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Old 07-27-2012, 01:54 PM   #15451
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once i'm down there doing all the work there will be some intensive cleaning going on too (to avie: i'm still talking about cars..), what would you recommend to spray or dip the parts with once they clean, to keep em in good shape and protected for long time?


btw. anyone knows if the end links are same on SVT as on regular foci?
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:16 PM   #15452
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once i'm down there doing all the work there will be some intensive cleaning going on too (to avie: i'm still talking about cars..), what would you recommend to spray or dip the parts with once they clean, to keep em in good shape and protected for long time?


btw. anyone knows if the end links are same on SVT as on regular foci?
Lol....how did you know id think that way.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:58 PM   #15453
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So on the way to work I notice my temp guard starting to climb while I was at a light. So the light changes and I go and its still climbing slowly. I check my steering and the dash and its ok so the belt is ok. Temp keeps climbing so I pulled into a lot across from work shut it down and pop the hood. That stupid plastic coolant tube cracked just like on the Kona so my fluid went byebye. Did a temp repair and tomorrow I will swap it out with new one from the Kona. Good start to my day.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:21 PM   #15454
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So on the way to work I notice my temp guard starting to climb while I was at a light. So the light changes and I go and its still climbing slowly. I check my steering and the dash and its ok so the belt is ok. Temp keeps climbing so I pulled into a lot across from work shut it down and pop the hood. That stupid plastic coolant tube cracked just like on the Kona so my fluid went byebye. Did a temp repair and tomorrow I will swap it out with new one from the Kona. Good start to my day.
that sucks man kinda funny it happened to you twice though
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:46 PM   #15455
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Where is this plastic tube at? I want to look at it on my Focus, if its pron to cracking/breaking, then I want to replace mine now, before I get stranded with my young kids in the car.....
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:48 PM   #15456
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I got called off tonight, this is ridiculous I already have no money as it is. So pissed at my work right now.

Yes regular focus end links are the same as normal foci. Don't change you outer tie rods unless you plan on getting a alignment done. Have you priced all those parts from Rockauto?
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:03 PM   #15457
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Where is this plastic tube at? I want to look at it on my Focus, if its pron to cracking/breaking, then I want to replace mine now, before I get stranded with my young kids in the car.....
I think I found it, right in the center, above passenger fan?? Has 1 hose on passenger side, and 2 hoses on driver side of it??

It's rivited in and not bolted?????? That's stupid of Ford..... Put something plastic that close to hot radiator, and right infront of the header and make it out of plastic, they could of moved it down under radiator or something, so it wouldnt get soo hot and break..... Plus they could of put some screws to hold it instead of rivet it to the core support....
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Now that I'm saying this I'm sure it will break now, but mine has never broken on the Yeller car and the SVT's is tucked under the upper radiator support with zip ties. It was just dangling there when I got it lol
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Holy crap, i went and did some maintenance on one of my vehicle's I have and found something sooo strange....

I have a 4 cyl motor, but instead of it having only 4 plugs and wires and 1 4-port coil.... it's a 4cyl with 8 plugs, 8 wires, and 2 4-port coil packs.... It's more like a V8 setup, but its a 4cyl motor....
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