Jodi Beggs was giving the following task: “Could you talk a little bit about what behavioral economics is? And about your site? And about the economics of The Simpsons? Oh, and this meeting is joint with the Finance and Investing Club, so could you make it relevant to finance as well? By the way, you have 40 minutes.”
“Also in the proposed rules is a ban on “demand pricing” — a direct shot at a key part of the Uber business model, which hikes prices during periods of high demand to guarantee a supply of cars.”
I’ve got the tiniest little wiggle in the driver seat of my car. It just started. The area that is loose is a yellow plastic grommet that is part of the arm controlling the seat height. The bolt and nut are tight, but there is still play because of space between the bolt and this grommet. I don’t have a solution for this problem yet, but I will update this post when I do. In the meantime, check this area if your Ford has a loose seat and try to think of solutions to keep the seat from jiggling.
The stock oil filter for the second generation Ford Focus (2007-2011) is Motorcraft FL910S. This is the same size as the stock oil filter for a 2.3L SAAB 9-5. That means the same extended oil filter that is about an inch longer than the stock filter will also work on the Focus.
Before switching to a larger oil filter on your Focus, I do have one warning about the location of the oil filter. Because the oil filter sits straight up and down near the front of the car, adding an inch to the filter length opens you up for someday damaging the filter if you run over something. I haven’t installed this larger filter and I didn’t get under the car with a measuring tape, but it looks like the larger filter would hang almost as low as the front lip of the car. So do this mod at your own risk. The Focus won’t go far if it’s missing the oil filter because you ran over a log or something.
But don’t use Motorcraft filters if you’re going to go for a larger size because they shrank the size of the FL-400S a few years ago.
The stock oil filter part numbers for a 2.0L Ford Focus are:
The longer oil filters that will also fit are:
K&N HP 2009
Personally, I’m not going to use the bigger filters on my Focus. The risk of hitting the filter is too high in my view and the 2.0L Duratec 20 engines don’t have the oil issues of the SAAB 9-5. But if you’re looking for larger oil capacity or increased oil filtering, these long filters are available.
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I was getting a “plastic on plastic” rattling noise from the sunroof area. It didn’t take long to figure out what was going on and how to stop the sound.
The plastic finger grip knocks against the plastic trim of the headliner when the sunroof shade is completely closed.
Pulling the shade back a half inch keeps the two plastic parts from touching and stops the annoying noise from the sunroof. The edge of the shade extends about an inch past the hand grip cutout, so moving the shade a little doesn’t let light in.
It seems obvious once you see what is going on; but it only happens while the car is moving. It’s hard to figure out where the sound is coming from while you’re busy driving down the street. I figure people with the same issue might search the internet for a solution and find this post.