|10-21-2012 08:25 PM|
Some very unnerving findings today.
1. The spark plugs were toast.
The car has 100,000 Km on it and i bet these are original. We bought second hand but it goes to show you can't depend on PO's for good service history.
2. One of the spark plug wells was COMPLETELY full of oil. Is a new valve cover gasket kit required?
|10-20-2012 10:13 PM|
|10-20-2012 10:12 PM|
|GMconvert||Sounds like a vacuum leak...|
|10-20-2012 08:11 PM|
|sdg3205||Still haven't had time to service the car, however I've noticed the idle only gets touch when my foot is on the brake whilst in drive. if i put on the parking break and take my foot off the brake idle resumes a health 750 rpm.|
|10-16-2012 12:27 PM|
I'm doing a Focus service day tomorrow.
I'm picking up some Mercon LV today, so tomorrow the tranny fluid and filter gets changed, the plugs get changed and re-gapped, ECU gets reset, MAF sensor gets cleaned. Will it help? Probably not but it will cost less than $200 before i give up and go to ford. At least the door locks dont seem to stick anymore.
My 1981 DeLorean runs smoother than my wifes focus. I do love the focus though. Very comfortable to drive, great on gas, looks nice inside. I drove (and still have) a 2000 Jeep Wrangler. Getting back into the Jeep feels archaic compared to the Focus.
|10-16-2012 12:18 PM|
Swing by your dealership so they can inspect. Ford certified techs are specially trained to diagnose and repair your Focus.
|10-14-2012 09:55 AM|
|badazz2010focus||It's a pain in the ass is what it is........LOL!|
|10-14-2012 12:39 AM|
|Minchkin||Mine has dropped to 200 before I revved hella quick...|
|10-14-2012 12:23 AM|
|Miller88||Mine idles smooth as glass. Occasionally, it'll drop down to 400 for a second, then recovers quickly. Only once has it actually stalled.|
|10-13-2012 08:39 PM|
|Minchkin||That should improve the efficiency of the motor, but I doubt it will help the idle issue. Basically the ECU is trying to lower the idle speed till it senses a stall. Then it jumps back up. Rince/repeat, causing the uneven idle.|
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