In alt.autos.ford.focus garyz <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Most Fords have an insulating blanket under the hood. Many high quality
> smaller cars do as well to limit the 'buzziness' of the 4 cyl engines.
> I asked at my dealer and he said he would sell me one for my North
> American 2005 ZX5 SES for $158 Canadian.
Lots of cash for this part? Unsure if it helps, probably not
really much on highways. Perhaps you can test drive some Focus at
your dealer which has the insulating blanket?
Found the most significant about noise in my Focus tires, most
annoying Pirelli P6000, was somehow glad as they needed to be
replaced. Now with Continental kind of driving a new car.
> Any opinions or experiences out there whether this would quiet the car
> significantly? It is only noticable when accelerating from a stop. On
> the highway, wind and road noise dominate but arent too bad. .
> BTW - I am getting about 36 MPG (imperial gallon) = 30 mpg (US gal) =
> 7.7 l / 100 km in combined driving. Is this typical, good or bad?
Sounds good, even if doesn't tell me much, dunno which engine
"ZX5 SES" has?
Michael Heiming (X-PGP-Sig > GPG-Key ID: EDD27B94)
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