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  2. The internals are different on the SVT 2.5L Duratec engines. They have different pistons which give it the higher compression ratio that leads to better HP (170HP vs 195HP). Again, buy a good used instead of rebuilding if your choices are that poor. -Dominic
  3. Yea I’m shopping around to find something cheaper but it is not looking too good. But I did have a guy tell me he did not know if he could rebuild it because all he had was stock internals from the regular 2.5 durtex. Only thing with that one was I wasn’t sure if the internals are the same from the regular 2.5 to the svt?
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  5. Rebuilding normally does not cost that much, I've built forged engines for less than that.
  6. Since the classified section was not used, I may just create a forum for Buy/Sell. You're the first person to ask, so I may do that soon. Thanks!
  7. Just wondering if you have the front license plate holder, the rear bumper grille and the overhead console (sunroof combatable) for your SVT? I really need to find those parts. Thank you
  8. PS, just did a quick google search on rebuilt car wire harness - seems there is more than a couple companies that might be options S
  9. I have not used them, but was given this website by another member: http://wiringharnessrestoration.com/ Steve
  10. Hello Germancarguy: Tried two years ago to do engine swap involving low-mileage 98 SVT V-6 engine into second SVT with more-solid rockers but the first mechanic was only partially successful with the transplant. Long story marginally shorter, my current mechanic says I need an engine wiring harness which I am learning is rarer than rocking horse_______. Yours and others' thoughts on how I might get this part/otherwise address this issue would be much appreciated. Stay calm, be brave, watch for the signs, Boesch
  11. I have been doing a little shopping around and it looks like is going to be $4000-4500 to rebuild the motor. I haven’t priced getting my wiring harness Refurbished.
  12. Upgrades? Honestly aside from a metal impeller water pump - There aren't many worthwhile upgrades for these engines.
  13. Yes I noticed that a lot of the 3.0l are high mileage. But I was thinking of rebuilding the engine. If I rebuild the engine what upgrades do you think I need to do?
  14. Honestly that's up to you. Unfortunately most of the 3.0L's are high in mileage anymore so a used engine is probably out of the question when it comes to 3.0L's. Depending on your area, you may be able to find a lower mile SVT engine (I found a 63K used 2.5L SVT (VIN G) engine in MN for $850). So the choice is yours to make, you can also go re-manufactured - But beware the cost will be substantial for the engine but everything will be refreshed and have a warranty on it.
  15. Hello everyone, I bought my svt about a month ago, just too find out that my engine is locked up. So I was wondering is better to replace the 2.5, rebuild it or swap a 3.0l in it? I just want to know which is the best option?
  16. Rudy

    Contour SVT

    Looking for a Contour SVT. Please message me if you know of any or have one.
  17. Any difference in '99 is likely whether the later uses the lower idler next to the crankshaft or not, the extra one in kit disappears. The kits are called A and B and the difference is that if Gates parts. Even the earlier one can drop that idler and simply not use it, it tends to fall apart anyway since close to a lot of heat down there. The belt simply retimes different for the idler missing. I use the extra idler to remove the bearing out of it to use on other things like serp belt idlers The earlier engine runs from '95-'97 so it's not that; they are a different setup as far as the tensioner goes, and idlers are different too. I use Gates parts on several cars and zero issues if you install correctly. One thing to check on zetec head is whether the tensioner bolt hole is deep enough, some don't get tapped deep enough and then the bolt can be slightly loose at fully tight. Then most blame the tensioner for being bad when it comes loose. The only new part I've had come apart way early is a Ford branded idler.
  18. I own of a 1999 Contour SVT as well as a parts car for it which is a 1998 SVT, Both Silver. The 99 is a low mileage car that has some minor front end damage I will be fixing with parts from the 98. I'm a long time mechanic and own a good portion of the Ford Contour specific Rotunda/OTC service tools. I always liked the idea behind the Contour Concept and following in that line I owned several Ford Probes and still have a 1987 Merkur XR4Ti. My other vehicles and interest are: 1999 Jeep Wrangler TJ lifted and some custom made parts 1965 Mustang Fastback 1989 Land Cruiser FJ62 1953 Chevy 210 Sedan 1971 Triumph TR6 1988 Mercury Cougar XR7
  19. Tnx. all ,now what about swirl flaps,should they be repaired or removed. It has 121000 miles
  20. Hi all, and sorry (yup, Canadian), but I don't see any rules about posting items for sale. I have a '99 Contour in good running order, plus parts (doors, hood, trunk lid -- yeah, no, we don't say "boot" -- a moon roof and an instrument panel) from my previous SVT (we've had 4 Contours in all). Just wondering if OK and where I'd post pix and details on these items -- unfortunately, it is time to sell.
  21. I will be working on the back end of the site and also updating the forum software to 4.4.1 from 4.3.6 we are on now. This will result in a little downtime here and there. I will try to work on this later tonight so the site is not down during peak visiting time. Thanks, -Dominic
  22. The valve covers are different. Just look at a known early one 95-98 and compare to yours. If the same it is early, if not it is VVT. AF
  23. The difference has to do with variable valve timing in the later Zetec. AF
  24. I only see a cutoff on the production date of 3/29/99. Before 3/29/99 is one style, From 3/29/99- is another style. You can call any Ford dealer service dept. and give them the VIN and they will give you the exact build date if you don't have it for reference. Since you are a 4/99 build you are in the after club on the cutoff date. -Dominic
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