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Old 05-26-2005, 12:21 AM   #1
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SVTF adolescence???

I've just recently noticed, though I may be wrong, that my car seems to run smoother, when accelerating in particular. I noticed this mostly on the freeway- I drop it into 3rd or 4th and I just feel a smooth, linear pull. Is this what I've been feeling all along, or has my Focus grown up? I'm just over 12k, by the way.

And are our cars best when racing at higher speeds? I mean we can access the powerband more easily cuz of rpm's, but does the SVTF excel when it comes to high speed power?


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Old 05-26-2005, 07:55 AM   #2
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Your motor has probably just really loosened up. Sometimes when theyre brand new the motor is still a bit "tight" and not broken in to the individuals tolerances each part has. But by now, with 12k miles, its pretty well run-in. I have about 16.5k on mine, and it revs up so much smoother than when I first had it.
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Yes, they are definitly better at higher speeds. Mine does great at lights but really shines from 90 up.
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Old 05-26-2005, 09:52 AM   #4
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mines got 66k on it..lol. Runs great. Some days more then others it feels light years ( ok..thats an exagerration) faster then other days. Like last night for instance...50 mph roll is awesome.
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Old 05-26-2005, 10:05 AM   #5
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Yeah, its wierd. These cars are tempermental. Sometimes they feel fast as hell and other times they feel sluggish. I have no idea why that is.
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Old 05-26-2005, 11:40 AM   #6
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Same here. Yesterday my car pulled so hard in 6th that I had to check to see if I was in the right gear. Strange.
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^^^Weather plays a HUGE factor in how the SVTF responds^^^
Cold/dry days = more power.
Hot/humid days = dog.
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Yes it does. Cold, high pressure, air works like a turbocharger. Hot, humid, air just is not as dense. In our airplane the effect is exaggerated. In January we climb out at as much a 6,500 to 8,000 Feet Per Minute. In July the number can be as low as 2,500 to 3,000 feet per minute. All the charts for performance have temperature as the first factor considered, then weight.

Once at altitude, a difference of as little as 3 degrees makes all the difference in our cruise speed, altitude and fuel burn.

The more efficient the induction system of your car is, the more pronounced the difference is. I'm guessing the SVTF is pretty darned efficient. However, I don't think it tops a pair of General Electric CF-34's
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I love it, my car gets a wild hair in it sometimes and just pulls and pulls...next day start up runs a bit rougher and seems to be just slow...i call it "personality"
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Old 05-26-2005, 10:34 PM   #10
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I totally agree with all, today it was pulling better then ever before, a nice dry moderate day, then later on in the evening, the water in the air started to condense and my car was dogging. Its different every day. Same with my sticking throttle. Sometimes i have to tap it to get it to move at first, other days it is smooth as butter from the start. I wish my car always ran like it did this afternoon!!
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