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Old 02-25-2011, 06:56 PM   #1
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Why is my Focus faster..

During city driving AFTER 45-60mins of highway/interstate driving than after the same amount of time, all in the city?

In case that doesn't make sense..say I wake up, cold start my engine, and drive around town non-stop for an hour, after that hour it still feels slow/normal. But say I wake up, cold start my engine and drive the 45-60mins to work (all interstate driving) then come into the city, and now my car feels and almost is twice as fast?

Somebody on Facebook told me it's because of engine heatsoak. Which I have no idea what that is. Lol.

But seriously, after that highway driving, my Focus (stock Zetec engine) is tons of fun. And is actually fun off the line. It feels like it found an extra 40-50hp somewhere.

Did Zetec finally kick in, yo?

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Old 02-25-2011, 07:05 PM   #2
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I fixed your title for you, as far as your post content..uhm....I will defer to other experts on that one.
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I have felt the same...I don't know about being twice as fast, but it has something with the faster timing and ignition speeds letting the engine breathe easier.

This is completely unscientific, but hey, it is fun
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I think it's engine oil, gear lube and bearing grease.........

After they're heated up, they're thinner and there's less drag and friction from the engine,transmission and wheel bearings.

And your battery is recharged from the startup, so there's less alternator drag.
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I think it's engine oil, gear lube and bearing grease.........

After they're heated up, they're thinner and there's less drag and friction from the engine,transmission and wheel bearings.

And your battery is recharged from the startup, so there's less alternator drag.
that would make sence. To the OP: what is the temp where you live?
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Lately? Low 40's and below. Today, when I really noticed it, probably mid 30's.
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heatsoke is where ur just sucking up hot air from ur motor through the intake.
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I have felt the same...I don't know about being twice as fast, but it has something with the faster timing and ignition speeds letting the engine breathe easier.

This is completely unscientific, but hey, it is fun
Lol, so maybe I exaggerated a little bit. But it's definitely a noticeable difference as compared to normal.
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