Question about 2006 Ford Focus

9 Answers

E85 conversion kit for 2006 focus and 2007 4 cylinder Ranger?

Hi allam giving some serious thoughts to converting our 2006 Focus and 2007 4 banger Ranger over to E85 via conversion kits. Both vehicles have less than 12,000 miles on the clocks. Any forseeable problems? thanks

Posted by Anonymous on


9 Answers

What is "E85" ?

Posted on May 14, 2008


A gasoline/ethanol mixture containing 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. The number after the E is the percent of the mixture that is ethanol. So E10 is 10% ethanol and 90% gasoline. Ethanol, of course, is the type of alcohol in beer and fun drinks. Jeff

Posted on May 14, 2008


... You realize your mileage will be less with E85 right? I just wonder why you would go to the expense of this?

Posted on May 14, 2008

I live in Oregon...and this state has mandated some form of gasahol blend be used, starting this year...year around. Although E85 gets less fuel milage than pure gasoline, it also is capable of producing more power, and it is supposed to cost less per gallon than pure gas. ...

Posted on May 14, 2008

It gets less fuel mileage but produces more power? Gee, unless you actually run your engine at full power (which most of us rarely do), you won't notice a difference. Even then, the difference won't be much. The only time I run my engine at full power is during acceleration on to a busy highway. The problem with the ethanol blend is that it takes almost as much energy to make a gallon of ethanol as there is in a gallon of ethanol. Plus, all the corn that can be used for other things, like food, is used up. The law requiring ethanol blends (probably E10 or E5) is a stupid law, IMHO. Jeff

Posted on May 14, 2008

In some areas, E85 is significantly cheaper than gasoline. However, there is not much of an environmental gain in using E85, just as using hydrogen is harmful, because of all the energy it takes to make hydrogen and all the CO2 that ends up in the air. Jeff

Posted on May 14, 2008

... I'm not sure too many people understand the whole point of the "more power" potential of E-85. E-85 is something in the neighborhood of 105 octane, iirc. The only way to take advantage of high octane like that is to have a higher compression engine. The problem there is that none are on the market today. If someone built a high compression engine, then it wouldn't be backward compatible with standard gasoline. There is no real power advantage that I know of in any engine in production today because they just don't have the high compression to take advantage of the higher octane of E-85. Long story short, while E-85 does have the POTENTIAL to produce more power, it will not unless engines are specifically designed to take advantage of it. Don't make the mistake of thinking that your current engine will benefit power-wise from E-85. The opposite is true because E-85 burns with fewer BTUs. CJB

Posted on May 14, 2008

I agree with all the points AGAINST E85... Not only does its production cause as much, or more harm as hydrogen does to the environment, but It can actually be more harmful to your engine than traditional gasoline, due to it's higher octane rating. With most modern engines being largely aluminum... the higher temps can actually cause issues with seal degredation and metal fatigue. The best choice for an alternative fuel, in my opinion, would be bio-diesel. Granted, bio-diesel production requires alcohols, but in much lower quanties and it is much more engine and environmentally friendly.

Posted on May 14, 2008

... What higher temperatures? How dose "higher octane rating" equal higher temperatures? The only thing a higher octane fuel does is raise the compression ratio that the fuel can be compressed to before it spontaneously ignites. It does not physically raise the compression ratio of your engine or make any other changes per se, at least not as a function of octane rating. Unless the temperatures drop below freezing... The trucks that were out of commission were being fueled with B-99, it's a mix of 1% petroleum diesel and 99% biodiesel. As temperatures cool below 40o, that B-99 will solidify and become jelly-like, and vehicles can't run off it.

Posted on May 14, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

How can i find the Location of the BCM on a 2006 Ford Focus?

it needs to have a matching program for the ecm and the immobiliser. A new key cut to the existing barrel/lock and programmed to the vehicle ecm will solve the problem. Even if you get a new barrel and key you will still have to have it reprogrammed to the ecm and immobiliser system

Dec 12, 2014 | 2006 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Ford focus 1.6 petrol white smoke and smell of petrol

I'm assuming this is not a diesel...

White smoke would be very unusual, it would usually be steam rather than smoke. If I'm right, then it will be dissipating very quickly unless it's in freezing temperatures?

To get white smoke AND the smell of petrol best guess is that it's a cracked cylinder head or head gasket allowing coolant into the cylinder, the leak is so bad that the cylinder is unable to fire so the raw fuel from that cylinder is being pushed out the exhaust, along with the water (steam).

An accompanying symptom would be running rough/chugging, most noticeable at lower revs. If you drive the car like this then you'll quickly damage the catalytic converters in your exhaust so don't!

Apr 12, 2014 | 2006 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Where is power steering resevoir on focus 2006 1.6 diesel

There was an issue with the steering in that 04-11 focus... let me see if I can find the problems they've had for you.

