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Old 03-09-2013, 02:36 PM   #7
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All the bolts down there are torque-to-yield. Hayne's doesn't have the torque data, neither does Ford. Ford just replaces the entire engine instead of repairing.

That said, if you were planning on removing pistons, they have to come out the top, but the crank can stay in place if you choose. However, to get the head off, you need to remove the timing chain cover to get to the guides, since they bolt to the head and block. Its a real pain in the butt to R&R with the engine in the block. The easiest would be to do the conrod bearings, and use something like 60 ft-lbs + 90 degrees for a torque. I'm just guessing, I've always used aftermarket parts when rebuilding Duratecs.
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.3l N/A = 221 HP, 162 ft-lbs, 13.967@100.88MPH - SOLD
2006 Ford Fusion 2.3l Turbo = 244HP, 247ft-lbs
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