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Old 04-05-2018, 08:44 PM
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Default 2.3l interchange

Hi, I have a 1997 2.3 L on its last legs and would like to swap in a newer 2.3 with fewer miles. Would it be possible to put in a 2006 2.3 dohc without too many mods? Or what would be a straight in swap? Thanks
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:31 AM
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Default Re: 2.3l interchange

No and no.

The 2000+(maybe 2001?) engines are DOHC, designed by Mazda, I think.

The previous model years 4-cylinders were based on the Ford design 2.3 Lima, and were 2.0, 2.3 and 2.5 liters in displacement.
The easiest swap is one that has the same ignition and fuel delivery system. That allows bolt-in replacement without a lot of searching for parts that may differ.
The DOHC is not a bolt-in replacement. Totally different engine.
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Old 04-07-2018, 05:22 PM
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Default Re: 2.3l interchange

98 to mid 01 2.5 liter 4 cylinders will swap easily. After mid 01 they switched to the duratec 2.3 and they require a different ecu, wire harnesses, and transmission.
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