Wikipedia is not always correct. The 2.5l inline 4-cylinder engine was never called "Dureatec" to my knowledge. It has been called "Lima", as it was from the Lima, OH plant originally, and eventually, Brazil(the country, not the one in Indiana).
The Duratec label applies to the DOHC 4-banger available in the '00 and up, and to the v6 DOHC series used in Probe, Contour, and Taurus (and other) car lines.
If you want to get exact details, I'd forsake wikipedia as they have not policed their data as well as I would prefer. Just my opinion on Wiki.
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So, I'm guessing the Duratec is the best out of the rest? Did they end the 2.5 in '00 and then go to the Duratec, or are they both offered? I've heard people talking of their 4cyls not having much power/acceleration being s l o w, does the Duratec fix most of this? It only has about 10-20HP less than the 4.0, doesnt it?
EDIT: Ah wait, the Duratec 2.3 has only 20HP less than the Cologne OHC, right?
My 99 supercab has the 2.5L with the 4.10 axle and 5speed. Acell is ok and it has no problem maintaining speed. The new 16 valve 2.3L from mid 2001 to present is better though. I have one of those in my 2005 Escape and it is stronger + better MPG
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