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03-26-2013 08:26 PM
bwh13 Can we use the coil packs from the Mustang for example? Aftermarket ones in packs of 6 are $180 from Granatelli, for the V8 they are around $240, enough for 2 engines.
02-21-2013 09:30 AM
Roadworthy Sooo for an update!
Using the copper strand pieces seemed to work pretty good. You can increase you gap a tad but I think the coils themselves need an upgrade for this kind of change to give better results.

Increasing the gap on these cars (still about -5 here) didn't really give more power/mpg as it seems to lose out on clean burns at WOT as the side of the ground strip on the spark plug gets sooty.

So yes, a larger coil would improve spark output but the cost just isn't there. If you had to replace 1 to 2 COP's for whatever reason, maybe upgrade then.
02-21-2013 06:44 AM
Bwill9886 I was under the impression from various tuners and people who have dyno'd there cars on here that the Focus actually runs pretty lean from the factory and especially so with bolt-ons. Certainly not too rich.

It's one of the many reasons why people are so mad about waiting for tuning from SCT or whoever the hell finally decides to sell a solution.

I'd link to a specific thread, but at this point I think it's been discussed in like 5 at least haha!

Anyway, just something to consider.
02-06-2013 07:55 PM
Roadworthy THIS (http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...evert/cop3.jpg) is what I'm talking about! :D I don't have any of those plug ends or that ferrous magnet to clear out RF..

Now I might just use a braided wire and just have the ends smoosh up against the spark plug connector end. Might have time tomorrow morning for this.....
01-31-2013 10:15 AM
Brabs_Weather These are for OBX SUPER DIRECT IGNITION / COIL PACK - MAZDA 3 MZR 2.0L / FORD FOCUS DURATEC 2.0L

http://www.racingpartdepot.com/servl...IL-PACK/Detail
01-31-2013 12:00 AM
Roadworthy back on topic...lol

I'm going to see if I have some solid wire (from overhead light box) that I could scavenge and cut to length. I'll give measurements and results in the coming days :D
01-30-2013 09:34 PM
suss6052
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Thought this was a download link for it, almost pooped a little. Got my hopes up too soon
I never said it was free, just that it was available.
01-30-2013 09:15 PM
MetalMuffins
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
Thought this was a download link for it, almost pooped a little. Got my hopes up too soon
01-30-2013 08:14 PM
suss6052
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Thanks SPRAYPANT! I have access to AllData but there hasn't been a lot of factory info provided for 2012's. Haven't had a need to get my hands on the factory manual haha.

Ahhhhh we just need a tuner! Having a factory wideband makes tuning soooo much easier. I wish this car was MAP based like the ST but I'll take what I can get :P
http://www.helminc.com/helm/product2...112&itemtype=N

Factory service manual cd for the 2012 Focus/BEV/ST.


http://www.motorcraftservice.com/vdi...=productdetail
01-30-2013 07:49 PM
Roadworthy Thanks SPRAYPANT! I have access to AllData but there hasn't been a lot of factory info provided for 2012's. Haven't had a need to get my hands on the factory manual haha.

Ahhhhh we just need a tuner! Having a factory wideband makes tuning soooo much easier. I wish this car was MAP based like the ST but I'll take what I can get :P
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