I tend to associate cruise control with automatic transmission, and the
TDCi isn't available with an auto box (or wasn't last year, because if it
had been, I would surely have chosen to have it).
I did once have a manual Honda with cruise control, and I hardly ever used
Cruise kit available in the US
Starting at $139.99 for the vacuum servo model to $189.99 for the electric
The vacuum one works fine.
Automatic or Manual transmission.
: does any one know if cruise control can be fitted to a UK tdci 115 focus
: if so how? kit etc?
: any help much appreciated
Alot of modern diesels use a vacuum system to operate the various valves,
EGR and turbo boost to name afew. However like all common rail engines now,
it is entirely drive by wire- there is no throttle linkage that can be held
open, unless it works by physically moving the pedal which would be rather
dangerous if it got stuck.
I thought the Ghia was available with cruise, which would be entirely
operated by the ECU with the addition of acouple of switchs on the steering
wheel. The ECU ability and pedal switches (for brake and clutch) are all
there, but would need to be enabled on the FDS diagnostic unit.
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thanks for all the comments, sorry been a while getting a reply to you all -
so is it possible to fit cruise to the tdci??
is there a kit sold in the USA that would fit a UK car?
I would think if there is a kit it would sell well in the UK
There was some talk of this alittle while ago. I have checked with Ford and
a late tdci with the WDS scan tool, but it seems the ecu's are not capable
of operating a cruise control system. Bit silly really cos its so so so
simple to impliment- all it would need is 3 switches. And the ecu being
I recently got a 1.6 Ghia with everything but the cruise control and am
interested in installing a kit too. What do you guys think of a non-ford
original available in Europe nowadays, its called the tempostat..
Would be glad to hear anyones thought if its a good idea or anyone already
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