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Old 08-24-2013, 10:17 PM   #1
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Is my engine non interference?

Hello all! Just joined here, so excuse my noobie question...
I have a 02 Focus SE with a 2.0 L Zetec-E Engine.

I'm trying to figure out if my engine is DOHC or SOHC, and if that tells me if it's interference or not...
I ask because I bought my Focus about 6 months ago, and I'm not sure if/when the timing belt has been replaced. It's got 148K miles right now...Either way, I'm guessing I should get it replaced if it needs to be. But knowing it's non interference would give me a little more peace at mind.


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Old 08-24-2013, 10:25 PM   #2
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The zetec is DOHC
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:59 PM   #3
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and non-interference.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:40 AM   #4
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isn't it only the SVT focus thats an interference engine?
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:56 PM   #5
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Pretty much. Always better to change that belt anyway even if it don't bend parts. They NEVER go at an opportune time and the tow charges are murder.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:55 PM   #6
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How easy or hard is it to replace yourself?

How easy or hard is it to replace yourself?
Do you need special tools?
Are there any short cuts or tricks ?
Is the a web site with the process for first timers?
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:45 PM   #7
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It is not that hard to do. Jack, jackstands, the timing tool kit from sponsor Massive, Gates Timing belt kit, a Motorcraft water pump, torque wrench and hand tools.

2-3hrs of your time.
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Brings back some memories of when I put one in my brother Contour...
I can't remember all of it as I have a tendency to forget things the older I get :-(
I remember I did it and not too much else... I worked on WAYyyyyy to many cars in my life...

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Old 10-30-2013, 10:36 PM   #9
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I totally understand the memory hole thing. There is a how to in the complete how to section that is pretty good. The timing belt tool kit is a must have. http://www.massivespeedsystem.com/_m.../i-273565.aspx

Contact them through their section on this site.
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for the first time I would not say its a 2-3 hour job. Its likely a all day Saturday if you have never done it before. after a few you can get to doing it in under 2 hours. but first time I would be its a 5-6 hour job just as your double checking everything trying to see where things are.

That does not make it any harder. just time consuming. I have my whole motor apart so I am doing my own timing belt now. but at 90k I had a dealership change it out. after knowing what I know now I could have changed it my self and save my self a fair amount of $.

There are also a good number of YouTube videos showing you how to do it.
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