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Damn Thing Won'T Quit At 75!!!

December 18, 2007 about Ford Focus

I have been living here in the deep south for the last 10 years of so, and bought a 2003 Focus ZX-3 with a manual transmission brand new. It has 63,000 miles on it, and have experimented with the gas light several times these past few months. I put in 45 miles when asked for stats, but the car was not totally out of gas. I simply found a station and lost my nerve. I was going in excess of 70 mph most of the time and my odometer is accurate. I thought that it was pretty cool not to run out of gas after going so far.

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March 28, 2014 by Peter

A lot of answers and none too good. The cost will denped on what you have done and what parts you replace. If this engine is in a "classic" do NOT replace it with an engine from some parts store. It would not be a correct date code unit for your vehicle and would effect the value. You can spend a lot if you intend on doing performance upgrades or less if you want it stock. Check prices at a local machine shop and parts store to see what your specific build will run.

February 15, 2015 by Armando

A lot of answers and none too good. The cost will denped on what you have done and what parts you replace. If this engine is in a "classic" do NOT replace it with an engine from some parts store. It would not be a correct date code unit for your vehicle and would effect the value. You can spend a lot if you intend on doing performance upgrades or less if you want it stock. Check prices at a local machine shop and parts store to see what your specific build will run.

September 27, 2015 by Iker

No, you do not need a new engine. Pull satrts cost around $20 but that depends on the engine you have. I would advise installing the pull start yourself (usually they are held in place by just 3 screws) because you need to learn how to fix your RC as it will break again and you will end up spending lots of money on easy repairs you can do yourself, RCs are very easy to fix as you don't need many special tools, just some hex and screwdrivers and they are very simple in design (compared to a real car).You can get the roto start but it is going to cost you. I have been using pull satrts and would never switch, usually takes a pull or two to start the engine after fuel gets to the carb. I don't like any other starting methods because then you have to rely on your batteries being charged, nothing like going a place and end up doing nothing because your batteries are not charged enough.*If you want you can buy a fuel pump (about $5 or less) so you can get fuel to the carb faster.If you need any more help please feel free to email me.

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