Please, this was a thread simply asking about the best assembly lube. Obviously there is not an exact science when building an engine other than taking your time, doing it right, and making sure everything is as clean and accurately assembled as possible (and your situation allows).
As far as 1TurboFocus, he has been a member since 2003... not that hard to get that many posts over 8.5 years. that averages about to about 5.6 posts per day, AMC49 is not that far behind with about a 3.1 posts per day.
As the OP I would hope that this thread can stay to the main points being asked. if not perhaps this thread should be locked and have any threads non relevant to the OP be removed. I will let the moderators make the necessary judgement calls.
thank you everyone who has provided valuable input on helping me build my first Zetec motor. I should be getting all my parts back from the machine shop this week and will start assembling the bottom end... still a ways out before getting her to run, need a new oil pump, all the gaskets, ARP mains, and take the head to the shop to work on... but can only do things one pay check at a time.
2001 ZX3 2.0L Zetec-
Hatch Nation #42
Going through Rebuild See "The TICK Build Thread" for details (http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=289168&referrerid=62897)