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Old 08-12-2008, 09:23 AM   #1
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Duratec-ATX to MTX

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I've debated between myself for several weeks about this, and I've come to the conclusion, I'm going to swap my ATX for a MTX on my 2005 duratec 2.0.

I've read through the two main threads about the zetec swap. For the most part some things will be similar, and some things will of course be differnt.

The reason I am doing this.
(1). The ATX aint going to cut it... I'm in the process of turbo charging(8psi) and soon after that I am going to build the block to handle around 16 psi.
(2.) The ATX robs more power from your engine than you think... I've read several place that the average ATX robs anywhere from 10-20%.
(3.) I love a MTX, I don't know how to explain it, it just keeps me entertained.
(4.) I see it as a great bonding experience with my dad, where always looking for something to do together.


I will most likely go for an exedy stage 2, not sure how much stock can really handle.

As for the parts list, I'm sure its similar but not exactly what the zetec is. I will most likely pm Mike and see if he can't help me out, unless someone already knows the list.

Of course I will go junkyard hunting for some of the parts, I am hoping I can pick up the tranny for a good price.

Does anyone see a problem with doing this with the car about 2 and 1/2 feet off the ground, I was going to use my hoist to kinda drop the engine down. Also does anyone know where I can get and 05+ haynes manual, no local auto stores have it.


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Old 08-12-2008, 09:39 AM   #2
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My Haynes manual is 00 to 05. It doesn't cover the 05 stuff very well, but it does have some info because of some 03's and 04's came with the duratec.
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:43 AM   #3
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Yea, I flipped thru one, it covered the spi and zetec, but it only touched base on the duratec. :(
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Im going to be doing the MTX swap at hilbish with mike pretty soon an it's going to cost around 3 grand for the transfer, parts, T2 LSD, labor.
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I'm looking to keep mine under 1200, with me doing the work.
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Ya mike found me a tranny that was 1000 bucks then a few days later i fund one on ebay from LKQ for 370 shipped.
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I'm going to keep a close eye out for a transmission on ebay. Hopefully when I get my parts list I can start shopping; I'd like to get this done by the end of October.
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Keep us updated! Im gonna be lookinginto the same thing in the future
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I will for sure keep this thread updated. The turbo is on hold until I get the swap finished, this way It won't be in the way, and when I have it tuned I can get rid of the codes its going to spit at me. I think I may have found a tranny with 20000 miles on it for 450, the best thing, its 30 mins from me... So, I will most likely call about it with int the next couple days.
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im gonna subscribe, if you have any questions just ask and ill be happy to help

you might find a cheap trans on car-part.com
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