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tasso
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2000 cougar engine bolt up the same as 1999 SVT?
#1283730 - 07/22/06 01:02 PM

I found 2000 2.5 Cougar engine from a automatic car. The listing says it will only bolt up to a automatic trans because the bell housing on the manual and automatic are different. Is this true and does anyone know for certain? I dont want to buy this engine and then find out it does not bolt up to a 5 speed. Thanks

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Linkman
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Re: 2000 cougar engine bolt up the same as 1999 SV new
#1283759 (Re: tasso) 07/22/06 03:22 PM

IIRC, there is NO difference between the ATX and the MTX Duratec 2.5, they bolt up the same way in the Cougar. The only caveat would be if the MTX-75 in the 'Tiques had a different housing than the one in the Coug, and I don't think that is the case. I believe you're OK, but hopefully someone with more MTX knowledge will chime in as well.

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AliasJerk™
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Re: 2000 cougar engine bolt up the same as 1999 SV new
#1283809 (Re: tasso) 07/22/06 05:40 PM

Originally posted by tasso:
I found 2000 2.5 Cougar engine from a automatic car. The listing says it will only bolt up to a automatic trans because the bell housing on the manual and automatic are different. Is this true and does anyone know for certain? I dont want to buy this engine and then find out it does not bolt up to a 5 speed. Thanks




so let me get this straight... you want to get a non 2.5L SVT engine and put it in an SVT?

I have better advice for you. There is a larger abundence of 3L duratecs out there. Whatever you are paying for this 2.5L I bet you can get a 3L for cheaper and with less miles. Check out the 3L forum here for useful information on how to install one. You will get more power, the same gas mileage and a better engine.

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tasso
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Re: 2000 cougar engine bolt up the same as 1999 SVT? new
#1283827 (Re: tasso) 07/22/06 06:42 PM

Originally posted by tasso:
I found 2000 2.5 Cougar engine from a automatic car. The listing says it will only bolt up to a automatic trans because the bell housing on the manual and automatic are different. Is this true and does anyone know for certain? I dont want to buy this engine and then find out it does not bolt up to a 5 speed. Thanks




I am not interested in 3.0. Does anyone know if the 2000 auto cougar engine bolts to the 1999 svt trans?

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elraido
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Re: 2000 cougar engine bolt up the same as 1999 SV new
#1283833 (Re: tasso) 07/22/06 06:57 PM

are you high? more power and cheaper part.

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tasso
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Re: 2000 cougar engine bolt up the same as 1999 SVT? new
#1283859 (Re: tasso) 07/22/06 08:13 PM

Guys please helpme out here, I know all about the 3.0 conversion.

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tasso
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Re: 2000 cougar engine bolt up the same as 1999 SVT? new
#1283870 (Re: tasso) 07/22/06 08:27 PM

Check out this link and what this guy is saying on ebay. Is this true?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2002-MERCURY-COUGAR-2-5L-V-6-ENGINE_W0QQitemZ200009675104QQihZ010QQcategoryZ33615QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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DanMyers
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Re: 2000 cougar engine bolt up the same as 1999 SVT? new
#1283877 (Re: tasso) 07/22/06 08:42 PM

Wait, please explain the no 3L decision?



And I don't know why or how they would be different, especially since all the 3L are auto's but every 3L Contique is manual, IIRC the shortblock needs a minor bellhousing modification for the manual, but the longblock does not, someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: 2000 cougar engine bolt up the same as 1999 SV new
#1283879 (Re: DanMyers) 07/22/06 08:45 PM

I'm pretty sure that the bell housing pattern is the same. You may be able to find more information on the Cougar boards. Try NECO.

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Re: 2000 cougar engine bolt up the same as 1999 SV new
#1283917 (Re: Big Jim) 07/22/06 10:12 PM

The bellhousing is the SAME! The 2.5L will work, but I would highly suggest you do a 3L.

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