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Old 09-29-2008, 03:12 PM   #1
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2.0l to a 2.3l engine swap questions

i was thinking about puting a 2.3 in my 2005 zx3. i was just wondering what i would all need to do for this. Along the lines of computer trans, wireing or any thing else


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Old 09-29-2008, 05:11 PM   #2
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Maybe a ecu. but everything should be the same.
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you can have the 2.0 PCM tuned to run the 2.3L engine.
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Not telling you what to do, just consider that it's a hefty price tag for 15 more horsepower.
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:36 PM   #5
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isnt it true that the mods are more efective on the 2.3 than the 2.0s
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not really more affective, but because the engine is larger you get more gains...

and i am planning on a 2.3L swap this winter... theres 20hp difference between the 2.0 and 2.3L and if you sell your 2.0 afterwards, you'll get back most of what you paid for in the 2.3L
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and the only thing u would have to do is get the pcm retuned for the 2.3
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Its a direct bolt-up. The 2.0 and 2.3 bolts up to the frame in the exact same ways with the exact same mounts and are mounted to the same transmissions as well. One of the main things you need to tune the 2.0 PCM for are dual intake runners which the 2.0 intake manifold does not have.
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so would i need a different wiring harness too
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According to autotrader:

Advantages of Focus ST4dr Sdn ZX4 compared to Focus S3dr Cpe ZX3
15 more horsepower (151 vs 136).
21 more ft/lbs of torque (154 vs 133).
Performance tires standard, versus not available.
4 Wheel ABS standard, versus 4 Wheel ABS available.
4 Wheel Disc Brakes standard, versus Front Disc Brakes standard.
Traction control standard, versus not available.
Single Zone Front AC standard, versus Single Zone Front AC available.
Remote keyless entry standard, versus not available.
Cruise control standard, versus not available.
Power windows standard, versus not available.
Power mirrors standard, versus not available.
Heated mirrors standard, versus not available.
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6.7 inches longer (175.2 vs 168.5 which may be an advantage).

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As configured, the MSRP is $4755 greater ($18220 vs $13465).
4 mpg lower fuel economy in the city (22 versus 26).
4 mpg lower fuel economy on the highway (31 versus 35).
56 less miles cruising range in the city (308 vs 364).
56 less miles cruising on the highway (434 vs 490).
117 pound(s) more base curb weight (2738 vs 2621).
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