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Oh boy, here come the honda boys beating on the "Ford Duratec Engine" in my Mazda 6...... There are absolutly NO issues with the Duratec BLOCK that is in a Mazda 6. Do you realize that Porsche designed it? Are you aware that there are people out there pushing 350+ HP out of them and having no issues at all with them? Are you aware that the reliability of the Ford cars with them nowadays is on par with your Hondas and Nissans? The problems with those engines was what Ford was putting around them, not the engines themselvles and those issues are circa 1990. Do a little research before you go bashing something you don't know a thing about........Plumaccordcoupe said:Yeah but it was a V6 S/C Mazda6 with more HP and TQ than this one. I would rather have that engine . I forgot if it had AWD.
SteVTEC said:All that weight on the front end will just make it very nose heavy. Plus you don't need displacement when you have boost. Just take the lighter 4-cyl and run a little more boost, all while keeping front end weight in check. Plus the 4-cyl is a Mazda engine and not a Ford Duratec.
Plumaccordcoupe said:True , especially the last sentence .