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Old 11-18-2012, 11:26 AM   #5
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Join Date: Jul 2012
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Location: Kempner, TX
What I Drive: 2003 white focus

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it's runs, time to sale it

Well after thousands of hours of working on this thing, I finally got it and had to take it to the ford house 5 times, without any luck. took it to the ford house to have a new ECU install, still nothing, they said everything is working the way it's supposed to, but the engine sounded liked it was out of time, well to make a long story short, before I bought the car the owner had the head replaced (didn't know) and they changed out the harmonic balancer with a china replacement, well the timing clods that are press on was not a real tight fit and was moving, did not see this at until I sat a old harmonic balancer on top of the china replacement, it was off almost 45 degrees, put on the old balancer and it started right up, unbelievable
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