Trewithy

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About Trewithy

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  • First Name
    Kevin
  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    Fiesta Titanium Powershift
  • Ford Year
    2015
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Devon

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  1. Trewithy

    Finding your old car history??

    Try cazana.com or DVLA
  2. Trewithy

    Engine temperature issue?

    I agree with Chebhou that it is most likely the the thermostat is stuck in the open position (much safer than being stuck closed). You may have also noticed that the engine takes a long time to get to 3 bars. Changing the thermostat is not difficult and I recommend you get it done soon as your fuel consumption will take a hit in the winter if the engine is being over-cooled.
  3. Trewithy

    Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Mpg

    304.1 miles, 27.46 litres = 50.3mpg.
  4. Trewithy

    Auto dip mirror / chromatic mirror

    There are two sensors on the mirror. One is a dot on the glass facing rearwards, the second is on the other side facing the windscreen. When the light coming from behind is greater than the light coming through the windscreen the mirror will dim. Make sure the sensor looking through the windscreen is clean.
  5. Trewithy

    Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Mpg

    I have just returned from a trip to Southampton and back, 300 miles in total. The dashboard mpg reads 52.2. I haven't been to fill up so I don't know the actual mpg yet but it will be very close to 50mpg. Air con on all the time. I think that is good return for a powershift automatic.
  6. Trewithy

    Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Mpg

    The ecoboost engine is very sensitive has to how it is driven. My last tank full driving around the suburbs in average traffic conditions (measured first cut-off to first cut-off against mileage) gave me 35mpg. A recent very long drive on motorways cruising at 65 mph gave 61mpg. To get the best mpg it is best driven on a light throttle. Once you start pushing it and the turbo winds up it starts drinking fuel. Stop/start actually saves very little fuel, its main purpose is to reduce pollution.
  7. I'm thinking of getting a new car this autumn or next spring and have been looking at the latest Fiesta spec. I see that the MPG of the auto version is much worse than the manual gearbox with the same engine, so I am wondering if Ford have reverted to a traditional torque converter auto gearbox given the problems they have had with the Fiesta Powershift. I have looked at the Kuga and similar vehicles but being on the short side I like to raise the seat height but this makes getting in and out awkward. I also looked at the EcoSport but that is not the car for me. This morning I parked beside a Mazda CX-3. It was only slightly bigger than my Fiesta and slightly taller but not as tall as a full size SUV so I will have a look at that.
  8. In my experience higher octane fuel definitely gives a smoother tickover on three cylinder ecoboost engines, slightly improved MPG and better pulling power up hills.
  9. I rarely use recirc, may use it in heavy traffic so I am not breathing traffic fumes or when the car interior is very hot after being in the sun.
  10. With temp control set to cold, air distribution set to dashboard vents, and all the vents closed except the one being measured I can get down to 7 degrees by varying the fan speed at tickover with the ac on.
  11. Trewithy

    Mk 7 petrol refuelling problem

    The refuelling instructions in the handbook are confusing and caused me to have early cut-offs when refuelling. But now I just insert the nozzle with the handle pointing down, squeeze the trigger without lifting the nozzle and now I have no problem.
  12. Trewithy

    Engine vibration

    Coming from a Japanese car I was really aware of the vibrations especially at tick over, once on the move it didn't bother me as it is smooth once it gets moving. However I found out that by using a higher octane fuel the engine became much smoother and quieter so now I run on Tesco momentum 99 and find it nicer to drive. Another advantage is a slight improvement in mpg.
  13. I don't think the the air from the air con in my Fiesta is as cool as it should be so I am thinking of having it serviced. I have looked at a couple of websites and they refer to air con re-gas and air con servicing, is there a difference or are they different terms for the same thing? And what cost should I expect?
  14. Trewithy

    Air Con

    I don't think the the cooled air from my air con is as cool as it should be so I am thinking of having it serviced. I have looked at a couple of websites and they refer to air con re-gas and air con servicing, is there a difference or are they different terms for the same thing? And what cost should I expect?
  15. Trewithy

    oil consumption

    Oil consumption can be higher when a vehicle is new. once everything beds in it should improve.