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Postby PumaNoob » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:25 pm

Thanks guys, but it think im going to need something a tad stronger then plugs and uprated gaskets. The good news is that the ARP bolts and cometic gasket seem to have held up just fine. I havent taken the head off yet but i think i may have found the issue :oops:

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I got my borescope out and had a look in the cylinders, and if im not mistaken, thats a HUGE crack all the way down the cylinder wall!! :'(

Soooooo, what to do next????? :pose2:
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Postby tuonokid » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:47 am

Sorry to hear that Errol, I was hoping it was just a gasket etc for you :-( . