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Ford Focus, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#1 of 334 Ford Service Manual on CD-ROM
Jan 29, 2001 (12:00 pm)
I'm sure some others have the service CD-ROM, but if you have a question about a particular service operation, or need technical data, let me know and I will be happy to research your question. If required, I can print the procedure and fax it to you if you feel the need (ex: replacing your brake pads or removing door panels to replace stereo speakers).
#2 of 334 re: silver bullet
Jan 29, 2001 (8:30 pm)
is there any mention on that cd -rom of the
stereo and speaker mfg. ive been a lifelong audio buff and was just curious of the origins.
i am quite impressed with the set-up for a stock system. thanks!
Jan 30, 2001 (4:41 am)
I'm not sure who manufactures the speakers (maybe someone here who's pulled theirs can tell us?), but the head unit is made by Visteon. Visteon used to be part of Ford, but was spun off as a separate company a little while ago. I agree - the size of the buttons and layout of the control panel are terrific.
#4 of 334 re: silver bullet
Jan 31, 2001 (5:44 am)
thanks for the info. they should have kept visteon for their quality is
#5 of 334 Fuel Gauge
Feb 17, 2001 (9:43 am)
Has anyone with a 2001 ZX3 noticed that the fuel gauge never registers "full" after a fill-up?
#6 of 334 ???
Feb 19, 2001 (11:51 am)
Are the '01 models still having the infamous gauge problem?
#7 of 334 fuel gauge (in)accuracy
Feb 19, 2001 (3:24 pm)
When my tank is filled, my car's fuel gauge reads slightly over "F". Automotive gas gauges are pretty inaccurate devices - think of them as something designed to give you a general idea of how much fuel is in the tank. The only way to accurately calculate your fuel economy is to fill your tank to a recognized fill point (say the first pump "click"), reset your trip odometer, and drive. As the gauge approaches "E", return to the same station and refill using the same pump if possible, to the same "click". Divide the miles recorded by your trip odometer by the number of gallons added. Smile or frown, as the case may be.
#8 of 334 Stock Stereo
Feb 19, 2001 (10:46 pm)
The stock head unit in the Focus is the best one I've seen of any of the new cars. Some of the upgrades offered by other manufactures can't compete in overall quality and sound. Since this was a European designed car we got 5X8 in the doors and rear. I thought of upgrading, but why? Instead I have a single Audiobahn 12" Sub and a Orion HCCA amp, it rocks! One of my tech's has a Honda SI, [he has Foci envy] with a typical import head unit. The more I drive this car the more I love it.... except for the 20mpg.
#9 of 334 Fuel Gauge Findings
Feb 20, 2001 (2:11 pm)
Have noticed that if I have attendant fill my tank while I sit in car that the fuel gauge does not register the fill-up. If I fill it my self and go inside to pay, with key in pocket, that it does register. I think it has something to do with the proximity of the key chip to the vehicle. The marvels of the computer age!
Feb 20, 2001 (7:41 pm)
i am also very fond of the stock system. i agree, no need to upgrade.
actually, i never expected it to sound as good as it does. after owning
this car for one year, i rate the cd player/ speakers as one of its stellar
attributes. im an old retro tube amp fan and i find the sound in the zx3
stock unit very enjoyable. to my ears, it is quite natural sounding and
non-fatiguing. a big plus in my overall rating of the car.