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Hello everyone! I recently purchased a 2001 Ford Escape XLT with the 2.0 powerplant. I was wondering if anyone has tried using 2.0L Ford Focus parts for engine upgrades.
 

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There are more than one 2.0L dohc four bangers. I don't know how many, but the Mazda sourced engine has more than one configuration. So not all the accessory drives and such are the same. I know the engines supplied to the KCAP for the Escort ZX2 up till Y2K were one type of accessory drives and the engine supplied to the Hermisillo, Mexico AP were of a different type and configuration. Same car, ZX2. And the Focus was still yet another, with different horsepower and torque ratings, never mind the accessory drives, or anything else. I am no expert, but I would think that they are different.
 

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I forgot to post that the Hermisillo assembly plant produced the Escort and ZX2 from 2001 on. Thus, the change in configurations. They solved one problem with the accessory drives, but it resulted in still yet another. We have a 2000 ZX2 as well as a 1998 Sport, which the latter was turned in on the Tribute a few months ago. My brother had a Focus ZTS 2.0L, and they looked quited similar, when not together. But parked close to each other the differences became apparent. Both cars are gone now.
 

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Some of the bolt-on applications should be the same. The Escape either has a Zetec 2.0L, or a Duratec 20. I'm going to assume it's a Zetec (just won't have the name on the valve cover the same as the Foci's). If your engine is a Zetec, you should be able to use parts like sparkplug wires (9mm FRPP ones), 5w20 Synthetic oil, AEM or Injen intakes, and Focus-Central camgears, underdrive pulleys, and throttle bodies.

Get some pictures of your engine bay and that will help identify what engine you have...(I had a modified ZX3, and will know what the engine will look like if it is the same).

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