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Old 06-08-2014, 12:29 AM   #1
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first gen zetec

I have a 99 contour with the zetec predisesor. Any one anything about the motor. And its backed with a 4 speed auto


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Old 06-08-2014, 01:12 AM   #2
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Also is it possible to change the top end so the vct is on the intake cam and notthe exahst like the svt focus. I no its a grany carr but I got the car free from my mom and realized what it had under the hood and want to build the motor without taring into the botttom end to bad. Mainly just an intake, exhaust and chip if I can find it
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Old 06-08-2014, 03:56 AM   #3
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Moved to "Zetec Performance".
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:30 PM   #4
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The CD4E ATX used on those has a tendency to blow up and I'm not kidding. How many end up in the scrapyard. Hotdogging it will only make that happen faster.

And no, you cannot move the VCT around.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:43 AM   #5
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AMC- im presuming that's the same tranny in my 00 ZTS? :/ 160k and climbing
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:28 PM   #6
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No it is not, Foci use the 4F27E..............FYI, I have a '98 Contour, both engines are the zetec 'E' version, several before that. I do like the way the Contour ATX slides somewhat as compared to more locked up on the Focus at kickdown, it seems to act like a turbo kickdown, it lets the engine get up more on the powerband.

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Yeah. It's not doing too well today. Real hot and it's GUTLESS!
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:36 PM   #8
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Any recomendations on an exauhst for my contour, I like the way the A3 sounds but haven't heard anything on performance
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FYI, the first gen zetec was in the Probe.................
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FYI, the first gen zetec was in the Probe.................
It was the escort but OK
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