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Old 10-23-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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My poor old car :(

Well I came to find out recently that my old SPI had dropped a valve, and to my delight, the new owner was going to have a Zetec put in. Anyway, I went a couple weeks without hearing about it, and today as I pull in my driveway, I was very surprised to see it in the yard. So I ask my father (he's a ford technician) why its there, and he decided to show me.

The car won't start, no power to anything.
The power steering isnt even connected to anything. Its missing a couple of lines.
The harness is out of an 02, my old car is a 00, so its different.
There is no power going to the PCM.
The heat shields are non existent.
There is only one o2 sensor in the car and its completely wrong.
There is a mess of melted wires under the hood.
The throttle cable isn't even from a focus and its all butched together. its got the gas pedal pulled halfway down.

On the bright side, he put in foglights from Zetec, and those are hooked up correctly.




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Old 10-23-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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so the new owner hacked this thing togther, wrongly, melted the harness and dropped it in your front yard?
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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Well he didn't do the swap himself, got some shadetree mechanic to do it, and my father took pity on him, and offered to fix it for him. That was before he knew the extent of the damages.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:36 PM   #4
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Damn...well good luck with that. I guess.
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I'm thinking about offering him like 200 bucks for the thing and doing it myself. I sold it for 900, but the car has gone insanely downhill in the 6 months he's owned it, and with all of this engine mess, its hardly worth more than that. Then i'd have a winter beater instead of running my 2012 in the salty roads.
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Wow that is terrible. Offer him the money and if he takes it you get a new project car with history!
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