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05-26-2013 10:36 PM
lmcd314 i'm getting a rattle sound coming from the area of my imrc motor control box thing. its only on startup and shutdown, i also don't here any difference at high rpm, i believe mine isn't functioning properly, but i have no trouble code. and i get the gas mileage of a truck.
03-14-2011 12:03 AM
Originally Posted by bostonman View Post
Has any one use this metal DSI clip ?
It is only $13 and should last forever ?!
This is the picture of the Ford replacement clip and it looks metal to me and it is only $13 according to the link above:
(they are labeled "Intake Manifold" and may be not the SPI clip ?)

"Ford Intake Manifold Lever for '02-04 SVT Focus ($13)"

CFM Billet Intake Manifold Lever for '02-04 SVT/ST170 Focus ($39) : (this one does looked like the SPI clip but labelled as Intake Manifold)
03-13-2011 11:53 AM
macdiesel If thats a oem clip, it's plastic like the one that came on your car. Buy the CFM billet piece. You will not be disappointed. It is well worth the extra cost. I bought one when they first came out, might have been the initial group buy. That was years ago and have had no complaints or problems.
03-13-2011 10:44 AM
Any one tried this metal DSI clip ?

Has any one use this metal DSI clip ?
It is only $13 and should last forever ?!

09-18-2010 11:42 PM
MexSVT last evening I checked mine and found that someone else came up with the same idea, or read this thread before , there was a bolt in the clip but not in place, the shoulder on the lever of the DSI, where it was suposed to be attached to, was broken, I have my SVT for a bit more than a year, and I am pretty sure this thing has been broken ever-since, cause it feels so very different now that is fixed.

aprox 75% of the hole where the bolt has to be screwed was ok, so I screwed it in place and filled the missing plastic with epoxy/metal mix, a generous amount of it, let it cure ovenight, and assemble everything back this morning.

lets see how good it holds up in time this fixture since that part is under constant stress cause IMRC is pulling most of the time
03-14-2010 04:59 AM
MarshallPulham Will having excess slack in the cable cuz them to not fully engage after 5,000? Girlfriends focus right before the clip the wire has a decent bit of slack in it ?
03-13-2010 11:45 AM
bmylez You don't even have an SVT...

Google is your friend, but DSI stands for dual stage intake. You do not have one, so don't worry.
03-13-2010 11:27 AM
focus bofus hey guys, i'm a newbie on FF, and new to the world of Ford Focus. what is a DSI ?
01-26-2010 11:04 AM
Originally Posted by michael1199 View Post
i have had my car for the last 3 months and makes that horrible noise constantly. i have checked the DSI clip and yes it has broken but also the noise is coming from the silver actuator box. If i buy the actuator will this come with the DSI clip? And how easy is it to fix? Will i have to take the whole manifold out? Thanks

Hi Micheal, No the runner control module will not come with the clip. easy fix, and no you don't have to remove the intake runner. you can go to and there you have 2 choices on DSI clips, one for $13 & the other high end is $40 of your choice.
01-14-2010 04:20 PM
SquirrelZX3 my car came with a extra dsi clip in the glove box
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