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Old 03-02-2014, 06:29 AM   #1
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Good morning everyone. I was getting some work done on my car when I realized something fishy. Before I start there I will go back to the time when I purchased my SVT. I was told the engine was cleaned up and have some go fast goodies under the hood which panned out to be true. I questioned about the black cover on the engine and was told the cover was replaced. Now back to wroking on my car. I was doing some work under the hood and it dawned on me. The SVT didnt come with a black valve cover and i have no idea if a black cover could fit on it. I jotted down the numbers stamped to the block and it says RFYS4E6090 AD. I tried to look this up to see if this block was a regular ztec focus or if it was a SVT. I really feel that I was sold an SVT with a stock focus engine. I will say one thing though, the engine is extremely clean inside and out, so i'm guessing if it is a non svt engine, it's a remanufactured one. If this pans out to be true then i'm really feeling sick to my stomach and have to go looking for a SVT engine. I do have a 6 speed inside and my vin on the chassis pulls up in carfax and on the title as a SVT. can someone help me figure out this engine fiasco?


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Old 03-02-2014, 06:41 AM   #2
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Post a picture of the engine would be best , The SVT has a VCT solenoid sticking up between the 2 cams at Cyl 1 and has a bulge in the cam cover at the intake cam

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Old 03-02-2014, 07:00 AM   #3
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Bad news and I'm sorry to say, that's a regular zetec. Also it looks like it was turbo at one point but they probably blew the motor then threw it together as cheaply as they could since it looks like there is no turbo hanging off that manifold from what I can see.
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:42 AM   #5
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Well Well! I guess i better start looking for an SVT engine. Anyone have one for sale???
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not to be rude but...it says ZETEC right on it lol. c'mon man!

on the bright side though, you have the SVT header swap already done! I'm about to do mine in a few months
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on the bright side though, you have the SVT header swap already done!

No it doesn't.


It does have SVT intake manifold and fuel rail though.

Dipstick looks to be zetec. So I'm thinking the block/head is all zetec.
Trans, I can't tell. But if it has 6 speeds, it's SVT.
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When purchasing a vehicle i dont take anyone for their word and if they mention internal engine work and have no receipts to back it up i assume it wasnt done.
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Old 03-02-2014, 02:56 PM   #9
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No it doesn't.


It does have SVT intake manifold and fuel rail though.

Dipstick looks to be zetec. So I'm thinking the block/head is all zetec.
Trans, I can't tell. But if it has 6 speeds, it's SVT.
hmm you're right. at first glance it looked like SVT headers. oh well. it's still better than my all stock ZX3 so to the OP, I wouldn't feel too sick about purchasing this, but I can see where you'd feel bamboozled if you thought you were buying an SVT but didn't get that, especially if the seller charged you more
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Old 03-02-2014, 05:27 PM   #10
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Maxwell, the only reason i asked is that i was told that the zetech head can sit on the svt motor. this is why i added the code off the engine block.
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