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Old 06-03-2007, 11:38 PM   #1
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SVT Slow Starting

My 8000 mile 2003 Svt starts rather slow, meaning it cranks a little longer before firing than most other cars I have driven. Is this normal or should it fire immediately like other cars? Also WHY? thanks , signed Puzzeled


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Old 06-04-2007, 12:47 AM   #2
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my 02 SVT does the same. i was wondering the same thing
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Old 06-04-2007, 06:10 AM   #3
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As does mine, it never bothered me. New plugs and wires helped a little, not much.
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mine dose to it probably bc it has such a low compression
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Old 06-04-2007, 07:08 AM   #5
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Mine too....
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Old 06-04-2007, 07:16 AM   #6
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mine dose to it probably bc it has such a low compression
what do you mean? you lowered your compression?
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I've been told at ford that it takes a little longer to start because of some start delay to build up oil pressure.
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Old 06-04-2007, 11:13 AM   #8
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Only 8000 miles on an '03?!
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Yea thats right. Its a black ZX5 and its flawless. How many miles are on the red ZX5 ?
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sorry my bad i heard that the SVT focus had a really low comppression ratio but actually it has 10.2:1 so i appologise for that
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