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03-30-2012 07:19 AM
misfire
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Mine dropped at 60K.
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03-30-2012 12:39 AM
focusmcfly Mine dropped at 60K.
03-18-2012 03:46 AM
Kirii my poor focus had horrible timing, it was after i had gotten rear-ended by some idiot, but while it was in the shop it pooped out, exactly 220k miles. i was in rental cars for about a month or so. this was late march- early april 2011.
03-15-2012 07:29 PM
machelis My '03 has knocked a few times in the past few months on early morning start-ups. I thought it was cold weather. Should I start worrying and register the Crown Vic again just in case?

I realise this is normal, but it sounded louder then any other time or car I've owned. It concerned me before I read this thread.
03-14-2012 07:51 PM
misfire
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Originally Posted by svtf1417 View Post
back in 2003-2004 when I kinda figured I wanted a focus for a first car, one of the salesmen at a dealership said ALWAYS look under the hood with these, and if you see this motor (the SPI), shut the hood and walk away.
hahaha. i wish i had known when i bought my spi back in 05. it only lasted 4 years
03-14-2012 06:20 PM
Chustle209
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Originally Posted by KxRideRon125 View Post
do they drop randomly or can u hear them start to tick i have one with 161xxx on it and i know the last 4xxx miles were miles put on by driving hard from racing people haha
As far as I know/ in my case, Completely random. wife, BIL & I were driving around town, car had a bit of hesitation going up a small hill - which I don't think was related to valve issue- went to accelerate out of a drive thru & pffft.
03-12-2012 09:45 PM
svtf1417 One of the mechanics at my shop just bought a focus with the SPI in it and I asked what was wrong with it and he replied the motor is locked up...i bet him $20 it dropped a valve. Needless to say he bought me lunch the next 3 days lol. It had 183,xxx

Another story about these, back in 2003-2004 when I kinda figured I wanted a focus for a first car, one of the salesmen at a dealership said ALWAYS look under the hood with these, and if you see this motor (the SPI), shut the hood and walk away.
03-11-2012 10:55 PM
KxRideRon125 do they drop randomly or can u hear them start to tick i have one with 161xxx on it and i know the last 4xxx miles were miles put on by driving hard from racing people haha
03-11-2012 12:04 AM
fordcrazi I have rebuilt 5 of these motors from 104k to 191k miles all dropped seats
03-10-2012 07:51 PM
jjzx2sr Just had two of mine go is in the same month lol. Must be valve dropping season. Just had finished the rebuild on one and the other one went, was going to put a new head on it but was running it until i finished the first rebuild lol. Mileage as 205K on the first one and 96k on the later.
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