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SPI to Zetec Swap Questions

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Hello all,

I recently bought a 03 focus with a blown SPI engine as a project car. My goal is to do a zetec swap and have a running daily driver car for my wife as cheaply as possible. I have a few questions regarding the swap.

>Mine is an 03, so from what I have read I should get an 02 or newer engine donor car to make my life easier.

>There is a 2002 focus with a good, low miles engine I can use as a donor car about 4 hours drive from where I live. It should have everything I need for a good price. Problem is: My focus is an auto and the donor car had a 5 spd. The 5 spd transmission from the donor car has already been sold. How much of a problem will this be for me? I want to keep the auto trans from my current car. My ultimate question here is what additional parts will I need if I swap the zetec that was mated to a manual transmission into my focus with its auto transmission over and above what I would need if I did an auto to auto swap?
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You will need the ECU, Keys and wiring harness from an automatic IIRC
 

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This should help a bit:http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=296946

You'll need to make sure to have the right automatic type crank sensor/holder. Using one from a manual won't work. Just a note as mixing that up leads to the worst swap issues - won't run & it has to come out again to fix the problem.
 
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