Thank you - I thought that there may have been another thread with more specifics on the ECU tuning options for the swaps...I guess not.
I just updated my original thread with this weeks updates....engine is finally back in, now connect everything back up. But I'm stuck!
Turns out the VVT on the 2012 has a different connector, not just that it points the other way. Wanted to swap out the VVT, but that won't work as they are totally different. I do not have a connector off the donor motor wiring harness to splice like other posts suggest.
Searched the internet for a while and I found just one blog that listed a potential part number:
But from the picture of this plug on amazon, I'm not that convinced. CAN ANYONE CONFIRM?
UPDATE. Searched Rockauto and for my donor motor (2012) they VVT and connector look like the one from my Mazda: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...=2413&jsn=2413
So I searched the next year (2013) and the connector come us as WPT1251 (matching the blog post): https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...03981&jsn=2616
I guess I'll but this one and see if it works.
Not sure why the VVT on my donor is different.... late model year change?
Also, can't find any detail on splicing, there are 2 wires, does it matter which one goes where on the wiring harness? Would not want to wire it backwards like an electric motor that spins backwards instead of forwards. CAN ANYONE CONFIRM WHICH PIN GOES TO WHICH COLOR WIRE ON HARNESS?
Mazda's VVT on right in the picture.
The plug on wiring harness:
The plug on the Ford's VVT: