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Old 12-10-2012, 12:04 AM   #4
kensaysrawr
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Join Date: Dec 2012
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What I Drive: 2003 Pitch Black Focus ZX3 Hatch

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Originally Posted by iminhell View Post
How's the compression?
How clean does the oil stay?
Does it overheat or run overly hot?
Any leaks?
-Haven't had a chance to test compression. will do soon though, gotta find a buddy with a compression tester. But it doesn't seem to have a loss of power.

-NO Leaks as far as I can see. None on the head, Coolant was clean so no rust in the cooling.
-No overheating
-Only problem is a low idle which is most likely just dirty IM and IACV
I checked all the vacuum hoses and replaced the ones I thought were bad.
About to do the timing as well. found a VERY informative step by step video on YouTube to do so.

I understand nothing is as cheap as the hondas but I'm willing to put in the money and effort.
Thanks for the feedback though!
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