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Old 03-31-2014, 09:52 PM   #1
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To engine swap or not

I currently have a 2003 mustang gt with the 2v 4.6l.
Now I know there are many threads out there on 4v swaps but I want to know if it is worth it. Obviously I know that the 4v outperforms the 2v but idk if it's something worth going through. My local junkyard has a wrecked 1995 Lincoln mark viii. I know this car has the 4.6 DOHC with the teksid block. The reason I'm asking if it's worth the swap is because I can buy the engine from them for $300
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whats wrong with your engine
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:15 PM   #3
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Well it's getting up there in mileage, also it's just been running real bad lately, throwing lean codes, fixed all leaks, still throwing lean codes, so the PCM is compensating and dumping fuel, I have horrible gas mileage, it's eating oil and burning it, there's ticking in the heads(not the injectors), when I'm driving sometimes (not always) when I floor it, it won't go anywhere like it's just drowning,I'm just tired of dumping money for more problems. I'm quite the handy person so I figured if pick up an engine clean it up and do some upgrades while it's out and drop it in. Just wondering if I should do the 4v swap.
It's something that would be interesting to me plus everyone says the 4v is the better platform to work with than the 2v
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Nowadays, with the Trick flow heads on a 2V, the 4V swap has lost much of it's "luster".
It's still a cool swap though.
I think that if I wanted a 4.6 4V, I would just buy a car that had one installed at the factory.
But if I wanted a 5.4 4V ... I'd have to build it... or find a 2000 Cobra R...
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When I was doing my engine swap and had my options open I also considered the 32v intech out of a Lincoln, but didn't want to deal with the additional mods, so I went with a built 97 Windsor
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Yeah I know I'm kinda torn down the middle lol so it's just a waiting game for me
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Get you a junkyard motor rebuild, forge, and boost it.
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Yeah that's what I'm thinking, I can get a 95 mark viii which has the 4v motor and the teksid aluminum block for $300
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