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Slow To Boost At Wot

22 July 2015 - 05:33 PM

Evening all,

I've had this problem for a while now and adapted my driving style to it, however I think now's the time to attack it. It was particularly present when exiting a roundabout in 3rd gear, at which point I put my foot down to a WOT condition and the turbo took a while to pick up. I believe it's normally around about 2000rpm when the thing kicks in but it kept waiting and waiting and waiting until around 2800rpm and I finally got the surge. I believe the turbo is working properly from 2000rpm but it always seems to have that extra push just before 3000rpm.

The odd thing is if I push the throttle open partially then the turbo is more effective at spooling up, rather than mashing the floor but that creates a weird feeling in that to get the most power of it you have to be a !Removed! on the throttle.

An EGR blanking plate was fitted not so long ago but the problem was there before then, so I don't believe it's got anything to do with it. The engine is the dreaded french trash 1.6TDCi. 

Drl Wiring

18 June 2015 - 07:22 AM

It's becoming apparent that more and more road users are completely oblivious to other traffic, and for that reason I'm considering fitting DRL's to my car. I've read Lenny's guide on fitting them and it mentions about hooking up one of the wire's to the feed of the side light bulb. What method of 'connecting' would be best that is the least damaging to the original factory wiring?

I don't want to have to whip out a soldering iron.

Egr & Mot

05 June 2015 - 09:28 AM

I'm getting conflicting information on the internet at the moment. I blanked the EGR off last night and was wondering if it would cause an MOT failure? No engine management light has come on since fitting it.

Model Year: 2011

Engine: 1.6TDCI DV6 Euro 5


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?