If you want to get anywhere near 60mpg you need to have run in the engine to the point where it no longer doesn't like going below 1500rpm...and then never go above 1500rpm. Also accelerate very slowly so as to never let the turbo spin up. If you start to feel the torque surge you've used too much throttle. When I first got mine it didn't like sitting at anything less than 45mph in 5th, now its happy sitting at 32mph on a flat road at 1100rpm in 5th, with the instant mpg showing 80mpg.
On an 8mile trip to work I managed 62mpg there and 58 round trip (more traffic on way home), though it was incredibly boring and probably annoying to people wanting to go faster, but I needed to save the fuel!
If you go over 60mph on motorways then you have little chance of 55mpg+
It is possible to get in the 60's but you have to be very careful and drive slower than most of the traffic on the road. I generally get 44mpg with lots of "feck it, I'm putting my foot down" bursts of speed.
I'm going to guess and say it's unfounded speculation by people who don't want to admit it's a great engine. Ford will do 100's of thousands of miles of testing on these engines, that's good enough for me. I don't think I'll be pushing it to 170bhp though.
You might be able to break traffic laws but you cant break the laws of phisics
With a conventional diff a FWD car does not grip well with one of the front wheels off the ground - need to invest in an ATB (automatic torque biasing) diff to get the power down, traction control, ESP etc just cuts the power to the front wheel with the least grip and a regular diff with no TC/ ESP just spins - try putting 370+nm down with FWD, no TC / or anything + remember the gearbox acts like a torque multiplier in the lower gears
Thats it - fit a Bluefin and whinge and moan that you are getting more wheelspin - more power/ torque = more wheelspin
Wow you're condescending. You think you are the only person on here who understands how things work. The traction control used to allow some slip before cutting the power altogether, now you don't feel any slip and boom the powers gone. You don't even get a chance to regulate the throttle yourself, which you could before. I am well aware more power and torque equals more potential wheel spin.
I'm not bitching and moaning, I'm asking for other people's experiences before I either contact superchips or just adjust my driving style, this is what forums are for.
Just fitted some CREE LED bulbs in my fog lights and thought I'd let people know a very easy way to change fog light bulbs on a mk7.5...Turn your front wheels full lock to one side and unscrew two screws on the lining of the arch just behind where the fog light is, the arch lining then moves away really easily and you can get to the rear of the fog light and also see what you are doing. The bulb holder/plug then just twists 90 degrees and comes out allowing you to change the bulbs.
Much easier than taking the headlight off and doing it through the bonnet, as the passenger side fog light is blocked by the windscreen wash reservoir.