Interesting Rally Story...
to set the scene, i was at work. taking orders in drive-thru, and taking people's money. when out-of-the-blue, a nice Sonic Blue '05 focus comes rolling up, nice and dirty. i talked to the driver, and his passengers about foci, and having fun getting cars dirty. They said that they were going to go get the car even dirtier, and come back for a picture to prove it. They did, so i took a few cell phone pics. i asked them if they were still gonna be out driving at half past midnight when i got off of work, and they said they would. we arranged to meet in the Wendy's parking lot.
when i did get off work i walked out to be greeted by a very dirty focus parked next to mine. we talked more, and decided to go do a little drifting in a local abandoned parking lot. the video will be up later, but in short, i drifted for a good 45 seconds around the lamppost in the middle of the lot. we decided to go rallying on the dirt roads nearby. i figured that even tho im lowered, what the heck, might as well. we take a few dirt roads, run through some puddles, and are having a great time. one of the crew was in a Jeep, so we decided to take a video of the Jeep just fording through the river. i decided to have some fun with throwing the back end out on the dirt, and really pushing the car to it's limit.
i go to swerve in between two puddles, with the rear tires spinning, and counter steer too early, causing me to go right through the deepest puddle we had seen all night. i got out of the puddle, and shut off my car, since i was worried that the K&N filter on my CAI was wet. it was indeed. but once i shut the car off it didn't seem to want to start. after a few attempts, and some dis/reconnection of CAI tubing, we got my lovely little focus running again. mind you it was throwing steam out the exhaust like none other, but it was running like a champ again. so we decided to head to the local coin-op car wash, and clean up the foci. i have a vid of me drifting, and some pics of me and the car (when it wasn't starting) and of the steam that was getting blasted out.
sounds like water just got in the engine and needed to be rid of, slowly. and with many attempts at starting the car. id there anything i should be worried about? anywho, thats my lovely little story of my night out driving. still some of the most fun i've had in the focus (short of AutoX of course.)
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CATIA is a dirty tramp, until you figure out its sweet spots, and how to make it moan. Then its easy as apple pie on a fall afternoon.