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10-08-2012 05:17 PM
FLYLOW reset ecu then try again
10-08-2012 04:40 PM
TboneZX3
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I wouldn't think on a drive by wire car this would make that much of a difference.
The leverage on the accelerator arm will change depending on where your foot is, regardless of whether is is throttle-by-wire or cable operated. The sensor relies on accelerator travel, just as the cable does.
10-08-2012 04:16 PM
MTRCTY50 I have the Steeda CAI, and I too have experienced this. I would love a tune! Something I have found, is that I am used to my 05. I find myself getting lazy foot, when ever i find that the car is sluggish my foot is lower on the gas pedal. I wouldn't think on a drive by wire car this would make that much of a difference. When I move by foot higher up on the gas pedal it accelerates alot better. I had the car Dynoed, and it is consistently putting out 161hp, which is as advertised for this CAI.
08-09-2012 12:35 AM
Sonic_HedgeHog Every once in a great while do I feel a power loss. It usually only happens on a hot day, with the A/C on. I don't get stuck in traffic much.

I hate to say this, but is it possible that the Steeda and K&N's are having fewer issues since they come from bigger companies with larger R&D budgets?
08-08-2012 10:51 PM
craigsfocus
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I don't do much city stop-and go since I live in a fairly rural area, so I probably don't feel the effect as much as others. I'll try to do some data-logging in some stop-and-go traffic so we can see what the results are. I don't see the temps dropping much anytime soon around here, so that shouldn't be a problem.
Okay cool. Most of my daily 130 mile round trip is highway but on my way home I run into traffic at Fort Hood then again going through Cedar Park/Austin.
08-08-2012 10:47 PM
TboneZX3
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When I am going along steady its fine. But in traffic you can feel the loss in power. When its above 100 degrees, it takes a while until it feels normal again, especially after sitting in traffic for a while.
I don't do much city stop-and go since I live in a fairly rural area, so I probably don't feel the effect as much as others. I'll try to do some data-logging in some stop-and-go traffic so we can see what the results are. I don't see the temps dropping much anytime soon around here, so that shouldn't be a problem.
08-08-2012 10:43 PM
craigsfocus
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Are you experiencing heat soak with your K&N only after sitting still for a while? The reason I ask is that the intake temp reported by the Torque app show within 6-8 degrees above ambient as long as I'm moving, even at low speeds. It does get higher than that fairly quickly at a full stop, but lowers again fairly quickly after I get moving. I'm sure the effect is greater than that of the stock intake by a fairly big margin (especially at 100 degree temps), but unfortunately I never used the Torque app while I had the stock intake.
When I am going along steady its fine. But in traffic you can feel the loss in power. When its above 100 degrees, it takes a while until it feels normal again, especially after sitting in traffic for a while.
08-08-2012 10:25 PM
TboneZX3
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I have a K&N Intake and I feel loss in power because of heat soak especially when its over 100 degrees and mine is shielded. My dyno sheet is proof of the heat soak. A few times its been in the mid 70's outside (it was 3am) and I felt a significant difference in power.

There are no tunes available for our Foci just yet.
Are you experiencing heat soak with your K&N only after sitting still for a while? The reason I ask is that the intake temp reported by the Torque app show within 6-8 degrees above ambient as long as I'm moving, even at low speeds. It does get higher than that fairly quickly at a full stop, but lowers again fairly quickly after I get moving. I'm sure the effect is greater than that of the stock intake by a fairly big margin (especially at 100 degree temps), but unfortunately I never used the Torque app while I had the stock intake.
08-08-2012 10:09 PM
craigsfocus I have a K&N Intake and I feel loss in power because of heat soak especially when its over 100 degrees and mine is shielded. My dyno sheet is proof of the heat soak. A few times its been in the mid 70's outside (it was 3am) and I felt a significant difference in power.

There are no tunes available for our Foci just yet.
08-08-2012 09:28 PM
Focus12k When are you getting it tuned? My Mustang's aftermarket intake specifically indicated that a tune is required after installation, and they weren't lying. I drove it to dynojet and it basically had nothing until about 3500 RPM. Yah I know it's a Mustang and not a focus, but the idea is the same.
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