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Old 03-29-2011, 04:06 PM
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Default 2.3 to 2.5 swap need advice

so i picked up a "99" 2.5 out of a ranger to put in my "95" which originally had a 2.3 , at first glance notice the exhaust header is cast iron on the 2.5 and the 2.3 had a steel header ,also the 2.5 has an extra sensor on the thermostat housing , question is should i use the 2.3 thermo housing and header? and should i use the wiring harness and computer for the 2.3 or the 2.5? the donor 2.5 had a automatic trans and my truck has a standard 5 speed also i have the computer for the "99" 2.5
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:16 PM
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Default Re: 2.3 to 2.5 swap need advice

def use the header, and use the 2.5 t-stat housing.. dnt know about compatibility on harnesses, and swapin computers.. can always try... think the fire wall connection is different, but who's to say plugs are/are not pinned different at computer
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:12 PM
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or should i just use the 2.5 long block and swap everything over from the 2.3 (intake injectors exhaust wiring the works)??
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:38 PM
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:40 PM
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Default Re: 2.3 to 2.5 swap need advice

the 2.3 has more torque and horse power than the 2.5. y would you change it
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:49 PM
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Default Re: 2.3 to 2.5 swap need advice

2.3 blew the head gasket in 3 spots tore it off and found a giant crack nin the head between #1 cylinders valves

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or should i just use the 2.5 long block and swap everything over from the 2.3 (intake injectors exhaust wiring the works)??
so what would you guys do??
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:54 PM
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o ic thats a good reason lol
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the 2.3 has more torque and horse power than the 2.5. y would you change it
huh? 2.5L is a stroked version of the 2.3L..
2.5L spec rated 120hp, 2.3L was rated 112hp
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