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    Ford Focus Mk3 1.0 EcoBoost 125PS
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  1. £150 fitted per corner...pricey! I'm always a bit dubious of a summer tyre all year round. A pal has had both the Pilot 4's and the AS3's on his MK2 ST and doesn't rate them for grip in heavy rain and/or cold weather. I'm about to get two new front tyres on my MK3 Focus 1.0 and they are currently Michelin Radial X's (whatever they are!) I had Uniroyal Rainsport 3's on my old Focus and they were great in the weather we have in the UK. For the few months of dry weather i'll take the hit for the piece of mind for the rest of the ***** weather we have! I use www.camskill.co.uk to buy tyres and get them fitted at my local Formula1Autocentre. I have used BlackCircles before if the deal is good.
  2. Oh agreed, it's an abortion of a car looks wise!
  3. My old MK2 TDCI 1.8 Sport did about 50MPG. My new MK3 1.0 EcoBoost Petrol does 50MPG My Superchips/BlueFin upgrade makes the 1.0 do 40MPG. Obviously its all how you drive and what sort of roads. Plenty of people rave about high MPG but their journey consists of sitting at 70mph for an hour! I have a mix on my 30mile journey to work of 30-60mph speed limits, round a bouts, traffic lights, uphill/downhill etc so not able to get much of a constant speed to increase MPG.
  4. I have THIS ONE aswell as the MOUNT Works excellently and i've used the footage in an insurance claim already. I hard wired it into passenger footwell fuse box so only turns on with ignition. Footage during the day and night is superb.
  5. My uncles Nissan Almera Tino Automatic is quicker off the line than most cars and that's about 13 years old!
  6. I stopped buying Supermarket grade fuel years ago after a pal showed me the inside of a petrol and diesel fuel filter after a year of use. Some people may think i'm wrong but it's only what i've been told, read and seen with my own eyes. Supermarket fuel is a lesser grade. Legal yes but not filtered as much as BP, ESSO and Shell. I did have issues with my old TDCI which had a gunked up filter in the fuel tank as well as a worn diesel pump too.
  7. I've got a BlueFin and although i am impressed with the 3rd gear pull for overtaking when needed i'm not as happy as i thought i'd be. Especially as it claims to improve mpg but even when driving normally i only get 40mpg to a tank whereas i was getting 50mpg. I wanted a rear engine mount but Mountune state it's only fr the 1.6 EcoBoost and not the 1.0 EcoBoost which is a tad annoying. I still get a bit of suspension engine vibration when pulling away quickly. New Eibach springs are ordered too which i hope will aid handling as well as stance. Has anyone done any other mods to their 1.0 EcoBoost Focus?
  8. I own a Ford Focus Mk3.5 1.0 EcoBoost (125) and was wondering if there are any upgrade to better discs and pads or just replacing my current ones. Had a couple of instances after a spirited drive of brake fade/noise. Had a search on here but only found Mk2 info. Anyone got preferences to brands? EBC? Brembo? Mintex? Pagid? This http://www.pumaspeed.co.uk/product-Zero-Sixty-260mm-Performance-Grooved-Discs_16793.jsp & This http://www.pumaspeed.co.uk/product-Mintex-M1144-Focus-EcoBoost-Front-Pads_16794.jsp ALSO this website http://www.mtecbrakes.com/brake-discs/ford/focus-mk-iii-11-15/focus-1-0-ecoboost-125bhp-02-12-05-15.html Found on a quick Google search.
  9. Just a word of warning. Remember that wheels cannot pretrude out past the wheel arches by law. So if you do get spacers make sure it's all legal. Only takes a jobsworth to pull you up on it and make you change it back. I'm surprised your car didn't come with the super sporty suspension as standard.
  10. When you say 'loose' do you mean the aux port on your car? Where is it located? Can you get behind it to see if something is broken/not connected correctly?
  11. Evans Halshaw Ford updated my Focus software when it went in for an O2 Sensor replacement. You could always chat up the Ford grease monkey's!
  12. Sneak up on said kill joy, tap on shoulder, place foot one inch past his family jewels, walk off. The End.