Welcome to the Ford Focus Forum, please post an introduction

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Hello and welcome to Ford Focus Forum, the premier community for Ford Focus owners from around the world. Please take a moment and post your introduction and let us know a little bit about yourselves.
 
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Hi,
I picked up a 2001 SE Split port with only 55K miles from my 90 year old neighbor. Garage kept. She gave me all the maintenance records. Everything was maintained per the book. Timing belt, water pump, fluids, etc. Body is exceptional. Today while I was idling in my driveway, it threw a rod! I am not sure yet that a valve did not drop causing the failure. All I know is that I had a horrific sound and all the oil came gushing out. My question is: should I put another engine is this? "I see a lot of "8th digit VINS for letters and numbers that aren't mine. My 8th digit is 1. What does this mean? If I do decide to get an engine, any recommendation for a source?
Kevin
 
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old Focus owner

I have owned three the last 1 a 2017 Titanium all options which will be my last as the 2019 model is made in CHINA. I don't buy china whenever possible. I have put lots of miles on Focuses with never any real issues. I only use full synthetics mostly Ford or Amzoil ones and always buy new. I was going to order a 2019 but changed my mind and bought a new 2017 instead. Before I had a focus I bought escorts till production ended. My favorite of all was a 1984 Diesel Escort I bought new. Loved that little car for its 50mpg and tons of hill climbing power. Wish they would sell D engine cars in the USA, you UK owners are lucky
 

Crispydog

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My first car in high school was a 51 Ford 2-door coupe. Back then I did most of the work on it, and seem to have leftover parts often. I could have saved Ford a bundle in production costs. Most recently, I bought a 2008 SE with 51K about a month ago. Very nice upgrade to my 2007 with 173k that I sold. I no longer do any of the maintenance.
 

Kcwhips

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City
Sarasota
State
FL
Country
United States
What I Drive
2012 Focus Titanium
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Heyyyo!

Kasey here. I’m a JDM girl who works in a Euro car shop and somehow ended up in a Focus and am definitely regretting it- don’t crucify me! I have a 2012 Focus Titanium Hatch, my first auto car and coincidentally the worst transmission issues I’ve ever experienced. I bought it at about 40k miles 2 years ago and I’m at 105k now. I’m upside down on the car so I won’t be getting rid of it anytime soon.

I am in the middle of a bunch of repairs as well as battling with the dealership over a tranny recall- but when this is over I’m looking to lightly mod it to make it fit me a little better.

I just replaced struts, control arms, tie rods- but now want to do something with suspension. I have it stripped down (as far as back seats, some carpet) and use it as a sports ut so although I know it would look great with coilovers, I’m considering putting a small lift kit and some meaty tires on it. Would love to see some photos of modded Focuses that are not lowered/ are raised.

Suspension is my short-term goal, but I’d like to hear other suggestions to make this car a little bit more fun.

Also ISO an NA Miata (can be just a shell, would prefer if came with a working 5spd transmission though).
 


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