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|03-05-2011 05:21 AM|
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|
Originally Posted by muergo
|03-05-2011 01:52 AM|
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|
Originally Posted by Mark_W
|03-05-2011 01:18 AM|
Originally Posted by JohanVG
So the Sales person was nearly right when he said it was leaving Valencia (or nr Valencia)
|03-04-2011 09:32 PM|
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|
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-region w:st="on"><st1lace w:st="on">Spain</st1lace></st1:country-region> 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|
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|
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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