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Does anyone know what the differences in a 2.3L engine in a 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid versus one in a non-Hybrid are? I understand that there is a difference in the timing. I'm not sure if the cams are completely different or just the gears. I would also like to know if there are any other differences. Basically, I want to know what I have to do to a 2.3L non-Hybrid engine so it can be used in a Hybrid?
 
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Why are you looking at using a non-hybrid motor to be used in a hybrid vehicle?
 
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They are much less expensive and more available.
 
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Originally Posted by MrFixit1328 View Post
Does anyone know what the differences in a 2.3L engine in a 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid versus one in a non-Hybrid are? I understand that there is a difference in the timing. I'm not sure if the cams are completely different or just the gears. I would also like to know if there are any other differences. Basically, I want to know what I have to do to a 2.3L non-Hybrid engine so it can be used in a Hybrid?
Different camshafts, compression ratios (pistons), starting systems etc. The block maybe the same.

Gary
 
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Crank, rods, pistons, camshafts are a given. The ECU, fuel injectors, starter (hybrid doesn't have a conventional one) and cylinder head are the other likely possible differences as well.
 
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The e-CVT is also a big difference between a hybrid and non-hybrid. You'd probably have to ditch that transmission if you wanted to de-hybrid a FEH.

There have have been people on this site who claimed to have rebuilt the engines of FEHs (even with junkyard hybrid motors). But these days I bet not that many people are going to want to sink that kind of money in to a 8+ year old Escape.
 
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I'm not trying to de-hybrid my FEH. I need to either replace the motor or rebuild the one I have. I have been told that it is less expensive to get a used engine. I have not had any luck finding a replacement. If the differences were minimal, I would have bought a used used non-hybrid motor, used the good parts off my old motor and bought anything else that I needed.
 
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Originally Posted by MrFixit1328 View Post
I need to either replace the motor or rebuild the one I have.
Just curious about your original engine. How many miles are on it and how did it fail?
 
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Just under 142000 miles. Spun a bearing and intake cam has one worn lobe. Oil level was perfect 1-1/2 weeks before the bearing spun. After it happened I checked the level and it was down 3-1/2 quarts. Signs of oil where the engine bolts up to the transmission.
 
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Crank, rods, pistons, camshafts are a given. The ECU, fuel injectors, starter (hybrid doesn't have a conventional one) and cylinder head are the other likely possible differences as well.



Originally Posted by GaryG View Post
Different camshafts, compression ratios (pistons), starting systems etc. The block maybe the same.

Gary

So you're saying there's a chance?
 

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