j serrano wrote:Hi i got a 2005 Mazda Tribute and i found a motor 2.0 on craigslist a guy from the garage he tried to swap with this engine but he said he can't make it work i also wanted to buy the engine but he informed me to do more research because it didn't work for him the motor is 2006 2.0 Focus with only 63,000 i want to see if theres more people is this forum that alreadyt made the swap and how they are doing with the swap.
Stangc427 wrote:Hi I'm new to the forum and looking for a little help. I love your write up and Im neck deep in the same repair.
Everything went smooth until the wrist pins walked out of the bores and destroyed the block on my fresh rebuild. Machine shop (who was very reputeable mind you) threw up there hands and offered me a kind hearted Im sorry. All four Pins walked out in the same direction and gouged all four cylinders. This happened in less then 100 miles!
Anyway, Im back to square one and Escape blocks/motors are crazy expensive plus Im in for a lot of money in parts already. What all would it take to use a Fusion 2.3? You mentioned staying away from VVT versions but I think they all were. Does an intake came swap from my Escape cure it or would that entail and entire head swap, which Im not opposed to. I just need a quick and reasonable solution for a new bottom end. Hind sight being 20/20 I would have gone with a reman motor for $2500 and warranty. Thanks
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