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Old 01-14-2013, 01:25 AM   #11
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supposedly anyway. lol.

I felt that a zetec swap would be too hard so I cut a hole in my firewall.
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supposedly anyway. lol.

I felt that a zetec swap would be too hard so I cut a hole in my firewall.
That is the word from drunkyoda.
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How much did just the ztec alone cost you? It seems like the way to go.

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I paid $500 for the engine, harness, ecu, alternator, powersteering pump, passenger side motor mount and a/c compressor.

I had to buy all the coolant lines, power steering line, throttle body and cable. The engine came with a throttle body but it was broke.

I got a damn good deal from a scrape yard, they just happened to have gotten a complete '02 focus zx3 that day. I told them what I was doing, and they said come and see what we have and make list and we will pull it for you for $500. The car was in a front end wreck so the coolant lines and stuff was unusable. They also got a lil cut happy with the throttle cable and the power steering lines.

http://www.carconnectionohio.com is where I got it from, down in Middletown.
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Damn i think that will be my income tax depleter ;) gotta love the government

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The zetec is a great engine. Much better than the spi. When I repaired my spi I spent about $300 on the head, $100 on piston, $130 on a gasket set. Then just the cost of fluids. Plus its all new parts, too bad i was still stuck with an SPI....
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Zetech it is then. ;)

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The zetec is a great engine. Much better than the spi. When I repaired my spi I spent about $300 on the head, $100 on piston, $130 on a gasket set. Then just the cost of fluids. Plus its all new parts, too bad i was still stuck with an SPI....
Much better than the SPI? The zetec has 20 more hp, the SPI has one common (preventable) problem and better gas milage.

Sure the zetec is a bit better, but much better?

Lets try and give the SPI a little credit. it is not the complete turd everyone seems to think.
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Much better than the SPI? The zetec has 20 more hp, the SPI has one common (preventable) problem and better gas milage.

Sure the zetec is a bit better, but much better?

Lets try and give the SPI a little credit. it is not the complete turd everyone seems to think.
Dont get me wrong I love seeing an old spi still on the road. Mine is at 100k miles and doesn't use a drop of oil between 5k mile changes. But it is nothing compared to modern duratecs. But has a nice little exhaust note.
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Honestly if I could have found another spi I would have dropped it in insted. The spi is reliable as hell I rarely needed to work on it and when I did it was easy as hell to do so. I really liked the spi and it was even better being the only spi at focus meets unless of course david showed up and stole the show. I'm actually in the process of finding another zetec something with less miles. I'm having no luck with this one. I would study up and make sure you get one with a real good warranty, and the least amount of miles as possible.

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