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Is a 2001 Ford Focus engine non-interference? Read serveral things online. Look for a sure confirmation.
 

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For your car, yes it is non-interference. All the ZTW (wagons) had the zetec engine.

There have been rare cases where damage has occurred from a timing belt breaking though, and I'm not sure/can't remember if those engines where bone stock or not.
 

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I state no claim either way, just pointing out that many wagons with SPI's exist.
 

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Yes I believe the Zetec engines are non-interference. That is unless you have a shaved head or hotter cams.
 

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I've never seen a SPI wagon. I'll take your word for it though. Must be a rare breed though.
Wiki says it'd have to be a 2002 or newer.

... looked through about 50 on autotrader and haven't found a SPI yet ... rare indeed, lol
 

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The only car that is an interference, in the 2000-2004 Focus Group before Duratecs, is the SVT Focus.

All Duratecs are interference engines.

-Ray-
 

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Posted via FF MobileAs PP, no need to PLAN on valve issues... If belt broke or skipped timing... Replace, test run, THEN do a compression ck for peace of mind if you want to.
 

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Thank you everyone for the info. My car is fixed and back on the road. Even has a little more spunk with the new timing belt. Even my gas mileage has gone up.

ann
 
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