|11-22-2012 11:34 PM|
|11-22-2012 11:17 PM|
Good info felixthecat. Thank you.
I'm going to move forward with the job.
The two cars are not currently available for a side by side comparison.
What would happen if I did a straight swap without changing the head as suggested?
Would it be easier/cheaper to switch the pcm out rather than putting the 2.3 manifold on the 2.0? I have the entire 2006 2.0 at my disposal. The damage didn't affect the engine at all.
|11-19-2012 07:34 PM|
|11-18-2012 10:46 PM|
Good to hear streetfocus. Thanks.
I'm being told wiring is going to be a problem.
Anyone know for sure what I can expect?
|11-16-2012 09:59 AM|
|streetfocus||I think it will be fine. I hear that going the other way, 2.0 to 2.3, you have to shim the motor mount about a half inch. I don't know how that will affect you doing the reverse.|
|11-16-2012 09:21 AM|
06 2.0 into 04 2.3 engine swap?
I have a 2004 Ford Focus wagon with a 2.3 engine. She has 321,000 hard miles and is showing signs that the end may be near. (Timing chain rattling, losing power, not shifting well, etc.)
I have a wrecked 2006 Focus wagon with a 2.0. Everyone I speak with about it is rather pessimistic about the engine/transmission swap, but I feel like they are just making uneducated guesses.
Does anyone here know what type of problems might arise if I attempt it? Wiring issues, computer compatibility, mounting, etc.?
I read on another thread that the reverse (2.3 in, 2.0 out) could be done easily because the only difference was "displacement is a little bigger".
Saving my beloved 04, while getting this junk 06 out of my back yard would be great. What do ya think?