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Imbalance

Member Since 18 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 16 2014 09:49 AM
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In Topic: Zetec S Ecoboost 1.0

16 February 2014 - 08:29 AM

Hi all,

 

I've been reading these forums for a few months now, ever since I decided to get a Fiesta. This thread in particular makes great reading and has made me re think my decision on my purchase so many times.

 

I basically passed my test about 3 months ago and wanted one of the new Fiesta Zetec S with ecoboost, so the day I passed my test I scurried down to the dealership and asked them for the car I wanted. Problem was they didn't have any of the ecoboost in Panther Black and said I would have to wait 2 months for one. I hummed and had about it and the salesman went to see the manager.

 

The manager came over and explained he could offer me something else. What he had was the Zetec S 1.6TDCI in panther Black with privacy windows, 17" alloys, red trim interior (which was something I wanted) and a few other bits and bobs like servicing and gap insurance. It was the car he was driving and said he couldn't release it until it was 3 months old which was going to be in a couple of weeks but said if I wanted to take it with 1'800 miles on the clock he would give me it for 13k. It seemed like a good deal at the time and largely I'm really pleased with it.

 

I can't help feeling though that I missed out on getting the 125 ecoboost instead of this. I don't know a lot about cars and the sales person went on and on about torque and other things and convinced me at the time I wouldn't notice a massive difference between the 125 and this in the real world.

 

I guess I was wondering if 1) You guys thought that was an ok deal? and 2) If there is a huge difference between the two engines. I keep toying with the idea of taking it back and trying to switch to an ecoboost model and taking the hit cost wise. I just wondered if anyone had driven both? I suppose I could arrange a test drive but thought I would ask on here. Sorry for the long post

 

Tl:dr Is there a big diff between the ecoboost 125 and the 1.6tdci???

 

Thanks!

 

Your choice should'nt have been what the seller wanted you to buy, but your needs of buying a diesel VS Eboost...

 

Most of us bought the 1.0 100/125PS versions because of the decent power they got the drive the Fiesta, and the higher mpgs they deliver (Not really in my case).

 

Diesels are chosen by ppl who do long trips to work every day, and dont do city crawling that much, as diesels need a longer warmup period on every drive so they dont clog up over time, its no wonder ppl call diesel the fuel from hell, if you dont drive the car as intended..


In Topic: Ecoboost 1.0 Tuning Possibilities = More Powerrrr!!!!

12 January 2014 - 09:26 PM

If it has nothing to do with the chiptuning there isnt a problem. Engine broke and they detect the chiptuning and it's related... Yes you're f****. I would take the risk so as many do without any problems.

 

You're totally correct, but anybody that wants to use chiptuning should know its traceable even if you revert back to the original software..

 

People should know there is a risk, and stop whinning if it would be traced back to a chiptuning, and dont always expect Ford to cover for smth you know is illegal to start with.

 

The risks are minimal if you use a mild tuning as most questions here are related to, and for good measure do more frequent oilchanges, because the 5W-20 is not a performance motoroil, its made for fuel efficiency..


In Topic: Ecoboost 1.0T Mpg & Ecomode Owner Results

12 January 2014 - 04:26 PM

In summer i did around 38mpg - Here in winter time im at a miserable 28,5mpg...

 

Most of driving is in the city but when im home we do longer trips, both figures are avg not not city..

 

I live in Denmark, and i asked ford if they have any updates for the ecu so i would be able to reach a higher mpg, but non are planned..

 

And the information from the dealers up until now has been that danish owners of the 1.0T avg the 38mpg as i do...

 

Sadly as we all know the claimed figures are made in a test facility with no wind and other obstacles and done on a rolling road, it has NOTHING to do with normal use as we all do..


In Topic: Ecoboost 1.0 Tuning Possibilities = More Powerrrr!!!!

12 January 2014 - 04:15 PM

If u tune your 2pints of Ecoboost the ecu will log a change thats possible for a ford technician to see if they look for it, the ecu will have a counter that tells every time the ecu has been changed or updated...

 

There is no way you would be able to hide whatever tuneup you do ecu wise from now until the warranty expires, after that u would be on your own anyway, but there is a little counter that would be able to speak the truth warranty or not...


In Topic: Zetec S Ecoboost 1.0

02 September 2013 - 03:03 PM

If the Milltek system sounds very close to the decat puma version, i would surely add another silencer between cat and backbox on my Fiesta..

 

Ones Boyracer comment i certainly agree on --> https://www.facebook...549719851748712

 

The Hybrid turbo Pumaspeed is doing now through a fb update sounds nice, and doing and upgrade with a better turbo and a uptimized exhaust, should amount to 160-170hp or what guess would you guess?

 

I went almost loopy with a german groupe A exhaust on a former car, and tho it was a NA engine and i fittet 2 extra silencers, i had so much noise i could'nt go over 70mph, my kn kit was taken off so i could reduce the noise to a tolerable limit..