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GlynnZS

Member Since 22 Aug 2013
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#433979 Non Turbo Mpg

Posted by GlynnZS on 04 December 2014 - 01:38 AM

It's not all about cruising, and mpg claims definitely won't be made at 80mph. The reason why the 125bhp makes 45bhp more than the 80bhp is because there is much more fuel being shoved into it at full throttle.

At say 60mph constant speed it doesn't always help to be revving at a much lower rpm as the longer gear means the engine has to work harder.

The 125bhp will have to be on boost to maintain the torque required to stay at that speed where as the 80bhp will probably be at a lower throttle position but with more rpm.


#430993 125 Ecoboost 1.0 Gear Change Points.

Posted by GlynnZS on 24 November 2014 - 08:24 AM

To the OP, I found the best way to set off quick from a stop in the 1.0 was to give it minimal amount of revs so as to get out of the clutch asap, then as soon as clutch fully de-pressed, floor it. As you run it in it will be happier to cruise below 1500rpm on flat roads, but as said, don't expect to be able to accelerate, you'll need to change down for that. Mine used to cruise at ~33mph in 5th on flat roads without labouring. Took a few thousand miles though before it was happy doing it.

I'd recommend regularly giving it some red line action to get it freed up as its a very tight engine from new


#429346 Rs Tuning Leeds-Dyno Run-Anyone Interested In A Group Buy?

Posted by GlynnZS on 18 November 2014 - 12:57 PM

It will be exciting as it will be my first rolling road, I just hope my engine doesn't blow up.


You be fine with your warranted mountune. I hope my unwarranted bluefin engine doesn't blow up haha.

Ahhh be reet


#428770 Which One Are You?

Posted by GlynnZS on 16 November 2014 - 06:52 AM

When travelling down roads I do not know, I always mind the speed limit, as you never know what's coming round the next bend or blind spot, school, child in road, speed camera etc.

On roads I know well I assess the conditions (road quality, weather etc), scan for hazards (pedestrians that could walk out, other road users, blind spots etc) and adjust my speed accordingly. Sometimes higher sometimes lower, as there are many national speed limit tiny little lanes barely more than one car wide where it's plain crazy to do 60mph!

Speed limits are there for the people who lack the intelligence or inclination to do the above.


#427041 My Fiesta Mk7 St3 Panther Black

Posted by GlynnZS on 10 November 2014 - 12:28 AM

is the filter anticipating 'eye' after that?  let's see... japseye




#421077 Ford Fiesta Clutch And Gear Problems

Posted by GlynnZS on 20 October 2014 - 03:12 PM

i find when a gear wont engage properly, if you let the clutch out just to the point where it would begin to bite if it was in gear, while moving the gearstick into reverse or first, the gear will slip into place a lot easier, and then immediately press the clutch back down, otherwise the car will move.

 

I don't know exactly how gearboxes work but i guess by using the clutch you are helping to match the speeds of the different gears that are engaging




#414703 Resetting A Bluefin Device When Changing Car

Posted by GlynnZS on 29 September 2014 - 02:35 PM

So I had purchased the superchips bluefin for my old 1.0 ZS, and loved it, the difference it made was awesome, felt more torquey than my ST.  When I traded the ZS in I put the original map back on the car.

 

Today I decided to email superchips to get an idea on how much it would cost to reset the device so I could potentially use it on my ST.  Got a quick reply to say that if i had put the original back on my old car, and had purchased the device less than 12months ago, then I could be entitled to a free reset, but that I needed to plug the device into my pc and connect it to their servers so they could verify the above is true.

 

So I did, they then reset the device, I went and plugged it into the ST, uploaded the original ST map to them, 20mins later I have an email to say the updated map is available.  I download the map to my device, plug it back into the car and boom, Ive got a remapped ST for FREE!!

 

I'm mainly telling you guys this because I know of at least one other member who had a bluefinned ZS and has now got an ST (jordanch) but I guess there could be others, so if you still have the device I would recommend getting in touch with them before your 12months is up!

 

The difference on the ST standard to bluefin isnt as night and day as on the ZS, and as i havent had the car that long i was still getting used to it as standard.  One thing I did notice on my short test drive is it seemed to limit boost in 1st gear standard, whereas now it is mental.




#414690 Zetec S Ecoboost 1.0

Posted by GlynnZS on 29 September 2014 - 02:16 PM

Another one joins the ZS to ST club!




#414201 Cruise Control ?

Posted by GlynnZS on 28 September 2014 - 12:13 AM

As Gary said, Cruise control cuts fuel, which instigates engine braking, which helps to keep the car at the set speed downhill, unless the hill is steep enough to create more gravitational pull than it takes to turn the engine, in which case gravity will make the car speed up.  All depends on the gradient.

 

The little 1.0L doesnt have very much engine braking, probably because its 3pot and doesnt take much to turn the engine over.  The ST has a fair bit more engine braking.




#411567 Ford Fiesta St Acceleration And Sound

Posted by GlynnZS on 20 September 2014 - 05:42 PM

How did you end up driving a left hand drive version in yorkshire?




#410715 Suggestions For Front Speakers

Posted by GlynnZS on 17 September 2014 - 08:31 PM

im picking up an ST3 next week and this is the only thing im worried im going to be disappointed with over my ZS.  As already said, the ZS system sounds pretty good, ive upgraded stereo and speakers in all my previous cars, the last one being fully amped components with JL subs, and i havent felt the need in the ZS.  Ok it doesn't shake the car or play the deepest notes, but its more than reasonably clear and has a decent frequency range.

 

If its that bad and i plan on keeping the ST for a while, i may have to pay someone to put a system in, as i cba doing it myself anymore.




#409064 1.0 Ecoboost Europe Road Trip Report, Inc Nurburgring Nordschleiffe

Posted by GlynnZS on 12 September 2014 - 07:52 PM

Oh and I pick up my ST in two weeks! No messing about, only came back home yesterday haha


#409061 One Gripe With The St

Posted by GlynnZS on 12 September 2014 - 07:48 PM

Haha! I have long arms, and I was thinking about it today while driving, I change from 3rd to 4th with just a flick of the wrist rather than a whole arm movement...


#408679 One Gripe With The St

Posted by GlynnZS on 11 September 2014 - 07:03 PM

i like mine too, i think how far back you have your chair will make a difference.  Im 6'2" so i have my chair fairly far back and as low as it goes, then drive with right hand on the wheel and left on the armrest.  Never seems to get in the way changing gears either...




#408673 1.0 Ecoboost Europe Road Trip Report, Inc Nurburgring Nordschleiffe

Posted by GlynnZS on 11 September 2014 - 06:49 PM

I totally agree with you on the workman  and tools analogy, I'm not a skilled racing driver.  I'm not saying the brakes are unfit for general purpose, but that they are not good enough for fast driving, and the car is pretty quick.  The nurburgring, alpine passes and autobahn are different from a closed race track in that you may need to stop from a high speed as quick as possible, and with the standard brakes, that ain't fast enough!

 

In contrast I have just test-driven an ST, and that could stop a hell of a lot quicker.  The salesman was egging me on a fair bit so we were going quite quick.  Back to back the brakes are uncomparable.

 

The ST really is a great car, and in the morning I should hopefully find out if the finance has been approved and the one ive put a deposit on will be mine!!  Cant wait!