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Old 12-18-2012, 09:53 PM   #5
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That thread is utterly confusing, most posters are talking about the wrong motor.

Gates website says SOHC is interference, but they say that about the zetec too and that's wrong. I know the earlier incarnation of SOHC design definitely interference, found plenty with bent valves in junkyard.

One could remove all rockers and any valves not coming all the way back up would be bent indicators...........................
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