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Old 03-14-2007, 08:09 AM   #1
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SVT-only parts, what's different from the reg Zetec?

Recently, I got my 30,000 mile service, I provided the tires, filters, spark plugs and brake pads. What I didn't provide was the synthetic oil ($11/quart) and a thermostat housing. I had to wait FOUR days while the shop got delivered EIGHT identical Zetec housings and finally one SVT housing.

Question: What parts are unique to the SVT?

I know these are:

Valve cover gasket, thermostat housing, brakes, spark plugs.

How about this stuff:

Alternator, fuel pump, water pump, AC compressor, timing belt, serpentine belt, air filter, cabin air filter etc.

I just want to be able to provide my shop with ALL the parts they'll need the next time I need a service. The next time, I'll bring my own damn oil!


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You do realize that the focus has platinum plugs from teh factory that don't need replacing till like 100k. Only thing you really need to do at 30k is an airflter, fuel filter, oil change and tranny fluid change....and those depends on if it really needs it.
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You do realize that the focus has platinum plugs from teh factory that don't need replacing till like 100k. Only thing you really need to do at 30k is an airflter, fuel filter, oil change and tranny fluid change....and those depends on if it really needs it.
True but I went to the copper core plugs (which even the Ford dealer didn't have in stock)
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coppers is a better conductor of electricity than platinum. you may have to replace them a bit more often, but for the price, you cant complain.

The SVTF fuel pump is also used in the Cobra's in dual-style.
We have forged connecting rods, balanced crank, oil cooler, suspension, exhaust plus all the cosmetics. i dont think there is anything else that differs from a regular Zetec as far as PM's go.
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True but I went to the copper core plugs (which even the Ford dealer didn't have in stock)
FYI there was a discussion about this over on fj and it's been a huge misconception. At first, it was said that the coppers were "better" for anyone running FI on the SVT's because they were thought to be a "colder" plug, but in fact, the Motorcraft plugs that come stock in an SVT are actually 1-step colder than the AZFS22C copper plugs. The AZFS22C plugs ARE 1-step colder than stock ZETEC plugs, but not the SVT's. The stock SVT plugs are the best choice, and correct temperature range for the higher compression SVT engine. And they last longer. Hope that helps.

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^Regardless of this fact, damn near everyone running a boosted/blown SVT's are running the AZFS's with much success. Im running them NA, they get the job done. Plats are made for long life, after that there is no real benefit to using them over coppers.
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^Regardless of this fact, damn near everyone running a boosted/blown SVT's are running the AZFS's with much success. Im running them NA, they get the job done. Plats are made for long life, after that there is no real benefit to using them over coppers.
The reason people were saying the AZFS's were better for FI, was because they were thought to be 1-step colder plugs. FI ups temps and the AZFS's being a colder range was supposed to help with deto. This is only true on Zetecs, as the stock SVT plugs are 2-steps colder than Zetec plugs and 1-step colder than the AZFS plugs. I ran the coppers at first based on everyone saying that as well, and ended up with a stutter and hesitation. I switched back to the SVT plugs with stock gap, no more stutter, no more hesitation and 1-2 MPG better. And I have to replace them less. Just my .02.

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Can someone please define "step". I see it used all over the place to describe different spark plugs, but nobody has a point of reference for what a "step" really is.
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CV shafts..i waited for 2 weeks..2 g weeks!
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The reason people were saying the AZFS's were better for FI, was because they were thought to be 1-step colder plugs.
Actually most of use run them because they are copper.. and copper is a far better conductor of electricity than Plats OR Iridiums.

Pretty much everything on the SVT is different in the drivetrain and most of the interior.
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