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Old 06-29-2009, 01:04 AM   #1
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SPI to zetec swap.

Ok im going to be doing my SPI to Zetec swpa and have a few questions.

Will i have to remove the powere steering rack to drop the engine?
Are there any special tools required?

Might have some more that i cant think of right now./


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Old 06-29-2009, 01:32 AM   #2
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yes and maybe.....likely not though (does torx count as special? )

if you were to pull the engine, you might not need to get rid of the steering rack.

aww sad....I just noticed it's like my car
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:59 AM   #3
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Well I was going to drop it down from the bottom I dont feel like g with the drivers side axle and i looked at another thread and it looks like thier would be enough room to drop the engien without having to remove the steering rack. torx bolt does count as special. wondering if i would need to use a special tool for the coolant and power steering clamps and that. does anyone have a writeup for draining the powersteering system? might as well change that out wile im iat it.
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pick up a haynes or (Chilton?) manual they have procedures for engine removal (I know, I read it lol)
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:06 AM   #5
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that would be helpful. might do that. i just realized we do have pretty much the same car LOL harves gold SE lol only differance is soon mine wont have SPI in it lol and yours looks better appearance wise than mine. min has a drop b and shorty abntennae but still has stock wheels lol anyways back to the original question
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not quite back to it lol........ I have a DIY shorty, stock wheels (stang center caps, and chrome lugs ) flex back 2.25" exhaust, SPI of course, a black painted interior (still workin on that) and a DIY intake lol. true, though mine won't have an SPI in it TOO much longer (1-2 years) (just check my signature to see what I mean. LOL.) AND I also have been inspired by the FOCOS to attempt an AWD/4WD system

NOW back to the original question......

reading the manual, it notes that dropping the engine, you can get engine/transaxle out together...pulling it means one at a time. not bad for either though.

doesn't say anything about removing the steering rack, though it does say to undo the front suspension (not remove, just undo )
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:26 AM   #7
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not quite back to it lol........ I have a DIY shorty, stock wheels (stang center caps, and chrome lugs ) flex back 2.25" exhaust, SPI of course, a black painted interior (still workin on that) and a DIY intake lol. true, though mine won't have an SPI in it TOO much longer (1-2 years) (just check my signature to see what I mean. LOL.) AND I also have been inspired by the FOCOS to attempt an AWD/4WD system

NOW back to the original question......

reading the manual, it notes that dropping the engine, you can get engine/transaxle out together...pulling it means one at a time. not bad for either though.

doesn't say anything about removing the steering rack, though it does say to undo the front suspension (not remove, just undo )

Not quite back on topic those wre just mods you could see onmy car. heres everything. K&N short ram intaeke fdesigned for the zetec but modded to fit the spi but will still botl up to the zete, PCV breather filter, Crossdrilled and slotted brakes, Ceramic brake pads9Upgraded to those since the stock pads were just eaten up by the rotors) B&G Lowering kit(1.6in front 1.4 in back) CFM shorty Antennae,Stripped down interrior, AC compressor Bypass, Ford Racing Tailights and soon a SPI to Zetec swap, race header soon to be guage cluster swap and thats it i think unless im forgetting something. now back on topic. whats it say about removing the clamps on the coolant and power steering hoses? also what about the upper fuel hose does it say a special tool would be requiered? I dont plan on taking out the radiator and ill be dropping the engine and trans together from the bottem and I plan on using a hist to drop tnhe zetec in
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oi i have a suggestion. why not pull to motor and tranny out the top at the same time with the hoist you are going to use to lower the zetec in? it will probably make it easier unless you have some sort of lift that can get ur car pretty high in the air. i think the torx size you need is the t20. good luck with the swap!
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whats the torx socklet for?
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A t20 is good for separating the air intake tube from the stock box...

Btw nice mods n plans. I don't expect mine to be finished for at least 3 years, LOL.
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