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Old 01-26-2016, 04:38 PM   #1
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Back! And a Wagon this time! Buickboy's 2005 ZXW Build

The Basics:
2005 Focus ZXW
2.0 Duratec/ 5 speed manual
SES model (fogs, cruise, power windows and locks, tach, side trim)
Only option appears to be a 6 disc changer with steering wheel controls
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The Story:
I've wanted another Focus since selling my 07 ZX3 back in 2012. Saw this on CL and jumped on it. Sketchy seller, sketchy part of town, redonkulously cheap. Tumble flaps failed on the way home and I had to have it towed which gave me some time to reflect on what may have been the dumbest purchase Ive ever made

The Plan:
Pull the intake and see what kind of damage there is. Im hoping they are just stuck closed and havent been eaten by the engine. Car needs an exhaust badly, and some rust repair done on the rockers. Depending on what happened with the flaps, this may be getting 2.5 swapped sooner rather than later. Also general cleaning. The cars filthy but should clean up nice. This will be a slow build because this is my third car lol.

Happy to be back in a Foci, and very happy to have a rare wagon in a neat color!

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Das Rust.


Interior. Added my Roush knob and programmed a keyless remote I found




Thanks for checking it out


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Old 01-28-2016, 08:53 AM   #2
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Nice find. Wagons rule.
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Should be an awesome build! Subbed for sure
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Great find as being a stick car,,,,,,,,,Great upgrade that you have planned.
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nice dude! I'd love to do a 5spd wagon as a project build. looks to be in decent shape besides the little bit of rust.
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Thanks guys! Im excited for this. I may try tackling the rockers myself. I have a guy who could do it, but I like learning skills and expanding my tool collection.

Eyeing a cheap welder, crazy thoughts!
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Man...you be crazy. How does Angie feel.....
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I might have the upgraded radio and newish floor mats from my ST you could have
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I might have the upgraded radio and newish floor mats from my ST you could have
Shes the one who told me to shut up and call the guy about it!

Id give them a good home if you want to. Got the 6 disc in this car but the buttons are really worn down. Not sure if it works or not and dont want to sacrifice any cds lol
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Pulled the codes and started some investigating


WONDER WHY ITS MISFIRING


two cracked coils lol


boots cleaned up nice at least.


oil.


So, it looks like cyls 1 and 3 had cracked coils, and all except #3 had very oily plugs. I have a new set on order as well as a valve cover gasket and some other stuff. on the fence about just deleting EGR vs fixing it. same with the evap stuff. Im going to need a tune eventually but would rather not have to drop the $$$ just to register it.

Going junkyarding tomorrow morning so wish me luck! Aiming for an escape manifold, two coils, cargo cover and whatever other goodies I can find
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