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Old 11-29-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
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Misery loves... more Focus repair work?

Hello everyone. I have a feeling I'll be visiting this site a lot for the next month. Why? My wife's 2003 SPI sedan did what the 2.0 Split Ports do best, drop valve seats. Her car blew in the middle of a huge intersection and stopped traffic. Fire trucks, ambulance and the state police were all there. This happened on a Friday. After the car was towed an 1/8 mile to the local towing establishment and sat over the weekend I had to pay nearly $500 to release it. OUCH!

So over the last month I realized how ridiculously expensive and few the SPI engines are. Until I checked Craigs List and found another Focus with the Zetec 16 valve engine. This one is only a $500 Florida car with front end damage with a running engine. All the "Ford Experts" told me it would be a simple swap. I threw caution to the wind and bought it without consulting the internets. I will post some pics of the damaged 2001. So now I've got two projects to work on. Any ideas or comments would be very grateful.

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Old 11-29-2012, 11:11 PM   #2
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First off to ff.com

I moved your thread to the Engine & Transmission Swap forum, as youll get and find more answers here.

Swaping in the Zetec is the best thing you can do after the SPI lets go. There is a bunch of bits of info around this forum about the sawp. I attached the best thread i could find for ya about the swap but if you do some digging in the forum you might find more.

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