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Old 10-12-2006, 12:54 PM   #16
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Originally posted by FucusUnderground
Did anyone else notice the word "Zetec" in the credits? Strange...

Nothing I didn't already know about the internal combustion engine...
Well, the description says Zetec Rocam, which it seems to be based on the description.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Sigma_engine

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In 2000, Ford of Brazil developed a cheaper version of the Zetec-SE engine, to compete with the classic VW AP engines. It is 8v SOHC instead of 16v DOHC and its body is made of iron instead of aluminum. Also, its camshaft is driven by a chain instead of a belt. As a result this engine exhibits rougher behaviour, producing more vibration and noise.

On the other hand, it has a superb torque output thanks to the addition of the Rocam (Rollerfinger Camshaft) feature. It's also a much smaller engine than the SE version, which allowed it to be installed on the Ford Ka, replacing the Endura-E engine which by that time was considered underpowered and outdated.
Not sure how the SPI relates to the Rocam.
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