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Old 12-12-2012, 11:49 AM   #11
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to me it is not about whether the SPI engine has a problem with the valve seats, they obviously do. but what some people don't seem to know or care is that it is a preventable problem.

My main issue is that there is no need to take a cheap shot at the SPI here. I don't go around saying the SVT has timing belt issues in every technical thread. if it doesn't apply to the problem, it doesn't matter.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:58 PM   #12
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Gotcha Cpn..

Hey, a Cross-Flow, Hemi Head engine - that's known for the BEST fuel economy of the avail. Focus Mills can't be ALL bad!

(grin)

Did you notice it's getting MORE support these days? Saw an aftermarket replacement head advertised for it in Hot Rod magazine....

Keep "defending" it!
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Gotcha Cpn..

Hey, a Cross-Flow, Hemi Head engine - that's known for the BEST fuel economy of the avail. Focus Mills can't be ALL bad!

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Did you notice it's getting MORE support these days? Saw an aftermarket replacement head advertised for it in Hot Rod magazine....
Sorry, I get a little riled up. nearly ten years of fighting the same battles will do that to you.

Also, apologies to calebstubstad. saw in another post you have an SPI. didn't mean to jump on you. sorry. lets just show some love for our crappy little motors.

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Old 12-12-2012, 07:45 PM   #14
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It wasn't an insult by any means. I have a 2000 with the spi. I saw it and used the little info I know to throw out a possibility. Sorry to offend you if it did. It was more a joke than anything. Hence me saying that's all I know.
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And sorry for repeating I only read the first page to see what I missed. Didn't see page two.
It was meant merely as a joke and to point him possibly in the right direction.
On a lighter note, what can be done to prevent the valve seat issue?
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Apologies again Caleb. thought you were another zetec hater.

check out the SPI performance forum for information, but a new head is said to prevent the valve seat failure.
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don't worry about it man, misunderstanding happen. but I didn't think we had a zetec. I though the zetec was only the dohc 16v. not our sohc 8v
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you don't have a zetec, I just assumed from your comment that you did. my mistake.
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