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Old 04 Dec 2012, 10:17 pm
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Default Could someone tell me more about my engine?

I've researched and researched and I can NOT find the answer.

Well, I have a 1998 Ford Contour SE. The engine is a 2.0L Zetec VCT. The name Zetec sounds awful similar to V-Tec. I was wondering if Zetec has the same effect as the V-Tec. Also, what does the VCT do? Does it help my speed?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04 Dec 2012, 10:31 pm
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Well, not really.

Zetec was just trademark advertising technique manufacturers' do/did.

It was a way of saying, "Hey, this is a high tech 16 valve DOHC 4 cyclinder engine".

This was a time when most 4 cylinder engines were running on 3 valves per cylinder (12 valves) and/or 16 valves SOHC engines.

It is no different than today's trademark schemes.

For example,

Ford's EcoBoost & Chevy's EcoTec

It's a trademark way of saying, "Hey, this is a Direct Injected Turbocharged 4 Cylinder Engine".

What sounds better?

This Honda Accord is equipped with a K24W2 engine.....


This Honda Accord has a 2.4L EarthDreams engine.

It basically dumbs it down for consumers.
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