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chrbuff

Member Since 16 Jul 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 13 2012 11:58 AM
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In Topic: Passenger Airbag

08 February 2010 - 06:23 PM

I got a quote for the switch to be fitted in Malta and they told it'll cost me 150! I think that's very expensive, considering that most cars are having it fitted as standard! I think Ford has let me down here! :(

In Topic: Panel Air Filters

27 December 2009 - 06:57 AM

Won't make much difference except they are cheaper in the long run as they can be cleaned over and over again. I use a pipercross foam filter mainly because they are easier to clean than the K&N ones with fibre. Shouldn't affect warranty but I would keep the paper one for when the car is serviced to change it back, if you don't some thieving sod will have it and stick in a stock paper one and the more devious types won't bill you for the filter so you won't know it's gone (I had a ford dealership do this when I had an escort quite a while ago).
You may notice slight differences in power delivery, maybe a bit smoother and better gear changes but only about 3 to 5 percent power increase is not dramatic. I have a pipercross fitted to my 1.4 Petrol and the only difference I can see is a percieveable difference in 5th gear at motorway speeds just a little more relaxed up inclines and less need to change down.


Thanks mate I'll have a look at Pipercross. Does it change the sound of the engine?

In Topic: Panel Air Filters

25 December 2009 - 05:01 PM

Likely to affect warranty...but if need arrises you can just swap them back round!

But as regards performance, won't be very much, if any as air flow sensor will notice change and the ecu is likely to adjust so you don't get much advantage!

:)



I see. Same thing for my 1.3 Ka?

In Topic: First service and paint flaw

18 October 2009 - 11:00 PM

I have something like a paint run on my rear passenger side wheel arch. After a lot of haggling I have obtained some compensation from Ford. Not enough but at least better than nothing. Shame such a good car has these silly defects.

In Topic: What MPG for Fiesta 1.25 petrol you getting?

13 October 2009 - 03:18 PM

I get 39.5-39.9mpg with my 1.25 Fiesta. Basically I only do urban driving as in Malta we have no motorways or particularly long roads. The mpg reading improved after a few hundred miles and I reckon it could improve even further as I have only still done around 750 miles.