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Old 12-29-2008, 10:11 PM   #1
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motor blew.....changing the motor.....anything to u can advise me with?

guys just like how the title says, i will need all the help i could get. unfortunatly i searched this section of the forum and couldn't find a "how to" take out the motor sort of thing.
my car is a 5 speed zetec, planning on opening on the oil pan to see what went wrong (i think i blew a rod) and possibily change the whole motor if not only the rod was needed to be changed.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:11 PM   #2
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i found this post but its regarding an auto tranny and didn;thave pics (pics will be nice sincei don;tknow where everything is they have mentioned in the list)

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http://forums.focaljet.com/team-tech...anny-unit.html
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:51 AM   #3
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I say your best bet, would be drop the motor out of the car. Thats one things I haven't swapped engines on is a front wheel drive.
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:06 AM   #4
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ya i haven;t done a motor in teh past either so its my first, but iw as thinking it shouldn;t be too bad assuming if i disconnect the tranny, front axles, harnesses and all the collant and oil hoses, and it should be it , correct?
do u know anything about thier motor mounts? are they just a matter of unbolting them or tougher than that?
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Pick up a Chilton or Haynes repair manual. It basically walks you through how to swap engines step-by-step. And if you're looking for a new replacement Zetec, www.fordracing.com has them brand new for around $2,500.
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I wouldnt try attempting unless you have a manual. I am in the process of doing the same - i blew a piston and shredded my timing belt so going for a new engine. Is the Zetec engine listed above a racing spec one cos i am looking at spending £600 on a new engine which isnt anywhere near $2500.

The engine and gearbox drop out from the car but i would advise getting a manual/engine crane/burly mate to help
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an svt motor might possibly go in there. with minimal fabrication. let me look into that a little bit and get back to you
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im pretty sure svt swap is pretty straightforward.... i would suggest it if you are willing to spend a lil extra money
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:22 PM   #9
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Guys,
thanks for the comment, the motor has already been disconnected and iam inthe process of pulling it. here some pics of the damage, i always thought a post is alot more usful with some pics:)





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oh keep in mind that i used to always change the oil on this pos every 3k with mobile 1, never beated on it, never wentover 4k rpm, babied this thing all the time and this what i get in return:(
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