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Yes i had to swapp the cam shaft. 04-05 you have to swapp the cams. 06 and newer you dont have to swapp the camms as its the same. One of those small differences that start with the 06. Good question ill update the original post with that info.
 

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Excuse my ignorance! Are you saying the 2.5 can fit in the 2.0 sedan???
Yes thats what im saying. Its my understanding that the 2.0 2.3 and 2.5 are all the exact same enging block. All that is changed is the length of the piston stroke. I believe that you can do this swapp in a 2.0 no problem. I belive the process would be identical from what i did here. But im not an expert just a guy with a toolbox and the Internet.
 

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Yes i had to swapp the cam shaft. 04-05 you have to swapp the cams. 06 and newer you dont have to swapp the camms as its the same. One of those small differences that start with the 06. Good question ill update the original post with that info.
This just got real interesting for me. :)
 

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Major update to the Original post. Much more information added. Spelling corrected. More spelling mistakes made. AND PICTURES!!!
 

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Yes thats what im saying. Its my understanding that the 2.0 2.3 and 2.5 are all the exact same enging block. All that is changed is the length of the piston stroke. I believe that you can do this swapp in a 2.0 no problem. I belive the process would be identical from what i did here. But im not an expert just a guy with a toolbox and the Internet.
I think the 2.0 block is shorter than the 2.3, but the 2.5 is a bored over 2.3.
 

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Today i got my timing tools from massive, my ecu was throwing a cel for intake cam over advanced. I guess that's what i get for using screwdrivers instead of getting the right tools.

Also i will dyno this new set up after a few tanks of gas and i will post results here and on the dyno forums. Then ill get a dynotronics tune and post that too.
 

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The mazda has an electric power steering pump thats mounted to the car not the engine so theres norhing you need to do about it. The ford motor has 2 long studs for its ps pump just remove them an toss em. If my ac compressor was not seized it would work just fine. I swapped the oil pan so it can mount to the engine and the mazda crank pully so i can reuse the belt.

I'll help you do the swap. I rented shop time here in denver at diy auto cost me about 1000$ for 3 days if time. But if you've got a garage and a cherry picker thats good enough.

I'm just a hobbiest but my wife says i have to charge 400$ for the project if you work with me. With 2 people it will go much faster. I dont ususlly charge but Mostly becuse i work 7 days a week and have to take time off for projects.

Pm me if you wanna come over and test drive it. We should drag race and post the results to the forum's.
 

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Does anyone know if the 2.5s in the Fusion, Milan, Tribute, and Escape are different?
 

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The mazda has an electric power steering pump thats mounted to the car not the engine so theres norhing you need to do about it. The ford motor has 2 long studs for its ps pump just remove them an toss em. If my ac compressor was not seized it would work just fine. I swapped the oil pan so it can mount to the engine and the mazda crank pully so i can reuse the belt.

I'll help you do the swap. I rented shop time here in denver at diy auto cost me about 1000$ for 3 days if time. But if you've got a garage and a cherry picker thats good enough.

I'm just a hobbiest but my wife says i have to charge 400$ for the project if you work with me. With 2 people it will go much faster. I dont ususlly charge but Mostly becuse i work 7 days a week and have to take time off for projects.

Pm me if you wanna come over and test drive it. We should drag race and post the results to the forum's.
Please do. I might pay you a visit if this is a thing.
 

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interesting, subbed
 

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So what type of transmission do you have? Would it work if you took a Ford 2.5L engine from an automatic transmission Focus and put it in a manual tranny Mazda 3?

Also if the ford engine block is pretty much the same as the mazda, then would a turbo kit for the 2.3L Mazda engine bolt on to the 2.5L Ford?
 

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Interesting read. Hoping i wont need to do this for awhile but its nice to have options when the inevitable happens. One question, do you have any idea what the newest year engine is that will still work for this swap?
 
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