Misery loves... more Focus repair work?
Hello everyone. I have a feeling I'll be visiting this site a lot for the next month. Why? My wife's 2003 SPI sedan did what the 2.0 Split Ports do best, drop valve seats. Her car blew in the middle of a huge intersection and stopped traffic. Fire trucks, ambulance and the state police were all there. This happened on a Friday. After the car was towed an 1/8 mile to the local towing establishment and sat over the weekend I had to pay nearly $500 to release it. OUCH!
So over the last month I realized how ridiculously expensive and few the SPI engines are. Until I checked Craigs List and found another Focus with the Zetec 16 valve engine. This one is only a $500 Florida car with front end damage with a running engine. All the "Ford Experts" told me it would be a simple swap. I threw caution to the wind and bought it without consulting the internets. I will post some pics of the damaged 2001. So now I've got two projects to work on. Any ideas or comments would be very grateful.