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Hey guys, I'm thinking of moving to Canada, but I'm thinking of bring my 1997 Ford Escort which will by then have a 2L Silver top Zectec engine in it, when I move over to there, but I'm not sure how easy it would be to get parts for it??

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That's a tough question to answer. The zetec was in a lot fords here so that shouldn't cause you problems. It's everything else on the car that will prove to be difficult to get. Things like brake pads, struts, wheel bearings and stuff like that will most likely be very hard to replace with North American parts. The problem is that in 91 ford stopped the 'world car' idea with the Escort so very little is shared with your UK ford. This is what I can tell you. Mk3's and MK4's share a lot with our gen1 cars. There was also some carry over with the MK5's as well but those parts were also shared with the MK3's and 4's. I hope that helps.
 

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you could find parts for your car if you looked for parts for 1995-97 contour will get you engine parts... or if you need something just ask me lol...
I don't think a US Contour will have very many similar parts to a Gen 5 or 6 UK Escort. He's got an early Zetec, as evidenced by the aluminum valve cover mentioned (vs. black plastic or "blacktop"). Most likely finding parts will be difficult, unless US versions were found, or modified to fit. I would venture that XR4Ti parts may also fit to some extent.
 

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Early zetecs 95-97 found in the contour are a silver top engine. they share the same oil pump with the oil filter mounted on it, the rods are the same shorter design, the pistons are the same the cransk and bearings are compatible i seel parts world wide for these cars so i know what im talking about...
 

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need help

have a 87 ford escort, german built....1.6 liter diesel.....great fuel saver.....what american model will come close to when it comes to parts?
 

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the ford focuses had the zetec engine, probably you could swap some parts with and early gen ford focus.
 

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eBay for bits if you go ahead with it. Just use eBay UK and have the parts shipped over to you, won't cost you much to Canada.
 
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