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#1 peter cadden

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 05:26 PM

hi would just like to say ive heard a lot of bad press about the ford z tech engine . well i must have one of the good ones . have just drove my1999 1.6 escort estate from coventry to the algarve portugal with only one overnight stop driving 900miles on last day using only 200 worth of fuel was a perfect drive no problems whatsoever .. just thought id let fellow ztech owners know that they are not all bad engines ..pete,,

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 06:42 PM

hi would just like to say ive heard a lot of bad press about the ford z tech engine . well i must have one of the good ones . have just drove my1999 1.6 escort estate from coventry to the algarve portugal with only one overnight stop driving 900miles on last day using only 200 worth of fuel was a perfect drive no problems whatsoever .. just thought id let fellow ztech owners know that they are not all bad engines ..pete,,



not sure what bad press you heard but as far as im aware the zetec engine has proved itself reliable with good rpm throughout the rev range many older cars are converted to zetec engines as are many kit cars and the zetec can be tuned easily without breaking ive so far never heard any complaints about the engine seven race teams favour them

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 06:53 PM

hi would just like to say ive heard a lot of bad press about the ford z tech engine . well i must have one of the good ones . have just drove my1999 1.6 escort estate from coventry to the algarve portugal with only one overnight stop driving 900miles on last day using only 200 worth of fuel was a perfect drive no problems whatsoever .. just thought id let fellow ztech owners know that they are not all bad engines ..pete,,



Almost didn't know what you was on about then until I realised you was talking about the zetec...

Mostly all zetec engines are excellent. Damn good engines and good fun too. The main problem with them is that when they get older some are prone to very heavy oil use - like a litre of oil per tank of fuel.

Well looked after ones will run on for a long while. But ones that haven't been looked after and abused will be nackered at around 100k

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 07:04 PM

Almost didn't know what you was on about then until I realised you was talking about the zetec...

Mostly all zetec engines are excellent. Damn good engines and good fun too. The main problem with them is that when they get older some are prone to very heavy oil use - like a litre of oil per tank of fuel.

Well looked after ones will run on for a long while. But ones that haven't been looked after and abused will be nackered at around 100k



http://www.dervman.com/zetecengine.htm

says it all bulletproof.... the older zetecs were troublesome with the sticky valves remember there were 3 zetecs made the mk1 with the alloy head then the mk2 most now are the revised zetec-e or blacktops

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 07:30 PM

Almost didn't know what you was on about then until I realised you was talking about the zetec...

Mostly all zetec engines are excellent. Damn good engines and good fun too. The main problem with them is that when they get older some are prone to very heavy oil use - like a litre of oil per tank of fuel.

Well looked after ones will run on for a long while. But ones that haven't been looked after and abused will be nackered at around 100k


A litre per tank of fuel? What the fudge? Who on God's green Earth has had this happen? That's a bit mental ... my MKIV Fiesta liked to burn oil a little, but not at that rate or even close. Father's has done 65k (1999 1.8 Zetec Focus) and it's never actually consumed oil to the point it was noticed. That's not to say all are like that of course.

I know the smaller engines were known for giving up earlier than expected (looking at you, 1.25 and 1.4 Fiesta!), but always believed the larger engines themselves to be pretty impeccable (with regular servicing), asides from the associated problems (snapped timing belts ftw!) that many cars get.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 08:03 PM

My 1.8 zetec is awesome.

So reliable and such a good engine

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