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11-29-2016 01:04 AM
Kiwiblue Hi ghinote89, I just done my second engine and gearbox swap, my first swap I did just like your going to do but I used a euro engine and trans, another thing your could do is the water pump (unless mentioned) my last swap I did was auto to manual. Have fun and enjoy :)
11-22-2016 07:52 AM
danvhp I would replace things like axle seals, crank and camshaft seals while the engine is out and easy to work on. Also, if your handy with a soldering iron, you can cut the gas tank harness under the back seat instead of dropping the gas tank to disconnect the harness at the tank. It s what I did. The whole swap is a lot of work, but worth it in the end.
11-21-2016 11:16 PM
ghinote89 danvhp, thank you for your reply. I am planning to start writing up everything that I am going to need to purchase this weekend while I am around both cars (everything for the swap and the few missing body pieces I will end up needing), it seems easy enough I just wanted to make sure there would be someone on here available for help if needed. I am planning to replaced the timing belt and associated components while the engine is out of the cars also, is there anything else I should look at replacing while its out?
11-21-2016 10:43 PM
danvhp You have the best way to do this swap. Two complete cars. Do a wholesale swap of engine and transmission between both cars. K member is the same. You are right about needing to swap the wiring harness and ECU. There is lots of info regarding all the pieces needed to swap between the cars to get this done. You should be able to swap the lock cylinders on the doors and the steering column to get around the key reprogramming issue. I have done this swap, but it was a while ago. I will help if you need it.
11-21-2016 07:53 PM
ghinote89 I am writing this in hopes that someone is still paying attention to this thread

I recently purchased 2 Ford Focus sedans, one is a 2001 LX that had the SOHC SPI and the other is a 2002 SE that has a DOHC Vin Code 3 engine. The body for the one with the DOHC engine is in really bad shape where as the other body is in great shape but does not have an engine or transmission.

Here is my question,
Can I bolt the entire k-member with engine and transmission out of the DOHC car into the SOHC car? I know the wiring harnesses and the ecu will need to be swapped from the DOHC car also but to bypass having to have the key reprogrammed can I just swap the entire steering column instead and use the keys that match the column and ECU
12-07-2015 12:59 AM
Kiwiblue As of the past Saturday my car is back on the road with the euro zetec engine transplant. I had to change fuel tank and pump, all fuel lines complete engine harness and ecu and harness back to fuel pump. Thanks to all he info on here it made it a lot easy to do :)
10-09-2015 09:03 PM
Kiwiblue True thanks, all other information on the swap still will work, only one thing I will have to have done is the end of my existing power steer line is get the end changed to suit the zetec pump at the local hydraulic place as I don't have access to a LHD line, cheers

Originally Posted by sailor View Post
That would be a return type fuel system, one feed line & one return.

Different engine management system than USA versions entirely, little from this thread is likely to apply.
10-07-2015 12:15 PM
sailor That would be a return type fuel system, one feed line & one return.

Different engine management system than USA versions entirely, little from this thread is likely to apply.
10-06-2015 02:06 AM
Kiwiblue Hi there, about to do this same swap to my 2000 SE spi sedan in New Zealand, The car is still left hand drive in a right hand drive country (brought over here when wifey moved from the USA) the donor car I'm using is a 2000 zetec wagon (right hand drive) everything of read it will be just the same conversion only thing I have stuck is that the RHD has 2 fuel feed lines from the tank instead of 1 like on the US models so I'm guessing I'm using the pump and extra fuel line as well.
09-15-2015 02:52 PM
danvhp Never mind. I am going back and grabbing the throttle body off the car I got the harness from. That should be the last piece I need to begin the swap. Going to start this weekend. Anyone want any pics in particular?
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