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Old 12-01-2011, 11:02 PM
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Default Dual Plugs: Why Does My 2.3 Not Have Them???

I was reading the thread about the dual ignition plug mod and i was asking about it in the hopes to attempt to do the mod, but lo and behold i go outside to check and see where everything is located, but i can only see one set of plugs... I was wondering why my 2.3 does not have these second set of plugs because i really was looking forward to this mod! Bummer.I know that i have the 2.3 duratec, does that mean that they didnt come with the dual plug setup? thanks!

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Old 12-01-2011, 11:16 PM
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is yours the DOHC motor
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:20 PM
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I think so? I'm not sure how to tell...
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:25 PM
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Im not 100% sure, I suppose I could google it, but im to lazy. 2.3 ran up to 97. Then the 2.5 to 00. Then I think, the 2.3 DOHC from 01+ There should be a rectangular valve (or I guess, "cam") cover on each side of the head.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:26 PM
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Im not 100% sure, I suppose I could google it, but im to lazy. 2.3 ran up to 97. Then the 2.5 to 00. Then I think, the 2.3 DOHC from 01+ There should be a rectangular valve (or I guess, "cam") cover on each side of the head.
Then im pretty sure i have the DOHC 2.3L. Ill try and find a picture as its too dark here to take one
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:33 PM
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Then im pretty sure i have the DOHC 2.3L. Ill try and find a picture as its too dark here to take one
2001+ its dohc. easy. u have a 2001 so u have a dohc.
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:36 PM
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2001+ its dohc. easy. u have a 2001 so u have a dohc.
almost right...the 2.3 Duratec didnt come out until 01.5...early 01s got the 2.5
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:37 PM
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Thanks for the help. Then the DOHC must not have the dual pack setup
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nope...no need for it
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:39 PM
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But you have a timing chain and not a belt + more power + more MPG. You are better off.

I have a 97 SOHC. I'll have to change the belt etc..
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makes sense.
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:41 PM
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But you have a timing chain and not a belt + more power + more MPG. You are better off.

I have a 97 SOHC. I'll have to change the belt etc..
i will never own another vehicle with a t-belt...had one snap on me when i had my escort...left me sit on the side of the road
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:43 PM
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Both are excellent engines. All are. Just yours has less maintenance needed.

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i will never own another vehicle with a t-belt...had one snap on me when i had my escort...left me sit on the side of the road
You are ok as long as you change it at 100K.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:59 AM
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Thanks for the help. Then the DOHC must not have the dual pack setup

Duhhhh! Ron White is so right.

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i will never own another vehicle with a t-belt...had one snap on me when i had my escort...left me sit on the side of the road

Nowadays the timing belts are manufactured good enough to last over a 100,000 miles.
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:00 PM
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Default Re: Dual Plugs: Why Does My 2.3 Not Have Them???

I agree. I changed my TB at 60k, looked new. Very little wear. Also, they used 2.5 motors halfway thru 2001.
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