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Old 3rd November 2010, 12:20
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My Cabrio Ebay purchase is making very slow progress-I have decided that the engine is not worth rescuing since it had been stored underwater!My first thought was BMW but then I started worrying about the weight-so I am now looking at Zetec and Duratec. Are there any problems waiting to bite me with either of these engines?

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Old 3rd November 2010, 12:33
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Cost? A decent zetec setup will set you back about £3k, duratec even more.
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Old 3rd November 2010, 21:52
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As Chris says cost is an issue with the Zetec or Duratec route but if you go that way let me know as I have an MT75 hydraulic clutch 5 speed box that has done 2000 miles (supplied new by Marlin) and set up for the Marlin chassis with the correct prop output flange which is surplus to requirements.

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