8 seconds to 60?! Not good enough for an ST badge in my opinion. An ST should be the pinnacle of the Focus range, but 1.6 Ecoboost Zetec S is quicker than the diesel ST and it's only 19bhp more than the diesel Zetec S. All in all not enough to warrant an ST badge.
Hi guy's I just thought I would pop in an say hello again. Healthwise not too bad for an oldie. Still got the Beemer and loving it almost as much as I did the Mondy--------almost! I don't do much mileage these days but since the car manual say's in so many words I should give it the beans now and again just to take care of the DPF I naturally comply----officer.
I've tried to find the old joke thread I started years ago but I can'tm so I've posted one I received a few days ago by email on here.
There's a lot of truth in it but for a car buff there is something missing. Can you see what it should be?
Thanks for all your best wishes lads I hope everybody had a good Xmas? I know I haven't been around for ages but I still take an interest in Fords. I've seen one or two ST Mondy's about locally two very nice late ones in "Perforation Blue". They'd make nice keepers. There is no doubt about it we got a lot of car with them. Just about everything on my Beemer was an optional extra, luckily mine was quite well equipped when I bought it. It would have been nice to have had indicators but as we all know few Beemers have them so it's not really necessary.
Hi all thanks for you concern lads I'm fine---older and slower but fine..
I haven't been a Ford owner for 51/2 years. I was sad to leave the brand after all the years I owned Fords but I fancied a change and found a nice secondhand Beemer 330D SE. Of course the first thing was to have it slightly breathed on so I got a local tuning firm to do a gentle tweak. It looks bog standard still so doesn't attract much attention, just how I like my motors. I was telling Rick this could be a keeper I can't see me having another change now.
I still look at the Ford tuning mags in smiths and in fact any other mags on tuning but I rarely buy them these days being in my 80's I wouldn't want to be recognized as a boy racer!
Fitted the Airtec intercooler to my old Mondeo last weekend.
Fitting is straight forward but the instructions are the wrong way round regarding the side mount brackets. Airtec advise to fit the intercooler and then add the side brackets afterwards - not a chance! There is not enough room to get your hand in to fit the brackets so fit them BEFORE mounting the intercooler.
To make life easier regarding the refitting of the air snorkel and the boost hose on the nearside of the car it would be better if Airtec allowed for the intercooler to sit 5-10ml lower than the position they have manufactured for. The snorkel and hose are pressed against the intercooler and distort slightly once everything is fitted back together. Otherwise, everything is fine and the process is easy to do.
On the test drive it was noticeable that the engine pulls through to beyond 4000rpm stronger than before without the weakening at the higher end of the revs which I was experiencing before. On a 30 mile motorway driving trip the average mpg improved by 3mpg according to the on board computer.
So overall it seems the money was well spent and I will post again once some more miles have been driven.
Thanks Neil and all after 12 days of being stuck indoors we seem to be getting a touch better. Had to take the Beemer out for an appointment today. 60 miles across Norfolkshires finest roads seemed to do the trick. Even the car feels better!
Hi Peter, Happy New Year to you too. It's been a couple of years or more since I (niligan) was on here last. So long I could no longer get my log in details to work and have had to rejoin under a new name. Sorry to hear Mrs P and yourself have been a bit under the weather. Wrap up warm and take care when you do venture out.
I have had a cold for several weeks now, feeling fine in myself but unable to shake off an endless supply of foul tasting snot.
I haven't looked but I assume you are still posting your jokes.
Hi Neil I look in now and again on the Forum but not many of us oldies still around so I rarely post any jokes. Anyway the're so old they've got cobwebs on!
Yep this flu thingy is a sod to throw off it must be my age I've never had a dose as bad as this one! I see you have the RS now, did you bother with any mods or is it enough as standard?
I don't plan any more for the Beemer although its very tempting. It's currently in a pretty mild state of tune but enough for a bit of fun now and again.
Anyway while I'm on, here's wishing everyone on the Forum a very happy New Year. Drive carefully------and only fast when conditions allow!
Posted by drum_dude
on 19 December 2017 - 10:55 PM
Funny that you mention the hat. I got into a slight bit of road rage shortly after (cameras were off). Got to a roundabout and a bloke in a Galaxy pulled up alongside me and beeped me...I wound down the window and he said "you're a sh*t driver"...?? The odd part was that he had his phone to his ear? So I told him "that's 6 points mate" to which he replied "nice cap you tw*t"...and then drove off?
I tried to organise a local meet and a run ending at a local pub a few years back but there were no takers. We had several good meets initially but then things faded off which was a shame, But times change and things move on. Many people myself included moved away from Ford for various reasons, so maybe we don't have so much in common anymore. But they were good times while they lasted.
