I found piles of 2001+ 5 speed ZX3s on Autotrader for my friend in Oregon. He just bought a 7000 mile 2001 5 speed Premium for $9995.
Maybe a trip north?
Maybe a trip north?
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Raceline is pleased to offer a comprehensive range of components and engine kits to suit the new Ford Duratec. Already heralded by those fortunate enough to get hold of early units, the Duratec-R offers near perfect dimensions and characteristics for performance applications. With standard capacity sizes of 1.8, 2.0 and 2.3 litres and an aluminium block as standard, it is widely regarded that this engine could be the most important performance 4-cylinder unit for the foreseeable future. The afforability of new and second hand units, combined with the ease in which the Duratec makes power, enables engine builders to achieve outstanding power returns for their money. The success of the Raceline Zetec-R component range proved that a well engineered product returns far better value in the long term. The Raceline Duratec-R range has been developed with the same attention to detail, offering great value for money for this level of quality. Cheaper solutions to the Duratec installation issues will emerge from other companies, but Raceline remains convinced that cutting corners with engines of this calibre is a false economy. This catalogue details the beginnings of the Raceline Duratec-R range, please keep in contact for further developments.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">not better mpg, not right now anyway, the current 2.3's only get 30mpg highwayOriginally posted by jRock:
The 2.3 is gonna be an incredible platform to work with. If I didn't still owe 10k The 2.3 would be sitting in my driveway, with a mock CAI and on a wait list for header/exhaust.
Get the 2.3. Better engine, lighter weight, better MPG, and if you have to keep it stock for a long while it'll still be a blast to drive.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I'm thinking the Raceline photo is the 2.0 Euro-version Duratec. The 2.3 in the Ranger has the downward pointing oil filter. It's the housing that bolts to the side of the block that makes the difference.Originally posted by 73Gondoleir:
Great picture! One picture an another thread shows the oil filter sticking straight down; this one shows it sticking out to the side (the way I would prefer it). Anyone know what's up?
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I don't know YOu will have to ask a Senior tech General in FI or Zetec.Originally posted by KSGerry:
How well does this system work?
PS...I'll save a 2.0 for you!