Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - Reply to Topic
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace

Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat > PM for 2012 focus with 100,000 miles

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    

Thread: PM for 2012 focus with 100,000 miles Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Focus Centennial Edition Sedan
Your real name.
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
04-03-2015 02:54 PM
bad_haze You'll also need to assess the front suspension system and sway bar links/bushings. I just replaced it with a while. KYB coilover assembly and the difference is night and day... At 100,000 miles I think that's a huge factor to tackle. If you can keep the suspension of the car in excellent shape, you'll limit damage caused by excessive vibrations.

Brake fluid flush is a good idea. Mine came out amber, but clear. I repaced it with synthetic clear yellow DOT 3 fluid.
04-03-2015 02:50 PM
bad_haze I have an 07 focus. Regular trouble items include the alternator (replace every 3 years), and bearings (might want to keep an ear out for a failure). Aside from that I have followed the maintenance schedule and done the pcv valve, coolant flush, and transmission flush, etc... Coupled with no body or undercarriage rust, I get a lot of compliments from Ford mechanics about the car. Some even offer to buy it from me if I want to sell :)
10-06-2014 01:19 PM
PratoN Sorry about the zombie thread - I'm at about 97k miles and I've already flushed my coolant and I'm about to do the belts and spark plugs, but was wondering if there's any other preventative maintenance that's recommended but not in the manual.

I see a lot of people on other forums recommend changing / cleaning the PCV valve every 100k or so. It looks like this one is underneath a manifold which means replacing gaskets, etc. Unless I'm wrong about the accessibility, that seems like a lot of work for something that isn't malfunctioning at the moment.

Granted, if it does get clogged, you can blow gaskets and cause other problems so it's probably best to be proactive. What are your opinions on changing / cleaning PCV valves or any other components that aren't explicitly mentioned in the manual?
03-21-2013 03:00 PM
tvc55 I just changed the air filter on my 2012 SE. It is very tight. I had to widen the air cleaner box a touch to slide the solid end of the filter in the slot. Does anyone have any tricks to make this easier?
02-23-2013 09:08 AM
Originally Posted by flygry1 View Post
How would you rate it overall?
Great car, the only negative I've seen is in the shifting. If I had gotten a 2013 it'd be a manual.
02-22-2013 03:40 PM
Originally Posted by kauserud View Post
I've got a 2012 Focus Titanium that I put about 50k worth of miles on a year(majority highway). I'm just about at 100,000 and was wondering about what kind of preventative maintenance I should be doing on this vehicle. I get the oil changed and tires rotated every 10k but that's about it.

How would you rate it overall?
02-22-2013 03:23 PM
Originally Posted by Red Jay 918 View Post
100k??? Good God man. what in the bluest of hell do you do??
Chemical Sales, U.S and Canada is a large territory
02-22-2013 03:20 PM
Originally Posted by flygry1 View Post
So....How many sets of tires??
Only my second set, replaced OEM's at 60k
02-22-2013 03:17 PM
kauserud Only on my second set, replaced the OEM's at 60K
02-22-2013 03:17 PM
kauserud Sorry for the delayed response, I've been out on the road again and put another 2,000 on it this week lol.

I finally opened up the owners manual and this is what I've found:

-Every 20k change out the cabin air filter (never been done)
-Every 30k change out the climate-controlled seat filter.
- Every 60K change out the engine air filter(Just purchased a replacement)
-Every 100K change engine coolant, replace spark plugs, and inspect accesory drive belt(s).

Questions I have are

- What is a climate controlled seat filter?
- I just purchased a K&N re-usable engine air filter, do any of you have experience with these?
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25 PM.

Copyright 2002-2015 All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.


Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1