I do have some minor complaints. Fortunately, I had turned the engine off quickly so avoided extensive damage which would have ruined the block. You'll also need the other tools mentioned above. A much better Mazda-sourced 2. Then let the wheel well liner fall out of the way and rest on the tire. The frustrating thing about this entire situation is that Ford can easily avoid this situation from occurring, as many engine manufacturers have, by spiking the valve seats into the head.
I never read complaints till after bought car, if had would never bought! Everything would have to be transferred. I knew almost immediately from the awful sound it was the engine but my husband held on to the belief that it was just the timing belt. I use to love that car. I have rebuilt 14 of these engines and all but one had the pistons in the oil pan and it was either cyl. It is sometimes impossible to get a hold of a unit that does not have some rust on it. Handling is second to none. Wed, 22 May 2013 00:00:00 -0700 Lotus has announced its new Exige S Roadster will be priced from £52,900 — exactly the same as the hard-top Exige S.
I got a glimpse of the engine after my mechanic took it apart, and there was nothing left to salvage. On August 7th 24 days later I drove the car to the doctor's office and stopped to run an errand on the way home. I believe a recall by ford is in order. The dealer even drove the vehicle out to our place so we could try it out. See advanced troubleshooting information at the end of this article for more information. There may be a leak or something more serious at fault.
Thanks for listening and any suggestions would be appreciated. Either of these could be caused by low refrigerant levels. Advertisement Avoid the car if you notice a blue smoke from the exhaust or if the engine makes a rattling noise. The pistons dropped the compression ratio to 8. I recommend we all call.
I always wondered how I would find something sporty enough for my taste when I began to need a four door vehicle, but this covers the need. Tighten the cylinder head bolts in three stages in the sequence indicated. Turned out piston 2 blew apart and my radiator fluid was in my oil tank!!! My car ran rough for a while before it finally died. The cylinder head was equipped with hydraulic roller camshaft followers to reduce noise and help the engine to run more smoothly. Photo: Ford The 2008-2011 Focus is more fuel-efficient. According to legend, most of what is found in the pre 2007 cars comes straight from the Ford Escort.
Where ever these heads were made , the quality control for this part was not evelauated properly. My mechanic said Toyota if u want a good 4 cylinder engine. The loose starter comes out towards the passenger side. It is easily reachable without removing the front wheel, but it's easier if you jack it up, remove the wheel, pull out the two plastic pins and single torx screw holding the plastic spray skirt to the car and peel it … down out of the way. P1132 manufacturer control fuel air metering! I immediately contacted Ford in hopes of there being some sort of warranty or replacement program. If not, a cable may have become disconnected or may have broken. Power output was improved to 89 hp 66 kW with the benefit of improved torque and fuel economy.
In European trim, this engine produced 75 bhp 56 kW. You'll need a six inch extension to reach it from the passenger side of the exhaust pipe. Probably the most difficult part is finding the required tools suggested by the book. The head can t be repaired and the block would have to be bored out and new pistions, rings,etc. This version featured a reworked cylinder head, solid cam followers and bronze bearings for high-revving applications and a host of other motorsport features. Even today, some 20 years after its release, new ways are being developed to extract even more performance.
Interior is great in leather and the dashboard is more European than the '05 - '07 models. My insurance would not cover the loss and at the time I was a single mom with two school aged children and in school my self. This tended to cause top-end oil starvation and the tortured mechanical noises these engines were known for. I just bought a new car, a Toyota! Ford and others are making a furious push into the sport accessories market. It has alot of style and is a great variation of the focus, worth the extra coin if your already looking at a focus. A valve seat dropping into the cylinder can scar the cylinder wall and bend the piston connecting rods. This head also had four big bolt holes in the front for the torque-axis motor mount that was used on the Focus.
This is Cadillac's second such concept in a couple years, after it showed the Ciel convertible at Pebble in 2011. Which would put Ford out of business. Click for Engines: The 2000-2004 Focus came with the 2. Called around to find a rebuilder and was told by most I would most likely need the whole block replaced because of the metal damage in the cylinders. This Focus has tilt and telescopic steering. If it's on, then there's a problem.