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Old 11-29-2015, 06:28 PM   #11
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Yay!

The lost bolt came out - big worry over.
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Yay!

The lost bolt came out - big worry over.
Haha sarcasm sailor?

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Old 11-29-2015, 06:57 PM   #13
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Not really, you couldn't see it & were worried where it might end up.

Valid concerns, solved when it dropped out without getting somewhere it shouldn't.
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Thanks sailor. Thanks for your and amc's input on it all.

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Well.... odd thing now.

I've mentioned in another thread here that I would hear a kind of "crackling" or quick "sputtering" sound when I quickly hit the gas, and only when the car was in gear. In neutral, the sound never happened. This odd sound would only happen at the very beginning of pressing down the gas and would quickly stop as I applied more pressure.

Since I've replaced the valve cover gasket and cleaned everything out in the spark plug area, all crackling has stopped??? I'M NOT COMPLAINING! Just an oddity that I would not have thought may have or could have contributed to cause that kind of sound. Do you car gurus have any thoughts about (if that was in fact the cause) why that sound would have been produced and what it could have been???

Just a little info for all to think about. Otherwise, I'm a happy Focus owner :D
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Old 12-04-2015, 07:26 PM   #16
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How scuzzed was it?

Doubt you could hear sparks arcing where they shouldn't from oil on the plugs/boots from the driver's seat.
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I needed lumber and a mallet to free the cover off

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I meant inside the plug wells, where the oil gets on plugs etc..
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Gotcha. Yeah the only thing I did was clean out that one spark plug well and all the crud where the gaskets sit. Otherwise, I ashe with you. Just thought it odd

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