[Cortina-list] We're getting sloppy around here

Bryan Engquist bry2002bmw at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 19:21:10 UTC 2012

""Duratec" and "Zetec" are not technical descriptions of ANYTHING IN

Exactly, so stop using the term "Pinto" "Crossflow" "pre-crossflow" "twink"
"Twin Cam" in these conversations and only pure engine codes for us engine
freaks ;)  . In all reality, i'm not sure anyone could find a "Duratec" for
sale by looking whatever engine code Ford Gave it, the engine is Termed
Duratec 2.0, 2.3 etc etc, and that is how you will find one. They are not
marketing terms when it comes to the engine, that is what they are called,
don't believe me, try and find parts using any other name besides that.
They are marketing names given TO the engine to try and excite / lure
people into thinking they are something special ala' VTEC etc

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> We're getting sloppy around here.
> "Duratec" and "Zetec" are not technical descriptions of ANYTHING IN
> PARTICULAR. They are marketing terms, like "Dodge Hemi" or "BOSS" or
> "Small Block Chevrolet" - all of which may have meant something in
> particular at ONE POINT IN TIME. But NO LONGER do!
> If you want to discuss "Duratecs" or "Zetecs", and you want to be taken
> seriously, and want to have a legacy effect (where these archives will
> have some sense to them in a few years for those looking for concreete
> technical advice), then FOR GOD'S SAKE identify WHICH (!!!!!) Duratec or
> Zetec motor you are referring to!
> Puh-leeze!
> As for the well-worn meme about what motor should I put in my project car,
> who really cares? It's an endless circle with no answer. Half the action
> is just to poke people in the eye. The other half is preening. In the
> final analysis, it's about as interesting as what wig you select for the
> big movie night out with your hot date.
> Norm
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