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View Poll Results: Should I ?
If you feel confident, that could be a cool saturday afternoon 0 0%
Unconceivable.... Bite the bullet for a few years and save the extra $$ for the next ride 0 0%
Why not swapping your v6 for a gt engine ? 1 100.00%
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:07 AM   #1
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Exclamation 2011 Auto>6Speed DIY. Any problems to expect ?

Hello.

I had always wanted a manual but when I bought mine, there wasn't one any closer than a few thousands of miles away. ( I was probably too specific in color & body style).

I found today a cheap wrecked 2013 v6 6-speed.

I thought I could use a couple body parts (rear bumper&lights) when I noticed it was a manual too.

I have read about this guide:
http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...procedure.html

and it looks like this could be done in a day (~8h), and by giving it a week end I should have enough margin to have my daily driver back on the wheels on monday.


However, this guide was written for an 80s mustang. Cars have gotten a lot more complicated and integrated with electronics since that time.
What kind of difference or added issues should I consider before spending $1k on a wrecked piece of metal ?
Everything on the guide seemed to be bolts on, plug & play part swap. Should I expect similar swaps ?
Any programming / eletronics I would need to ask my dealer to do ?


I notice not many people would actually be able to answer these questions. I would appreciate any little help possible before having to mount my bike's pedals in the shifter hole to be able to go to work on monday.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:51 AM   #2
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Are you changing the engine/trans/diff and computer at the same time?
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