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10-29-2016 05:23 PM
sailor Dropping the center into the Cyl. doesn't help - not at all....
10-29-2016 05:11 PM
linktex
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Mine dropped at 259,591 miles last week. #4 cylinder (don't know if it was the intake or exhaust). Drove fine on Friday night and then Saturday when I started it the thing went boom. One of the valves had been ticking for the last 20,000 miles or so. The thing averaged 39 MPG till the end. I'm not going to repair it. It is going onto Craigslist in a little while and if it doesn't sell there I imagine it will head to the junkyard.


Spark plugs aren't supposed to look like this are they? Looks like excessive gap to me. Maybe if I adjust the gap it'll stop that banging sound? /s
10-28-2016 08:47 AM
linktex Mine dropped at 259,591 miles last week. #4 cylinder (don't know if it was the intake or exhaust). Drove fine on Friday night and then Saturday when I started it the thing went boom. One of the valves had been ticking for the last 20,000 miles or so. The thing averaged 39 MPG till the end. I'm not going to repair it. It is going onto Craigslist in a little while and if it doesn't sell there I imagine it will head to the junkyard.
08-12-2016 12:34 AM
Dad_of_02SPI_Owner Cyl 4 Intake Valve seat at 108k.
07-11-2016 11:44 AM
felixthecat The question should be when?
07-07-2016 05:55 PM
Bear79 I have had 3 of those engines. One in an Escort and 2 Focus's. The Escort it started to miss at times and thinking it was a spark plug and wire issue I changed them out. Stated the car and it ran fine. I thought great. Shut it off and checked under the hood and restarted. Started the car and BOOM, started to miss and making all kinds of noise. The Focus same thing with the OEM engine. Put a used engine in that had 80,000 miles. Every one of these engines at 120,000 to 130,000 miles dropped the intake seats. I would never buy another car with that engine.
04-20-2016 05:15 PM
elkocaballero 2001 286,XXX Kms hasn't dropped. Yet.
04-18-2016 12:18 AM
ratedterror 240k original spi engine. Car has never had any major work done to it, but I am worried because I was washing the car the other day, and steam was coming off the hood from the water. But my temp gauge was normal readings, any thoughts?
02-23-2016 01:24 AM
amc49 You have no idea. However, just by the numbers alone some of them HAVE to make the full distance. Whatever you do, don't overheat it.............
02-21-2016 07:59 AM
PorkchopSanwich My 2002 SE is currently sitting at 202,000 and has not dropped one yet, still original motor and transmission, I guess I'm just lucky!
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