Link didn't work for me...would you check it?We also hosted it to be readily accessible on Google docs here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B71lKM0oSO2abTlpR3hGUUJFWDQ
Nope it's been outAccording to the manual, I can take a small hit in peak horsepower and run 87 octane. I like saving money when it's just slow freeway miles One of those bonus things to go with all the little things that make me like the ST.
I don't know if I've seen Orange coolant. Is that a Ford only thing?
The SVT Focus was the same way. It has two layshafts with different gear ratios (though it had them split up 1/2/5/6 and 3/4/R). You can read about it here: Ford Focus SVT Powertrain SpecificationsI feel like I'm pretty knowledgeable about stuff but looking through the manual I saw something I've never seen before and can't seem to wrap my head around it. Anyone willing to explain how 5th, 6th, and reverse have a different final drive ratio than 1-4? I've had transaxles apart before and I don't get it, is this a new trend that I've just never noticed before?
You are (were!) correct... I apparently didn't copy the URL completely, leaving off just one little part which makes all the difference. I have fixed it, and here it is again for good measure: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B71lKM0oSO2abTlpR3hGUUJFWDQ/editLink didn't work for me...would you check it?
Thanks, was talking to a buddy who said same thing. Turns out I just haven't paid attention.The SVT Focus was the same way. It has two layshafts with different gear ratios (though it had them split up 1/2/5/6 and 3/4/R). You can read about it here: Ford Focus SVT Powertrain Specifications
(This is no to say the ST has the same design, but that's at least one way of doing it.)
It says more than just that.This supplement says that REGULAR gas is RECOMENDED. Sounds great to me.
I don't think this is a gimmick.You'd think higher octane would be supported, is this just a gimmick to entice more of the budget-minded customers?
From the manual:
Regular unleaded gasoline with a
pump (R+M)/2 octane rating of 87 is
recommended. Some stations offer
fuels posted as Regular with an
octane rating below 87, particularly
in high altitude areas. Fuels with octane levels below 87 are not
recommended. Premium fuel with an octane rating of 93 or higher will
provide improved performance and is recommended for severe duty or
high performance usage.
87 (R+M)/2 METHOD