Hello from a Focus virgin, tips on what to check? - Page 4 - Focus Fanatics
Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forums
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace



Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Discussions > Ford Focus & General Car Chat

Ford Focus & General Car Chat Discussion Forum relating to nonspecific Ford Focus models, car purchasing, auto industry news and any car talk.

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-22-2013, 08:24 AM   #31
OPsDad
Focus Addict
 
OPsDad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Fan#: 108661
Location: Greenwell Springs, LA
What I Drive: 2x2013-TI4drPlat'mNAV,SE5drSterling

Posts: 722
FF Reputation: 2 OPsDad Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Did you get your cruise control fixed, Lens?
__________________
SR #265 | "Quia currus certatus, inferius"
13 Focus Ti Sedan w/Handling Pkg, MFT Sony 10 NAV, Leather
13 Focus SE HB Sterling Grey, 201A, Leather
06 F350 6.0L DRW King Ranch, Sunroof, Rhino Bed Liner, 4" MBRP Turbo Back, AirRaid, Edge Chip w/Pyro
OPsDad is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-23-2013, 07:36 PM   #32
LensDriven
Focus Enthusiast
 
LensDriven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Fan#: 111184
Location: Tampa, FL
What I Drive: 2006 Blk ZX4 SES, 2009 Blu Coupe SE

Posts: 236
FF Reputation: 1 LensDriven Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thugology101 View Post
So from a little brief reading, it would seem (but I'm not 100%) a PZEV has an air pump and THREE o2 sensors. A NON-PZEV has no air pump and TWO o2 sensors.. but if you decode that VIN it should tell you. Or call your local Ford dealer parts department with the last 8 digits of your VIN and they should tell you. If not PM me your last 8 I know for a fact my parts dept will tell me.

Also I haven't tried it with my Focuses because I've bought all three of them new, but with my wife's used Jeep I went to Chrysler with the VIN and they printed me the whole birth sheet. Date final assembly was checked off, where, how many miles after Quality Check was complete, every single option on it, everything.
Great, an air pump, more stuff to break that would be neat to see that sheet on this car though. So that's really the only way to tell huh? I mean, I think it is pzev after doing some more reading and the fact that it came from Maine. Speaking of which- I spent yesterday sealing some surface rust under the body because of that- and discovered the bumper renforcment is pretty rotted on the edges, I guess from driving in salt and having it get rammed up under there. I know it can be replaced, donyou know if its bolt on or weld on?

@OPsDad- no, not yet. I found the cable at the dealership, but was waiting for more funds :) I just had an out-of-stater put a deposit down on my Omni I was selling, and spent today fixing the hub for him to drive it home, so hopefully next week ill fix it and a few other things. Need to get those reverse lights working.
LensDriven is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 07:38 PM   #33
TheGlassMaker
REVOLT.BUILD.RISE
 
TheGlassMaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Fan#: 69510
Location: Bellefontaine, OH
What I Drive: 97 Impreza coupe, 04 Mazda6, 02 ZTS

Posts: 7,785
FF Reputation: 13 TheGlassMaker Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
What did you seal the rust with? Loctite rust resolver?

Sent from 34.0764 N, 118.4296 W
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by |Heath_Bar| View Post
For the record, I bought a lego from China, the lego was defected, now I HATE China.

Sedan Revolution#13
Rally Revolution#99
TheGlassMaker is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 07:52 PM   #34
LensDriven
Focus Enthusiast
 
LensDriven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Fan#: 111184
Location: Tampa, FL
What I Drive: 2006 Blk ZX4 SES, 2009 Blu Coupe SE

Posts: 236
FF Reputation: 1 LensDriven Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
This stuff called rustbullet. It's amazing, kinda like por-15 but requires less prep work. It comes out silver though so it's obvious I just spot treated under there, eventually ill sand t all use that then proper undercoating.

I did the entire interior of my 92 wrangler I had a while back with rustbullet, then rhino-lined over that. That stuff was untouchable.
LensDriven is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 01:57 PM   #35
AngryCoffeeMan
Focus Rookie
 
AngryCoffeeMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Fan#: 112499
Location: Tampa, FL
What I Drive: 2006 Black ZX4 SES

Posts: 4
FF Reputation: 1 AngryCoffeeMan Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
You knew one day I would turnip here! Nice to see a familiar face.
AngryCoffeeMan is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 02:07 PM   #36
LensDriven
Focus Enthusiast
 
LensDriven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Fan#: 111184
Location: Tampa, FL
What I Drive: 2006 Blk ZX4 SES, 2009 Blu Coupe SE

Posts: 236
FF Reputation: 1 LensDriven Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Turnip! Haha
LensDriven is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 02:11 PM   #37
matmatician
Cars&Corgis
 
matmatician's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Fan#: 81361
Location: Mill Creek, WA
What I Drive: A Garsh Dern 'Murican Flag, Ducatis

Posts: 4,275
FF Reputation: 4 matmatician Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
I believe the bumper support can be replaced. I just had my bumper off last week, I didmt really look at the support for it though since mine was ok. I'm gonna have to pick up a can of the rustbullet stuff, there's just a few small patches of rust on the frame of the new focus.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by matmatician View Post
What spare tire? The one that adds weight? Psh. Its wherever my A/C is.
ROTM June '13, PNW Crew #42, SR #245, Rally Rev #02
matmatician is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 02:37 PM   #38
LensDriven
Focus Enthusiast
 
LensDriven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Fan#: 111184
Location: Tampa, FL
What I Drive: 2006 Blk ZX4 SES, 2009 Blu Coupe SE

Posts: 236
FF Reputation: 1 LensDriven Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Yeah, they had the part listed, just wasn't sure if it was weld on or bolt on. Like $93 is the best price I've found. May just grind it down and treat it- it's just the edges.

Yes! Rustbullet rocks! It really spreadable too, just get the loose stuff off, use two coats cause it micro bubbles, it's sand able so you can use it with any other paint or body filler. Just don't get it in your hair! Or on your nails... itll never come off. Haha, that was my lesson for the week.

EDIT: there was a test someone did, can't remember where on the net. Where they used that next to por-15 and chassis saver. It was the runner up to por-15. Por looked better after a few weeks of freezing and thawing, and being continuously submerged. So, Por's better, but it's also UV sensitive and requires a lot of prep and a top coat. RB doesn't need a top coat or any major prep, so that's why I use it. I figure if my vehicle is frozen and thawed while constantly being submerged, well... I have other problems to worry about :)
LensDriven is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 04:27 PM   #39
LensDriven
Focus Enthusiast
 
LensDriven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Fan#: 111184
Location: Tampa, FL
What I Drive: 2006 Blk ZX4 SES, 2009 Blu Coupe SE

Posts: 236
FF Reputation: 1 LensDriven Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Look at that- bearly here three weeks and we are soon to have another Focus in our carport. Last jeep is finding a new home next few weeks. Just bought a FF member's ride, yay!
LensDriven is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 06:10 PM   #40
TheGlassMaker
REVOLT.BUILD.RISE
 
TheGlassMaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Fan#: 69510
Location: Bellefontaine, OH
What I Drive: 97 Impreza coupe, 04 Mazda6, 02 ZTS

Posts: 7,785
FF Reputation: 13 TheGlassMaker Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
Oh man who's?

Sent from 34.0764 N, 118.4296 W
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by |Heath_Bar| View Post
For the record, I bought a lego from China, the lego was defected, now I HATE China.

Sedan Revolution#13
Rally Revolution#99
TheGlassMaker is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 09:21 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

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 Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.