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So mine was done by MRT. I have Mountune upper and lower intakes, cooler, cooler pipes, recirc valve and dump pipe.

Made 286kw and 590nm at the wheels. I will caveat that by saying they haven't seen one make that much power previously.
interesting gain - and that's on 98 fuel?
 

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So mine was done by MRT. I have Mountune upper and lower intakes, cooler, cooler pipes, recirc valve and dump pipe.

Made 286kw and 590nm at the wheels. I will caveat that by saying they haven't seen one make that much power previously.
That's heaps ! What's their pre-tuned baseline numbers ? Doesn't have to be a dyno of your car ... just whatever they have dynoed previously on a stock car. Cheers.

Knew I've seen it before somewhere ... I get the MRT newsletters lol

https://www.mrtperformance.com.au/performance/power-kits/ford/ford-focus-rs

Your car must be a unicorn .. this dyno graph goes from 215kw at the hubs (standard tune with dump pipe and intake installed) - 259kw same mods with tune - no intercooler.
 

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interesting gain - and that's on 98 fuel?
Yes mate 98 fuel. BP.

That's heaps ! What's their pre-tuned baseline numbers ? Doesn't have to be a dyno of your car ... just whatever they have dynoed previously on a stock car. Cheers.

Knew I've seen it before somewhere ... I get the MRT newsletters lol

https://www.mrtperformance.com.au/performance/power-kits/ford/ford-focus-rs

Your car must be a unicorn .. this dyno graph goes from 215kw at the hubs (standard tune with dump pipe and intake installed) - 259kw same mods with tune - no intercooler.
They generally see around 210kw at the hubs stock. Mine had a mountune M380 tune in it before it was tuned by MRT so couldn't compare with a stock tune with my mods. In terms of the usual performance with similar mods and an MRT tune I think he said around 265ish kw at the hubs.
 

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Yes, not that it is a focus but I have a Subaru Levorg that is 2 years old and the MRT Tune has cracked the 4th piston which requires a new engine, as the rebuild is too expensive being such a new type of motor. I do not go anywhere near a track and of course Subaru do not recognise the 'Guaranteed Factory warranty'. You would be crazy, or just really like rebuilding engines to go anywhere near this. Save your $$$$, and your beloved vehicle.
 

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Yes, not that it is a focus but I have a Subaru Levorg that is 2 years old and the MRT Tune has cracked the 4th piston which requires a new engine, as the rebuild is too expensive being such a new type of motor. I do not go anywhere near a track and of course Subaru do not recognise the 'Guaranteed Factory warranty'. You would be crazy, or just really like rebuilding engines to go anywhere near this. Save your $$$$, and your beloved vehicle.
I have heard similar which is enough to make me wary of this place, although I am sure no tuning shop has never had a unhappy customer
 

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Yeah the issue is that you only really here the bad stories about shops and for every bad story there is probably 100 good stories. I always take bad stories with a grain of salt. Don't get me wrong I am no MRT fanboi. I didn't want to go there but wanted a tune of the factory ECU. Their customer service prior was fantastic but afterwards was extremely poor. They had my money then so typical. In my case the tune seems awesome.
 

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Update about my MRT tune...

Dropped a deposit on a big discount about a year ago, just a bit after my HG.

Noticed an engine oil leak, initial seemingly from the turbo oil feed banjo but on closer inspection was apparent from somewhere above. Repeated attempts by 2 Ford dealers focusing on the Bango fitting, unsuccessfully.

Kept MRT informed; they continue to accept the delays.

Ford redid the HG job completely to solve the leak and for a month all was clean.

This week I restarted with MRT thinking I was clear of the oil leak but....thought I should be sure and peeked in... leaking, again, still. Actually I suspect it just took longer for the oil to work down from a clean engine.?

Ford are now looking into a new long block and transferring my ancillaries. I'm saying replace the car...more mechanical work invariably will mean more rework...they can't even put the valence on without wrong fasteners, wrong holes, press clips incorrectly fitted. Will be an interesting negotiation.

I'll have to put MRT off again. Either way I'll will have an unproven motor to age before turning.

All round, not tracking one little bit happily.
 

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Update about my MRT tune...

Dropped a deposit on a big discount about a year ago, just a bit after my HG.

Noticed an engine oil leak, initial seemingly from the turbo oil feed banjo but on closer inspection was apparent from somewhere above. Repeated attempts by 2 Ford dealers focusing on the Bango fitting, unsuccessfully.

Kept MRT informed; they continue to accept the delays.

Ford redid the HG job completely to solve the leak and for a month all was clean.

This week I restarted with MRT thinking I was clear of the oil leak but....thought I should be sure and peeked in... leaking, again, still. Actually I suspect it just took longer for the oil to work down from a clean engine.?

Ford are now looking into a new long block and transferring my ancillaries. I'm saying replace the car...more mechanical work invariably will mean more rework...they can't even put the valence on without wrong fasteners, wrong holes, press clips incorrectly fitted. Will be an interesting negotiation.

I'll have to put MRT off again. Either way I'll will have an unproven motor to age before turning.

All round, not tracking one little bit happily.
I doubt they would have a new car they can give now. I feel your pain, I have been subjected to this level of crap too.
 

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Signed the papers to accept Ford AU offer of a NB 12/17 Performance Wheel Pack, $0, 50km. 5yrs warranty. Delivery TBA.

Thank you Ford. They were responsive & helpful throughout...not even a protest when I called enough and envoked AÇCC Major Failure...I Reject the vehicle...just the workshops led to this outcome.

Now to work out how to afford to bring it up to spec and what to do about that tune?
 
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Signed the papers to accept Ford AU offer of a NB 12/17 Performance Wheel Pack, $0, 50km. 5yrs warranty. Delivery TBA.

Thank you Ford. They were responsive & helpful throughout...not even a protest when I called enough and envoked AÇCC Major Failure...I Reject the vehicle...just the workshops led to this outcome.

Now to work out how to afford to bring it up to spec and what to do about that tune?
That sounds like a decent outcome, well done.
 

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Signed the papers to accept Ford AU offer of a NB 12/17 Performance Wheel Pack, $0, 50km. 5yrs warranty. Delivery TBA.

Thank you Ford. They were responsive & helpful throughout...not even a protest when I called enough and envoked AÇCC Major Failure...I Reject the vehicle...just the workshops led to this outcome.

Now to work out how to afford to bring it up to spec and what to do about that tune?
Happy for you mate you've been through hell and back.
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Surely some Ford mechanic in Canberra will be soon without a job.
 

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Tune +
Or
[email protected]

I.prefer the latter at this stage.
We will see after my HG replacement.

@Paolo have come to the exact same conclusion as well (although my disclaimer is that I don't know a hell of a lot about tuning). My warranty just expired and both my last service as well as an end-of-warranty inspection by NRMA gave my car the all-clear so I can now mod with a clear conscience. Thinking of the Stage 1 kit + tune from Stratified.

Did you end up pulling the trigger on a tune? I'm just back on the forum after a long hiatus so I haven't caught up on all the threads, apologies if you posted an update since this post.
 

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@Paolo have come to the exact same conclusion as well (although my disclaimer is that I don't know a hell of a lot about tuning). My warranty just expired and both my last service as well as an end-of-warranty inspection by NRMA gave my car the all-clear so I can now mod with a clear conscience. Thinking of the Stage 1 kit + tune from Stratified.

Did you end up pulling the trigger on a tune? I'm just back on the forum after a long hiatus so I haven't caught up on all the threads, apologies if you posted an update since this post.
No no tune.
But after the HG fix, this thing pulls bigger than Ben Hur.
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Signed the papers to accept Ford AU offer of a NB 12/17 Performance Wheel Pack, $0, 50km. 5yrs warranty. Delivery TBA.

Thank you Ford. They were responsive & helpful throughout...not even a protest when I called enough and envoked AÇCC Major Failure...I Reject the vehicle...just the workshops led to this outcome.

Now to work out how to afford to bring it up to spec and what to do about that tune?
Hi, I have just bought an rs and live in Canberra. Can anyone recommend where I should get it properly looked after and serviced?
 

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Hi, I have just bought an rs and live in Canberra. Can anyone recommend where I should get it properly looked after and serviced?
Hey, did you find anywhere trustworthy to take it? I'm in the same situation. I've always taken VW to the VW centre in Belco and my A45 to Anthony Costello. But I have no idea who's good with an RS in Canberra - I've never owned a Ford before.
 

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Depends what you need doing. I was going to take mine to Techworkz since they specialise in performance 4's (Mainly WRX) and they did good work on my old XR5. They have moved to fyshwick now so that doesnt suit. Really the dealerships will do the job that needs to be done with a service, in fact no matter where you take it they will all just follow the service checklist.

Cant say im a fan of the dealers but again they will do what needs to be done. Phillip is closer to me but when i had issues with them i got really good customer service from the Ford Dealership in Belco. There should also be no reason why Anthony cant look after you, sure it doesnt fit the 'european' category but that shouldnt stop them from knowing what they are doing and getting the job done if you are happy with their service. Most places will be happy to have an RS in.
 

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Depends what you need doing. I was going to take mine to Techworkz since they specialise in performance 4's (Mainly WRX) and they did good work on my old XR5. They have moved to fyshwick now so that doesnt suit. Really the dealerships will do the job that needs to be done with a service, in fact no matter where you take it they will all just follow the service checklist.

Cant say im a fan of the dealers but again they will do what needs to be done. Phillip is closer to me but when i had issues with them i got really good customer service from the Ford Dealership in Belco. There should also be no reason why Anthony cant look after you, sure it doesnt fit the 'european' category but that shouldnt stop them from knowing what they are doing and getting the job done if you are happy with their service. Most places will be happy to have an RS in.
I’m most definitely not a fan of the dealers. Especially Lennock lol. You try and book in for a standard service and the next available is four weeks out. You say “replace the front brake pads and rotors while you have it” and then on the day, you call to see if it’s ready (they never proactively tell you) and they say yep. You get there and they apologise for not having time and/or parts to do the breaks (or whatever you asked them to look at) and want you to come back in two weeks. Most issues take three visits because of this. AC usually fit you in within a week and chuck you the keys to a merc so you can still get around, so it takes the pain out of the whole Fyshwick thing.

I’ll need to do a bit more checking around. My 2018 RS LE only has 4,100km so I’m not ready just yet. But will take it in soon for a tyre rotate given its Cup 2s.

my only other concern is once I tried to take an A45 to the VW centre for a check engine light but they couldn’t help as they didn’t have the computer to interface. But they are awesome with VW and Audis there.

Thanks for the tip on techworkz. I’ll pop in and have a look when I’m out that way next.

Oh, and the other big bear I have with Ford... why do the dealerships always techscrew the number plates straight onto the car?! They drilled straight into my mate’s mondeo and he was livid. My RS came across from Adelaide and the plates were drilled and screwed straight into the metal hatch!! WTF?! But I bought second hand from a Kia dealer in Perth with only 2,900km, so I probably can’t complain to anyone.

I can’t believe people would take a drill to a body panel for a numberplate.

So yeah, I really don’t trust the dealers.
 
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