The Zetec IS an interference engine, give that regular pistons will hit the valves. However, the Zetec ACTS as a freewheeling engine, given that Ford put recessed pistons in the engine to give the valves clearance to be fully extended and the crank can turn without the cams without damage to the pistons or valves.
What Ford engines are interference?
Interference engines made by Ford include its 1.6-liter single overhead cam engine, 2.0-liter double overhead cam engine, 2.2-liter engine, 3.0-liter single overhead cam engine and 3.3-liter engine. Ford’s interference diesel engines include 2.0-liter, 2.3-liter and 2.4-liter units.
Is Ford Focus interference engine?
Yes your vehicle is an interference engine, therefore if the timing belt breaks then engine damage will result.
Is a 2002 Ford Focus an interference engine?
The Zetec is not an interference motor, period. Put a new timing belt, tensioner and idler, and it will run.
What cars have interference engines?
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- Audi. • 1.8L 1.9L Interference. …
- BMW. • 2.5L 325I 525I Interference. …
- Acura. • All except SLX Interference. …
- Chrysler. • 1.4L, 1.5L & 1.6L Interference. …
- Fiat. • 1.3L 128 Series Interference. …
- Ford. • 1.3L Non-Interference. …
- GM and Saturn. • 1.0L Interference. …
- GEO. • 1.0L Interference.
Is a Ford Focus a non interference engine?
The 2.0L 110 hp and 130 hp North American 2000 Ford Focus models have timing belts and are non-interference.
When should a timing belt be changed on a Ford Focus?
According to our information the manufacturer’s recommended change interval for the belt, tensioner and idler on the Focus ST is 125,000 miles or 120 months. However, we would always recommend contacting the manufacturer/dealer for advice as change intervals are subject to change by the manufacturer from time to time.
Does the Ford Focus have a timing belt or chain?
The Focus comes with a timing chain, not a belt. This chain is meant to last the entire lifetime of the engine. Unlike the timing belt which can break and sometimes destroy an engine, the timing belt is much more robust and lasting.
What’s better titanium or Zetec?
The Ford Focus Titanium offers a much higher spec and more features than the Ford Focus Zetec and this is reflected in the initial purchase price. Both the Ford Focus Zetec and Ford Focus Titanium are excellent options if you’re looking for a spacious hatchback with smooth performance and excellent styling.
How do I know what Zetec engine I have?
The Phase 1 and 2 engines can be identified from a three digit code on the block near the engine number. This is usually stamped onto the edge of the bell housing mounting flange on the exhaust side near the crank position sensor.