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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011 Thread Starter
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V6 to V6 engine swap

Hey, I'm going to be switching out my 2000 mustang engine for the same one in the same year. What I was wondering is if anyone could tell me all the tools that I will need to do it and the socket sizes. Maybe the easiest way to get it done also. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-03-2011
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most importantly be extra careful of the engine balance.. halfway through 2000 they switched from externally balanced engines to internally balanced.. difference is a weighted flywheel on the earlier ones compared to a neutral on the later ones.. make sure you have the right flywheel for the motor

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Yea, I made sure I have the right one coming. The main thing I was needing to find out was the tools and sockets sizes i'll need. Or if you know where I could find out? I searched on the internet but couldn't find anything.
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get a good socket set from your local tool suplier and make sure you get some swivel sockets because its hard to reach the bolts on the back of the engine holding the trans(bad angle)
it should be a straight forward swap but pick up a good manual from your local parts supplier and read through it befor jumping into it.
hope this helped

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-03-2011
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You'll need some metrics for sure 10mm, 13mm, 15mm at least, seems like one bolt on the accessories might be an 18mm.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-04-2011
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An engine Hoist might come in handy..
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-04-2011
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You need a complete socket and wrench set(8mm-24mm), long extensions, fuel lines tool, cherry picker, and at least some jack stands if you don't have a lift.....

An impact wrench will also help.....

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