a/c is SERIOUSLY robbing power - 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 > Ford Focus First Generation > SPI Performance (2000-2004)

SPI Performance (2000-2004) The place to chat about any 2.0L Split Port Injection engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-30-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
Focus Enthusiast
 
smallblockfever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95004
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
What I Drive: 2002 Sonic Blue SVT

Posts: 255
Points 2,637, Level 31
Points: 2,637, Level: 31 Points: 2,637, Level: 31 Points: 2,637, Level: 31
Level Up 25% Completed
Level up: 25% Level up: 25% Level up: 25%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 0 smallblockfever Newbie
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
a/c is SERIOUSLY robbing power

So my problem is that if i turn my ac on power level4 right after starting my car, it feels like the car struggles to keep up... at idle..
I know that any small displacement engine has issues with feeling the a/c while driving, but at idle? im worried..

basically, itll make all the lights flutter, and the rpms will shudder, like the a/c is a bit too much juice and is making the whole car want to shudder and shut off.

any toughts? itll do it periodically with a few big shudders occasionally


smallblockfever is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-30-2012, 11:42 PM   #2
Vinyl + LED guru
 
starfuryt550's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Fan#: 18440
Location: Plymouth,, MI
What I Drive: Audi S4, Turbo ZX3

Posts: 4,220
Points 24,742, Level 95
Points: 24,742, Level: 95 Points: 24,742, Level: 95 Points: 24,742, Level: 95
Level Up 40% Completed
Level up: 40% Level up: 40% Level up: 40%
Forum Activity 7%
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
FF Reputation: 23 starfuryt550 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (59)
It's also been ~100 degrees out lately....When idling, the air the car pulls in can get to over 170 degrees. That alone will KILL the power.
__________________
Daily: Audi S4 b5 | Project: <-- see other car
starfuryt550 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2012, 11:36 PM   #3
Focus Addict
 
1hotfocus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Fan#: 82813
Location: NYC NYC NYC NYC!, NY
What I Drive: 00' sedan

Posts: 744
FF Reputation: 7 1hotfocus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (21)
You said as soon as the car starts up you put it on. Try putting it on as if you are to put heat on in the winter. Wait till the cars at normal operating temps and report back if shutters and dimming still occur. And ye, it looses a good amount of drive ability in the speed dept when the AC is on

Sent from my SGH-I777 using FF Mobile
__________________
Give rep if youve been helped :)
1hotfocus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-03-2012, 12:05 AM   #4
Wheel King, Bow Down
 
Nickgt40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Fan#: 40924
Location: Annoying the Liberals, California, United States
What I Drive: 01 Black ZX3, 09 FSWerks SEMA Coupe

Posts: 1,918
FF Reputation: 19 Nickgt40 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
You do know you have an SPI... right?




Seriously though, start the car with the windows down and drive around a bit to get the car to operating temps before kicking it on. That should help quite a bit.
__________________
Feb 2011 Ride of the Month ~ 2011 Hatch Nation Hatch of the Year ~ 2011 Focus Fanatics Ride of the Year!
Hatch Nation #2
Nickgt40 is offline  
    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:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:59 AM.


Copyright 2002-2015 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 Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1