Re: 2.0 SOHC engine blown
Welcome! I'm in Kitchener, ON myself. What's the current mileage on the Focus?
Providing the block isn't cracked you could rebuild it. However, with the damage that you mentioned I'd shop around for a replacement engine as a rebuild may not last depending on the extent of the damage. A used engine (junk yard), is the most economical way to go and some do offer warranties (albeit not for very long). A more expensive way to go is ordering from a shop. There are some in Guelph and I'm sure PLENTY in the GTA that specialize in engine rebuilds. A rebuilt engine is close to having a new engine installed in the car. Providing you plan to keep the vehicle, or drive a lot it'll be a worthwhile choice. If you don't drive a lot and the vehicle is showing its age and you plan to sell it before the end of summer a junk-yard engine is the one to go with. Check out the local Yellowpages and make some calls since there is quite a variety of options. Be warned - you do get what you pay for.
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