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Old 11-14-2012, 07:14 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by bringler26 View Post
The hatchback you have came with a zetec which is one of the most reliable engine platforms that I know in the car. I havent heard of any problems with the 02 zetec. I believe your mechanic is referring to the 2.0 spi engine which is know to drop valve seats thus destroying pistons and catastrophic failure.
Originally Posted by xxMichaelAnthony View Post
You dont have that motor in your car. Dont worry about it. You have a ZETEC. Plenty of them on here with over 200,000 miles, mine included. Go back and tell the inspector he is an idiot and then dont go back to him for anything.
Originally Posted by mikebontoft View Post
the spi is the only bad engine... it IS NOT IN YOUR ZX5 Don't worry about it.
Originally Posted by rambleon84 View Post
To make yourself feel a little better, look under the hood.

This is the ticking time bomb that most wrote about:
2.0L SOHC SPlit Port Injection (SPI)

This is the motor you have:
2.0L DOHC Zetec


i had a zetec in today with 238,000 miles today at the dealership
Will aka Misfire
2003 LX "traded in"/2010 SES "traded in"/2012 SEL Hatch "traded in"
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