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Capriking

Member Since 31 Mar 2008
Offline Last Active Apr 07 2009 02:49 PM
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In Topic: Can't open the bonnet using the bonnet release catch

15 May 2008 - 01:09 PM

Had a similar thing happen to me once on an old Granada I had at the time. The RAC were very useful in that event. Perhaps give them a try?(or whichever organisation you're with)

In Topic: Which Fusion?

25 April 2008 - 10:42 AM

Is anyone actually using this forum, or am I wasting my time? ;)

In Topic: 2008 Ford Fusion Sport Package review

12 April 2008 - 01:27 PM

I find this very confusing and inconsiderate of Ford to have two differnt models with the same name. I opened this topic with the hope it may have some info I could use about my fusion (1.4i Fiesta based European model) only to find this gas guzzling monster.

Not that there is anything wrong with it, but come Uncle Henry, two models from the same stable with the same name? Confusion more like! :blink:

In Topic: Introductions .....

05 April 2008 - 10:11 PM

Hi everyone,

Steve from Merseyside.

Cars.

Fiesta Fusion 1.4i in Black, 05 model (Daily User).

Capri 1.6L in Forest green. She only comes out in summer and then only for shows.

In Topic: Ford Capri

05 April 2008 - 12:27 PM

One thing I have moticed recently. One my Capri, (as earleir described, 2.0s Five Speed manual), the gear ratiio in fifth is quite high. example, 70mph in fifth uses about 2,400 rpm.

On my recently acquired Fiesta Fusion, doing the same speed in fifth gives and rpm of about 3,100.
My late wife had a Sierra Sapphire for a while, with the same gearbox as the Capri, and that was the same as the Capri at 70mph in 5th.

Bear in mind the need these days for more mpg, makes you wonder why ford has a different ration on the geras in the fiesta then the old Capri. Unless of course, they want us to have cars that can't get even better mpg? maybe it's a conspiracy with the oil companies?