Eric Bloodaxe

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    Roger
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  • Ford Model
    Fiesta ST-Line X 140 5 door
  • Ford Year
    2018
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Yorkshire

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  1. Eric Bloodaxe

    Mountune MP140 for Mk 8

    I remembered this earlier post regarding the Mk 8 140 having the lower gearing also:
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    Mountune MP140 for Mk 8

    Slightly off the original topic - the Netherlands tuner RICA does an upgrade for the factory 140 which gives a 9ps increase but an extra 46Nm of torque, which would come in handy! They describe it as "dealer compliant" but I don't suppose that would wash with Ford UK😀
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    Mountune MP140 for Mk 8

    Mountune claim that torque is increased from 200 to 214Nm. As the Ford brochure states 170Nm for the 125 and 180Nm for the 140, I guess Mountune must be referring to the overboost figure. Given the difficulty we had on the "Early Impressions" thread in finding road test figures for the old and new 140, I doubt that we'll ever find a proper performance comparison which would certainly be interesting. My own gut feeling is that the lower gearing on the 140 might have more effect than the extra 15ps, so the claimed 14Nm torque increase may go some way to offset this.
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    Mountune MP140 for Mk 8

    Sorry got the above quotes in the wrong order! Don't know if they have any outside UK, though.
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    MK8 1.0 Ecoboost 125 Bluefin and warranty

    Sorry Nick, only got the website to go off. Suggest checking with Mountune direct to see if your preferred dealer is authorised for this.
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    Mountune MP140 for Mk 8

    I found it via Google - on their website (but takes some finding) and can't get a link to work! www.mountunestore.com/products/mk8-fiesta-1-0-mp140-upgrade-fully-fitted-at-mountune -hq If you go into the Mountune site and put "Mk 8 Fiesta" in the search box, it should come up.
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    MK8 1.0 Ecoboost 125 Bluefin and warranty

    Wondered about that myself, so have checked with Mountune who say local Mountune authorised Ford dealers could carry out this mod (dealer list on their website).
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    MK8 1.0 Ecoboost 125 Bluefin and warranty

    Yes, the Mountune website does confirm that their MP 140 upgrade for the Mk 8 does not affect the base vehicle warranty. This would seem the best option as there would be no worries about reversing it when you took the car for service.
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    Remapping MK8 Fiesta?

    To go back to the original question, I'd suggest you wait until you have got the car nicely run in, and got used to it, before thinking about modifications which, as @Mavrozrightly says, bring issues of cost and insurance. Not actually driven the 100ps in auto, only manual which seemed fine. Some friends of mine have a Mk 8 Titanium auto 100ps after years of big Merc autos, and they absolutely love it!
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    Remapping MK8 Fiesta?

    Unfortunately the auto only comes with 100ps afaik. Mountune are now doing their (warranty friendly) 140ps upgrade for the 125 but not seen anything for the 100 as yet.
  11. Eric Bloodaxe

    Fiesta Mk8 Satnav GPS issues / fault

    I also thought these things should work anywhere. What is throwing me is that so far it is fine round highly populated areas (Leeds, Harrogate, York etc) and also out to the East Coast. So far I have only had issues north west of Ripon (Wensleydale basically) and I find that other devices (phones, tablets) also have problems with GPS in the same area, as well as problems with TV, radio and broadband. Hence my interest in seeing what happens elsewhere. From a practical perspective, I never use satnav anyway (though as I mentioned elsewhere I do find the traffic sign recognition a useful feature to help avoid any more speeding tickets!). On this and several other cars I've had it came bundled with other stuff I did want, so in a way it's even more annoying to pay for something you didn't particularly want and then find it doesn't work anyway! So I will keep raising it with my dealer as an outstanding issue, though a much more serious one for me is the seat, which I'm still not getting on with and could lead to an early change of car anyway.
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    Fiesta Mk8 Satnav GPS issues / fault

    My dealer told me this also. My car is certainly checking for updates regularly - it did it this morning, but whether the mighty Ford computer is listening to it is another matter!
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    Fiesta Mk8 Satnav GPS issues / fault

    Just back from a few days up the dales, "no GPS" came up as soon as we started back. After about 10 miles the map icon was off all over the fields as per behaviour C), and the traffic sign display went blank. Couple of new variations. For those of you familiar with that part of Yorkshire, the location name shown at the bottom of the screen showed for example that we were in Bedale when we were in Masham, and in Richmond when actually in Ripon. Also the traffic sign display occasionally came back to life but displayed 20 when in a 60. We stopped around half way home for supplies and, as usual, all back to normal on restarting. On arriving back home tried the diagnostics again, strong signal from a number of satellites and my Android tablet (which couldn't get a location up the dales) got a "fix" immediately. Clearly the car is not picking up a signal in certain locations but whether it is the location or the car I'm still at a loss to say and like @Oldbeanreally need to get further afield to be sure. I did flag up the potential issue with my dealer but I can't really see what they could do unless and until Ford themselves can correctly identify any issue and come up with a fix (either hardware or software - or both!). From @Mavroz's latest post they may be getting nearer - fingers crossed. In my (long out of date!) experience of IT, software at Beta stage is generally just about complete but actual users are let loose on it to enable it to be tweaked following their experiences, before the definitive version is released.
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    Fiesta Mk8 Satnav GPS issues / fault

    So just to confirm, I get behaviour as in C), but not A) and B) so far. On the couple of occasions when it has stopped following the road, the traffic sign recognition ceases to function also. Both times this has happened have been on the same stretch of road (A684 near Bedale, N Yorks) travelling in the same (southerly) direction.
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    Fiesta Mk8 Satnav GPS issues / fault

    This morning did another 80 miles or so into uncharted territory (for the car) and exactly the same thing happened, though I have experienced this a couple of times before. Strange indeed!