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Old 08-11-2012, 12:16 PM   #1
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need help b4 i make a mistake 3.8-3.8

So i have a 99 3.8 mustang 199,000 miles on it and i got it for real cheap because the motor is not in best shape.i have found a 3.8 mustang engine for sale out of a 00. It had 48,000 miles on it and asking$700 . I'm wanting to know is what complications would there be with this swap? Does everything from the 99 fit the 00?
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Re: need help b4 i make a mistake 3.8-3.8

If it is the exact same motor then it should be a pretty easy swap.
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So i have a 99 3.8 mustang 199,000 miles on it and i got it for real cheap because the motor is not in best shape.i have found a 3.8 mustang engine for sale out of a 00. It had 48,000 miles on it and asking$700 . I'm wanting to know is what complications would there be with this swap? Does everything from the 99 fit the 00?
Exact same motor so it fits perfect, but you can find a 4.2 out of a 2000 f150 for the same price, with some more kick. Just something to think about.
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I didn't know that.. Will it still b as straight forward? and would i need to get a lot of other parts?
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I didn't know that.. Will it still b as straight forward? and would i need to get a lot of other parts?
Still the same motor, just diff heads with diff bore. You would have to take its fuel pump aswell as the wiring harness.
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That's pretty interesting.
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Might be a dumb question but does it matter if i get the engine from a automatic or manual
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Might be a dumb question but does it matter if i get the engine from a automatic or manual
I would think so lol
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I don't believe the engine matters or you would not be able to do swaps on cars. What matters is the ecu. The ecu has all the shift points and running info on it
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I don't believe the engine matters or you would not be able to do swaps on cars. What matters is the ecu. The ecu has all the shift points and running info on it
I got the right ecu.just trying to figure out if either of the engines will bolt up to a manual.
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Might be a dumb question but does it matter if i get the engine from a automatic or manual
Doesnt matter at all. The only thing that is diffrent between an auto and manual is the transmission
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And the ecu for manual to auto swaps cause of shift points
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Engines make no difference..I had an auto in mind then swapped to a 5 speed only had to change the ECU
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Sweet that is good to know. Thanks for the help
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