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Postby RichH » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:14 am

Anyone know of any yank 3.5 ecoboosts in the UK. ?

Guy on YouTube has one, but doesn’t reply to messages! Lol.

Saw one for sale on eBay too. But it was set up like a camper and I want a normal panel van.




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Re: Ecoboost

Postby V184 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:49 am

Why don't you contact a firm that imports American vehicles ?
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Re: Ecoboost

Postby RichH » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:41 pm

I have, but they struggle when it comes to commercial vehicles. Most don't want to know, others quote crazy figures to put you off. lol
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Re: Ecoboost

Postby V184 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:30 pm

RichH wrote:I have, but they struggle when it comes to commercial vehicles. Most don't want to know, others quote crazy figures to put you off. lol


if you go on ebay and tap in f150 theres importers think ones in Braintree ?
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Re: Ecoboost

Postby RichH » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:40 pm

I’ll give em a try.


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Re: Ecoboost

Postby RichH » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:47 pm

They got back to me. Basically said it wouldn’t be easy due to plated weight etc etc.

Might look into transplanting an ecoboost into a UK van.

How hard can it be? Will definitely be able to source a crate motor in the US no doubt.


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Re: Ecoboost

Postby hughesyn » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:50 pm

If you could buy a crash damaged van from the US that would be ideal.
You'd know all the parts required are there to make the transplant work.

Not many used 3.5 Ecoboost panel vans for sale, looks like not not many people buy them. The car version looks more common in 310 hp form.
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Re: Ecoboost

Postby RichH » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:52 pm

I was thinking of a UK transit and a 3.5 crate motor from the US.

Should be a lot cheaper / easier than importing a full vehicle?


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Re: Ecoboost

Postby oldyellar » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:45 pm

hughesyn wrote:If you could buy a crash damaged van from the US that would be ideal.
You'd know all the parts required are there to make the transplant work.

Not many used 3.5 Ecoboost panel vans for sale, looks like not not many people buy them. The car version looks more common in 310 hp form.


When i was in the states 90% of them were 3.5 eco boost some were 3.7v6 and others 3.2 diesel
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Re: Ecoboost

Postby RichH » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:46 pm

Yeah I think it’s a common lump.

Plenty in the transit and f150 over there.




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Re: Ecoboost

Postby oldyellar » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:54 pm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2017-Ford-Tran ... SwbTtbiupi


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Re: Ecoboost

Postby RichH » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:56 pm

And left on log book as a 2.0/2.2 !



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Re: Ecoboost

Postby oldyellar » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:58 pm

13k us not a bad price imo
The first time i saw them in nyc in 2014 i asked a driver what he thought of them, he replied its ok but only got a v6
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Re: Ecoboost

Postby RichH » Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:01 pm

Crate engine about £5k.


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Re: Ecoboost

Postby oldyellar » Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:10 pm

RichH wrote:Crate engine about £5k

Surely not plug in and plsy at 5k though
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