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Old 03-29-2014, 08:24 AM   #1
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3l swap?

Hey FF, was wondering if anyone has done a 3l swap from a Taurus into a focus? And if so what needed to be switch over, ecu? And did you have to swap out a trans? I'm also guessing custom motor mounts?

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Try searching for the "v6 mistake" I've met the current owner but don't know if/ where the build thread is.
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Moved to Engine & Trans. Swap for a better fit than duratec performance.

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It can be done but not easily or cheaply.
Start with a Contour MTX-preferably a CSVT.
The 3.0L is externally the same as a 2.5 in the Contours.
I will dig up some more info for you but here is how it started...
Points to ponder:
When you are dead, you do not know you are dead.
It's only painful for others.
Same applies to stupid.
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