All good so far - knock on wood. Not many miles due to shutdown, but starts each time, no leaks and no engine lights.
Hope you get your kinks worked out.
BTW, anyone know of resale values of converted 3's to 2.5? Higher due to newer/lower mile engine, with more power and many new parts or lower as it is no longer original and a "hack with a ford engine" compared to same year/mileage with stock 2.3L? Same or 10%, 20%, 30% higher/lower?