Strange Noise (Video Included)

Posted by Russdaz on 22 March 2015 - 10:37 PM


I watched those and the videos on turbos and variable geometry turbos, very interesting :). The stuff about exhaust manifold pressure kind of went over my head lol, but I can see how the twin scroll is designed to spool up faster at lower revs.


So it looks like a variable geometry turbo is best in terms of the overall boost, and the twin scroll reduces lag at the expense of high-RPM boost, is that correct?

Pretty much.. but what that video fails to mention is vgt are only really viable on desiels, as its crazy expensive to make vgt for petrol cars due to higher exhaust gas temps, which damages the vanes. Hence the use of conventional, twin scroll or sequential turbos (later being giving good spool times and higher rpm boost) being the main the stay on petrol engines. Porsche for example has used them, but  £2,000+  (x2) for a replacement turbo.. not really a viable option in most consumer applications. 

#468432 St Strange Noise (Video Included)

Posted by Russdaz on 22 March 2015 - 06:24 PM


Yeah that's good, it would have been better if Mountune did something like that for the MP215.

Yeah would.  But it would be a keeping the Ford warrentee thing,  as the extra 15bhp will be mainly a remap thing. 

#468418 St Strange Noise (Video Included)

Posted by Russdaz on 22 March 2015 - 05:57 PM

Phil,  the one from ggr like that has a carbon heat sheild to prevent heat soak. 

#468358 St Strange Noise (Video Included)

Posted by Russdaz on 22 March 2015 - 01:30 PM

Take a listen to this video. I so want that cone purely for that sound lol




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#468355 St Strange Noise (Video Included)

Posted by Russdaz on 22 March 2015 - 01:20 PM

Sorry all i can hear in that video is the turbo spooling, then chattering as it dumps the not needed boost back into the intake system.. (they have a recirculating type valve)  Seems more noticeable on the St's then some cars.


Under heavy loads the sound will change to a more of pisst sound.


My new ST does the same, and is much more noticeable my old 1.0lt ecoboost.


The sound will be more noticeable on mountuned cars as the filter breathes more and allows more noise through it, plus its an extra hose to let even more turbo sounds out.

#262998 Parking Sensor Not Working 1.0 Ecoboost 100Ps

Posted by Russdaz on 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