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OrangeSVTguy 12-23-2012 11:06 AM

Worth buying a focus: valve spring broke.
 
Well a buddy has a 4 door 02-03 which I guess has the common problem with the valve spring breaking. Is it worth buying? He was gonna sell it for $400. New tires and such and in excellent condition.

Gonna go check it out in a bit. Want something else for a beater besides the SVT.

iminhell 12-23-2012 12:46 PM

Huh?
Never heard of a spring breaking with anything other than extreme abuse. Not common by any means.

lildisco 12-23-2012 12:52 PM

Is it the spi and the valve seat?

OrangeSVTguy 12-23-2012 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by lildisco (Post 4509792)
Is it the spi and the valve seat?

Yep SPI.

lildisco 12-23-2012 01:17 PM

If it has some 16's you could swap the wheels over. Stock 15's won't fit, but if you don't have the know-how to do an engine swap, i wouldn't bother. You may be able to find another spi motor, but your eventually going to have the same problem.

OrangeSVTguy 12-24-2012 01:10 AM

Stock 14-15" with hubs. I would put my 6 spokes on there since they are my winter tires.

Just debating if its worth it to throw a new head on there or something. For under $1k it could be a good beater. It's a bottom end car too :(

lildisco 12-24-2012 07:20 AM

If you did put a new motor in it, you'd get better mpg's, mainly because you wouldn't be able to do anything with it, lol

Kettenhund 01-02-2013 11:29 AM

Absolutely... I wouldn't have to think twice about that one.

flyboyike 01-02-2013 03:57 PM

At $400 you can't lose. Worse comes to worst, you can always part it out and easily make that money back and then some.

crazy_urn 01-02-2013 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by OrangeSVTguy (Post 4510644)
Stock 14-15" with hubs. I would put my 6 spokes on there since they are my winter tires.

Just debating if its worth it to throw a new head on there or something. For under $1k it could be a good beater. It's a bottom end car too :(

A few people with the dropped valve seat have had luck replacing head and pistons, rods, etc. but most have had to do a full motor swap.


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