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Old 02-09-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default WZ Fiesta ST Questions Thread

Hey y'all, I thought I'd start a thread where current and prospective Fiesta ST owners can ask questions about the cars.

For example, a prospective owner might want to ask about real world fuel consumption figures, or current owner might have a question on how to disable hill start assist.

My first question is, I get a *click, clack* noise when shifting gears (it can be heard in the acceleration videos below) does anyone know why they do this?

0-210 km/h : Ford Fiesta ST (Motorsport)
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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Sounds like some kind of gate lock/catch thing to ensure you know you have caught the gear. If you get it and you can hear it in a video then I'm assuming it is a deliberate sound.
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Does the ESC have sport mode?

Or just on and off setting with off not being 100% off?
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Yes, it has On, Sport and full off just like the Focus ST
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Sounds like some kind of gate lock/catch thing to ensure you know you have caught the gear. If you get it and you can hear it in a video then I'm assuming it is a deliberate sound.
Yeah that's what I was thinking. The 'click, clack' sounds 'official' can any other Fez ST owners confirm?
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Yeah that's what I was thinking. The 'click, clack' sounds 'official' can any other Fez ST owners confirm?
I don't recall hearing a click clack sound when changing gears but maybe I just wasn't paying enough attention.

Does anyone have any information on the Mountune upgrades availability here? The sales manager at my dealership told me Ford had confirmed to him they would be available here by December but I don't quite trust him 100%...
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Can't say I have heard the 'click clack' sound at all. Definitely not like the video clearly shows that's for sure.

Am I correct in assuming that the fuel filler has no lock whatsoever? The guy at the dealership said once the car was locked it would be secure but I seem to find otherwise. (They gave me a Focus ST manual at delivery this morning so flying blind at the moment...)
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Can't say I have heard the 'click clack' sound at all. Definitely not like the video clearly shows that's for sure.

Am I correct in assuming that the fuel filler has no lock whatsoever? The guy at the dealership said once the car was locked it would be secure but I seem to find otherwise. (They gave me a Focus ST manual at delivery this morning so flying blind at the moment...)
I'm yet to try but I'm hoping that it will not open if the car is locked and you don't have the key fob in your pocket.

Another question... On the display panel an up arrow shape comes up regularly. Am I correct in assuming that this is telling me to shift up a gear to maximise fuel economy? It never seems to come up when I'm in 6th..
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I'm yet to try but I'm hoping that it will not open if the car is locked and you don't have the key fob in your pocket.

Another question... On the display panel an up arrow shape comes up regularly. Am I correct in assuming that this is telling me to shift up a gear to maximise fuel economy? It never seems to come up when I'm in 6th..
The arrow is for fuel economy (and is very conservative!)
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The arrow is the Shift indicator:

"It will illuminate to tell you that shifting up to a higher gear may give better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. It will not illuminate during periods of high acceleration, braking or when the clutch pedal is pressed."
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1. Tyre pressures. The owners manual has Bar measurements that I converted with google to be:

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Front 36
Rear 26

Full load:
Front 37
Rear 33

However when I picked up my car the dealer had my tyres set to 45 on all 4 wheels! High?! Does the dealer know something I don't?

What pressures do you guys set your stock tyres to for every day use? Mine has Bridgestone potenzas fitted.

2. Right in the middle of the gauges In between the tacho and speedo and above the fuel gauge there's a small display that has nothing on it, ever. Is this for anything or just empty space? Weird.

I'm sure I'll think of more... :p
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1. Tyre pressures. The owners manual has Bar measurements that I converted with google to be:

Normal:
Front 36
Rear 26

Full load:
Front 37
Rear 33

However when I picked up my car the dealer had my tyres set to 45 on all 4 wheels! High?! Does the dealer know something I don't?

What pressures do you guys set your stock tyres to for every day use? Mine has Bridgestone potenzas fitted.
I'd believe the placard over what the local car yard has put in them - yet to see any sign of "I actually care about your car" in regards to dealer delivery.

The cost of this is a rort - I chased my dealer for a couple of months about my ST - not a clue about it. He finally called me to say they had one ready to test drive. Damn annoying having to pay for "delivery" when they already have the car. Could understand if I had custom ordered it or they managed to find the colour I wanted at another dealer...

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2. Right in the middle of the gauges In between the tacho and speedo and above the fuel gauge there's a small display that has nothing on it, ever. Is this for anything or just empty space? Weird.

