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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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?
  9. Trewithy

    oil consumption

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

    ETIS access?

    Bilbob thanks for this. Just had a look at my car on ETIS. It used to show the build date and complete build specification but it all seems to have disappeared - disappointing, it was a good reference.
  11. Trewithy

    LED headlamps

    Go for LEDs. The dipped beam on my 2015 Fiesta is abysmal. Sometimes it is hard to detect if they are actually on, the worst car lights I've had for a long time.
  12. Trewithy

    Wheel Alignment

    Get the alignment checked on a rig that checks the alignment of all four wheels. The steering wheel should be centred before the test begins, they often have a device they jam between the steering wheel and the seat to make sure it does't move during the alignment process.
  13. Trewithy

    Powershift box and 1.0ecoboost Engine

    In the brochure for my Mk7.5 the auto is listed as Powershift. In the Mk 8 brochure it just states Automatic. Comparing the fuel consumption of the Mk 8 1.0 Ecoboost manual against the Automatic the auto is a lot less economical, but there is little difference consumptions for the Mk7.5. So I would guess they have reverted to a torque converter box. Some years ago I had a drive in a 1.4 Fiesta torque converter auto gearbox and it was nice to drive, but you have to accept that it consumes more fuel.
  14. Trewithy

    Focus 2013 ecoboost flat battery

    I've only just read this thread and not being electrically minded so there is nothing I can add to the technical discussion. But I seem to remember that Ford had a big problem with Focus batteries going flat about 2013 and they couldn't resolve the issue at that time. The only advice they could give to get around the problem was to never switch the radio off, if you didn't want it on turn the volume to zero instead of turning it off.
  15. Trewithy

    Water leak

    Try this: http://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/garage-equipment/head-gasket-exhaust-repairs/holts-radweld-plus-250ml