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Old 01-26-2013, 04:27 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by crazy_urn View Post
One preventable problem does not make an engine unreliable. (Ask svt owners about their timing belt)

If a person knows of a preventable problem and chooses not to prevent it, that is the owners fault, not the engines.

No one ever said the valve seats were not a problem. the most definitely are. but they are a preventable problem.

now, you show me how many zetecs are on the road with 200,000-250,000 miles with nothing more than preventative maintenance. exaggeration and hyperbole are not great debate tactics. I think most zetec owners would be happy to get 150,000 miles out of their engines. an SPI with a new head can do that in it's sleep. and many spi's without the new head dropped their valve seat in the 140k-160k range. (though some were much sooner)

if you are going to be a troll, at least be a well informed troll. then someone might actually listen to you.

There are in fact quite a few very high mileage zetec's on this site with over 200k mi and quite a lot with over 150k mi on them.
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