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09-27-2012 01:33 AM
GreySkorpion The 2.3 duratec is amazing, most that have had both zetec or duratec prefer the duratec. Much more torque with the 2.3, but it's hard on auto transmissions.
09-27-2012 12:40 AM
do they have for sale threads on here???
yeah at the top of the page there's a marketplace link...good luck with the search
09-27-2012 12:11 AM
Originally Posted by TheSteelGator View Post
2003-04 ZX3's can have the Duratec 2.3, like mine does.
Is there a noticable difference between Zetecs and Duratecs?

Not that they would be similar but the Taurus I drive runs a 3.0L Duratec and well I like familiar names... I would assume with focuses (focii? SOMEONE CLARIFY WHAT THE PLURAL VERSION OF FOCUS IS) it is the same as with Tauruses (Taurii? good god...) and that the Duratec is the preformance engine that isn't quite as reliable as the standardly equipped one. True?
09-27-2012 12:06 AM
SoSleepy lol well I went to look at the car and despite it saying it was a stick on the website it was unfortunately automatic. Disappointed by that then they tell me that even though I drove an hour and a half to come see their falsely advertised car that they won't come down on price. I wasn't expecting 1000 bucks but maybe like a hundred for that. Anyways the car was running strong and I loved the way the suspension felt, but I'm gonna have to keep looking around... do they have for sale threads on here??? Hopefully I can find someone close to chicago who is reasonable.
09-26-2012 05:27 PM
GreySkorpion Forgot zx3 has no spi, oops!!
09-26-2012 01:37 PM
freemind Welcome to the site. My ZX3 had 137,xxx on it when I bought it a little over 3 years ago.
09-26-2012 12:58 PM
TheSteelGator 2003-04 ZX3's can have the Duratec 2.3, like mine does.
09-26-2012 10:46 AM
LouBomb No SPI in hatchabacks.. only sedans...

Zetec are strong platforms.. Besides obvious tune up maintance you should have no problems..
09-26-2012 10:19 AM
Originally Posted by f250lightnin View Post
Welcome to FF, just don't buy a SPI !!!! At that mileage you ate looking at a timing belt change if it hasn't been done (zetec) and probably the pulleys, water pump and serpentine belt.
I thought the ZX3 only came with the Zetec engine. I had read that the SPI dropped valves or something like that at around 100k so I decided that I would have to avoid it.
09-26-2012 05:28 AM
02fordsvt Welcome to FF and good luck on the search.
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