This thread was originally posted in the cmax section, but thought to post here as well, because the Mondeo discussions is more active :-)
Car concerned here is a 2004 ford focus cmax, with the 1.8 petrol duratec engine. I have the car's intake manifold on the bench after an effort to address some problems, such as ticking noises coming from the manifold, reduced performance on low rpms, reduced fuel efficiency etc. What I know for sure, at least for now, is that the upper swirl flaps, the flap retainers and the bushings are damaged. According to Ford's ipc, p/n 1317278 are the bushings, p/n 1317276 are the flaps & retainers, and p/n 1349276 is a kit including the previous parts plus a grommet. However the supposedly kit is 100 euros more expensive than buying the parts one by one, and it can't just be the grommet. Can someone tell me what's in this kit? Ford's local dealers won't help. Ford's parts catalog won't help either. This p/n is not on stock so I can't physically see what's in it. If I order it, i have to pay in advance without even knowing what I order.
Prices are for the Greek market.
Ford gives no replacement parts for my VIN. These parts are for the Mondeo Duratec (???), but apart from some obvious manifold differences they appear to be the same.
I would appreciate any kind of help.
Edited by tsiliman, 23 May 2018 - 08:17 PM.