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05 March 2015 - 08:07 AM

Would there be any reason why wide open throttle acceleration is worse than partial throttle? If I put my foot down the car feels like it's hanging back and the turbo seems to spool up slower, than when I accelerate with the throttle barely open.

It's that silly 1.6TDCI French lump that should've never made it's way in to the focus...

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Ecoboost 1.0 125 Real World Mpg

25 February 2015 - 09:24 PM

Hi all,

I've been reading around the internet lately that the Ecoboost 1.0 125hp engine is abysmal when it comes to real world MPG figures.

Out of interest what are people getting at the moment with theirs?

Focus Ecoboost Mk3

03 February 2015 - 01:38 PM



March is coming up and I'm looking at replacing my current dirty DERV for a petrol engine car (preferably Ecoboost).

I spoke to my neighbour who has a MK3 Focus (Arnold Clark company car) and he seems to like it. I'm looking at changing to petrol from diesel because I don't cover the mileage to warrant the headaches of running a diesel car, especially when it's fitted with loads of crap like DMF's, DPF's etc etc.

Trim level for the new car would be either a Titanium or Titanium X and it would have to be the pre-facelift because I don't think I can afford a brand spanker.

What are owner's thoughts on the 1.0 Ecoboost in 125hp guise and the vehicle in general? Current car has 60K on the clock and bound to go kupang! at some point...


Interior Design Ideas

08 December 2014 - 01:49 PM

Afternoon all,


I'm after a few suggestions on how to spruce up the interior of my MK2.5 focus, without going for the usual mods such as gel badges and vinyl steering wheel coverings.


Need to see if I have the holders for footwell bulbs first but if anyone has any other ideas that'll be great. :)

Droning From Engine At 1800Rpm Or More...

07 November 2014 - 01:54 PM

Hi all,


Got the car booked in with local Ford dealer next week to have a strange droning noise coming from the engine when it reaches 1800rpm. This usually carries on until about 3000rpm at which point the engine is too noisy and drowns the noise out. This noise can occur even when the car is standing still so hopefully not gearbox related.


Engine is a DV6 1.6TDCi with about 57,000 miles on it. I'm just wondering if there's a sort of common failure that causes this noise? The drone isn't deafening but to me it sounds like there's intake pressure escaping from somewhere.