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    Mk4 Focus ST Line X
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  1. Dragon is the Ford internal name for the 1.5l 3cyl EcoBoost engine.
  2. The website is out of date. This was changed in May as previously stated. You used to be able to order the CCD damping option on the configuration site if selecting 1.5 182PS ST Line X but now that option is not available as it can only be fitted with multilink setup.
  3. The thing is Ford can wriggle out of this because in the small print in the brochure it does say specifications can change and to check with dealer at time if ordering, or words to that effect. But then most dealers don't know much either.
  4. The average factory order takes approx 12 weeks. Build can slip though do to parts shortages or problems identified in build etc. Transport delays once built, factory summer shutdown for 3 weeks.
  5. I'd advise changing the slave cylinder as well when doing clutch. Will save in labour costs in the long run as you need to take gearbox off to do both.
  6. Sport mode increases throttle response, turns off start/stop and also tightens up steering feel. I mostly drive in sport mode in my 1.0 125 ST Line X. You should definitely be able to tell the difference between eco and sport. As a test, put in in eco and drive along. Keeping foot steady on gas pedal, put into sport mode and you should feel the car surge forward slightly as the throttle response is increased.
  7. You may also need steering rack limiter fitted if your standard wheels are only 16/17 inch otherwise you run the risk of rubbing on full lock.
  8. Have a look at the idle control valve. It might be stuck open. My 2.0l used to do this. It was on the back of the block. Took mine off and cleaned it with carb cleaner. Beware not to lose the paper gasket.
  9. If it's a clonking/knocking sound as you go round bends, it could be the droplinks need replacing. One either side between anti roll bar and wishbone/strut. Had to do this several times over the 12 years I had a mk1 focus.
  10. Sorry i thought that you had the 1.0 as you were comparing yours to your missus 1.0 lol. Im sure there will be maps to bring the 180 up to 200+ available in time. The 1.5 also comes in 150bhp in the nornal ST Line and other focus models.
  11. Should have got the 1.5 EcoBoost. Same engine as fiesta ST and 180 bhp. Will think abiht this next year.
  12. Put it into Sport mode and it will feel more responsive and quicker. Tightens up steering feel, more responsive throttle, turns off auto stop/start.
  13. My Sync3 never muted but audio did lower when nav instructions etc were being read. The same as when taking a voice call.
  14. Sometimes i have lost voice recognition too but has come back next time i restart. If still doesnt work, then try a master reset in the settings. This will wipe out any sat nav favourites and paired phones etc
  15. I have a 2019 1.0 ST Line X with keyless entry. On all my previous focus's with keyless, when i locked it by touching the handle, keeping my thumb on the pad, the windows would globally close. On my new mk4, the global close only seems to work if i hold the lock button on the remote and not when i keep my finger on the handle touchpad. Has anyone else found this or do i have a fault?