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Old 03-12-2013, 04:02 PM   #1
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old dog need fixin

hello to all on this forum and thank you in advance for tolerating my ignorance regarding automotive know-how.
my 02 svt hatch, with 110,666 on the clock, blew a heater hose, subsequently overheated and warped the head, at which point i towed it home and its been slowly rotting every day since.
after some research and phone calls the consensus was that the svt engine was no longer being manufactured and finding parts was gonna be a hit and miss. i figured i could deck the head and install new and better springs, valves, etc. a couple of the mechanics i spoke to mentioned hydrolock, and bent rods, bottom end damage as well. okay, gotta get new rods and pistons, bearings as well..., but only if it did hydro-lock, right?
here come the dumb questions, does ford no longer make or support this particular engine due to complexity and or excessive design costs?
is there a shop or mechanic here in san jose,ca. that specializes in this particular engine?
what would be a good number in dollars to go with new pistons,rods,bearings, and re-built head with new springs,valves and hardware?
to achieve 200 horsepower, what would i have to do,(without relying on forced air) as far as engine and components. or is this unrealistic?
if I go the whole nine yards, should i up the diff to a posi or limited slip and clutch? on the side, do people like that dual mass clutch?
I love this car for several reasons, it is my first ever new car, and i would love to keep it. I know its gonna cost me more to fix it than it is worth but i am willing to suffer for this fun amazing lil hatch.
thanks for enduring my excessive wordage and hope someone may help me.
peace to all
dave flowers

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Old 03-12-2013, 05:39 PM   #2
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i think you need to dig into the engine a bit more and see what your dealing with, to see if you really need to do the bottom end and not just head. OR. just get your self a zetec block and build it up to what your looking for power wise and swap it in.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:25 PM   #3
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Hmm, if you check around you might be able to find another engine to drop in. It actually may be easier/ cheaper that rebuilding your blown unit. These engines aren't hard to work on and if you can find a shop that you trust they can wrench on it. Sorry for your engine problems!! Check salvage yards!
These were made between 02-04 so there is roughly 14000 units sold if im correct in the us. bound to be a motor somewhere!
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