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11-27-2012 10:14 PM
2000 Focus Trans trouble

Will a manual trans from, a 2000 z tech engine bolt right into a car without the z tech engine? In other words are the trans the same or is there a difference between the 2 engines? I have a 2000 Focus what year manual trans will work with this particular car.

11-22-2012 10:56 PM
felixthecat I say go for it spacegravity4me. It'll get you out of your rust bucket. Have you found a desent car to begin w/?
11-10-2012 02:31 AM
amc49 Especially when the work is already done. There are both zetec and SPI cars, all one has to do is replace parts of one with the other, there pretty much IS a book on that. Done, it would be dead reliable or a totally incompetent person worked on it.
11-09-2012 01:17 AM
mikebontoft someone should make one then. there's enough info on the Zetec swap at least. lol.

some people are complete jackasses. Any good tech won't shoot themselves in the foot with a matter-of-fact answer like that. He could have said that it might have a lifetime of trouble if you have no idea what you're doing and do it wrong or half-assed. There are plenty of people with reliable swaps out there.
11-09-2012 12:58 AM
amc49 LOL, there's no book for swapping different types......................what planet do you come from?
11-07-2012 08:27 PM
HenHouseSurprise i have done many 4 cylinder swaps, no big deal. just do it by the book.
11-07-2012 12:35 PM
elsolo nonsense

poorly thought out and half assed execution of engine swaps like V8 conversions can be Bubba'd up

replacing one worn out factory engine with another identical engine from the same model of car, no problems

maybe he's just saying that by the time an engine needs replacing, lots of other parts are probably worn out too, so you can expect to have continued maintenance on the car unrelated to the actual engine change
10-25-2012 10:40 PM
amc49 There is absolutely no ultimate difference between one car and another, only the minor differences that make them different. Any problems that occur after a swap are the fault of person doing the swap, if done correctly there can be less trouble than with a new car. Attention to detail is the key, people who do it on a regular basis have very little trouble at all. I used to build custom RWD race cars and virtually no problems at all. A lot of detail work necessary though.
10-22-2012 07:11 PM
spacegravity4me there is a definite bias whenever i talk to any other "car" people about my focus.
10-21-2012 07:25 PM
jmiller_1974 ^^There is a certain amount of truth to that statement. People swap engines all the time, whether it be hondas, hot rods or anything in between. Granted, there can be problems if improperly installed, but that would be the installers fault and not(usually) the swapped engine.
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