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Old 06-14-2005, 01:01   #1 (permalink)
garyz
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Hood insulation blanket worthwhile for 2005 Focus?

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.

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?

Thanks.

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Old 06-14-2005, 01:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Hood insulation blanket worthwhile for 2005 Focus?

On Tue, 07 Jun 2005 22:27:03 -0400, garyz <garyz0717@yahoo.com> wrote:

:>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.
:>
:>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?
:>
:>Thanks.

Ford seems to be very inconsistent on the underhood blankets. My Dad
bought a new 2001 Focus wagon in May of '01 that came with the
blanket. Later that year in December I bought a new 2002 ZX5 that did
not come with the blanket. Then in February of '04 I sold the ZX5 to
my brother and bought a 2004 SVT Focus 5 door that did come with the
blanket. Talking to some of the people in our local Focus club there
does not appear to be any pattern to it. Some people got the blanket
and some didn't even on the same model year and style.

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Old 06-14-2005, 01:01   #3 (permalink)
John R Cambron
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Re: Hood insulation blanket worthwhile for 2005 Focus?



garyz wrote:
>
> 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.
>
> 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?


That sounds about right if you have an automatic transmission.

With my manual with about 90% highway driving at 55 and 60 MPH
and coasting up to stop signs and red lights I get between 38
and 41 MPG.

Oh and by the Way, the odometor turned over 200,000 miles two
days ago.

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Old 06-14-2005, 01:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Hood insulation blanket worthwhile for 2005 Focus?


"garyz" <garyz0717@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:aJidnXGyxObAyjvfRVn-hQ@rogers.com...
> 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.
>
> 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?
>
> Thanks.
>

I don't think that this method will reduce motor sound effectively because
the sound into the cabin comes not through the hood and then through the
front glass but through the firewall and this is the place where you should
place more isolation material.


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Old 06-14-2005, 01:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Hood insulation blanket worthwhile for 2005 Focus?

In alt.autos.ford.focus garyz <garyz0717@yahoo.com>:
> 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?

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Old 06-14-2005, 01:02   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Hood insulation blanket worthwhile for 2005 Focus?

John R Cambron wrote:
> Oh and by the Way, the odometor turned over 200,000 miles two
> days ago.


John, you make me feel like such a slacker. Mine crossed 99,000 today.

And the last payment is tomorrow. :)

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Old 06-18-2005, 01:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Hood insulation blanket worthwhile for 2005 Focus?

my 2003 SE wagon 2.0 zetec auto.....doesn't have the insulating blanket
it may be the reason my heating wasn't too good this winter
good thing you brought it up........

as for fuel economy
your 7.7/100 combined is excellent

mine is almost 50% worse
I kept track for almost 18 months,
my average for combined driving was 11.5L / 100

did ford scrap the 2.0zetec for 2006?



"garyz" <garyz0717@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:aJidnXGyxObAyjvfRVn-hQ@rogers.com...
> 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.
>
> 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?
>
> Thanks.
>
>




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Old 06-18-2005, 12:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Hood insulation blanket worthwhile for 2005 Focus?

my 2003 SE wagon 2.0 zetec auto.....doesn't have the insulating blanket
it may be the reason my heating wasn't too good this winter
good thing you brought it up........

as for fuel economy
your 7.7/100 combined is excellent

mine is almost 50% worse
I kept track for almost 18 months,
my average for combined driving was 11.5L / 100

did ford scrap the 2.0zetec for 2006?



"garyz" <garyz0717@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:aJidnXGyxObAyjvfRVn-hQ@rogers.com...
> 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.
>
> 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?
>
> Thanks.
>
>




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