yep.Duratecs hit.Zetecs don't.Duratecs are chain driven.Zetecs belt.
When you say mess with the crack pulley, what do you mean exactly. I know people were also mentioning the tensioner. My belt seemed pretty loose so my mechanic tightened it up. Is there something you think I should tell him about it as a word of caution.I work at Ford and let me end this thread forever....
SVT zetec is interference
regular zetec and SPI are not interference
All duratecs are interference
I have seen too many dtecs blown to pieces from messing with the crank pulley.
Thanks man, will do. Psyching myself for the journey.My understanding is all Zetecs are interference, but the the US 2.0 Zetecs can freewheel without damage due to cups in the pistons (I’ve had a belt jump and done a head gasket and can attest they are there on US models and keep the valves safe). I’ve read international models do not have this and would crash... Here’s hoping for the best! Let us know how it turns out!
If that's right then all Zetecs are DOC, and I believe non-interference engines. The first thing I learned on this forum was not to mess with the underdrive pulley for my 2.3 Duratec to avoid the possibility of turning it into a grenade...Not doubting you, but how are you sure?
I've actually been doing a ton of research on this the last 2 days and I cant find any conclusive evidence either way. Of course, you might have personal experience that supercedes anything found on the internet.
but I've seen credible sources that say the SOHC zetec is a non-interference engine while the DOHC is an interference engine. I hope thats not the case but I've seen it at a couple places.