Dangers of buying a 2017 Focus RS with possible E85 tune - Page 2
Close
Login to Your Account
Ford Focus RS Forum

Dangers of buying a 2017 Focus RS with possible E85 tune

This is a discussion on Dangers of buying a 2017 Focus RS with possible E85 tune within the Focus RS Purchasing forums, part of the Focus RS Forums category; Originally Posted by jbl911 Our cars cant run e85 without a port fuel injectors (most common), or upgrades to the High pressure fuel pump. You ...

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 44
Like Tree2Likes

Thread: Dangers of buying a 2017 Focus RS with possible E85 tune

  1. #11
    RS Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Posts
    64
    Member #
    53534
    Liked
    11 times
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jbl911 View Post
    Our cars cant run e85 without a port fuel injectors (most common), or upgrades to the High pressure fuel pump. You can run up to E30-E40 without fuel delivery upgrades.

    Ill take a look at my engine harness, but that one looks like it might had been unwrapped to tap the port injector connections.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


    Here is my engine under the cover.



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  2. #12
    RS Specialist RSt~n~peace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Merica
    Posts
    514
    Member #
    18306
    Liked
    282 times
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by 01010110 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Madokami View Post
    Check or ask for pics of the fuel line going from the hard line by the firewall, to the back of the high pressure fuel pump. If the car was running E85 for any extended amount of time, then the line will either be leaking, or it will have been replaced by a hose that's E85 rated.
    He also sent me these. Hopefully these are what your looking for
    I would say it has been modified and returned to stock. With the badge and a bolt is missing from the intake in the first pic.
    Frozen (Red) White (Blue) Born on the 4th of July!!!, RS2, moonroof, forged wheels

    Issues: Two passenger side PTU-Axle leaks (now has updated seal), HG replacement

  3. #13
    RS Rookie
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Posts
    24
    Member #
    55500
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sixman View Post
    To me it looks and sounds like it has been modified and returned to stock. You see lots of guys selling aftermarket parts on here after returning their car to stock to sell/trade.
    The dealer should be able to scan if its ever had a tune. If it had flex fuel, may have been many other mods as well.
    Hard to interpret if its going to be an issue or not, and comes down to what you are personally comfortable with.
    I have no issue with buying a modded or returned to stock vehicle - as long as I know what was done and who did it.... Not all tunes/mods are the same.
    Ya I am pretty sure thats what happened to it. But regardless my only concern is that the present state of the car is stock. Since it was certified and has an extended warranty I feel much more comfortable buying the car. Once I go down I will make sure to check the fuel line for corrosion

  4. Remove Advertisements
    FocusRS.org
    Advertisements
     

  5. #14
    RS Rookie
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Posts
    24
    Member #
    55500
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RSt~n~peace View Post
    I would say it has been modified and returned to stock. With the badge and a bolt is missing from the intake in the first pic.
    Do you guys believe it would be risky to buy a previously modified RS?

  6. #15
    RS Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Hermosa, CA
    Posts
    227
    Member #
    2962
    Liked
    74 times
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RSt~n~peace View Post
    I would say it has been modified and returned to stock. With the badge and a bolt is missing from the intake in the first pic.
    I don't see a missing bolt

    Quote Originally Posted by 01010110 View Post
    Do you guys believe it would be risky to buy a previously modified RS?
    Pm @Hoonigan with the vin and he may be able to help you out
    KW DDC | Titan7 T-S5

    Kaiser shift light | Odyssey batt | WL endlinks | Massive camber arms
    DCTF fluid | Trans & cable bushings | WC knob | Damond spacer | Steeda spring

  7. #16
    RS Specialist RSt~n~peace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Merica
    Posts
    514
    Member #
    18306
    Liked
    282 times
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rsyes View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RSt~n~peace View Post
    I would say it has been modified and returned to stock. With the badge and a bolt is missing from the intake in the first pic.
    I don't see a missing bolt

    Quote Originally Posted by 01010110 View Post
    Do you guys believe it would be risky to buy a previously modified RS?
    Pm @Hoonigan with the vin and he may be able to help you out
    I see it.Name:  3BCE6060-5AD7-40F4-B957-157EE5E8972D_1560210642910.jpeg
Views: 60
Size:  292.0 KB
    Frozen (Red) White (Blue) Born on the 4th of July!!!, RS2, moonroof, forged wheels

    Issues: Two passenger side PTU-Axle leaks (now has updated seal), HG replacement

  8. #17
    Supporting Member Madokami's Avatar
    Supporting Member

    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    1,173
    Member #
    30122
    Liked
    514 times
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    That rubber grommet on the right has a bolt going through it. I hadn't even noticed it before either.
    https://www.focusrs.org/forum/attach...202145763.jpeg

    Quote Originally Posted by rsyes View Post
    I don't see a missing bolt
    Frost White RS is best RS.

  9. #18
    RS Specialist RSt~n~peace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Merica
    Posts
    514
    Member #
    18306
    Liked
    282 times
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by 01010110 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RSt~n~peace View Post
    I would say it has been modified and returned to stock. With the badge and a bolt is missing from the intake in the first pic.
    Do you guys believe it would be risky to buy a previously modified RS?
    It’s up to you. If it’s certified pre owned from Ford you might be good. But if it has issues is the dealer close? Does the dealer always provide a loaner vehicle when warranty repairs are needed? Those would be two big factors in determining if you should take it without knowing the history.
    Frozen (Red) White (Blue) Born on the 4th of July!!!, RS2, moonroof, forged wheels

    Issues: Two passenger side PTU-Axle leaks (now has updated seal), HG replacement

  10. #19
    RS Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Hermosa, CA
    Posts
    227
    Member #
    2962
    Liked
    74 times
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RSt~n~peace View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rsyes View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RSt~n~peace View Post
    I would say it has been modified and returned to stock. With the badge and a bolt is missing from the intake in the first pic.
    I don't see a missing bolt

    Quote Originally Posted by 01010110 View Post
    Do you guys believe it would be risky to buy a previously modified RS?
    Pm @Hoonigan with the vin and he may be able to help you out
    I see it.Name:  3BCE6060-5AD7-40F4-B957-157EE5E8972D_1560210642910.jpeg
Views: 60
Size:  292.0 KB
    You are correct sir.
    So with the evidence presented, it was almost definitely tuned with bolt ons that have been replaced by the oem parts and traded in to your dealer. I would pass. Also, reconsider having to get the sunroof. They are always more trouble than they're worth
    KW DDC | Titan7 T-S5

    Kaiser shift light | Odyssey batt | WL endlinks | Massive camber arms
    DCTF fluid | Trans & cable bushings | WC knob | Damond spacer | Steeda spring

  11. #20
    RS Rookie
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Posts
    24
    Member #
    55500
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rsyes View Post
    I don't see a missing bolt



    Pm @Hoonigan with the vin and he may be able to help you out
    What exactly would he be able to help me with? Not trying to be rude but im new here, regardless I will PM him.

    Quote Originally Posted by RSt~n~peace View Post
    It’s up to you. If it’s certified pre owned from Ford you might be good. But if it has issues is the dealer close? Does the dealer always provide a loaner vehicle when warranty repairs are needed? Those would be two big factors in determining if you should take it without knowing the history.
    Dealer isn't close but shouldn't I be able to take it to any ford dealership for service? I understand where your coming from though.

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 ... LastLast

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsors

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •