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And it lives again.  Turns out it wasn't so much the MAF at all (but I did replace it, along with the MAP sensor and cam sensor).  Did some research on this thing, it has a return-less fuel system.  Fuel pressure is modulated by the pump, which is fed varying voltage from the ECU by way of a pressure transducer on the end of the fuel rail.  That sensor has manifold vacuum applied to it and pulls down a diapraghm inside it based on engine status.  On mine, that little diapraghm failed, and it was sucking raw gas back thru the vac line directly into the intake manifold, also while the injectors were firing.  Hence the super rich condition.  So I replaced a bunch of stuff courtesy of the junkyard for $35, and she's a purring kitten once again.:beerbang:

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:banana:   yet another victory! 

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So far so good.  I've been tooling it around the hood all afternoon without any issues.  I'll drive it around tomorrow and then take it to work on Monday (60 mile round trip).

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Focus has gone "up the road" for a bit.....one of my friends started a new job yesterday.  He called me at 9:00 PM Sunday night, his DD crapped the bed (bad fuel leak, too dangerous to drive).  So the wife and I schlepped the Focus up to him to run to the job this week while he tries to get his car fixed.  I haven't driven the KJ much lately, so it's kinda good.  I get to run it for awhile (although I'm paying alot more in gas to drive it :sad:).

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gas is cheap.  life is short.  drive a Jeep. :D 

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Focus came back home last night, yay.  Just in time for me and the wife to drop off her Forrester at the glass installation place.....she got a rock chip a couple weeks ago that decided to up and crack the entire way across the windshield last Thursday.  Kicker is that her car has that "eyesight" system, which has cameras mounted on either side of the rear view mirror, that have to be re-calibrated when the glass is replaced.:fistshake1:  That's getting done this morning, I'm leaving work when they call to say it's ready to go back home, get her, and drive out to pick it back up.

 

 

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They're integral to the new safety systems that are now standard on all new cars.....adaptive cruise, lane-keep assist, collision avoidance, etc...  I can't stand to drive the darn thing.  You can disable most of the features (but not all), but you have to do that EVERY time you cycle the key off/on.

 

And there's a campaign going to get a class-action lawsuit against Subaru about the faulty windscreen glass.  It cracks if you look funny at it, lol.  The problem started happening in 2018 when all the safety crap got installed....it seems it has to (or Subaru just cheaped out on) the glass so it would work with the system.  Prior to 2017 they never had problems like this with their glass.

 

https://www.classaction.org/subaru-cracked-windshield-defect-lawsuits#:~:text=No.,deny that any defect exists.

 

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as much as I like new tech in general, I definitely start disliking it once it costs me mega money further down the road.  thank goodness for my parent's lifetime warranty on that durango.  my head hurts just thinking about trying to fix something in the wiring or computers.  :crazy: 

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Got her car back, it was done surprisingly quickly.  We'll see how long this piece of glass makes it, lol.

 

Now I have a rock chip/star in the center of the Focus glass....bought it that way.  I just noticed it's starting to crack just the tiniest bit.  I only have liability insurance on it, so no glass coverage.  I'm gonna get the chip drilled and filled out of my own pocket.  I'd rather pay $50-100 for that than have to pony up for a whole new windshield.

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how bad is the starfield? (meaning how sand-blasted is the glass)  I cannot wait to get a brand new chuck of the clear stuff in my Libby. :D when the sun hits it, I'm blinded if i don't have sunglasses on.   :fistshake2:  too many years as a commuter on a Michigan concrete freeway.  :(

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Surprisingly, the rest of the glass is in really good shape.  That's why I want to get the chip sealed now, before it decides to spread any.  The car obviously went through a hail storm sometime before I bought it....there's a bunch of tiny pock marks/dents on the hood/roof/trunk.  They're really not noticeable unless you are up close to it, though.  I don't care, it's a beater car:laugh:

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