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Old 06-14-2013, 04:43 PM   #1941
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2.3L engine is a very imited engine not car lol
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:49 PM   #1942
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The 2.3 came in the pzev focus between '03 and '04 then was avaliable in the '05ish ST. There rarest focus to find with a 2.3 is a wagon. If you you can find a 2.3 five speed wagon it's considered a "unicorn".
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:08 PM   #1943
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Ok. I'm asking is the 2.3 in the '05 ST limited to the point it would be worth tuning it so its faster? (Again, N00b :p)
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:10 PM   #1944
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I mean, can you do that? Is it possible to make a stock engine "more powerful" without spending much? Or is that too unreal of a want?
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:17 PM   #1945
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I mean yea, you can add more power with some bolt-ons. Cold air intake, under drive pullys, header, exhaust. You'll probably gain 15-20 hp if your lucky. You'll have to go with a turbo if you really want to gain anything. Check out fswerks.com
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:08 PM   #1946
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I found the a/c trouble shooting.If I want to ask questions what part of the forum do I go to?Do I then start a new thread?
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:12 PM   #1947
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Anything under 2k that'll add substantial torque? Or nt
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:57 PM   #1948
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roberted5 - General Tech section & a new thread stating your problem is the best way to get A/C answers, or clarification on the "how to" info..

Sarge - Duratec performance area has a LOT of info on that engine, Many options avail. - some cheap ones are worthwhile - but no BIG gains are cheap (grin). BTW - the ST is the most desirable Focus other than the SVT, they are quite close in performance.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:05 AM   #1949
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Hi, my name is Scott, and I'm an alcoh...

Sorry, wrong intro.

Anyhoo, we needed a small hatch with decent mileage. I wanted a used Dodge Magnum, the wife wanted a new car (because she didn't want to put money into brakes, other crap, etc.), so we compromised, and got a new car.

It was between a Kia Soul and a Focus, and even though the Soul was cheaper and had more room, the Focus won out on driving dynamics, style, and basically everything else. The base Soul I drove was alright, but a brand new car without power mirrors or a spare tire? C'mon.

So a Blue Candy SE hatch with a 5 speed for us, thanksverymuch.



That was probably more info than anybody on here cares about, so if you don't like it, go pound
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:50 AM   #1950
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Hello to all i have a 2012 titanium focus looking to start modding and enjoy my focus the way it was meet to be enjoyed....
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