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10-21-2013 10:47 PM
ScooterCT70
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Originally Posted by Vrod21 View Post
Just an update, incase you haven't seen my new thread.

Got the car back and two days later there was oil leaking and the smell was back.

Car is at the dealer again... Geez
How did it go? Any more problems?
12-10-2012 09:45 AM
Vrod21 Just an update, incase you haven't seen my new thread.

Got the car back and two days later there was oil leaking and the smell was back.

Car is at the dealer again... Geez
12-06-2012 09:18 AM
Vrod21
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Originally Posted by Ox-y-GenIII View Post
It's amazing how some Foci are having issues and some have been fine since day one. At least the ones having issues is the far lesser majority.

Sorry about your car but could have been a rock if they had to actually replace it, which isn't their fault or a build quality issue. If it was just leaking like from a coolant hose they wouldn't replace the whole radiator. And At least its fixed so you can enjoy driving it again.
I would agree that most foci are problem free but with mine I gave Ford a pass with the first coolant issue. (Crank is some plastic piece on the divers side of the engine) Now a crack in the radiator on the bottom right corner.

I know it was hypothetical, but I don't buy it was a rock that cracked it for two reasons. First they fixed it under warranty with no questions asked and second the crack was on a spot that was well protected by the bumper and dust shield.

I appreciate the comment though!
12-06-2012 02:27 AM
Ox-y-GenIII It's amazing how some Foci are having issues and some have been fine since day one. At least the ones having issues is the far lesser majority.

Sorry about your car but could have been a rock if they had to actually replace it, which isn't their fault or a build quality issue. If it was just leaking like from a coolant hose they wouldn't replace the whole radiator. And At least its fixed so you can enjoy driving it again.
12-05-2012 09:24 PM
Vrod21
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
In removing the radiator the condenser has to be removed as well, which means removing the refrigerant it prior to removing it to replace the radiator, then it needs to be re-evacuated (pull a vacuum on it once the system is closed, then checked for leaks before being charged again.
Thanks for the info.
12-05-2012 09:15 PM
suss6052
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New radiator installed. They had to replace the refrigerant for some reason. Still has the funky smell though...
In removing the radiator the condenser has to be removed as well, which means removing the refrigerant it prior to removing it to replace the radiator, then it needs to be re-evacuated (pull a vacuum on it once the system is closed, then checked for leaks before being charged again.
12-05-2012 09:06 PM
Vrod21 New radiator installed. They had to replace the refrigerant for some reason. Still has the funky smell though...
12-05-2012 07:15 PM
Vrod21 Going to get the Focus now. Pretty disappointed in this things build quality.
12-05-2012 05:01 PM
Vrod21 Strike 4 for Ford. There was a radiator leak. They are putting a new radiator in now.

As stated at the beginning this is the 4th thing to go wrong. Geez.

Oh and the dealer said they smelled it and it was not coolant. They don't know what the smell is. They will power wash the engine compartment and see if it comes back.
12-05-2012 02:57 PM
Vrod21 No fluid on the engine. I know the solenoids your talking about and they are fine.

If I have it running with the hood open, I can smell it pretty bad from the right side of the engine. Behind the throttle body, right on the engine and left of the battery. Just above the transmission.

I had a coolant leak about 10k ago and it leaked onto the top of the tranny. No real smell with that leak thought but this smell is coming from that area.
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