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Old 05-26-2009, 02:20 AM   #1
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svt swap???

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i have a 2.0 ztech with like over 100,000 miles on it. i'm considering either rebuilding it or if it is possible throwing a svt motor in it. i'm just wondering if anyone has done it and how hard it is or if it is even possible. what would be the better and or cheaper thng to do? rebuild or swap??


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Old 05-26-2009, 02:29 AM   #2
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can't quite think right now lol........ I mean it's been done, and probably wouldn't be too much more expensive, assuming you can find the SVTf engine and wiring harness/ecu stuff you'd need for a good price...... and if you could do it yourself. SVT would be better just cause it's like a maxxed out Zetec (edit: wait then it wouldn't be, would it?) (don't hate me for that guys, you know it is ) and generally just has those better parts (and if I'm correct, better cooling flow or something? heh I really can't think right now lol)

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yeah there are some for pretty cheap but i dont wanna get ripped off or anything. especially with like ebay stuff. what if i just got the better parts for the 2.0 ztech?
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get an svt motor, think of it as a fully built zetec motor.

holds 17psi of boost without a problem

ive got one with 85k, ricer owner prior to me, and the car runs awesome. Just only had a problem with the alternator but thats with any used car.
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but will everything hook up right? like all the lines and hoses and stuff. is it the same size or will i have to upgrade anything besides the motor itsself?
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Well I misread a bit ... Some reason I thought you were asking about putting a different engine or a same engine into it, but I see now you are thinking of building up too .... Which means, honestly in my opinion it isn't worth it to replace it but rather restore/build up your current engine with some internals and breathing upgrades
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