Originally Posted by msperber
First the 2.3 and trans share nothing with the zetec package, actually u r going backward in hp and tq and drivable powertrain. Fix the 2.3 or swap in another 2.3 or at least a 2.0 duratec. Sell the zetec to help offset the duratec build or repair.
Yes. I totally agree. <minus the 2.0 duratec idea>. Drop in a 2.0 duratec into a 2.3 car sounds like moving to Problem City.
The OP engine swap idea is never going to happen, or should not be done. If done; big time waste, money toss, and great headaches should follow.
With that said... anything like that is possible. Pain threshold.