First off - My 2002 Jaguar X-Type is a Original 2.5L car...Now has a 3.0L Lincoln LS Engine.......Runs Great ! Lots of Power! ..Low miles toooooo...Sweet!
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L with 28K miles (super low miles)
Payed $100 for a complete block!! minus trans.
Keep your old engine until your completely done with the swap because you will need a few items from it.
Items Needed from old engine:
keep your old wire harness
the camshaft that controls the water pump
oil filter mount
Left Head Valve cover
front timing cover
Center Block water outlets/Inlets
thats about it.
all four Camshafts on the Lincoln engine had same part #'s Stamped on it as my Jaguar engine.
Sensors( Crank, Cams ) are a Match in #'s
VVT the same
The Lincoln LS 3.0L is a total match with just a few parts thats different , just keep in mind that the Lincoln engine was not mounted sidewards as in the Jaguar.
Removal of old engine:
If you want to drop the whole frontend its totally up to you, but i think that is a hard way of doing things and risk getting seriously hurt as you have to jack the front way way up.
I went from the top
, just moved wire harness to the side, removed trans bolts and torque converter bolts, front engine mount, exhaust and lift away! its tight so go SSSLLLOOWW..
Here is the pictures of the lincoln LS engine before the tear down:
Left Head Difference on the Water pump cam, the lincoln engine has its water pump on the front timing cover. ( you will need to swap your camshaft, or if you want a challenge & know how to get that pressed end shaft off you could just swap that )
Old & New
Same Part Number's
Front Timing VVT Lincoln engine ( total Match, everything is the same down to the count of teeth on the Chain )
Oil Pan Difference ( left pan is from the lincoln and NO its not dirty i used it for a drain pan earlier since im going to trash it anyway)
oil Pick-up's , you need to swap these.
after all the swapping of parts, the engine gets put in!( yes i removed everything on the front as i thought i was going to drop the frontend , BUT my GUT told me its easier & safety to go from the top)
I do have more pictures, that i will post later.. I also took some time to polish my valve covers......So sweet lookin
the total swap took me a few days, just take it slow. what did i gain? a sweet low miles 3.0L say good bye 2.5L !
Oh you do not
need to replace your ECU..
anyone has Q's just PM me!