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Old 03-25-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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Added 06 ZX4 SES to the stable

Been looking for a Focus for a couple of months and finally found what we were looking for in an 06 ZX4 SES in incredible condition at a reasonable price.

Also, thanks to you guys, we were looking at an 03 SE, started researching here and stumbled across the potential SPI valve seat issue and passed on that one. It may have run 300k miles w/o a problem but I would have forever been looking and waiting for a problem.

Now that I have your attention, a question: there's a noticable shutter at low idle/engine speed. Motor mount? Typical? Other?

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Old 03-25-2013, 09:11 PM   #2
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Iv had that shudder since i got my 06 , and heard the same from others. Im starting to think its just normal lol

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Old 03-25-2013, 09:40 PM   #3
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Yeah, I just e-mailed the prev owner and that's what he said.

Also, what size speakers are in this thing and where? I have a pair of JBL 6x9's looking for a final resting place.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #4
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6x8-5x7 . You might be able to get adaptors though

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Old 03-26-2013, 08:29 AM   #5
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Thanks. And where's the MAF on this motor?
Also, who makes the best top motor mounts?
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:31 AM   #6
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Thanks. And where's the MAF on this motor?
Also, who makes the best top motor mounts?
Maf is right under the resonator box , which is connected to the throttle body boot

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Unsure about mounts , iv gone aftermarket

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Old 03-26-2013, 09:03 AM   #8
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Id only recomend replacing the dog bone/lower engine mount with an after market poly mount and then stay oem with the other two (read too many stories, especially with the passenger side, with non-oem ones not lasting.)

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Maf is right under the resonator box , which is connected to the throttle body boot
This and its held on by a pair of 3mm's and is fairly easy to access.
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Good help. Thx. Best to clean MAF or replace? Trying to rectify a rough idle.
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Good help. Thx. Best to clean MAF or replace? Trying to rectify a rough idle.
Try cleaning it first

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