Para's Problems MKII (not an alternator edition) - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Regional Forums > Southern Fanatics > Fanatics: Texas

Fanatics: Texas Regional discussion Forum for planning events and sharing information with all Members in the Texas (Lonestar) areas.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-04-2011, 09:28 PM   #1
Paradisio
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2010
Fan#: 75315
Location: Houston, TX
What I Drive: 2011 Black Sedan

Posts: 42
Points 394, Level 7
Points: 394, Level: 7 Points: 394, Level: 7 Points: 394, Level: 7
Level Up 88% Completed
Level up: 88% Level up: 88% Level up: 88%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 Paradisio Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Para's Problems MKII (not an alternator edition)

So I'm a bit curious after everything lately (yay job), I recently came to the conclusion after visiting VonKrause... something is REALLY wrong with my car and has been since I had it.

My 2002 ford focus (auto zetec) gets ridiculously low gas milage, as much as half as less as some cars. It gets between 15 and 17 (and 17 is driving on hwy exclusively without traffic at posted speeds). I know a few of you have seen and worked on my car, so would like your input on what could cause this.

Thanks!


Paradisio is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-05-2011, 12:12 AM   #2
Pattacular
IH8URFCE
 
Pattacular's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Fan#: 80015
Location: Spring/The Woodlands, TX
What I Drive: 07 Pueblo Gold SE

Posts: 2,231
FF Reputation: 3 Pattacular Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
dirty/old/faulty MAF or fuel or O2 sensors? i know when i had my MAF out, i would get awful gas mileage and a check engine light. but mostly other than that it would drive fine. that's my 2 cents.
__________________
Rest in Peace Izzy
2007 Ford Goldilox
Sedan Revolution #195

facebook.com/goldiloxfocus
Pattacular is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2011, 01:49 AM   #3
tukaniSVT
FF PHOTOG ENTHUSIAST
 
tukaniSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Fan#: 5521
Location: SW Houston, TX
What I Drive: 2003 SVT Focus 2009 BMW 335i

Posts: 14,970
Points 36,339, Level 100
Points: 36,339, Level: 100 Points: 36,339, Level: 100 Points: 36,339, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 34 tukaniSVT Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Could be a number of things.

Fuel Pump is weak, bad tune, dirty air filter, dirty MAF, clogged exhaust, bad coils, lots of build up in the car ... heavy foot.

There's lots of things that you can check. ... does it idle rough? Does it stay at a high idle when you first turn it on for more than 5 minutes? when you come to a stop, how long does it take to idle back down.

-Ray-
__________________
Hatch Nation Member: #147

R.I.P - FELLOW FF MEMBER, IZZY, BLK2k3GTS, will always be remembered. We will compete on a different course again one day.
tukaniSVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2011, 01:53 AM   #4
Paradisio
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2010
Fan#: 75315
Location: Houston, TX
What I Drive: 2011 Black Sedan

Posts: 42
Points 394, Level 7
Points: 394, Level: 7 Points: 394, Level: 7 Points: 394, Level: 7
Level Up 88% Completed
Level up: 88% Level up: 88% Level up: 88%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 Paradisio Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Yea the other thread covered aggressive driving. I'm not, I drive posted speeds... yea, I really do, people behind me get pissed. So not a heavy foot driver, I know that's a big on for fuel economy.

Fuel pump has been replaced, this gas mileage is consistent to what I had before I put it in as well.

I'll see about information for the rest of your questions tomorrow, unfortunately, like the other thread suggested... all my cars have been in poor condition that I've owned, so I'm not exactly sure what idling rough would feel like.

Thanks!
Paradisio is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2011, 02:09 AM   #5
sleepyboy
FF's Night Security
 
sleepyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Fan#: 15335
Location: SW Houston, TX, United States
What I Drive: 01' Yellow ZX3 euro, 04' ZX5 SVT

Posts: 26,339
Points 135,887, Level 100
Points: 135,887, Level: 100 Points: 135,887, Level: 100 Points: 135,887, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 65%
Activity: 65% Activity: 65% Activity: 65%
FF Reputation: 48 sleepyboy Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (11)
Tune up time? Plugs, wires, fuel filter (very important Raymond geesh so quick to say fuel pump lol), air filter, and cleaning the MAF.

Now I get around 21-24mpg's but I live and work within a 5-10mi radius and that's putting my foot in it sometimes. I used to get 27mpg all the time, but that was the old motor, this ones seems to like the petrol a little more.
__________________
I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left

Hatch Nation #15 (Ole' Yeller') & #150 (The SVT)
Moderator for
Technical Chat
Zetec Performance Chat
Southern Fanatics Chat
sleepyboy is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2011, 11:42 AM   #6
Blue5ive
R.I.P Kona
 
Blue5ive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Fan#: 83941
Location: The 5th Dimension, United States
What I Drive: 2003 TW Blue ZX5

Posts: 11,413
Points 7,351, Level 57
Points: 7,351, Level: 57 Points: 7,351, Level: 57 Points: 7,351, Level: 57
Level Up 1% Completed
Level up: 1% Level up: 1% Level up: 1%
Forum Activity 14%
Activity: 14% Activity: 14% Activity: 14%
FF Reputation: 10 Blue5ive Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (8)
I get about 27 mpg and drive pretty aggressive and at 70-80 plus on the freeway. I'm down to about 25 now since I'm running the ac all the time now. Fuel filter, maf, plugs, wires etc... like Paul and Ray said. Lot of variables.
__________________
Team Focalize
Hatch Nation #9
"2 by 2 Hands of Blue."
Blue5ive is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:04 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat