|11-22-2014 02:04 PM|
Exactly, my 03 has 77k miles but its almost 12 years old. Duh! Things are going to break soon! I bet my timing belt is original and needs replacing
|11-22-2014 01:16 AM|
|86_Elite||You can rebuild an SPI dirt cheap now...mine has 190,000km going strong. About to get a new head, timing belt, gaskets.... So cheap...rock auto!|
|11-21-2014 06:02 PM|
|puffingonj||People are too sue happy these days. Drive the prices of stuff up.|
|11-21-2014 05:44 PM|
"my 2000 2.0L 4dr engine just valve seats just broke, and this is ridiculous for the low amount of miles it has."
A 15 year old car with low miles is not 'like new' by any means. Yes, year 2000 cars are now 15, considering 2015 is 6 weeks away! Age wears a car down too, it is not "preserved" from sitting. Rubber and plastic age, and metal bends.
Can't expect a car that old to 'run like new'. After 7-8 years, it's survival of the fittest.
|11-05-2014 06:08 PM|
|Mandroid||Why is this thread still going? Pretty soon these motors will be completely phased out and extinct. Just a memory.|
|11-05-2014 12:02 PM|
"my car has been out of warranty for 11 years, do you think i can get Ford fix or pay for this broken part?"
No, you are 11 years too late to that party.
|11-04-2014 06:58 PM|
|11-04-2014 06:46 PM|
|123run||I was wondering the same thing. Anyone talked to ford yet? my 2000 2.0L 4dr engine just valve seats just broke, and this is ridiculous for the low amount of miles it has.|
|07-09-2012 03:51 PM|
|jesusamares||Daaaamn that sucks, this just happened to me too just yesterday I'm so down to get my money back.|
|06-21-2012 03:08 AM|
My car is a 2000 SE sedan and my old SPI went back in December of 11, it had more than enough miles on it and for most of its life it had been hot-rodded around as a "hot 4-banger" by my dad when he bought it brand new back in 2000. I got it back in 09 and I abused the hell out of that poor old SPI until it finally died because it overheated and thus the head warped and the seat dropped out.
In the old engine I had an high lift e-f-p cam, mercury tracer intake(only for a very short time...), high-rpm dual valve springs from e-f-p, and a spec stage 1 clutch. That old engine was a rocket (in terms of split-port engines that is).
After it dropped, I didn't have the time to do an engine swap so I just said to hell with it and bought a re-designed SPI with all the flaws fixed and completely new. From the manufacturer I went ahead and bought the longest warranty my dad/me could get for it which was a 5 year 160k mile on top of the regular 2 year warranty.
I dealt with the issue and moved on with life. Of course, I was major pissed at the old engine going south, but it lived way longer than we had expected all while knowing since 2005 what the fate of the engine would be and still abusing the heck out of it.
If my dad had known at the time he bought it that the SPI (with as good a maintenence we kept on it) would eventually fail well before a zetec then he would have put up the extra cash to buy the zetec version but sadly nobody knew back then.
--not to thread Jack but I'm pretty proud of my SPI Focus since I'm stuck with it! ^-^
^^ Thats the new engine in it while it got dyno'ed at McNews at FR12. It made 89.5 HP and 110 tq. @ 5800 rpm.
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