What does it mean when the check engine light is flashing? My car sounds like its running on 2 cylinders too.
Scott_SVT said:By the way, a flashing check engine light isn't a specific code, it just means what ever the problem is, it is bad enough that the ECM can't compensate for it, and you are risking further damage.
well with issues like these we (ford techs and service managers) are required to sell ford factory parts which as you all know are not cheap not only that you are looking at like 12 labor hours of work which in general will cost almost as much the engine. Its the way the dealerships work and after fixing alot of crap that these samll indepent shops do cause they dont have the factory resoruces i will have to say its worth the cost.SkaAddict said:Where do the dealers get off on these prices? For $6500 you could have a fully built engine installed with a CGI block, all-forged internals and a P&P head...I would think you could at least get the install down to something closer to $2.5/$3K with the engine, I believe you can get a used Zetec from Focus Salvage for less than $500, although I would question the need for an entire engine if you're just failing a pressure test on #2...sounds like you need new rings or a new piston and maybe a new head, assuming the piston blew into pieces and damaged the head in the process.
m0nny said:You still have your focus? I noticed the mr2 in your avatar. I was never able to get that guys address too for your engine.