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zetec 2.0 is an easy swap if yours already has a zetec engine. its just a case of remove the old one, put a few parts from the 1.8 on the 2.0 i.e sump, oil pick up. oil pump, crank sensor, etc then drop it in and swap a few ecu wires (guide is on this site!) and plug in a pre pats 2.0 ecu

 

as for the rs engine, better off just getting a donor rs and dropping the engine out on its subframe, with the gearbox, driveshafts, hubs, brakes, the fit it as is onto yours, the hard part comes when you have to wire it! that can be expensive!

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Yeah, tez has about covered it, it comes up plenty of times.

 

RS conversion is more involved, as you'll need to change subframe, drive shafts, gearbox, and the complete engine loom will need to be taken from an RS2000 too. The Zetec conversion is much easier. If you want the RS2000 engine, just sell your car and buy an RS2000 to be honest. They're cheap enough at the moment, and it would save a load of hassle.

 

Personally, if I had the choice, I'd go RS every time. Some people say it's only 14bhp difference, is it worth it? Well, yes it is to be honest. The RS just has a better 'feel' to it in my experiences. And I've had both, a 2.0 Zetec MK6 and an RS2000. To be honest, as silly as it sounds, the RS2000 is worth it for the noise alone. If you want proof, PM me, I have some great video's to prove the point :thumb:

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Depends on the garage. If it's not a specialist familiar with the conversion, you'll most likely get charged a lot, especially for the 2L zetec conversion as it requires specific re-wiring to an older Mondeo ECU and a lot of places probably won't understand this or simply do it wrong, ultimately costing you lots of man hours in labour.
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Personally, if I had the choice, I'd go RS every time. Some people say it's only 14bhp difference, is it worth it? Well, yes it is to be honest. The RS just has a better 'feel' to it in my experiences. And I've had both, a 2.0 Zetec MK6 and an RS2000. To be honest, as silly as it sounds, the RS2000 is worth it for the noise alone. If you want proof, PM me, I have some great video's to prove the point :thumb:

 

 

Sorry Jon I would disagree....

 

A low mile zetec in my limited experince feels better than a worn RS? and cam a zetec and sounds much nicer than an RS IMO :innocent:

 

 

Depends on the garage. If it's not a specialist familiar with the conversion, you'll most likely get charged a lot, especially for the 2L zetec conversion as it requires specific re-wiring to an older Mondeo ECU and a lot of places probably won't understand this or simply do it wrong, ultimately costing you lots of man hours in labour.

 

very true there Stu! wiring and electrics cost alot, for them not doing much!

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RS everytime for me. They indeed to sound so much better then then zetec engine, de-cat it and stick a stainless exhaust system on it and it will sound the nuts, zetecs all sound the same and to be honest its a dull sound with a exhaust, yes the RS conversion will be harder but worth it in the long run, RS2000 engines i find are alot stronger aswell,
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Sorry Jon I would disagree....

 

A low mile zetec in my limited experince feels better than a worn RS? and cam a zetec and sounds much nicer than an RS IMO :innocent:

 

Well you're wrong I'm afraid :P :roll:

 

come and listen to my zetec :pancake:

 

haha id like to know where he wud find a low mileage zetec cammed up

 

my rs2000 sounds cammy but in fact it aint, and with a stainless straight thro de cat system, well it sounds a hundred times better then a zetec

 

sitting on my drive :pancake:

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