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Old 01-03-2010, 12:51 PM   #1
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can i drop a dohc engine in a sohc car without to much change

my friends mom has a sohc 02 focus and she blew the motor. i've found sohc engines for 1100-1500 but dohc engines except svt for 400-600 with low miles. is there any major hurdles to undertake or can this be a drop and go all help would be awesome


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If it's auto then you need the motor, wiring harness, ecu, pass side motor mount, and probably a few other things. If it's standard then you need a trans too, or some custom way to hook up the IB5 to the Zetec. IIRC there is something with where the clutch goes on that is different between the MTX-75 and the IB5. But also the search is your friend.
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It's been covered multiple times, so I'll say something not important lol...

Depends on from how high you drop it, and the position of where you drop it from.
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Moved to Engine and Transmission swap.

Search in here, there are several FF's who've done this swap already.
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:57 PM   #5
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go to this thread...im doing the same thing
2000 2.0 SOHC SPI Auto swap to 2.0 DOHC Z Auto ? Bolt in?
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short answer is no. you might have to change the tranny as well. you will have to swap out ECU's. that is gonna be a pain in the neck. actually putting the engine in and bolting everything in wont be too bad. the electrical is what is a pain
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