03-23-2009, 10:14 PM
Alrigh, I have a 2000 Ford Focus SE and I have a Single Over Head Cam with over 180,000k miles. I was thinking about swapping engines with something. I don't want to go too crazy. I was wondering what would fit or even work or if I should stick more money into the car. Its already a five speed manual. I have done some mods but not enough to get to crazy over. If you have any usefull info that would be grand. Thanks.
03-24-2009, 12:15 AM
SVT motor can be done relatively cheaply, you could throw in a 2.0 Zetec, or even a 2.3 Duratec but I believe that requires a ton of rewiring
03-24-2009, 12:16 AM
I have installed the DOHC Zetec in the place of an SOHC, and could easily do the SVT drivetrain. It is not that hard of a process. If you want more info, PM me. I also have access to all the parts needed at reasonable prices.
03-29-2009, 09:04 PM
IMHO, if your going to swap, swap BIG. I'd go 2.3L with a 5 speed(the IB-5 in our cars don't hook up to anything else BTW). Or SVT.... If you can find one...
03-29-2009, 09:11 PM
Moved to proper forum.
03-29-2009, 09:20 PM
dont do the dura unless u got some time to have the car down and some time to get parts and alot of patiences. ive been working on mine for over a month now. u have to swap the whole wiring harnes from front toback of the car. every thing is differnet from an spi to a dura. go with an svt or a zetec. because of the wiring.