I'm sure I'll think of more... :p
This appears to be the perfect place to put a gear selection indicator for automatics - seems like the right location/shape for it.
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I'm yet to try but I'm hoping that it will not open if the car is locked and you don't have the key fob in your pocket.
I've checked this out (Both FoST and FiST are the same). Unfortunately, you can still open the door while the car is locked. However, the fuel flap is an absolute b*tch to get open unless you have a bowser pressed up against the door, it wont unlock.
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This appears to be the perfect place to put a gear selection indicator for automatics - seems like the right location/shape for it.
Yep, that's exactly what that little window is for.
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2. Right in the middle of the gauges In between the tacho and speedo and above the fuel gauge there's a small display that has nothing on it, ever. Is this for anything or just empty space? Weird. :p
Guess you haven't used your high beams yet, that's where the high beam indicator light is!
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And so what tyre pressures are u guys using?
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Just checked my pressures this morning, 45psi all round.
Sticker inside passenger door states the same tyre pressures as Skramit has posted below for speeds below 190Kph However if you intend to drive above 190Kph!! there is another recommended pressure of 39/28(normal) 41/36(Fully loaded)
Maybe I will drop the pressures and reset the computer over the weekend and see if it has much effect on the fuel usage.
Bridgestone potenzas fitted also.
Cannot say I've noticed the "Click Clack" with the gear changes, and was listening for it today when I was in the car and changed at many different RPMs, but no "Click Clack"
On the fuel cap thing, It's the worst fuel cap ever!! I feel like a spastic trying to get the nozzle to open the flap and go in the hole at the pump.
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I dropped my tyres to 38/38 and the ride has improve dramatically. Here I was thinking it was harsh... No wonder when the dealer had them at 45 or something mental.

I might try 36/26 as per the manual and see how that feels.
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Interesting, will defo drop by the servo this avo when I'm out and drop them back to the manufacturers recommendations.
Wonder why the Dealers are putting such high pressures in them Near 10psi too much?? Are all dealers doing this??
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Standard practice is to pump the tyres up to between 45-50 psi before shipping so they do not go out of round so it more likely the dealer hasn't been thorough with pre delivery if your car came with high pressures
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Standard practice is to pump the tyres up to between 45-50 psi before shipping so they do not go out of round so it more likely the dealer hasn't been thorough with pre delivery if your car came with high pressures
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Makes sense.

Do you think 36/36 would give better fuel economy than 36/26?? Given most of the weight is at the front. Hmmm
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So I dropped my tyres again to 36 front 32 rear and the ride is vastly improved again and front end grip seems much better as well. Think I'll keep it like this . Having the softer rear pressures def helps with ride comfort, far less bounce over minor bumps now.
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What sort of fuel economy is everyone getting?

My trip computer shows 7.5L, but real world is more like 8.7L. This is annoying as my previous Fiesta Zetec's trip computer was pretty much bang on all the time. My ST has done just over 6,000kms and I fill up with Shell V Power most of the time (out of convenience) I'll switch back to BP Ultimate and see how I go.

As a comparison, im getting that 8.7L on the same trips that got me 6.2L in my previous Zetec. Ford claim the same combined economy on the ST as the outgoing 1.6L Zetec, so either the EcoBoost has to loosen up a little more or you have to be #really gentle# to get that sort of economy.

Could I live without the EcoBoost engine, and ST suspension, and Recaro seats, and, and, and? I'll just have to cop the extra thirst!
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So I dropped my tyres again to 36 front 32 rear and the ride is vastly improved again and front end grip seems much better as well. Think I'll keep it like this . Having the softer rear pressures def helps with ride comfort, far less bounce over minor bumps now.
Another interesting thing is the tyre pressures in the owners manual are different to the tyre placard and have a bigger difference between front and rear when the car is 1 up
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I'm running 36 (warm) all round - but I've also changed over to Dunlop SportMaxx as the Potenza's showed too much squeal in all the vids...
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If I were buying an ST I would arrive on delivery day with a tyre pressure gauge.
If the tyres read the ridiculous figure of 45psi then I would be demanding a refund on my "dealer delivery" charge.
As clearly they have not done their job.
What else have they skimmed over?
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I'm running 36 (warm) all round - but I've also changed over to Dunlop SportMaxx as the Potenza's showed too much squeal in all the vids...
What do you think of the SportMaxx? I'm running (stock) 205/40/17's in the Fabia and find when turning I regularly get the traction control flashing and/or the electronic diff working overtime. I'm not saying they're no good, mind you, just not always up to the job (maybe no tyre of that size would be on a reasonably powerful FWD car). I've been quite impressed with them in the wet, though I haven't tried to test the limits.
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More than happy. I have been sticking with these Dunlops for the past 6 years - found them an excellent all round performance tyre. They were more than capable of keeping the Phoon on line so the ST got a set the first week. As you say - wet weather performance is also excellent.

I'd be surprised if any tyre could keep the traction light dim in these types of car - under acceleration there is always going to be an issue of weight/power balance with a FWD setup.

Tyre wear on the other hand... ;)
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Anyone ever tried Khumo tyres? Seem to get good reviews in the UK
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I've had great experiences with the Kumho KU-31. Happy to recommend them.
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