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Old 08-12-2011, 12:59 PM   #1
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common problems with the Duratec?

ok guys im buying a new car for the GF. i have a zetec and don't pay atention to d-tecs. could you please tell me some common problems?

also it is an 06 se with 63k miles and a 5 speed! for 8k. good deal?


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only problem i've had with mine were the heat shields starting to fall off but the dealer put them back on for free and other than that I havent had any major issues(74k miles) since it was kept up well with oil changes every few thousand. I also know they last a long time so I would say its a pretty good deal as long as it looks in good condition and had its oil changes.
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Duratecs don't have many problems if you treat them well, and don't try to run the be-jesus out of em.
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Replace the "lifetime air filter" as soon as you get the car. When I first got mine it had 85,000 miles and the engine had a "tick". I put a Steeda SRI in and within 300 miles the tick was gone.
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sounds good. thanks guys. and dont worry it will be modded. lol
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Duratecs don't have many problems if you treat them well, and don't try to run the be-jesus out of em.
i run the "be-jesus" out of mine with no issues to date.
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Yeah I beat the hell out of mycar well not really, and no problems wat so ever very good engine
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I've had no prob with mine. I bought my ses 2 years ago with only 40k miles and only paid $6900. I got a smoking deal though. It had sat on the dealers lot for a long time and not sold because everyone wanted an auto. They were originally asking $10,900 for it. They just kept dropping the price and I just happened to hit a deer and totaled my 03 pzev. So I paid 5000 down on it with the insurance money and bought it.
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^^^ wow amazing deal they are selling a st salvage in so cal for $4k I think all stock with 100k miles in craigs list looks very clean, but idk if you wana do the drive down here, lol cuz 8k idk I wouldn't .
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the lifetime air filter likely had nothing to do with the tick.
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