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Old 26th February 2010, 11:03 PM
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Ford changed their insulation for a few years, cripples many otherwise healthy engines with random faults..

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Old 26th February 2010, 11:27 PM
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I ditched the DOHC - they are tall and have you felt the weight of one?
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I moved mine (RS2000 16V) on my own, in and out of a van.... so I'm either awesome strong, or its not that heavy But they are taller..... my bonnet has a 6mm high teardrop bulge to clear the oil filler cap

A DOHC engine fits under the bonnet. My oil cap however is higher than the bonnet line. So if it fits under, does it matter that the engine you have already got, is a taller than a Zetec?

A dohc has the same thermostat position, so the plumbing isn't going to change much if you move to a zetec in the future. The exhaust and inlet are also in the same place.... so the bonnet does not have to be "scrapped".

People are all a bit melodramatic when it comes to the DOHC engine. "It will eat your children and make you blind!!!"


Also if anyone is ditching the DOHC, can I have it
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Old 26th February 2010, 11:47 PM
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I have had a number of I4 DOHC sierras... And every time I have said

"NEVER AGAIN"

I hate them.

My Galaxy has a 2.3 16...

I don't Realy like it...




But they are good solid torquey smooth units...



I am just a V6 man

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Deezee you can have the one sat on my drive where are you?
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Sadly I'm on the Wirral.... Between Liverpool and Chester. Some considerable distance from yourself
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Old 28th February 2010, 09:33 PM
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Sadly I'm on the Wirral.... Between Liverpool and Chester. Some considerable distance from yourself
It's not that bad there is it

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