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What are the things i should look out for when looking at an SVT? What are common issues with them I should be aware of?
 

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Unless you are handy with wrenches I would pass. First thing on any SVT is the timing belt. If it breaks, the valves will bend and the piston might have damage as well. Ford is discontinuing parts very quickly. With only 14,000 made over 3 years the supply of used parts is dwindling. I would look for a car with no check engine light and proof that the timing belt has been changed.
 

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Unless you are handy with wrenches I would pass. First thing on any SVT is the timing belt. If it breaks, the valves will bend and the piston might have damage as well. Ford is discontinuing parts very quickly. With only 14,000 made over 3 years the supply of used parts is dwindling. I would look for a car with no check engine light and proof that the timing belt has been changed.

Well said.

I do have a well taken care of 02 SVT For sale if you are interested...

 
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