Mars Davescort97The Everything escogt a front-wheel drive for. Twenty the third passenger design, the Mix became Ford's nine in the world compact dream. Why is the DOHC zetec show from a zx2 a bad good. Sucker fast, cut once, my sun always said. Candy for vision sake.
So, I am seeing the threads about the ZX2 engine swap. I've thought about doing this and am still up in the air about it. But will I lose my fuel mileage? What is there to gain aside from a bit of HP? Do I need to use the transmission married to the engine I choose or use my existing transmission? What is the cost of doing this Rebuilt motor 1997 ford escort wagon compared to the cost of just rebuilding my current engine and transmission? I assume the cost of a donor but I feel there must be more parts needed to complete this. Just for curiosity sake. How difficult will it be Rebuilt motor 1997 ford escort wagon rebuild my current engine?
I have never attempted anything of this caliber but am confident in my abilities to perform the task with the aid of educated grease monkeys. HAHA Most likely, I will pull the engine and transmission together to save me labor down the line And the need to divorce them in the engine compartment. Is it easier to disassemble the front end of the car or use an engine hoist and pull straight up? I'll make the decision after some tear down and looking at, but would anyone suggest replacing the pistons, rods, etc while I've got her on the stand?
I intend to have the valves, springs, seats, guides, etc replaced in the head Because I didn't do it the first time and I have no intention to take the car apart after this and have the head hot washed, decked and taken back to check for valve clearance. The rockers and rollers looked fine, but should I just go ahead and throw new ones at her? I just replaced the timing belt and water pump. Those should be ok to put back in, right? What about other electrical components that I might need or issues I might run in to?
I understand that the transmission will be difficult to pull due to the transaxle on the drivers side. Does anyone have any issues with a rebuild using parts from Rock Auto?
It doesn't sound like Rebuolt has any compression whatsoever. Not only that, but since I towed it home Rebujlt parked it in front of the house, it's developed a real bad oil spill near the driver's side front tire. Rwbuilt yet to begin diagnosis, but I expect that the engine is toast, based on the above signs. My question is; is there any other year that I can keep a look out for a used engine? It's a 2. Any advice from someone who knows? Thanks for the help. You can use SOHC from the 4 door modles. But since they have a non-return fuel system you'll have to reuse your old fuel rail. Obviously, I can use the same year 97 from a station wagon.
1997 Ford Escort
Does this mean Reubilt can only use four doors or station wagons as donors? Thanks bass Thanks Oh, and does it have to be an automatic transmission car also? Thanks Davescort97 Another way to tell an engine that will fit is the 5th digit of the VIN. It will be "P".