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VillageT 08-29-2012 05:46 PM

2.5d engine swap
 
Does anybody have any experience with installing a 2.5l Duratec in a 2005-7 Focus. I am thinking about a 2009 Escape engine. It looks like it would bolt up to the Focus mounts and the accessories should fit OK. I know I would have to change intakes (23D probably) as the 2.5 is drive by wire.

The issue that would seem to be a real problem is that this engine is a VVT and I would have to use a fixed cam arrangement as my processor won't handle VVT.

VEGAS 08-29-2012 07:07 PM

it can be done, Turbo toms has experience with it, however it is not Plug and Play like a 2.3L

st12131 08-29-2012 08:54 PM

I know I would love to do the swap myself in my 2010. If it were me I would get the 6 speed as well, being that you could get it in the fusion that way.

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Fernando_221 08-30-2012 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VEGAS (Post 4327663)
it can be done, Turbo toms has experience with it, however it is not Plug and Play like a 2.3L

why not? I have a 2.5 engine, block is the same as 2.3 but it's bored to 89mm.
I'm planning to do the swap next month. You can use th 2.0 or 2.3 head without vvt.

Chris_HT 08-30-2012 01:07 PM

sounds interesting, ill keep an eye on this thread

Outlaw5.0 08-30-2012 01:13 PM

The 2.0 head will kill power for sure, the 2.3 head will probably hurt power also .

VEGAS 08-30-2012 01:29 PM

this was from Tom back in April

"I have made a prototype VCT Elim for the 2.5 now and working on making everything a bolt in for the 2.5L"

Also

"Ford 2.5 out of the Fusion is the best swap"


and this was also posted by someone else

"I believe the 2.5 comes standard with VCT. Which means you will have to get an ECU to go with the engine. And since it isn't in a Focus, that will make the swap even harder."

Top Speed 08-30-2012 01:33 PM

I have one in my car right now.

VEGAS 08-30-2012 01:35 PM

i seen your thread with the 2.5L but your install is extreme

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...t=2.5L+Duratec

Fernando_221 08-30-2012 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VEGAS (Post 4328723)
this was from Tom back in April

"I have made a prototype VCT Elim for the 2.5 now and working on making everything a bolt in for the 2.5L"

Also

"Ford 2.5 out of the Fusion is the best swap"


and this was also posted by someone else

"I believe the 2.5 comes standard with VCT. Which means you will have to get an ECU to go with the engine. And since it isn't in a Focus, that will make the swap even harder."

You can throw a set of stock cams and pulleys (after market/stock cams from head without vct) and keep the vct solenoid unplugged. The 2.5 head accepts non-vvt cams, but vvt will not work, if you don't care about vvt no problem.
This is what I'll do. I can post some pictures of the 2.5 block.


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