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Old 16-09-2017, 10:42 PM   #11
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There's a fault with a part of the block which needs strengthening as the wall is too thin so cracks which leads to water leaks and poor running and irrc there prone to cracking pistons as well

This pic is of a mk3 rs block and was from devil developments who have changed a fair few piston and rod sets in mk3 RS

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Old 16-09-2017, 10:48 PM   #12
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Allegedly press cars had the LSD fitted.

They have suffered lots of issues. The main Focus RS forum like to hide issues and you have to join and pay up to see the problem threads. Scan the forum as a perspective buyer and all is rosy. I don't know any other forum like it.

The other issue is they are slow. They don't feel or perform anywhere close to 345bhp.
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Old 17-09-2017, 04:03 PM   #13
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I've bailed out of buying one because of the uncertainty which is a shame as I think it's a great car. No one knows the true extent of the problem which doesn't help. I test drove a 17 plate and it was pretty rapid, definitely not a slow car despite how much it weighs. Some of the 2016 cars weren't making their power until a sw update was done I think.

If there is some sort of confirmation of what the problem is and a definite fix in the next few weeks I'd probably buy one but I can't see it happening. Not so sadly it's going to be the M2 for me.
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Old 18-09-2017, 01:47 AM   #14
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I'm not sure welding a bit of tin on top of a major engine component constitutes a long term repair to be honest but the car looks great.

I thought the later RS were 4 wheel drive, why the limited slip diff in the front?
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Old 21-09-2017, 03:28 PM   #15
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I'm not sure welding a bit of tin on top of a major engine component constitutes a long term repair to be honest but the car looks great.

I thought the later RS were 4 wheel drive, why the limited slip diff in the front?
4WD cars can use LSDs as well
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