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Old 01-21-2009, 01:21 AM   #1
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Oh look! another 2.5 V6 swap thread!

Okey doke.... I think that's what I'll be doing then. not a contour SVT engine, just the good old 02 cougar 2.5 V6 luckily it's been done (to my knowledge, only 3 or so), so the parts have been listed for it, and I've got some great little additions I'd be making to it now, such as:

a nice little turbo kit from Nautilus (maybe) but with the intercooler and higher PSI (and the cat of course)http://www.nautilusperformance.com/catalog/i25.html

the cougar gauge swap

Dual exhaust tips like these (which would look Uber sexy with SAP rear bumper ): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypvqr...TF-8&sa=N&tab=

and also the black center caps for the EAPs, with the Cougar logo on them

the rest of the body and interior will hopefully remain as planned, being the Euro SVT stuff that I'll get, and the 05+ rear end conversion.

I'm set on this now, as I can get an engine and transmission from a cougar for about $1700 together, and who knows, maybe I'll find a wrecked one that I can buy that has everything I need (regardless I'll have to find one though)

during the swap I'll also probably be driving a cougar )

HOWEVER, I have a few problems/questions of course:

wiring...... WTF do I do now? is it still ECU, dash components, and engine wiring harness?

Since this is coming from likely a manual windowed, two door vehicle......how the hell do I get the power door locks and windows to work? I'm completely in the dark when it comes to that part...... is it all just wiring, or ECU/PATS integrated

thanks for any help, you guys...... I feel like this is the one I'll probably do. we definitely have more wrecked Cougars here than SVTf's


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Old 01-21-2009, 02:28 AM   #2
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All New Edge Cougars (99-02) have power windows & locks. You will need the ecu, gauge cluster, engine wiring harness, pats system. Its the same chassis as the contours, so almost everything crosses over.
Don't know about too much else.
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:19 PM   #3
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All New Edge Cougars (99-02) have power windows & locks. You will need the ecu, gauge cluster, engine wiring harness, pats system. Its the same chassis as the contours, so almost everything crosses over.
Don't know about too much else.
oh great.......wasn't sure about the windows and doors, that helped a lot. thanks the other stuff I'm aware of though
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:32 PM   #4
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bump for........opinions? maybe something someone knows about this with a problem I might run into?
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:42 AM   #5
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wow, this'll be a little easier than I thought, now that I have this: http://www.newcougar.org/gallery/users/16/25L-MAIN.pdf
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I'm extremely interested to see how this turns out! but what i'm wondering is
what were your specific reasons for choosing this motor? i'm just curious since you could've used the taurus 3.0 motor which is about the same thing as the focus 2.0vs2.3
basically the taurus motor is identical but you gain half a liter and a bunch of HP as well
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Wow, that will def help. Just a few things to remember. When frustrated, don't take it out on the car, time is your friend, and WE WANT PICTURES! Good luck man, I'm subscribing.
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d00d i wanna see this!!!!!!!!!! Best of luck with it!!!!!!
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i dont know that it is worth it for a regular 2.5 but hey all the best.
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Wow, that will def help. Just a few things to remember. When frustrated, don't take it out on the car, time is your friend, and WE WANT PICTURES! Good luck man, I'm subscribing.
might be a while.....but it'll pop up in about two years (maybe less, if I can at least buy a cougar engine or something gotta get into college first)

sorry to excite everyone so quickly, but yeah whoops, I guess right now it's just gonna be research to know exactly what I need to do.
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