12-30-2010, 05:41 PM
I HAVE A 03' FORD FOCUS ZX3 2.3L PZEV ENGINE
IM TRYING TO GET SOME MORE INFO ON THE CAR.
PROS AND CONS?
WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR ON THESE MODELS.
ASWELL AS WHAT MAKES THESE SO SPECIAL, I CANT FIND ANY OTHER FOCUS'S LIKE IT, NOR CAN I GET IT APPRAISED CORRECTLY ONLINE. NONE OF THEM HAVE MY MODEL OR ENGINE SIZE. IF ANYONE HAS A WEBSITE THAT I CAN GET IT APPRAISED ON PLEASE SEND ME IN A MESSAGEE THANK'S[duh]
12-30-2010, 08:21 PM
How did you acquire the car without knowing how much it is worth? Kelly Blue Book (kbb.com) and Edmunds (edmunds.com) both list the 2.3L engine as options when you configure a 2003 or later Focus for a private party or trade in or dealer estimated sale price. So a value is easy and readily available for the 2.3L Focus models.
The PZEV is special since it is a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle, Tier II Bin 2 or 3, I think. Check www.fueleconomy.gov also. Good luck.
12-30-2010, 08:32 PM
Why are these cars so rare?
Is there anything major that goes on with hee cars?
It has 123K miles ,I got it last year at 50K miles
I had to replace driver knuckele both sway bar liinks ,ball joint ,CV axle , clutch and slave cylinder, thermostat,
I keep up on the mantanice. Usleing BMW full synthetic oil.
Anything else I need to check out or worry about in the miles ahead??
12-30-2010, 08:39 PM
There not rare its where your at. Go to NY or Cali and you'll find em all day long.
Those motors are awesome and there is no problems they have other then normal wear and tear.
12-30-2010, 11:01 PM
Pro's: You have a 2.3L Duratec Mazda engine
Con's: You use BMW oil... use 5w20 Mobile 1 full synthetic
I have the same car :)
12-31-2010, 12:14 AM
Better look into a new caps lock key. Yours appears to be broken...
12-31-2010, 12:53 AM
BMW 5W 40 full synthetic
5w 20 or you will ruin your engine bud
I have a 95 bmw 7 series and a 2010 5 series too and the bmw stuff is too thick for a focus engine
12-31-2010, 01:12 AM
5W40 is the wrong oil. Should be 5W20 IIRC..
I had the 2.3 PZev in my '03 Focus wagon (totalled in October) and my daughter has the same engine in her '04 ZX3
Good motor, lots of torque. Much more oomph than a standard 2.0 Zetec.
Only thing I found odd was the 'lifetime' air filter It has a very expensive air filter assembly with a non-replaceable element. There's a little viewing window thingy on the side of it - if it's green, it's still good. Supposed to last for over 100k. I would get 21mpg around town, and 29/30 on a long trip. That was with auto trans. My daughter has a stick and she probably gets 23 or so around town.
12-31-2010, 01:36 PM
You're a lucky man! I'm considering selling my SVT and moving into a 2.3 with some mods, as it would be way more vroom that my SVT, but probably less $ :x
12-31-2010, 01:57 PM
Ok,I changed my oil to BMW 5W20 full systhetic
I'm thinking about adding a turbo from a AUDI A5
12-31-2010, 01:58 PM
Another this is is comin around 120K miles that the low Fan goes out?
12-31-2010, 02:42 PM
What is this with the 'BMW' parts, dude?
BMW makes cars, not oil. The 'BMW oil' is just some company slappiing a 'BMW' label on oil that meets BMW's specifications. Your vehicle is a Ford, not a BMW, so 'BMW oil' could be wrong for it.