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Old 11-16-2012, 03:55 PM   #1
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Caught just in time.. shewww



I just bought ( got it for 950 bucks !! ) this one owner, 128k miles, SE auto trans, a few days ago. It has the 2.0 Zetec. I asked the previous owner if the T-belt has ever been changed and she wasnt sure. It had a bad pass. side motor mount so in the process of changing it i decided to look at the t-belt.. thank god ! i did... Everything else on the car works great, cruise, electrical, even has side air bags and a block heater :)


Im having it "towed" ( scared to start it again ) to a friends shop to change the T-belt, Waterpump, and everything else while hes in there. Im gonna give it a needed tune up.. I ordered NGK plugs thru Rock Auto, i happened to read its not good to use NGK because they dont seat properly in the head ?? I purchased the NGK G-power plugs if that matters..

Ive read different opinions... Is the Zetec a interference engine ??? My friend is working on a ZX2, timing belt broke, and he said you could spin the crank pulley easily by hand ( no compression ) after installing new belt.


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Old 11-16-2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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the regular zetec is non interference. the SVT zetec IS interference.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:17 PM   #3
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I believe that the NKG plugs are a bit too long and stick a little too far into the cly, or not far enough, I cant remember which someone did a compareson years ago with pictures. Motorcraft plugs are gonna be the best plugs for a DD in the Zetec.

The Timing belt is a fairly easy job. replace everything you can while its torn apart. And since you gotta remove it anyways i would replace the passenger side motor mount as well as they go bad much faster than the other 2.

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Old 11-16-2012, 05:28 PM   #4
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thanks for the replies.. I forgot to ask, i also read gap the plugs at 1.0mm instead of 1.3mm as ford says ?

Yeah im having the guy at the shop replace everything so i dont have to worry about it for awhile.. :)
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:42 PM   #5
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I believe that the NKG plugs are a bit too long and stick a little too far into the cly, or not far enough, I cant remember which someone did a compareson years ago with pictures.
Depends which NGK's. There are one's that physically fit. But the heat range isn't optimal IMO.
... and I'll have the pictures and such fix'd once all the pictures are reuploaded.


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Motorcraft plugs are gonna be the best plugs for a DD in the Zetec.

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nice pickup for under a grand! Check out FocusXtreme while your here. heres a link

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:12 PM   #7
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I introduced myself on FocusXtreme... good to know theres some peeps nearby :)
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