Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - Engine rebuild on SPI ?
View Single Post
Old 11-06-2008, 02:50 PM   #12
FocusPilot
Focus Enthusiast
 
FocusPilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Fan#: 58694
Location: Florence, Kentucky
What I Drive: 2003 Silver LX Sedan

Posts: 50
Points 340, Level 6
Points: 340, Level: 6 Points: 340, Level: 6 Points: 340, Level: 6
Level Up 80% Completed
Level up: 80% Level up: 80% Level up: 80%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 27 FocusPilot Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffescortlx View Post
When the Escort owners swap out there 1.9 for the 2.0, they use the Escort SPI and not the Focus SPI. The Escort SPI is a drop in and go, while the Focus SPI has some differences making it a harder swap. So we cant be blamed for the shortage.
Agreed.. however some escort owners use the focus shortblock which is a direct bolt in as far as I know.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffescortlx View Post
I've bought 2 2.0 SPI's for around $300.
I'm assuming these were escort spi's. I called about 20 junkyards and they immediately knew about the shortage and said they get calls everyday for the focus spi motor. They would not lower there prices because they know they can get what they are asking.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffescortlx View Post
And it might be possible to run a Zetec off the SPI ECU and harness. After all, I made a Zetec run off a 1992 1.9 ECU and harness. Ran pretty damn good to.
I'm sure this is possible but it would not be easy and would probably set off all kinds of CEL's. Hats off to you for making it work with your 1.9 ecu.
__________________
2003 Ford Focus Silver Sedan LX SOHC Automatic
1997 Pontiac Supercharged Trans Am WS6
Sedan Revolution #135
cardomain.com/ride/3145658
FocusPilot is offline  
    Reply With Quote