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Old 02-11-2013, 10:16 AM   #2
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The 05 has the Duratec motor which Ford still uses a variation of this motor in the new 2013 Foci. Overall, it is the best motor to have in these cars. I have heard of the tranny going out on these cars with the Duratec motors, might want to look into that.

The strut mounts and endlinks are also known to go bad in the first gen cars, you might have the first gen suspension in that gen 1.5 because sometime in the middle of 05 is when Ford changed the suspension.

Keep your metric tools, this is a European car
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