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    Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost 125 Titanium (qty 2)
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  1. You need something like this:- click here to secure the wheel to the threaded fixture on the bottom of the spare wheel well. The fixture in the link I gave is quite expensive so I would try and get one from a scrapped car. Have you found that your spare alloy sits quite high and that the boot floor cover doesn't sit properly? The wheel well was designed for a space saver wheel and you can buy one of these quite cheaply. They fit perfectly in the space and weigh a lot less than a full alloy. Don't forget you will probably need a jack. Here is a link to an ebay listing for the space saver wheel, jack and the screw fixture for holding it in place:- Spare Wheel Kit
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    loss of power focus

    This is the Fiesta forum. You need to post your question in the "Focus" forum and you need to give more details i.e. engine size, mileage, service history etc. From memory of my Focus days, misfires were common relating to the ignition system. Coilpack failures were common and plugs, leads and coilpack needed to be changed all together. Plugs should be NGK gapped to 1.0mm. As Dezwez says, try get a OBD2 reader to get any codes.
  3. Ford filters are "Motorcraft" brand. Motorcraft is a division of Ford.
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    Engine using oil and smoking a bit

    The 1.6 zetec engine was generally quite good but a proportion of them suffered from a broken oil control piston ring. The cause of this was never proven but many thought that a history of high revs on a cold engine was the cause. You are right..... it is not really economical to repair unless you can get a cheap engine from a scrapped car. Even then, there is no guarantee that the replacement engine is any better. Most people just source a supply of cheap oil and keep topping it up until the consumption gets really bad. Sorry.
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    2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    The problem is that paint will not adhere properly to FeO and its sheathing properties are greatly diminished with a good chance of break through.
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    2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    It will continue to corrode under the paint. Perhaps not as quick as if it was exposed, but it will still corrode.
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    2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    Did you remove the small amount of rust before you painted the pipes?
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    2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    It doesn't work like that. You can't count the time when the engine isn't running in your definition of intermittent. If the temperature of the paint is 80 degrees during a 4 hour run, it would tolerate going to 150 degrees for a few minutes at a time. In any case, if the paint can take 80 degrees and the pipes run at 90 degrees, the paint is not suitable.
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    2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    I wouldn't recommend using a chemical treatment on its own on something like this. Removing the corrosion mechanically (240 grade wet and dry) is the only way to ensure you have removed it. I had some Kurust but I used it after I had removed the visible pitting as a sort of belt and braces method.
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    2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    It was brushed on. Its quite tricky getting the paint on the back and underside of the pipes so I tended to over-apply it and let the paint run round the pipes. That's why you can see some run marks on the upper pipe near to the rubber hose.
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    2013 1.0l Ecoboost engine rust. Problem?

    I finally got round to treating the pipes on our 13 plate ecoboost yesterday. It was only very light corrosion but it took a few hours to remove due to the general awkwardness of getting to the back of the pipes. I deal with corrosion quite a bit in my job as aircraft engineer and I would remind people that its important to remove all traces of corrosion pitting and not just the red stuff you see on the surface. If you don't, the corrosion will continue to spread under the paint. Our 65 plate ecoboost is corrosion free at the moment but I will give that a coat of VHT paint in the next week or so. I'm surprised that an engineering company hasn't come up with a solution where you send them your turbo and they press in new stub pipes.
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    Exhaust on 2013 Ecoboost

    I honestly can't remember the last time I bought an exhaust. My previous Focus TDCi, which I had from new, was sold on with the original exhaust at 160k miles. Before that I had a Mondeo TD which did 80k miles before being sold on with the original exhaust. I reckon I might have put an exhaust on a petrol Mk1 Focus about 16 years ago. Lets hope I'm not talking it up on our current Fiestas.
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    best spark plugs

    Deffo NGK on a 1.25 Zetec engine, as David says..... gapped at 1.0mm.
  14. That's not too bad. I use Millers 5w-20 for our two ecoboost Fiestas and I paid £96 for 20 litres. Where do you you get the Castrol 5w-20 for £25 ?
  15. All this talk of 5w-30 v 5w-40 but in fact the Ecoboost engine uses 5w-20 oil. The trend for thinner oils comes from the fact that an engine running on thinner oil is more economical and less polluting. As for cold starting, it doesn't make a difference if the oil is 5w-20, 5w-30, or 5w40 because its the number before the w which represents the cold start viscosity and that is the same for those three oils. The number after the w ( 20/30/40) is the viscosity when hot.