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Old 01-15-2013, 10:24 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by lmcd314 View Post
The zetec is a great engine. Much better than the spi. When I repaired my spi I spent about $300 on the head, $100 on piston, $130 on a gasket set. Then just the cost of fluids. Plus its all new parts, too bad i was still stuck with an SPI....
Much better than the SPI? The zetec has 20 more hp, the SPI has one common (preventable) problem and better gas milage.

Sure the zetec is a bit better, but much better?

Lets try and give the SPI a little credit. it is not the complete turd everyone seems to think.
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