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GlynnZS

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#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! 




#408586 1.0 Ecoboost Europe Road Trip Report, Inc Nurburgring Nordschleiffe

Posted by GlynnZS on 11 September 2014 - 03:27 PM

Haha thanks.  43mpg, which is very reasonable considering the speeds I was doing.  On the two lane autobahn you pretty much do 60mph with the trucks or 100mph+ with everyone else.  I got 48mpg from Manchester to Dover on the way to France, but that was the only part of the trip that I tried to stick to a reasonable 70-75mph and be economical.  Even on the way back to Manchester last night at 2am it's safe to say I wasn't doing the speed limit.

That's all from the onboard computer too, i haven't measured it, all i know is I filled up 6 times and used it all




#359998 Best Way To Clean Seats?

Posted by GlynnZS on 04 May 2014 - 11:24 AM

im gonna guess it was some kind of sauce from a mcdonalds, as it was just after someone ate one in the car


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#358888 Ecoboost 1.0 Tuning Possibilities = More Powerrrr!!!!

Posted by GlynnZS on 01 May 2014 - 11:50 AM

speedo generally reads a few mph faster than if you gps'd it. 65mph on speedo is about 62 on my sat nav




#356095 Real Mpg Of Ecoboost Engines

Posted by GlynnZS on 23 April 2014 - 01:17 AM

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.


#356043 Ecoboost 1.0 Tuning Possibilities = More Powerrrr!!!!

Posted by GlynnZS on 22 April 2014 - 10:32 PM

Can you link these disputes ?


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.


#355279 Dump Valve

Posted by GlynnZS on 20 April 2014 - 12:20 PM

This is what it sounds like on an ST, I don't think I'd find that annoying, its not that loud.

https://www.youtube....h?v=gWyTYfHnVh4