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Old 01-17-2008, 05:52 AM   #1
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zetec to duratec/ and general duratec engine questions.

ANyone know a thing or two about a Zetec to 2.3L duratec swap? mounts? etc. Fellow member told me i could get a 2.3 from a ford ranger(and if anyone knows the difference between a 2.3 from a focus and the ranger engine. Any input on the idea? much appreciated thx. Car is in need of new engine =) come on ppl let's brainstorm. well, not need. just would be nice.


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the main difference in the 2.3's in the ranger and focus is the absense of the balance shaft in the ranger, that i can think of right now.

as far as swap, you'll need a new P/S mount, for the duratec, full engine harness, PCM, exhaust manifold, and im sure there are a bit more tid bits along the way.
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okay, So compare for me the 2.3 duratec and the 2.5 v6 in the mercury cougar.
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you can alway do a v8 swap like a 351
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okay, So compare for me the 2.3 duratec and the 2.5 v6 in the mercury cougar.
If you put in a V6 not only will you have a heavy nose.. you will have..

a complete lack of being able to just bolt on parts to your focus. You will have to get everything custom made.. like exhaust.

If you are in love with displacement TOM can build you an engine. However even with a D20 it is fairly easy to get 300whp..

Use the extra money to swap in a mazdaspeed 6 drivetrain lol... it should cost you 5-7 grand for all the fabrication.

the lack of a balance shaft is a GOOD THING may I ad.
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the main difference in the 2.3's in the ranger and focus is the absense of the balance shaft in the ranger, that i can think of right now.

as far as swap, you'll need a new P/S mount, for the duratec, full engine harness, PCM, exhaust manifold, and im sure there are a bit more tid bits along the way.

Oil pan, timing cover
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Don' forget the bell housing. The Zetec bell housing won't mate to a Duratec block.
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that i can think of right now.
and i believe the v6 swap only adds like 20lbs to the front end...
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Don' forget the bell housing. The Zetec bell housing won't mate to a Duratec block.
yea i know, im looking to swap my tranny as well, going for a stick this time around. =)
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Don' forget the bell housing. The Zetec bell housing won't mate to a Duratec block.
And while you're at it, clutch and flywheel (assuming MTX)...
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