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Old 11-28-2011, 07:30 AM   #11
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Swaps are always fun! My first was a V-8 Vega. Well, go-carts and minibikes before that ...

I'm rebuilding the SPI, so it will be interesting to total the costs. In my old age, I now prefer to keep an otherwise good car "numbers matching".

Interesting decision to install a used engine as is. I always at least go through such, and usually replace the rings, bearings, oil and water pumps, belts, etc. unless I previously knew the engine really well. But so far, so good with yours!
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:01 AM   #12
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Well... I took the junk yards word for the 70k miles. We took a peek at the timing belt , it was in excellent condition and cams minimal wear, and when I turned it over by hand it felt good. Started right up and has run great for the last 2k miles since swap so I am very happy how this went. Building new turbo zetec now to replace this next year.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:25 AM   #13
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For the cost of the swap and time invested, research needed, waiting for the parts to arrive, lost sleep thinking about "what else did I forget", and down time.............Why not just buy a Focus with a Zetec ? Junk your old car and recoop some of the expense. I understand the whole "do it yourself" makes you feel good, but there comes a time when cost and reality come to terms. I'm OK with a rebuild but not a swap where the cost to buy ratio is 1:1
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:28 PM   #14
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I can understand where you are coming from but the junkyard values is less that kelly blue book. Mine at 91k is in $1700 to $2000 (Fair - Good). Deals and private sellers aren't going to sell a zetec focus for less than 3 to 5 grand (Fair - Good). I use to work at a dealership so this is how they price and buy cars and if they can't make money on it then they won't make an offer.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:28 AM   #15
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Cool

I was thinking about doing that spi to zetec swap but im looking on here and its gonna be more expensive than i thought. best of luck! i think if im gonna pay that before having my upgrades installed. i'll just see what this performance shop of beach side would charge to built a complete race engine. at least if they build it they give it a warranty or so they claim. we shall see.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:51 AM   #16
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Hey guys forgive me if this question was asked already...

I have a 2003 ford focus LX sedan with a 2.0L SPI, with a manual 5 speed transmission; I'm looking to swap to A 2.0 Zetec DOHC vin 3 in this car. Would my original manual transmission work on my proper swap, ?

Also , how can i identify my tranny?. Incase you guys need that information as well..
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:37 AM   #17
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No it won't boltup, that's an ib5 and the zetec and duratec both use a mtx75. But the bellhousings are different between the two so you need a zetec specific bellhousing which I believe you could buy a duratec mtx75 and swap it out for a zetec bellhousing and vice versa but I would only do that if its any cheaper than just buying a zetec one.
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No it won't boltup, that's an ib5 and the zetec and duratec both use a mtx75. But the bellhousings are different between the two so you need a zetec specific bellhousing which I believe you could buy a duratec mtx75 and swap it out for a zetec bellhousing and vice versa but I would only do that if its any cheaper than just buying a zetec one.
oo ok thanks for that info, i have another question, what can i salvage from my spi, so that i can use in the zetec swap?
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Swap Help

I purchased a Zetec from the junkyard with the list of misc parts. I have to reprogram the ECU because the Passlock from the car has 4 plugs and the computer and Passlock I grabbed with keys only has 2. I don't know if the motor runs or not so I have tried to jump the starter just to see if it turns over well but the starter does not grab the flywheel. I have tried the original starter for the SOHC as well as the one from the motor I pulled. Any thoughts why the starter does not turn the motor over? Do I have to have the ECU programed first? Any thoughts or advice would be great!
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You will need the ecu and harness from the engine you swapped in. Then you need to have the keys re-programed. If you don't reprogramed the keys only the fuel pump will come on that's it.
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