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Old 02-20-2019, 12:18 PM   #1
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I got a 04 focus svt in July 2018 and it has 225k miles on it as of now and like 222k, when I got it so I haven't added much but with it being such high mileage, are there any maintenance things I should look out for. done clutch, fuel filter, and oil when I got it. might do spark plug wires soon, and anything I should know about the engine like if interference or not and just random things. I'm a subie guy and this is my first ford/focus and I just want to learn and get to know my car better!!!


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Old 02-20-2019, 01:39 PM   #2
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I would take it off the ceiling !
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I keep poking it with a broom but he won’t come down
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Would do the timing belt.
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http://c-f-m.com has svt parts.....t/b, tensioner, t-stat housing....to start.
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had two or three. i didnít remember exactly.. if it runs good , donít do anything to it , cause you will have to soon anyways.
New shocks and struts, a arms/ball joints ...BIG difference.
if it has stock exhaust , leave it on ...
if you just replace the small suspension parts front and back a little at time according to your budget you will reap the greatest rewards...they are fun to drive. If you plan on keeping it awhile , eventually put in a new timing belt.
Itís rad now to be cruising in one of those ...pretty good gas milage too.
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I think it runs well but I do say it was so much peppier when I first got it. don't know if it had one of those chip tunes or anything and when I got the clutch replaced with the battery being out so long it just reset to factory and I was running on a bad upstream 02 sensor so periodically like once every time I was driving it, it would just flood it with gas so it basically did nothing like you couldn't "give it gas" but the idle was normal. I want to keep it forever and make it well again. I know I do need shocks. a squeaky mess sometimes but mostly gone away, but I don't know if I should get coilovers or stock shock with like 1 to 1.5in lowering springs. i def want the back to sit a little lower and the front just a little. the end goal is to turbo charge it
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