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Old 07-15-2011, 01:16 PM   #1
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09 SeS Passes my endurance test

Well unfortunately, I had to make a trip to Phoenix AZ. From Jonestown Pa. for a family emergency, Cost of Flight $798 round trip, $40 day X 6 = $240 car rental. Around $1100, To drive was only going to be around $570 or so round trip for fuel, @ $3.50 gal avg. 166 gal or so, for 93-92 octane, So I took off, Never stopped/turned car off the car only to fuel, eat 2 time's (drive Thur) And if you know me I ran the car hard, always ran around too fast to way too fast mph, and yes several times over stupid fast mph, I made the trip in 28 hrs 15 min. Yes I was Moving.. My avg, fuel mileage was 30.5 for the trip, around 4990 miles total, with driving in Phx area, Sleep was not a problem because I drive for a living, and I am used to going A long period of time on no sleep, Also had allot on my mind, and the adrenalin of driving over stupid fast mph several time's will also keep you awake. The car ran awesome, Not one problem, My HR Sport Springs were great, in trying to miss pot hole's at those speeds, My Maxxis Ma Z1 Victra's Handled like glue. I run Royal Purple 10/40 Oil. So yes It is safe to say That a 09 Ford Focus SeS Coupe Could do well at the 24hrs at le Mans, May not win, But I am very satisfied and love my car..



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Old 07-15-2011, 01:32 PM   #2
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That's great, glad everything went good. Love that Sliding rag top, where did you get it?
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:36 PM   #3
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http://store.gaugemagazine.com/35-x-...g-rag-top.aspx
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Nice!

Glad to hear other people not running 5w-20 in their cars, that oil is crap.
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:08 AM   #5
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careful I got yelled at by the moderators for saying I was going 110 apparently its a no no
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Not bad for hauling @$$ the whole way there. Now imagine if you didn't what kind of mileage you would have gotten. Hope the family emergency or what ever caused you to run out there is taking care of and good now.
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I've been running 5w30 full synthetic, is 10w30 still allright to run?

ps without the mods I have the exact same car as you
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Posted via FF Mobile Yea dont talk about breaking the law online, cops are always nosing around, edit asap.
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Nice!

Glad to hear other people not running 5w-20 in their cars, that oil is crap.
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I've been running 5w30 full synthetic, is 10w30 still allright to run?

Look at it this way, is anyone one here a Ford engineer?
No.
That means any information you receive will be strictly personal opinion with very little factual proof to back the claims.
Which means you're just as well off trying what you want to try and making a decision that isn't influenced by someone else who doesn't know (yet makes claims they do).

If you want to switch oils/weights/brands do yourself a favor and test the right way. Do a "Used Oil Analysis" and keep track of your fuel economy changes as well at total cost.
The fuel economy changes generally occur with weight changes.
The UOA will tell you how far you can go before really needing to change the oil.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:42 PM   #10
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Sorry you had a family emergency. Glad the car didn't let you down.

Posting speeds over the limit is not allowed here at FF. So I modified your first post.
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