Ford Focus fuel pipe leak (2004-2011 cars)
Cars built between July 2004 and February 2005 could have had problems with their fuel return pipes leaking. The pipes were made from material that degraded over time, allowing fuel to seep out.
Ford Focus wiper motor problem (2004-2011 cars)
On early second-generation cars built between April 2003 and March 2005, there were issues reported with the wiper motor. Water could enter the motor through the arm spindle, and if it contained salt, could short-circuit it and cause the motor to overheat. This could lead to trim melting around the motor.

Ford Focus engine failure problem (2004-2011 1.6 TDCi cars)
1.6 TDCi Focus models built between February and June 2004 might have problems with their engines, causing them to cut out. Misaligned oil feeds between the cylinder heads and camshaft bearings reduced oil flow, causing premature wearing of the camshaft bearings and engine seizure.
Ford Focus brake pedal problems (2004-2011 cars)
Cars built between November 2005 and December 2006 could have developed problems with their brake pedals. In particularly cold weather, the pedal could become stiff, as the non-return valve in the pump began to stick.
Ford Focus roll-over protection problems (2004-2011 CC cars)
On some Ford Focus CC models it was found that there were issues with the roll-over protection system. Securing bolts holding the system in place were either loose or not fully tight. Therefore the protection would not be fully effective. Ford should have fixed this for free, so make sure the work has been carried out.
Ford Focus cooling fan problems (2004-2011 1.6 TDCi estate car)
On some Focus 1.6 TDCi estates built between July 2004 and December 2006 there were problems with the cooling fans. Where roads are particularly salty, corrosion could easily occur, reaching as far as the control module. In extreme cases this could cause it to overheat, which could lead to fire.
Ford Focus rear hub bolt problems (2004-2011 cars)
On some Ford Focus models built between February and April 2007 there were problems with the rear hub bolts. They could come loose because they weren't made to the correct design specification.
Ford Focus power steering problems (2004-2011 cars)
Ford Focus models built between April and May 2008 could have had problems with their power steering. Some of the hoses fitted were not to the required specification. The hoses could degrade and allow hydraulic fluid to seep out, which could either cause the power steering to fail or, in more extreme cases, cause fire when the fluid became hot.
Ford Focus risk of fire problem (2004-2011 cars)
Hatchback and estate 1.6 TDCi Ford Focus models, manual and automatic, built between January 2006 and January 2007 may have a risk of fire unless they've had their cooling fans checked. Salty roads could lead to corrosion, overheating and fire if not sorted.
Ford Focus water leaks (2004-2011 cars)
On second-generation cars, some owners have reported water leaking into the cabin. Check any sunroof or window seals before you buy. Also look for damp carpet inside, because it could have become mouldy if left untreated.
Every one of these issues should have been remedied by Ford for free, so make sure the work has been carried out.

Mar 26, 2013 | 2006 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Diagnostic code p2195 and p1131 for ford focus 2007?

P1131-- Lack of HO2S-11 Switch ,Sensor Indicates lean

P2195-Lack of HO2S-11 Switch,Sensor Indicates Lean

If you have one or two front upstream sensors & have 100,000 miles
on them, replace them as preventative maintenance

The codes are for an Oxygen Sensor closest to the engine,
on the side #1 Cylinder is on

Sensor Codes could be caused buy a leaking injector,
low fuel pressure,running out of fuel,EGR problem,Exhaust
leaks before sensor or converter,any vacuum leak,& other issues

Remove the spark plugs to see if they are fouled from fuel

You can not fix an injector with any fuel tank additive
They have to be removed & mailed away to be cleaned
if they stick open,you could install one if it leaks & is the
only issue.

Oct 01, 2012 | 2007 Ford Focus 1.8

1 Answer

I need to find the front tie down points on a 2007 Ford Focus so I can tow it in a trailer.

Check with local auto parts store.sometimes they have a "loan a tool"program. If they then maybe they can give advice on where to locate the items you need.

Jul 27, 2011 | 2006 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Need the steering wheel kit and the dash kit for a 2007 Ford Focus

to get a kit you will have to go to the dealer.or bye a steering columen at a junk yard

Oct 21, 2009 | 2006 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Motor turns over but wont start 2006 focus stick shift 4 banger

first is the fuel ,did u check the sensors ?

the is no more problems but it is posible that the lamda sensor is out....need replace ...

Aug 30, 2009 | Ford Focus Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I went to the dealer and asked if i could have a copy of the diagnostic they ran. They did not give me one but wrote fault code P0420 on a piece of paper, like i know what that is. He said i would have to...

I looked up the code p0420,------- the catalyst system efficiency below threshold (cylinder bank #1).Try changing the oxygen sensor, the one by the cat converter first. Yes it is true, the cat and the manifold is all one unit, but try the sensor first,it's cheaper.

Mar 12, 2009 | 2005 Ford Focus

Not finding what you are looking for?
2006 Ford Focus Logo

365 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

78267 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5655 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides