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    Fiesta MK 7.5 Zetec S - 1L Ecoboost 125
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  1. Hey guys, wouldn't normally bump a post but this is causing problems, anyone got any ideas?
  2. So that was interesting... Went to change from second to third and the gear stick got stuck just after pulling it out of gear, then had to coast with the clutch down until it was safe to pull over. Couldn't move the stick at all, it released once I had stopped. Any idea what could have caused that? Happened a few times within 5 minutes then seems fine. Almost as if the clutch wasn't properly disengaged or something. 2015 Mk7.5 1L Ecoboost.
  3. After hard acceleration then letting off the throttle, my Fiesta will often shudder a few times when coming down the rev range instead of smoothly coming down as expected. Is this normal, or is it a problem? Any tips would be appreciated, and whilst I'm here making a new topic I'd like to know how to know when to change spark plugs. I bought my car used so I have no idea if they were changed when they were meant to be.
  4. 2020 Update: Halfords no longer sell the Ripspeed trim in the guide, and the new Simply branded one only takes 49mm pipes, I measure the diameter when cut to be about 52-54mm.
  5. Make sure to check the coolant pipes going into the turbo, these rust on the 1l Ecoboosts and if they split them you loose all your coolant. There's a big thread about if here on the forums. Check the wheels are straight, not sure if later models or different wheel designs fixed this but I've heard of Mk7 Fiestas having buckled wheels alot.
  6. So I went and got a K&N drop in filter, not a massive difference but it's something. I do agree with the above post saying its louder at WOT, the power band seems to have moved slightly higher too. MPG has increased by about about 1.3, I drive the same roads in the same way everyday and it's been +/- 0.3 MPG the whole time until now. Overall would I go and buy a brand new one? No. But getting a used one for £10 and using an existing cleaning kit was worth it in my opinion. These little 1l ecoboosts are quite sensitive to how you treat them I reckon, running Shell V-Power and now this
  7. Just out of interest what tyres are the new Fiestas shipping with these days?
  8. How much extra sound do you get from a panel filter?
  9. The dealer agreed to fix it but then the UK went into lock down.... It has been fixed though! They replaced the whole instrument cluster, took it to Ford Doncaster to set it up and reset the mileage, they also had to recode all my keys at the same time. If your car isn't under warranty still I'd try the steps given further up this thread, doesn't seem too difficult.
  10. It let's you assign speed limits and stuff onto specific keys, so if you lend the car out you can limit what they do with it. Not sure if the vans have it but the car Fiestas do.
  11. Check that you don't have a MyKey set up with a speed limit?
  12. Just looked at my pipes and they're not pretty. Is this still savable with rust remedy and high temperature paint or is it too far gone?
  13. I want to put Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres on my Fiesta, my current tyres are 205/40R17 84W. The CrossClimate+ don't have that size, they have 205/45R17 88W, would this be OK to use?
  14. The that car could be one of the affected ones, it's the right age, but it should have been fixed. Ford fixed them all for free so the only reason it will still have the problem is lazy ownership, which could mean general maintenance was also not kept up with. Ask the garage to find out for you, and don't buy it if they can't give a definitive answer because, well, they should be able to find out with it being such a big safety concern.
  15. I had the same decision to make, went with a slightly older car that got me both a higher spec (Zetec S) and the Ecoboost 125 engine. I feel I would have regretted getting the other car. In terms of mileage, an extra ~2000 miles won't make any difference, but the Ecoboost you linked being 2 years older means the timing belt will need doing sooner which is a big and expensive job on those engines. Not sure about the 1.25 timing belts cost, but if you're keeping the car for a long time it's something to consider. I'm not sure about those prices, to be honest I don't know if cars have g
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