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Old 02-24-2013, 06:26 PM   #111
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I just joined the club. Cylinder #3 dropped the seat on startup. Luckily the engine never started, just turned over a few times. Just got the head off yesterday and it looks like everyone else's. This happened right at 160k miles on a 2004 LX. I also found a crack in my exhaust manifold on #3 and #3 injector was dirty.

I did get a lean #3 warning one week before.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:50 PM   #112
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^Still be sure to clean out the intake and EGR, I am sure you have researched whats needed, if you have any questions just ask, I have rebuilt 3 of these motors and have a 4th in the garage to start on tomorrow, luckily this one was in the junk yard with a shredded timing belt instead of the valve drop issue!
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:38 PM   #113
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Working on my 4th car now, 2000 Focus with 120K, #4 cyl.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:33 PM   #114
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oh lord....im at 160k and really creeped out right now by this thread.....now im going to be hyper sensitive to any new noise. jerks. lol
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:24 AM   #115
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Mine was cylinder 4. It had about 114000 when it happened. I got off the interstate and clunk clunk clunk dead
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:09 PM   #116
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225km still no problems

im at 225,000 kms no issues yet, purrs like a kitten.

Just changed plugs & wires tho - looked like it was still on the originals - plugs were all worn bad and 1 wire burnt to a crisp inside...

other stuff - new ball joints & timing belt around 180K, overall the car hasnt cost me a lot in repairs.

I'm starting to feel like i'm pushing my luck though, looking now to upgrade to a 2005 wagon - with the duratec 2L no worries with that engine right?
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:43 PM   #117
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Parked the car in the driveway long enough to open the garage, and clunk! No way I could do it myself so I forked over $2600 to haveit fixed. Now i'm really paranoid. This chapped at 114k and it's now 134k
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:31 PM   #118
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$2600!!!! I am in the wrong business, wish you were close I would have done EVERYTHING for $1100
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:48 PM   #119
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$2600 for a refurbished spi. I did a $800 zetec swap.

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:32 PM   #120
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My uncle had a 99 Escort with the 2.0 Flawless maintenance and one day & 98k miles later, the valve seat dropped.
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