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Old 12-15-2009, 07:34 AM   #1
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Zetec to 2.3 Duratec swap

Yes, I used the search, and it seems it's been at least a couple of years since this has been discussed.


If a guy had a running donor car with the 2.3 Duratec and wanted to swap it in a car with a Zetec, how difficult would it be? Ive heard some people say the mounts are different, and some say it would bolt in.


There were a couple people working on this, did they ever get completed?


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Passanger side mount is different. You would need the proper wiring for the Dtec. You would need the tranny for the dtec also since the bell housing is different for the mtx 75.
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u will basically have to change the entire engine bay with wires and ecu.
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:57 PM   #4
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Never heard of this being done but i assume the wiring will need to be changed.
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Why change, the ZETEC pwns! lol...
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Send a PM to fociboy03. Hes a nor cal member thats not real active on the entire site but he'll answer your PM. He has done it. Hes driving a 02 ZX3 with a 2.3 right now.
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:38 PM   #7
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Why change, the ZETEC pwns! lol...
DTEC pwns xD
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Thanks, norcalfocus. I'll shoot him a PM.
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Yes, I used the search, and it seems it's been at least a couple of years since this has been discussed.


If a guy had a running donor car with the 2.3 Duratec and wanted to swap it in a car with a Zetec, how difficult would it be? Ive heard some people say the mounts are different, and some say it would bolt in.


There were a couple people working on this, did they ever get completed?
Ya I know fociboy03 and hes is a good friend now, we completed a automatic to five speed tranny swap in my friends 02 wagon! He knows his stuff!! I to have driven his 02 Duratec swapped zx3 and you cant even tell it has been swapped! He can help you out.
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:45 PM   #10
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Ya I know fociboy03 and hes is a good friend now, we completed a automatic to five speed tranny swap in my friends 02 wagon! He knows his stuff!! I to have driven his 02 Duratec swapped zx3 and you cant even tell it has been swapped! He can help you out.

Sent a couple PMs back and forth with him, he seems like a pretty cool guy who knows his shit.
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