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Old 03-27-2018, 03:26 PM   #1
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Since I love bad cars...

The focus was running like butthole (stalls at idle, lack of power). I did plugs/wires/coil which didn't help. So, I did a compression test...

from cyl 1 to cyl 4 ... (PSI) 130, 40, 60, 130.

added some earl: 150, 90, 120, 155.

said fudge it, found an engine and met the guy at cabelas. fun saturday trip.


Friend has a lift, so we pulled it out


assembling da "new" one:


yey!!!


I pulled head off of old engine. Can see the discoloration on 2 middle cylinders.










Enjoy brahs
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:42 PM   #2
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That looks like a whole lot of fun. How does it run now?
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:45 PM   #3
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That looks like a whole lot of fun. How does it run now?
It was fun for sure. It was worth the $ in the learning experience.

Infinitely better. Actually gets out of its own way and doesn't stall at idle. I am also getting 26mpg vs 22 lol.
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Old 03-27-2018, 07:24 PM   #4
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Seriously why???
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Seriously why???
only cost $200.

cheaper than finding another car and having to fix tires, brakes, suspension, etc.
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that doesnt look like a focus SVT motor.
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Seriously why???
Beats a car payment..
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that doesnt look like a focus SVT motor.
His threads are always full of disappoint
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His threads are always full of disappoint
if i swapped in an SVT motor then you'd really ask why.

Not an easy swap
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Fun Fact: My buddy from Jackson blew the motor in his focus sedan and ended up swapping in a full driveline and interior from a SVT hatch. So he had a SVT Focus Sedan, which they never actually produced.
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Fun Fact: My buddy from Jackson blew the motor in his focus sedan and ended up swapping in a full driveline and interior from a SVT hatch. So he had a SVT Focus Sedan, which they never actually produced.
Nice one of none.
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Fun Fact: My buddy from Jackson blew the motor in his focus sedan and ended up swapping in a full driveline and interior from a SVT hatch. So he had a SVT Focus Sedan, which they never actually produced.
That's a cool swap.

Lots of guys do the ST swap in the new generation sedans since they only make them in hatches.

This turd is an auto, so I'd have to swap like everything. just engine swap way easier. I'd just buy an SVT if I wanted the SVT drivetrain
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You could have bought another focus off craigslist for under a grand though!
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You could have bought another focus off craigslist for under a grand though!
Tried, nothing worthwhile.
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Good to see you put all your focus on your focus...
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uh oh...



Race car!

I might have to keep up with bob (found this on a focus sale group)

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What're you even referring too?

And FYI- You can't make chicken salad with chicken ****
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What're you even referring too?

And FYI- You can't make chicken salad with chicken ****
bob got a supercharged buick.... sooooooo

and duh. its just fun to try
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bob got a supercharged buick.... sooooooo

and duh. its just fun to try
Let the haters hate. I for one am all for resurrection of a cheap ride. And if ya can make it faster so much the better!
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Let the haters hate. I for one am all for resurrection of a cheap ride. And if ya can make it faster so much the better!
my thought process is, if I can sell the parts again for the same/more, then its worth it.

Now If I bought like a brand new turbo kit from FSWerks... yeah lol
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hehe.

shocks were blown - bought a set of eibach shocks/springs off of eBay with a 15% coupon!



Also found some sweet wheels since I needed tires...
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i had a 2001 zx3, silver, just like yours. beat the ever living sh** out of it. ended up hydrolocking the motor with a ghetto cai that sucked up water by the fog light. god i loved that car though. go cart handling
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