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Old 10-18-2011, 02:26 PM   #11
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yea... seems like it will be a much greater hassle.. Just the motor was 550 for the 2.0L and its 800 just for the 2.3L Plus the other stuff you mention may run into another $300 to $500 by just guessing, so is 20hp worth $$500 to $800 on top of the cost... not sure if it is.. plus the extra labor.. 4 to 6 hours extra may run me another $300 so, 2.0L it is... but a CFM's UDP's for $250ish should be done now and a FSwerk's race header. these take little labor is my guess so its just parts...
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:00 PM   #12
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The washers to raise the engine mount will run you about $6, the accessory belt about $25, drilling the hole in the dipstick tube will run you 15 minutes of labor max. So~ really doesn't seem like much more money/work.

Although finding a 2.3 for a bargain price may prove tough because of the scarcity.
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:06 PM   #13
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also the 2.3 responds MUCH better to bolt ons
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:10 PM   #14
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As drunkyoda said when it comes time to things such as high compression NA setups or FI setups, the gains from the 2.3 increase exponentially over the 2.0.

However I don't know what your plans are so that's why I didn't mention them before.
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:23 PM   #15
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All you need is a tune for the lager engine and your done. You could even use the same head if you wanted or used the 2.3 one. That sucks dude. I dive mine hard and haven't ever hydro locked cause of the huge spash shield.

Also an under drive pulley wint really show that many benefits. Just ask turbo tom. And from my experiences you can cause problems from the accessories being under driven. Especially if you have an aftermarket stereo.
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:25 PM   #16
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I dont see a logical reason NOT to swap to 2.3, if you have the engine out and have the ability to go bigger with little to no hassle, why wouldnt you? It will be faster from the get go, then any other mods will give more gain. Also, if you ever decide to sell the car, it will sell quick and for good money since 2.3's werent available for your car.

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I agree go 2.3 more torque for the money and you will love it over that 2.0

So if I'm wrong correct me

List of what neededs to be done fore 2.3

Take all accessory and other parts attacked to block
Put 2.0 intake manifold on 2.3
Buy 2.3 pass motor mount(or buy 1/2 inch worth of washers) and acc belt
Redrill dip stick from 2.0 to fit 2.3

That is it
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Yes, that's pretty much it. If you have a 08+ then you will also need to swap the intake cam, as the position indicator for the cam is different than the older year models. Also it appears some 08+ models have an electronic thermostat, but that can simply be swapped over.

You can also do some other things, such as the popular BSD and draining the PCV system to the ground to stop all that gunk from gumming up the ports of your new engine, but of course these things aren't necessary. You will still get carbon buildup from the EVAP system and the injectors, but carbon doesn't really hurt valves like gunk will.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:22 PM   #19
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GoodwrenchEG, sorry to here about your motor. I also live in Vegas and didn't have any problems with the rain, I'm lowered w/FSWerks CAI and drive about 150 miles a day on average. If you need any other help with your car feel free to reach out to your local focus club, Focal Distortion and we will help you in anyway we can.
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milage on the blown engine? i blew my 07 d20 in 24k...
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