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Old 05-09-2008, 04:32 PM   #21
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No need to be scared. Very easy mod. Mine took me 1 hour...that was having it on a lift though. I personally didn't let the silicone set for longer than a few minutes to "tack" up and no leaks.

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I recommend using the oil sump baffle at focussport.com to ensure your oil pickup stays submerged during cornering and stopping/accelerating.
I believe Tom said somewhere that the oil baffle was useless and didn't work...
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:37 PM   #22
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Given the additional vibrations, is it a good or bad thing to have stiffer aftermarket motor mounts? It seems like aftermarket mounts would make it less daily driveable, but keep you from having to replace the stock ones more frequently.
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Old 05-11-2008, 02:07 PM   #23
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I would say it would be a good thing to have stiffer aftermarket mounts mechanically, but bad comfort wise. The point of stiffer mounts is to prevent the engine from jolting around during hard accelleration and hard shifts. This jolting can cause damage to the drivetrain; probably not immediatly, but over time. Just note that the vibrations due to removing the BS should be worse at higher RPMs.

So, you're exactly right kimbo. It probably would make it less comfortable, but the mounts would last longer. But, from what PitchBlackST said, it seems that the vibrations aren't that bad.

I'll probably go with stiffer mounts once I get some $$$. I have to get my exhaust first. I'm going with the Truebendz 2.5".
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Great writeup.
That also cleared up something for me.. on Mustang forums a "BS Delete" means Back Seat Delete.
I thought all the Focus guys where doing Back Seat Deletes!
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:02 PM   #25
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Well i just tried this, and it was not that hard,the worst part was taking out the 4 bolts holding the BS they were tight as a ......., but at the end it was all good, now i just hope that it wont leak or that i put to much rtv.
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And its not like one cannot put the BS back in afterwards if they don't like it or need to for some reason correct?
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You have to ensure its lined up properly or the balance shafts will be out of sync with the crank shaft, and could potentially make the vibrations worse.
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Great writeup.
That also cleared up something for me.. on Mustang forums a "BS Delete" means Back Seat Delete.
I thought all the Focus guys where doing Back Seat Deletes!
This is something that drives me nuts about auto forums -- every community has a different set of acronyms.
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Is there any difference between the kits? I know that F2, Cosworth and Massive make kits. Does it just come down to brand preference?
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Well after doing some search button research on here and FJ I ordered an F2 BSD kit and their oil sump baffle as well. Looking to install it all next weekend probably.
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