Mk1, Mk2, etc. are all just designations derived by the public etc., not Ford, they designate the models by the year they update or renew them.
What is commonly referred to as the MK2 Mondeo was a facelift of the 1st Mondeo or MCA (Mid cycle action) as Ford refer to them. Hence the car which recently went out of production is the 3rd derivative and the new one, available now, is the 4th.
Ford’s critically acclaimed Focus ST and Fiesta ST hot hatches just got hotter with the introduction of official Mountune upgrades. The packages are developed by race engine and road-car performance specialist Mountune, and boost output from the Focus ST’s 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine to 275PS – 10PS more than a Porsche Boxster which costs £15,000 more (£38,237). Even the legendary Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 would be left with a rear view of the Mountune-upgraded Focus ST, which can sprint from 0-62mph in less than six seconds – more than half second faster than the standard Focus ST. Ford is also offering an official Mountune upgrade for the Fiesta ST, which will increase maximum power to 215PS*, enabling 0-62mph acceleration in 6.7sec, compared with 6.9sec on the factory model – faster than a £35,865 Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 AMG Sport. The Mountune upgrades boost both Focus ST and Fiesta ST in-gear acceleration too. Peak Focus ST torque, heightened to 400Nm, improves 31-62mph acceleration in fourth gear by 0.8sec to 4.9sec, while peak Fiesta ST torque, enhanced to 320Nm*, improves 31-62 mph acceleration in fourth gear by 0.7sec to 5.7sec. Any of the UK’s 120 Mountune-appointed Ford dealers will be able to fit the upgrade – in under 60 minutes for the Fiesta ST, and less than 90 minutes for the Focus ST. Both are fully compatible with the Ford warranty, meaning Mountune modified vehicles continue to be covered against mechanical failure for three years or 60,000 miles from the original date of purchase. “Ford’s ST models already deliver blistering performance – for these Mountune upgrades we have squeezed out every last drop of fun and served it on a plate to the fans that are as passionate about performance as we are,” said Tyrone Johnson, Ford Team RS engineering manager. The Focus ST Mountune upgrade includes a cast alloy inlet duct (silver or black powder coat finish), high-flow air filter element, larger alloy intercooler (silver or black powder coat finish) and unique calibration. The Fiesta ST version has a re-modelled air box base with secondary inlet duct, a high-flow filter element and unique calibration. The Focus ST Mountune upgrade, at £1,225 for silver and £1,275 for black, still means the boosted Focus costs less than a standard Volkswagen Golf GTi. The Fiesta ST Mountune upgrade costs £599**,with the finished Fiesta costing less than both the standard Peugeot 208 GTi and Renaultsport Clio 200 Turbo. “We worked hand-in-hand with Ford engineers to deliver what we believe is the best bang-for-buck value on the market,” said David Moore, Mountune marketing manager.
Video link: *Power figures achieved using time-limited overboost **U.K. prices include VAT
The Ford Focus ST was the best-selling hot hatch in Europe in the last three months of 2012 according to figures from automotive data intelligence provider Polk, accounting for 44 per cent of all sales during this period – ahead of VW Golf GTI with 33 per cent and Renault Megane Sport with 12 per cent. Total Focus ST sales in this period were 1,984, making it top-selling hot hatch in the UK as well as Denmark, Norway, Finland, Hungary, Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands.
“The unrivalled balance of performance and usability has been recognised by some fantastic reviews for the Focus ST,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe. “You really have to drive it yourself to experience the responsiveness of the engine and the fantastic chassis. I am one of a fast-growing group of excited ST drivers.”
The third generation Focus ST in Europe went on sale in summer 2012. Equipped with a 2.0-litre EcoBoost 250PS engine, new Focus ST is Ford’s first truly global performance car – having launched in North America last year and being introduced in the Asia Pacific regions this year.
Ford has sold a total of 3,819 new Focus STs in Europe since launch – 74 per cent hatchbacks and 26 per cent wagons. The most popular colour has been Frozen White (41 per cent), followed by Panther Black (28 per cent) and Tangerine Scream (17 per cent).
The new Focus ST was named “Best Hot Hatch” by U.K. magazine Auto Express and the wagon version declared “Hot Hatch of the Year” by Top Gear magazine.
Ford is extending the Ford ST range with the introduction of the new 180PS Fiesta ST this month, the fastest-ever production Fiesta that achieves 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds and 137mph top speed. Powered by a 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine and delivering the same “fun-to-drive” experience as the Focus, the new Fiesta ST also offers a new chassis, steering and brakes as well as enhanced Torque Vectoring Control and 3-mode Electronic Stability Control.