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Old 09-12-2012, 11:07 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by cwis919 View Post
I'm sure you've been asked x1000000 times but would you ever swap the motor?
Haha, haven't really been asked that much at all lol (mostly been demanded to swap engines lol)

Yes, but not for a very long time. I plan on getting atleast 150k miles outta this motor (probably 3-4 more years) then I'm gonna go ahead and do either a contour svt swap or go svt zetec with a 5 speed.

But that's all considering I don't get a great deal on/ get for free either of those engines before it hits 150k.

After I swap, I'm gonna keep the SPI on mothballs (keep the harness un-molested and all the parts needed to use it) and have it rebuilt so I can have a motor to throw in Anya in the event of something screwing up after I swap engines

I probably will swap over to a mtx75 within the next year or so as the IB5 manual that is in Anya now is already on its way out. And already doing the prop shaft clacking noise.... just gotta get a custom oil pan for the SPI cnc'ed incorporating the mtx75 bolt pattern so the tranny will be a direct bolt up instead of using a zetec oil pan and leaking oil everywhere.

For those that don't know... Ford used the IB5 in the Escort and it was a POS... they stopped making the tranny in like 2005 and only had a limited number of replacement trannys.

I had to get a used one through ford (80k miles) when the original one that came with the car grabbed two gears at once and blew a hole out through the side of the casing( don't know how but that's what ford told me happened lol) and now that used one that's in Anya right now is about to go out within the next year it two(depending on how hard I drive it).

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