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the elusive 4bt

hey guys,

looking for a 4bt but to be honest I am very ill informed about them. I have started looking at these https://www.************** but not sure if I should go new,used or remanufactured. I am fairly sure the new will be out of the question due to the cost but worth a look. has anyone got any advice?!

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Around here a bread truck is a good candidate.

The engine is good at a lot of things. But the weight and the cost of the parts might discourage you.
It does have simplicity going for it. But in a "hot rod application" the weight and the cost of parts might discourage you.

There are several swap sites where to find and run one is a step to step thing.


There are full aluminum 4 cylinders out like the ford 2.3 eco boost or the 2.0 in the focus or kia's 2.0(just a few off the top of my head which will soon be filling junk yards) that make comparable power with flat torque curves at a fraction of the weight of a 4bt.
Heck find a car from the above with a rear hit and you will have everything to move over with a few electrical headaches which others have handled in there swaps.



A 4bt and a common transmission can weigh 950lbs.
A ecoboost 2.3 and mustang transmission is not only 1/2 that weight. But it also has more power potential per dollar invested after the initial install.


If you want diesel power compared to a 4bt look for a Puegeot boxer, or CitroŽn jumper/relay(all the same platform) 93-06 van or utility van.

These should be low cost vans found in (European)yards with diesels that put out nice power. From 06 to like current the electronics become a bit more complicated. But, the power also went up. Look at the boxer, jumper or dodge promaster (2013).

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