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Old 01-14-2013, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have an 04 se sedan with a 3.0 ohv vulcan thats been running almost 16,000 on a bad engine ( heavy knocking). but now that i have the money, i wanna replace the engine and id like 24v duratec. are the transmissions for the two different or should my current transmission match up with a duratec too?
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Totally different trannys (bell housings.)
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Jimmer said it all. You would need a new transmission as well to pair it with the duratec.


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Now you could find a 3.0L SHO engine. Same bell housing. But it would require fab work, like mounts, etc.
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Wouldn't it need to be a 3.2L SHO engine, since that's the one designed to be paired with an automatic?
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i have an 04 se sedan with a 3.0 ohv vulcan thats been running almost 16,000 on a bad engine ( heavy knocking). but now that i have the money, i wanna replace the engine and id like 24v duratec. are the transmissions for the two different or should my current transmission match up with a duratec too?
it would be better to just buy a Duratec equipped Taurus unless you are really handy as you will need the entire front end to make it happen.

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Jimmer said it all. You would need a new transmission as well to pair it with the duratec.
You would need almost a whole front end to make it happen. I know at least 1 person did it and they said it was not worth it due to the work involved.

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Now you could find a 3.0L SHO engine. Same bell housing. But it would require fab work, like mounts, etc.
Yes a LOT of work.

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Wouldn't it need to be a 3.2L SHO engine, since that's the one designed to be paired with an automatic?
It is not "made" for the ATX per say, it just has a slight bit more power. Either one would work.
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Loudsho - are the trans bolt pattern for the bell housing on the 3.0 and 3.2 sho motor the same?


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Loudsho - are the trans bolt pattern for the bell housing on the 3.0 and 3.2 sho motor the same?
Yes they are the same. I just bolted an MTX to a 3.2.
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Off topic, but since the transmissions are different, does anyone know which one is the stronger one(lasts longer with less problems) Vulcan or Duratec?
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Both engines are solid and dependable. That being said, each of them has it's own set of common issues. I have had Taurii with both engines and prefer the Duratec that I have now. I like the extra power and the extra 'growl'.
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