Originally Posted by cityhawk
I have a 2000 Ford Focus with a Zetec-E engine. Its mileage is over 75K. But I need to know the Engine is non-interference design or not because it is related if I need change the timing belt.
Anyone knows the answer for this question? Thanks.
I don't know about you guys but my experience with these engines (1.8, 2.0 and 2.0ST) is that they're not interference ONLY when you turn them by hand. If you break a timming belt while doing anything over 1500 rpm, with the inertia involved in both piston and valve movement I can guarantee you that you'll bend most, if not all the valves.(
we've done plenty of them).
So don't wait for your timing belt to brake, change it according to your owner's manual.