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03-05-2011 05:21 AM
muergo I remember now about turbo characteristics.
In the 1960's I had my first company car but all they gave me was a 1300cc cross flow MkII Cortina, so I fitted a vane supercharger driven off the front crankshaft pulley with extra belts, it had a 2" dia SU carburetter and total loss lubrication. Boy did it go, the gearbox wasn't needed as you could pull away in top gear!! I did blow two engines though, one had melted spark plugs as well, I gave it up as the fuel consumption was about 15mpg and I couldn't afford to run it as it was supposed to do over twice that, but it was fun while it lasted, a real "Q" car no external identification to tell what was really powering it.

03-05-2011 02:08 AM
JohanVG
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Originally Posted by muergo
In the US market the turbo 1.6 is the one they are highlighting, it is a good power output from that size, I hope the torque hasn't suffered, that's what is good about the 1.8/2.0 normally aspirated engine.
It's the turbo that increases the torque. The new 1.6ecoboost has 240Nm (as much as the 1.6tdci in the MKI/II C-max used to have) while the 1.8 kicked out 165Nm and the 2.0 185Nm. But that's not even the best part. The 1.8 peaks his torque at 4000rpm and the 2.0 at 4500rpm, the 1.6 ecoboost has the max of his torque available at...1600rpm! I can't wait to testdrive an ecoboost.
03-05-2011 01:52 AM
muergo As Ford said they were moving to Spain for the lower costs of production I hope you managed a good discount off the enormous jump in list prices Ford tried to foist on the market a year ago and had to revise.

They have certainly reduced the model and engine options a lot.

In the US market the turbo 1.6 is the one they are highlighting, it is a good power output from that size, I hope the torque hasn't suffered, that's what is good about the 1.8/2.0 normally aspirated engine.


03-05-2011 01:46 AM
JohanVG
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Originally Posted by Mark_W
So the Sales person was nearly right when he said it was leaving Valencia (or nr Valencia)
Spot on even, as Valencia is also a Province, where Almussafes is located. And it's only 10miles from the province's capitol (also Valencia), it's often named in one breath, certainly when it comes to Ford.
03-05-2011 01:18 AM
Mark_W
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Originally Posted by JohanVG


Focus C-max and C-max (mkII) have been build in Saarlouis, Germany, nowhere else. The new C-max and Grand C-max are build in Almussafes, Spain (near Valencia), also nowhere else. Ford Genk (Belgium) builds the Mondeo, S-max and Galaxy.

So the Sales person was nearly right when he said it was leaving Valencia (or nr Valencia)
03-04-2011 09:32 PM
kevmond I beg your pardon , dunno why I said Genk, maybe sleep deprivation from little man waking at 3AM( nearly 7Months old already! ), ideal on lateshift.
Just proof read this, to make sure I was typing correct, my eyes initially saw an "N" in waking, need sleep and time out from being me I thinks as I'm going loopy doing mundane tasks at work.
03-04-2011 07:29 PM
JohanVG

Focus C-max and C-max (mkII) have been build in Saarlouis, Germany, nowhere else. The new C-max and Grand C-max are build in Almussafes, Spain (near Valencia), also nowhere else. Ford Genk (Belgium) builds the Mondeo, S-max and Galaxy.
03-04-2011 03:15 PM
Mark_W I've taking on board what you guys have said. I know my present C-Max 57 plate didn't come from <?: prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comffice:smarttags" /><st1:country-regi&#111;n w:st="&#111;n"><st1lace w:st="&#111;n">Spain</st1lace></st1:country-regi&#111;n> and I agree my present C-Max has never had a problem. But the Sales person def said Valencia Spain but I will ask him again. The new C-Max is a 2.0 Tdci so I don't know if Valencia Spain are doing the 2.0 Tdci?<?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" />
03-04-2011 07:16 AM
muergo According to the german plates in my engine bay and also on the Ford manufacturing site, the C-Max has always been built at Saarlouis Germany, although only just inside the French border but definitely German.

Maybe other engines types than my 1.8 are finished off elsewhere.

I noted that the manufacture has started at Valencia, whether that is the total production or some models, Ford does not say whether Saarlois is stopping C-Max altogether.

My concerns about Valencia still stand, we shall see.



03-03-2011 01:51 AM
kevmond Not meaning to be a pedant ( but! ) C-Max is built in Genk, Belgium.
Spanish built Ka's and Fiesta fared OK, unlike Dagenham built Fiesta's which were absolutely appalling!!!
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