It is a NON Interference engine. The pistons have reliefs cut into them, in order to prevent damage if the belt snaps. Therefore if you snapped a belt the valves will not collide with the pistons. Source - A friend of mine that has been a Ford mechanic for 21 years.
According to the Gates website ( they make timing belts etcetera ) for the 2.0 litre four cylinder engine in a 1999 Mercury Cougar : ( No , it is NOT an interference engine )
It is an interference engine.It is an interference engine.
It's an interference engine.
the ZETEC engine used in the 1999 ZX2 is a non-interference engine. This means that the pistons will not contact the valves when the timing belt breaks. Because of this, the valves will not be bad if the timing belt breaks
The 2.7L is an interference engine.
2.2L gas engine, non interference.2.2L diesel engine, yes interference.
No, this is not an interference engine.
It is interference.
The 2.4 litre DOHC engine is NOT an interference engine.
According to Gates ( they manufacture timing belts etc ) the 2.5 liter engine used in a 1999 Ford Ranger is NOT an interference engine