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1998 Contour LX 2.0 to 2.5 Engine Swap

JohnDoe

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Would it be possible to engine swap a 1998 LX 2.0 liter with a 1999 SE 2.5 liter? I read on here that "gear ratios are the same for all MTX75s used in Contours/Cougars/Mystiques. the final drive ratio is different between the Zetec (4cyl) and Duratec (v6) engines though. you cannot use a Zetec trans on a Duratec engine as they have a different bellhousing pattern as well as a different input shaft length."

Is that true? I found a 98 in great shape but the 2.0 is a bit slow for me.
 
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