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Old 04-23-2012, 12:54 PM   #21
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Well, I sold the car and I am moving on. In the future I will be sure to research the car thoroughly prior to making a purchase. In addition, for those who stumble upon this thread, may they be aware that through their frustration a lawsuit against Ford may come to mind, but "moving on" is really the easiest/quickest option. As far as all the responses and advice you all have given, Thank-You!
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:00 PM   #22
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sorry you trouble with it but at least you got a few good years out of it. Best of luck with your next car.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:17 PM   #23
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does anyone have a list of what years and models this engine was in?


maybe posting that would be a good idea!
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it came in a lot of base model hatches and sedans till they ran out of them. easiest thing to do before buying is to open the hood. if it looks like this under there

its an spi and should be avoided, or a least purchased with the mindset that it will fail on you eventually

if it looks like this however

its a zetec. which is a sturdy little engine
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You did get 8 years out of the car, so things are bound to go wrong, nothing is made perfect - just my .02

BTW didn't want to repeat what everyone said, but they are right
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it came in a lot of base model hatches and sedans till they ran out of them. easiest thing to do before buying is to open the hood. if it looks like this under there

its an spi and should be avoided, or a least purchased with the mindset that it will fail on you eventually

if it looks like this however

its a zetec. which is a sturdy little engine
I thought only wagons and sedans got the SPI and all hatches(except the few PZEVS) had the zetec.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:33 AM   #27
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I thought only wagons and sedans got the SPI and all hatches(except the few PZEVS) had the zetec.
My gfs wagon has a zetec. Idk the year but I believe its a 2003. my moms wagon was an 06 (pretty sure) and had a duratec.
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SPI's never made it to the hatches, and cjheck has a zetec in is wagon. Prolly in a few years all the SPI's will be dead anyway and people can quit whining about it
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spi was never put in a car after 2004 and neither was a zetec. the duratec replaced both. The spi does come in some base model wagons. Mostly got put in low trim level sedans.
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seriously, what dealer ford or used car, would tell any customer that there is possible engine failure? Lol, have you ever been to a used car lot....if it can be hid, it will be!
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