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Old 06-13-2012, 09:24 PM   #141
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Hey p0sitivevibez keep it up! I bought an SVT in November. It's been a project but mine is really coming along. I put together a list of new things my brother and I have put on/in.

- Focus311's interior (carpet, headliner, seats)
- 2,500 mile Getrag
- LUK clutch
- All new suspension (front and rear shocks struts, upper/lower control arms, sway bar repair kit, front sway bar bushings, inner and outer tie rods)
- Dropped rear subframe sandblasted and painted
- MAF sensor
- MAP sensor
- Lower gasket set
- Timing belt (all tensioners)
- Water pump
- Upgraded thermostat housing
- Alternator
- Spark plugs and wires
- Coil pack (haven't changed yet but will soon)
- IMRC
- Fuel filter
- New low beam OEM headlights
- Front bearings

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- Tune
- Totally repainted
- New Ford Racing SVT rims
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:48 AM   #142
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Holy hell!! All of that?!?! Dayum, guess I don't feel so bad now lol. You need help with anything give me a holler!!

I recommend the Contour thermo housing kit from Steve @ Tousley Ford... $100 but supposedly you'll never have to replace it. What's wrong with headlights?
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:37 PM   #143
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Yeah, I decided to go with contour thermostat housing. The only thing is I'm find that the around the sensor is leaking a little bit but I think the trick is to tightening it down some more when the engine is hot.

My bro has done a lot of that he has gotten pretty darn good at working on the focuses. It also helps that my dad rebuilds them at his job.
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:28 PM   #144
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Did you put the gasket in?? I don't have any leakage I can tell of...

That's pretty nice! My dad knows F-150s and Fieros from his days as a mechanic...now we have Bud Light and google to help us through things.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:13 PM   #145
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Did you put the gasket in?? I don't have any leakage I can tell of...

That's pretty nice! My dad knows F-150s and Fieros from his days as a mechanic...now we have Bud Light and google to help us through things.
And Josh..lol. And focus fanatics too! lol
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:52 PM   #146
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And Josh and you and Focus Fanatics and even the other Focus site...
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:55 PM   #147
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Pardon me if this sounds retarded..But if the car is out of time at all could that cause it?
Timing would cause erratic idle and driveability woes... behavior that would REALLY get your attention! What you guys describe (o2 sensors that seemingly 'go bad') won't cause any weird behavior other that a CEL. The o2 sensor is a tattletale... that's it! If the exhaust gases go outside it's normal range; it raises a red flag (Check Engine Light).
It's just 'telling' you it's seeing some wonky data. The cause of which could be an internal oil leak or something else burning and creating abnormal gasses or excess amounts of the normal, run-of-the-mill stuff.
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:03 PM   #148
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My battery's screwed. Starter still works cuz it clicks, and clicks even faster when we tried to jump it. Gonna try the battery from my sister's Focus and see if that does the trick.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:43 PM   #149
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My battery's screwed. Starter still works cuz it clicks, and clicks even faster when we tried to jump it. Gonna try the battery from my sister's Focus and see if that does the trick.
Thats like the second time that battery has died on you isn't it..Didn't we kill it when we were checking the compression too? Might be time for a new battery.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:55 PM   #150
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yeah battery is toast....starter solenoid was clicking so it ain't that (I think)...batteries are expensive gotta wait until payday
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