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Old 09-07-2014, 08:56 AM   #1
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Is this worth it? 2003 SVT

Hey guys, Just your standard would this be worth it thread...

2003 Focus SVT
219k
Zero Rust but has a couple of dings
New within the last year:
Clutch(oem spec)
Struts(from summit)
5k on tires.

Good transmision
Didnt burn oil.

The time belt snapped while driving. Bent valves.

Im in Michigan, the car is in Virginia so there will be shipping involved.

Say if i have $1400 with shipping into the car is that worth it yet?

and If I end up going this route would a full rebuild be worth it versus just a head rebuild?

Any recommended shops for the head within 100 miles of Grand Rapids?


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Old 09-07-2014, 09:13 AM   #2
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It would be cheaper to drive down with a trailer, other than making time to do it. Seems like a good deal though.

Depends on how bad everything is from the snapped belt. A full rebuild would allow you to do whatever you wanted to it really, add aftermarket parts depends on what you want to do with the car. Most will just rebuild the heads.
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I would like a fun dd out of the situation. Im mainly buying time until Fiesta ST's get into the 15k used price range.

Are there any good write ups of the procedure for head replacement regarding cam timing with the crank?

P.S. The guy says it snapped shut off and that was it. 55mph cruising rpm. Didnt try to restart as he knew what happened.
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Well the good thing is that he didn't try to keep cranking it. I know that rebuilding the heads normally runs around 800 from what I have read, but also depends on where you live and if there are specialty shops.

The search bar can be your best friend when it comes to finding things. I don't know off the top of my head. But I am sure there are threads on here that refer to that.
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Im lazy!!!

My best friends dad owns an engine shop in town here, he told me very worst case for the head 500. SO all in all i would be in at just over 2000 I think once fluids and gaskets and misc parts are bought.
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Ooh laziness is chronic too! Well at least you can probably get a good deal. So if you have a price of what it would cost worst case scenario is it still worth it to you.
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Its worth it to me, I was wondering if anyone knew where an unseen 1000 dollar bill was going to come out of this. I would value the car around 3k once its done. Meaning that all my labor wasnt for nothing.
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Yeah with that rebuild you should get that out of it. People would just be wary of the high mileage. Best of luck to you.
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Thanks for the opinion!
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