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Old 09-27-2009, 02:46 PM   #1
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mazda speed 3 engine?

hey guys, one of my friends once was telling me about the mazda speed 3 engines being similar in size to the Duratec engine, he might have even said that the engines are similar overall, but to be very honest i dont really remember as it was years ago when we talked about it


all in all, i was wondering if it would be possible to fit one of the 2.3 DISI MZR engines into a focus?

just a thought, and yea i tried searching on the forums and havent found anything on this kind of engine swap, unless i just didnt look hard enough


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Yes it would fit into a Focus. But you wont find anyone who has done it. Many times its been brought up about putting the speed 3 engine in a focus but its way to much money and custom fab work.
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I think it can, if V8 with 315hp (I saw video Focus MkI rear wheel drive with V8
315 hp -looks so sick- on youtube) can then Inline 4 should too.
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I think it can, if V8 with 315hp (I saw video Focus MkI rear wheel drive with V8
315 hp -looks so sick- on youtube) can then Inline 4 should too.
Fabbing a longitudinal V8 and fabbing a transverse I4 are two completely different things. I'd expect that the V8 would actually be an easier (not necessarily cheaper) swap given the resources available.
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Fabbing a longitudinal V8 and fabbing a transverse I4 are two completely different things. I'd expect that the V8 would actually be an easier (not necessarily cheaper) swap given the resources available.
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Basically it always comes down to being cheaper to just turbo the motor you have, then try to swap a whole motor...
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If you have a motor 351 and a trans. How much is it just for the v8 kit?
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The MS3 motor is a Duratec motor, lol.
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The MS3 motor is a Duratec motor, lol.

yup so it should fit right there but what about the tranny?
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