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Old 09-10-2019, 06:11 PM   #1
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2.3L engine swap

I’ve been avoiding the whole Focus scene as I have too many projects and hobbies already. But necessity requires I learn about them. I like 4 cylinder cars anyway and I love a 2 door hatchback.

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My niece didn’t think oil was important enough to add it even though she knew she was low. So now she needs an engine. My option are to rebuild hers or pull one from a donor car. My 2 primary questions are:

1) What year range can I pull an engine from and have no issues?

2) Is there any reason I shouldn’t rebuild this engine?

Thanks for your input.


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Add the yr & model you have in ''what you drive'' section......makes it so much easier for others to answer your question(s)....If you have a spi or zetec car, then you'll need the wiring harness as well as the fuel tank & possibly a trans if its a spi car......If you already have a D-tech, get a motor out of a Fusion, that'll get you a 25.
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:54 PM   #3
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Add the yr & model you have in ''what you drive'' section......makes it so much easier for others to answer your question(s)....If you have a spi or zetec car, then you'll need the wiring harness as well as the fuel tank & possibly a trans if its a spi car......If you already have a D-tech, get a motor out of a Fusion, that'll get you a 25.


I didnít realize I left out the vehicle info.

Itís a 2007 Focus sedan. Nothing special. Iím looking to do a simple swap of engines. No upgrades. I just need to get this car back on the road. I just donít know how early or late of a model I can pull an engine from and just drop it in.


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When you say "2.3L engine swap" it leads people to believe you are upgrading from a 2.0L since this is a pretty common swap/upgrade.

If you are not "upgrading", I assume the car already has a 2.3 and just needs to be replaced with another 2.3 that is not blown up?
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When you say "2.3L engine swap" it leads people to believe you are upgrading from a 2.0L since this is a pretty common swap/upgrade.

If you are not "upgrading", I assume the car already has a 2.3 and just needs to be replaced with another 2.3 that is not blown up?


No upgrade. No catastrophic failure. My niece just ran it low on oil and it quit on her. I havenít looked at the car yet so I havenít confirmed itís the engine but thatís what Iím expecting. What is required to remove the pan so I can check the rod and main bearings?


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2007 would be a 2.0 , a 2004 to 2007 would work , 2008-2011 you would have to change the intake manifold off your old 2.0

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2007 would be a 2.0 , a 2004 to 2007 would work , 2008-2011 you would have to change the intake manifold off your old 2.0

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That is not correct. This 2007 has a 2.3L engine. I simply want to pull another 2.3L engine from another car to replace this one. Iím not looking to upgrade the engine but simply a like replacement. Is the engine the same back to the 2003?

Looking at auto parts websites, the 2.3L wasnít available in the Ď08 and later although I havenít checked all variations. It appears some of the Fusions have the same engine. Based on my experience with the Mazda BG platform, I suspect they are the exact same engine.

Can anyone confirm this and what years the Fusion has this engine and if any other cars have this engine?


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So it's an ST model?
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So it's an ST model?


I have no idea. Itís my sister-in-laws car that her daughter was driving until it quit. All I can tell you is that itís an Ď07 Focus and the VIN indicates it has the 2.3L engine, Z in the VIN.


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I have no idea. Itís my sister-in-laws car that her daughter was driving until it quit. All I can tell you is that itís an Ď07 Focus and the VIN indicates it has the 2.3L engine, Z in the VIN.


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That'd make it a st.....23 w/ a stick. Yeh you can found another 23 or step up to a fusion 25...Whatever you do, a great upgrade is a bsd= balance shaft delete plug, which will add a additional qtr of oil as running low on oil takess out the rod bearings.....Someone needs to learn how to check their vehicle before use, very similar to a preflight of a plane/heli....
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