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Old 04-17-2013, 12:04 PM   #111
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Just got a 02 with 79k miles, valve seat issue.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:45 PM   #112
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My '02 SE has ~62k on it and no problems (yet)
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:01 PM   #113
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Picked up a 01 SE last week, had 108k miles, valve seat issue, this one ran for about 30 seconds after it started "knocking", took it apart to find where the piston split also caused the block to crack in the bore, had to get another block, sucks cause out of 6 cars I have rebuilt this is the first (and hopefully last) one I have had to completly remove the engine and replace it.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:21 PM   #114
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110k now.. wonder if it'll still drop with the DPFE/EGR bypassed and new temp sensor. I wouldn't mind buying a Pruis right now so it probably never will. Wouldn't mind another Focus fine car all around too bad don't have the hybrid option.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:28 AM   #115
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The EGR causing a valve seat drop is a myth in my book, the routing of the egr tube goes into the center of the manifold so all cyl's get a taste of its own exhaust, it just looks like its only going into #4 cyl. Also not having a EGR set up is costing you 2-3 MPG.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:47 PM   #116
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Funny after disabling the EGR MPG went up 2-3 on average. Have you cut open a manifold to verify that?
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:19 PM   #117
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My 2003 spi has 223,000......going strong.........getting ready for its 2nd timing belt change.......
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:24 PM   #118
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Picked mine up last year used with 113,000. Still running good with minor problems. I had to replace the power steering and the serpentine belt, but those weren't huge problems. Mostly error on the previous driver's part. It now has about 123,000.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:25 PM   #119
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:56 AM   #120
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My 2000 SE just dropped a seat last week at 165k. Gettin ready to throw the rebuild in and see how far "it" will go.
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