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Author:  - Danny Boy - [ Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - finally running again - page 5

Good to hear its running.

New name is confusing... I was like why has Jam renamed his profile? lol

Author:  DanFraser [ Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - finally running again - page 5

I'd bet on number two. It's unlikely it would magically have a poor fuel pump feed.

Author:  james_rs [ Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - finally running again - page 5

dannyboy - im known as jam_rs on my own forum (www.fiestamk7.com), hotmail and other forums, so thought i would continue it on here!

danfraser, yep more than likely, but suppose ive got to explore all the options. another possibilty is the air mass is shagged

Author:  onslack [ Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - finally running again - page 5

glad too hear its running again, but id get it too a pro asap buddy

Author:  Rs Adz [ Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - finally running again - page 5

one of the best modified mk3 fiestas top work keeping on top of it

Author:  james_rs [ Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - finally running again - page 5

Right so more issues basically. I really hope i can get this sorted before FITP.

So ive got my inlet manifold back on, idles fine but not boosting properly, very stuttery, i know it needs to be setup to be 100% but it was better than this before.

Also my exhaust blow from the turbo seemed to be louder.

Anyways i hooked a boost gauge up, and its only boosting at 9psi, put this down the exhaust blow, which upon further investigation is coming from turbo to manifold gasket. (which makes sense)

I also took the removable element out of the fuel filter, (which was full of crap) blew it out with airline, cleaned the plugs up and went for a test drive and she was much better. I do now have new plugs but they are not in. Need to order new fuel filter too.

I was desparate to sort the exhaust blow, but you know when you get that feeling youve started do something thats gnna take a long time.... The turbo/manifold assembly was a nightmare to get out as it had to come out in one piece. I had the car on a 2 post ramp and then had to jack the engine/gearbox up to manage to manouvure it out (brake linkage is what made this so hard). This was after struggling getting a downpipe to turbo bolt out that was mashed and having to take some manifold to head stubs out with everything in situ.

Some pictures will tell some talking...

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Every stud from the manifold to turbo is bent. Not to mention that none of the bolts where actually tight lol. I put this down to the fact that the turbo had been hitting the brake linkage (which ive allready amended). The more concerning part to these studs... not to sure what thread size studs its ment to have from manifold/turbo but its been helicoiled with 8mm inserts.... (now removed) apart from one that snapped. :x So ive got too get the snapped stud out, then get it sorted to take whatever size its ment too take. (anyone know?)

Also the totalled stud in the turbine housing snapped whilst getting out.

Its allways had a little leak from turbo area, ive put this down to the fact that the oil return flange was finger tight (&oil return gasket was naffed) and then the fact the turbo/manifold gasket was in pieces this was blowing oil residue around.

As i want to replace all gaskets, copper washers etc for bango bolts, water/oil lines ive had to take the compressor housing off to get to some of the bolts.


Shopping list is: New studs for everything and washers/nuts. All copper washers for banjo bolts. Oil return flange gasket. turbo/manifold & manifold/head & turbo/downpipe gaskets. Compressor housing seal. New heatwrap OR ceramic coating for downpipe & manifold.

Anyone know a place to get good gaskets, dont want cheap crappy ones?

Author:  - Danny Boy - [ Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - More taking apart. Turbo Pics Pa

Thats proper shit! Hope you get it sorted soon!

Gasket wise, what about OEM gaskets?

Author:  Ry [ Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - More taking apart. Turbo Pics Pa

Agreed, that is a load of tosh! But at least you've took it apart before it became worse.

I want to see this car in action.

Have you thought about getting someone to make you a few quick custom PTFE gaskets?

Author:  james_rs [ Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - More taking apart. Turbo Pics Pa

All gaskets now have been sourced, turbo is back with snapped stud sorted.

Awaiting manifold to come back.

Countdown is on. FITP...

Author:  meilack [ Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - More taking apart. Turbo Pics Pa

good stuff!

hope its there :)

Author:  Dave G fsi [ Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - More taking apart. Turbo Pics Pa

Good stuff, lets hope it makes it!

13 days and counting............... :lol:

Author:  james_rs [ Wed May 09, 2012 7:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - More taking apart. Turbo Pics Pa

Its alive.
MOT'd
Insured'd
Tax'dddddd tomo

Damm my MOT tester thinks hes funny....

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Author:  - Danny Boy - [ Wed May 09, 2012 7:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - Aliveness, MOT'd, Insured

:lol: love that advisory!

Author:  Dave G fsi [ Wed May 09, 2012 7:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - Aliveness, MOT'd, Insured

Good news :chill:

You best get that advisory sorted tho......... :lol:

Author:  DALSY [ Wed May 09, 2012 8:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - Aliveness, MOT'd, Insured

loving the advisory note, very funny :lolz:

cars looking well mate 8-)

Author:  Dave5300 [ Wed May 09, 2012 11:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - Aliveness, MOT'd, Insured

haha love that :lol: is your headlight out in that picture? :nerd:

Author:  fiestasiphil [ Thu May 10, 2012 7:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - Aliveness, MOT'd, Insured

looked very nice when i saw you a couple of days ago mate :) see you again on sunday :)

Author:  meilack [ Thu May 10, 2012 8:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - Aliveness, MOT'd, Insured

fricking sweeeeeet!

Author:  james_rs [ Sun May 20, 2012 9:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - Imenseness

Well it hasent broken down for a week or so now, not bad going for it!

All i can say about it is, immenseness. Fiesta, 1, E46 M3, 0.

It doesn't like going anywhere in 5th at the mo, just splutters when you try and boot it. Can only put that down to the crappy mapping. It does however go off the clock in 4th. Take into consideration that the focus rs clocks go to 160mph, it over reads by 12.7%... you do the math..

I seriously think it could be quite a fwd top speed contender, however im just not sure i want too go that fast in a Mk3 fiesta :lol:

Author:  Dave5300 [ Sun May 20, 2012 11:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mk3 2.3 Duratec Turbo - Imenseness

i say get her mapped and go for it!! :halo:

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