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1) First reaction is nope....but, having said that, the later turbo engines are an odd mix of 24V bottom end & 12V top end parts so nothing is impossible I suppose.
2) Qualified yes, but assorted issues will need sorting - not a 5 minute job. Not one I've done myself but I believe it has been done successfully.
All the Busso V6 engines fit all the V6 gearboxes but again, some caveats. Type of clutch could be an issue (push or pull) as well as sizing. You can swap flywheels around to suit. Ideally in the perfect world, it would want rebalancing as an engine but in practice, for a quick job, not a problem.
PS Yes. For the sake of sanity, stick with a similar standard of donor engine I'd think.