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About martinf64

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    Fiesta STline-X 140
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  1. Bob, commute is just over 20 miles each way consisting of a mixture of 40/55mph dual track, 30mph town (early morning so no traffic jams), and country roads. I'm quite lucky that I don't get stuck in traffic although they tend to like digging the roads up around here and installing temporary traffic lights without warning causing traffic chaos. I'm not a heavy footed driver and seem to always got over 50mpg whatever the weather, I use the power from the 140ps ecoboost when its needed, know its available.
  2. Just over 55mpg on last tank full using brim-to-brim method whilst showing 58.7mpg on the car computer...pretty happy with that 👍
  3. Obviously never taken the glove box out of a 2018 MK8. Yes squeeze in the sides but prepare to put some brute force behind it, I've taken mine out and it took a awful lot of effort to release the two bungs...thought the damn thing was going to break. You also have to take the glove box out if you ever need to replace the glove box light bulb...terrible design. One note...once you have the glove box pivoting forward its removed from the hinges by sliding the hinge pegs out.
  4. 22 mile commute each way with a mixture of country, dual carriageway & city traffic..although I go through the city early in the morning so no traffic. I'm not heavy footed but the ecoboost 140 engine got plenty of grunt available when I need it. I've filled up a few days ago & the car reading is settling around 53mpg...a lot of queues atm in/around Worcester because of the flooding...
  5. Still getting over 50mpg on mine (over 18k miles), did a brim-to-brim check a month or so ago and calculated 56mpg (car computer showed 57.8mpg so not too far out). I usually assume a 5-10% over read on the car computer...
  6. Isn't this shown in the owners manual....?
  7. Did they tell you what the TSB number is?
  8. Could be, I think Ford know they have an issue there. I tried a tie-wrap there too but it didn't seem to make any difference, so removed and now only have the one near the double pipe clip, as per your photos.
  9. Looks like you have a second black tie-wrap at the rear end of the pipes just before they pass through the bulkhead.
  10. I ended up getting it looked at under warranty, this noise started approximately 1 week after picking up the car from new. The noise had disappeared when I got it back from the dealer and they said something was vibrating in the passenger door and resonating through to the dash. Thought this explanation was rubbish and I think they did something under the glove box which is where the sound seemed to be coming from. It was weird because it started as soon as the temperature gauge reached its normal position and only occurred when the throttle was pressed. Worth checking the heater pipes mentioned in my post. I'm still getting various noises from the dash, doors and glove box areas which seem to be the norm for Fiesta's, I'm slowly trying to find and get rid of these...all down to general Ford build and material quality. Hopes this helps for you.
  11. Search for my first post I put on here by searching for my forum name 'martinf64'. Not sure how to add link to it here. I put a recording on there which may sound very familiar to you...buzzing when throttle applied but only once the engine is up to temperature. Worth while reading the whole post and replies as various solutions mentioned particularly regarding the heater pipes in the engine bay.
  12. Averaging 50-55mpg from mine during the summer months going by miles covered over each tank fill-up. My round trip to work is just over 40 miles...a bit dual carriageway, a little town and country roads. As others had said all depends how you drive. P.S. I have seen over 60mpg on the trip computer but real world is usually at least 4-5mpg lower.
  13. Soft opening mechanism? Mine hasn't got that...don't remember ever seeing it do that at any time when opening the glove box.
  14. Cheers Jamkart, thanks for the reply. Yes looked at doing that but seems a good way of breaking something, so going to try and solve without removing the door when I have the time.