Perhaps I am retarded for asking this..but could I swap out the 5 speed ZX3 transmission for the 6 speed SVT Getrag transmission....just swap for swap..or would this require I change the WHOLE motor out?
This is also assuming that the Getrag has a separatable bell housing. The Zetec engine has a different bolt pattern, and if you can't separate the bellhousing from the Getrag transmission, you won't be able to bolt it up. If it is separatable, you would need a custom bellhousing made to allow it to bolt up.
The svt is a ZETEC engine and has the same bolt pattern. Sorry, i just noticed that he has a Duratec, no, it wont fit a duratec that im aware of. I appologize for that, i didnt notice that he had the Duratec
Thanks ZX3 chick that is quite informative. I guess there is a reason you guys are moderators. And have so many posts. You must have more knowledge than God when it comes to the Focus. Do you get a lot of free shit? I wanna be a moderator!
ok, i was thinking about doing this the other night and decided to look here to see if it is possible...so the SVT motor is basically just a hot Zetec and the 6-speed bolts to that, and my Duratec uses the stock Zetec tranny, so how come the 6-speed won't bolt up? I want this done to my car!
You're confusing the gearbox with the whole package. The '05+ transmissions use the MTX-75 box, however there are differences with the bellhousing that the gearbox is bolted to, which then attaches to the engine. More accurately, however, the changes are in the bolt pattern on the engine, which means the bellhousing is different. That said, if you could get the Getrag 6-speed to bolt up to your Duratec bellhousing it would physically work, however its questionable if the ECU would work with the 6th gear or not. We know it does with a Zetec ECU because V6focus has done the swap, you'd be the first one to attempt it with a Duratec Focus.