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Yesterday 01:42 PM
Gonzo31773 Loaded my car on the trailer and hauled it to work. Gonna finish it up in the evenings after work. Hopefully! lol



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Yesterday 12:20 PM
ELCouz
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Originally Posted by A Focused Family View Post
There's also a recall they're gonna do that turns off that stupid green shift light lol.

And to get back on track I finally got my tint finished.

Sorry for the crappy pic.

Happy 4:20 everyone.
Nice rack!
04-20-2017 05:37 PM
A Focused Family I like that.
04-20-2017 05:27 PM
SPIinDisguise
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Made what I will call an aero shield from .05" aluminum. Or skid plate, whatever you want to call it.

Started with a full sheet and cut where I thought was necessary. Goes from the rear subframe and tucks under the rear bumper. Custom hole for my reverse lights.

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So as it turns out...this is helping. My last two fill ups have been right at 400 miles, netting me about 37-38 MPG. I haven't changed anything else
04-20-2017 05:20 PM
A Focused Family There's also a recall they're gonna do that turns off that stupid green shift light lol.

And to get back on track I finally got my tint finished.

Sorry for the crappy pic.

Happy 4:20 everyone.
04-20-2017 10:01 AM
sailor OK, understand that.

IDK the details of the recall agreement, but I THINK it's for the 2013-2016 just because of the location of the release switch. Apparently being near the light switch ended up with complaints about hitting it by mistake.

AFAIK the system has been similar since the first Focus that had a hatch/trunk release back in '99 (2000 in US). Basing that on the automatic locking for those equipped that also occurs at a similar slow speed to the disabling of the trunk switch.

For manual trans. cars, there isn't an 'in gear' switch, so they used speed as the trigger for all versions.

According to the info. above, the turn off of the release switch could wait to as high as 4 MPH before happening, and apparently the new max trigger speed is much lower.


The whole deal seems to be much ado about nothing to me, since being able to trigger a hatch release at that low a speed doesn't create much of a hazard. Got a feeling there isn't a standard set for that, saw an earlier report mentioning a 'not while moving' rule this violated. Simple sounding rule, but still needs to be defined better, and that ends up by agreement when a question is raised to avoid making it a Court case.

P.S. - walking speed is often used as a reference for this type thing, and average is listed as 3.1 MPH with 'brisk' at 4 MPH. By that standard they were already in compliance (fast can be up to around 8 MPH).
04-20-2017 07:13 AM
ACHRO
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My own post referred to the "but the assumption is ford would have reused the part if possible." comment. They did reuse the same part for hatch release from another model, along with the programming that is changed by the recall. No replacement parts used for the fix.

I'm confused enough by now to not know if you think the "premium edition" should have used all new parts even for simple functions.
I don't think they should use all new parts, but my view on car recalls has changed soo much in the last 10 years. I believe auto manufacturers use stuff even when they know it could become/or already is faulty. VW shows it, they knew their emissions were going to fail, so they faked their ways to meeting what was needed. The tire issue a while back was a known probability. I believe ford knew of this issue when making the first focus with the hatch release, and the programming issue and just hoped that it wouldn't creep its head up.

Sorry i am not always clear. My head has issues and what seems completely clear to me in what I say, is mud sometimes for others.

hope this clears things up a little and not make this into a bog of UN-understandable crap. lol
04-19-2017 09:37 PM
A Focused Family I'm confused now too lol.

It goes in on the 27th for the hatch button recall which takes less than 30 minutes to reprogram and the "Tech" is going to evaluate whether they replace the motor mount because it's seeping through the top of the mount.
04-19-2017 08:15 PM
sailor
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do the motor mounts suck as bad on the RS as they do on the NA mk3?
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My guess is if they are on recall from the "premium" version of focus, then yes, they will be.
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I wasnt saying that was the recall, i was referencing there being a recall on their premium edition focus. Yes all cars get recalls, but the assumption is ford would have reused the part if possible.
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Please reread my comment..

OK, what am I supposed to reread?

Yes, your first comment seemed directed to the engine mounts.

Correction is less clear, not so sure of what that means.

Motor mounts are not going to be all the same as on the std. MkIII, hatch switch and programming IS the same as on lesser models so it gets the same recall for that.

My own post referred to the "but the assumption is ford would have reused the part if possible." comment. They did reuse the same part for hatch release from another model, along with the programming that is changed by the recall. No replacement parts used for the fix.

I'm confused enough by now to not know if you think the "premium edition" should have used all new parts even for simple functions.
04-19-2017 07:25 PM
ACHRO Please reread my comment..
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