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Old 03-23-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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Swapping Engines

Alrigh, I have a 2000 Ford Focus SE and I have a Single Over Head Cam with over 180,000k miles. I was thinking about swapping engines with something. I don't want to go too crazy. I was wondering what would fit or even work or if I should stick more money into the car. Its already a five speed manual. I have done some mods but not enough to get to crazy over. If you have any usefull info that would be grand. Thanks.


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SVT motor can be done relatively cheaply, you could throw in a 2.0 Zetec, or even a 2.3 Duratec but I believe that requires a ton of rewiring
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I have installed the DOHC Zetec in the place of an SOHC, and could easily do the SVT drivetrain. It is not that hard of a process. If you want more info, PM me. I also have access to all the parts needed at reasonable prices.
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IMHO, if your going to swap, swap BIG. I'd go 2.3L with a 5 speed(the IB-5 in our cars don't hook up to anything else BTW). Or SVT.... If you can find one...
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dont do the dura unless u got some time to have the car down and some time to get parts and alot of patiences. ive been working on mine for over a month now. u have to swap the whole wiring harnes from front toback of the car. every thing is differnet from an spi to a dura. go with an svt or a zetec. because of the wiring.
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