ford focus svt timing belt
PLEASE NOTE! I filmed this with my ipod nano and i had it upside down so it mirrored everything for some reason. It's really weird...so everything is opposite of where it should be in the video. For example, in the video it appears that my coil pack and spark plug wires are on the left but they are on the right in real life, so just try and picture your motor. Never gonna film upside down again lol...
Also, after putting it all back together and driving, It lacked power and I quickly got a CEL/code for cam timing over retarded or over advanced. I thought I had done something wrong but I decided to try one more thing before tearing into it again. I replaced the VCT solenoid which is the little cylinder/tower on the side near the cam gears. It controls when the cam timing advances in high rpms with oil pressure. Anyways, I replaced it and bam, no more check engine light and power was back. The intake runners (IMRC) were switching over at high rpm's every time again. Sounds awesome. So I did do everything right and it turns out it was the vct solenoid the whole time. A friend and I were curious as to why the old one was not working and after removing it we connected it to a 12v battery with wire leads going to the 2 metal tabs on the vct solenoid's connector to give it power and it was not moving very much. Something inside it moves but it was sticking/seizing. It lasted over 100,000 miles though so I wasn't mad at it lol. I might have been able to save it by leaving it in brake/carb/parts cleaner overnight to free it up but I just bought a new one for about $80.
2004 Ford Focus SVT full aftermarket exhaust
I just got my new high flow 2.5" cat and flex pipe installed and new O2 sensors. got a Dominant Engineering High flow cat and flex pipe from http://dominanteng.com/ and got my catback from http://trubendz.com/index.php/products/Exhaust-systems.
had to replace the cat because the old O2 sensors wouldnt come out of the old cat. and the inside of the cat was mostly gone. ill admit, it sounds just slightly raspy/ricey at mid/high rpms, but its a 2.0L 4cyl so can't avoid that with full Exhaust. Dominic of Dominant Engineering says the raspy sound will go away once i get some miles on it. same happened with his car.
K&N Typhoon SRI (short ram intake)
Trubendz 2.5" catback Exhaust, straight back to a Borla muffler, no resonator
Denso iridium spark plugs and Magstar 8.5mm spark plug wires
VF engineering polyurethane engine mounts all around
EBC "slotted" brake rotors
Dominant Engineering 2.5" high flow cat and flex pipe
CFM polyurethane Exhaust hangars
new/replaced parts since I bought it:
all 4 wheel bearings
both front coilovers (stock)
both rear struts (stock)
both rear springs (stock)
both axles (stock)
full Exhaust minus headers
drivers side door handle
timing belt and related pulleys
both shift cables
LoL it wasn't well taken care of by the previous owner
2003 Ford SVT focus 0-60
my new 2003 ford SVT focus. i have only been driving a manual for 2 weeks so time might be a little slow.
For Sale: 2004 Ford Focus SVT Competition Orange
New dunk footage coming soon. I've been having some good sessions the last couple weeks and should have some good stuff for you guys in early to mid October.
For sale is a 2004 Ford Focus SVT. It is fully loaded with the European Appearance Package (EAP) and Cold Weather Package.
Options include: 17" Gunmetal Wheels, HID Headlights, Power Sunroof, Heated Leather Recaro Racing Seats, Recaro Leather Rear Seat, Audiophile Sound System (6 disc in dash, Premium speakers throughout, and OEM sub in hatch), Traction Control, Power Windows, Power Locks, Cruise Control, Steering Wheel Audio Controls, and Power Driver's Seat.
This SVT is # 838 of 3057 total SVT Focus produced in 2004. 1 of 1978 total 3 door SVT's and 1 of 121 produced in Competition Orange. VERY rare.
I'm the third owner. 99k miles. 100% Clean Carfax. Runs great and looks great. It's just time for something new.
Asking $9000. If you have any questions, let me know. Thanks.