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Old 01-31-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
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SVT engine in an 06?

Hey all,

Just wondering if it would be possible to put an SVT engine in my 06 ZX4? I know the engine was only put in the previous model (00-04) but maybe with some minor modifications, would it fit in my 06 engine bay? Let me know what you think.

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Old 01-31-2012, 04:36 PM   #2
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It would require a complete conversion. Will fit the engine bay just fine, but will not be an easy task. If you want to do a swap do a 2.3L out of an ST. Should drop right in. Having only 10 less hp and (I'm pretty sure) more torque it is a much better option imo.
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yeah.. but you would need to swap over EVERYTHING from the donor car..

engine, wireharness, transmission,ETC
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its not even worth it.
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I'm not 100% but I believe it can be done - but worth it? Unlikely. Put a turbo on the duratec for the same price or less and be 2x as fast.


You'd need the engine, transmission, ECU, knuckles, axles, probably custom motor mounts (I think the duratec and zetec are different).
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if you want more power this is not the way to go... if you do find one it will prob have high mileage plus you will need a bunch of additional things already mentioned to make it work...

get a turbo kit or trade in your car if you want more power
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2.3L Duratec ftw.
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So the ST engine is the 2.3 Duratec then? Is it a direct fit replacement? The reason I'm asking is because I probably need to get the engine replaced (the valves are shot and the head needs to be re manufactured, so that's $1500 bucks or so... not worth it. May as well get a new engine)
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Yes the ST is the 2.3L Duratec. Should fit directly in. Probably need a tune to make it work properly.
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or go all out and find a wrecked 2010+ Fusion and steal the 2.5L out of that. we have yet to see a D25 Focus.... besides the older euro ST.
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