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Old 04-22-2010, 10:59 AM
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Default 2.3 duratec

I have a 94 ranger with very little power an I have a totaled focus with a complete motor and it also has the 2.3 but it is much stronger so my question is would it be possible to swap that motor into my ranger seeing as to the newer rangers have a 23d.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:35 AM
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Default Re: 2.3 duratec

Well anything is possible but I would start by matching motor mount locations and bolt patterns for the tranny. What type of tranny's do both cars have?
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:42 AM
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Default Re: 2.3 duratec

You would have to find a Ranger D-tech, and swap out ALL the external pieces, right down to the block. Rangers have different timing chain covers, no balance shafts, different accessory drive configurations, different motor mounts, intake and exhaust manifolds, everything. My wife's mazda3 with the d-tech 2.3, looks like a completely different motor externally. On the inside they're the same, but you would need so much off the Ranger d-tech to do the swap, you might as well just find a Ranger to take the motor out of. Besides, you'd have to run the Ranger computer on that to make it work too. And as far as the tranny goes, you'd have to get a tranny out of a '01+ 2.3 Ranger to work, your current trans wouldn't bolt up.

So in closing, just swap a d-tech out of a Ranger.
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Old 04-23-2010, 04:47 PM
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Default Re: 2.3 duratec

the foucs mounts and the ranger mounts are differnt. but u might be able to rigger nigg it
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Old 04-23-2010, 04:48 PM
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Default Re: 2.3 duratec

the foucus motor makes less toque then then the ranger version and is not as strong
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:34 PM
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BTW, if you want to go turbo, the Ranger version has better cams for boost. Just one more reason to find a Ranger to source your swap.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:54 PM
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Default Re: 2.3 duratec

and i think the crank is stronger and the ranger version is made in the usa. not mexico!
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