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Hello all,
I joined here to get some real information and opinions from owners of the ST Focus. I know Stormracer from 200forums.com, he used to own a 1st gen Chrysler 200. The lease is up on my 2013 Chrysler 200 Limited V6 (sleeper) in a little over 30 days and am on the fence as to if I want to buy it. I also have a 2015 Chrysler 200 S AWD that I am very happy with. I had a total of 3 Chrysler 200's with the 3.6 V6.

I will admit to being uneasy with direct injection and am trying to see how other owners deal with valve coking etc... and if there's a real solution to the issue, and I know a catch can helps etc... Bottom line I am trying to decide if I want an ST as my next vehicle.
 

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There is a guy on here with a stock ST with 300,000+ miles, no really crazy problems. Most people a lucky to put half of that. Me I average a 1/3! Check MidLife-ST... I'll see if I can find the thread and link.

Here ya go

130k miles - How is it doing?

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?ur...&share_tid=27222&share_fid=52845&share_type=t
Thanks for the info. Good to know. Actually I am not worried about reliability as much as I am maintenance. I do most of my own maintenance besides tires including rotation because I have them re-balanced when they are rotated - I am just wondering how much of a pain and how often you have to pull off the intake manifold and clean the backs of the intake valves. I just hate the idea of nothing spraying on the valves to clean the crankcase vapors off etc... I guess all cars are going this route now.

I am also interested in converting it to run E85 if I get one.
 

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Thanks for the info. Good to know. Actually I am not worried about reliability as much as I am maintenance. I do most of my own maintenance besides tires including rotation because I have them re-balanced when they are rotated - I am just wondering how much of a pain and how often you have to pull off the intake manifold and clean the backs of the intake valves. I just hate the idea of nothing spraying on the valves to clean the crankcase vapors off etc... I guess all cars are going this route now.

I am also interested in converting it to run E85 if I get one.
Intake is super easy to pull off. I have dual catch cans and valve cover vent, seems to help... last time I looked at the valves they looked really good at ~45,000 miles. I'll see if I can dig out the pic.

I sort of think you might be over worrying it
 
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