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Old 08-29-2006, 11:52 PM   #1
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clear this up for me...difference between ztec and duratec?

whats the main difference between the Ztec and the Duratec engines? Ive always wondered but i feel stupid for asking...


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Old 08-30-2006, 07:58 AM   #2
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Yup

But in short, they are completely different engines.
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Old 08-30-2006, 08:13 AM   #3
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The duratec's are a "wet" engine where your timing components are all oil splash and have timing chains, where the zetec is considered a "dry" engine where you have a timing belt. The duratec has the intake on the front of the engine where the zetec's intake is on the back, vise-versa with the exhaust also.
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:50 AM   #4
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what he said, plus the Zetec engine looks cooler, doesnt have the mess of plumbing all over it like my Duratec.
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^^^^it is true, the zetec does look cooler. that being said, i still wish i had a duratec.
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love my 2.3 duratec.
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And its Zetec, not Ztec and is absolutely nothing like Vtec like some people think. I love when i hear " you cant even really feel when the Ztec kicks in".
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I will let you guys know one thing on the duratec's, we have worked on way more of them than any of the zetec's. Since the Focus has been out, we have had way more problems out of the duratec's internally.
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And its Zetec, not Ztec and is absolutely nothing like Vtec like some people think. I love when i hear " you cant even really feel when the Ztec kicks in".
Haven't had your cam timing way f'd up, huh?
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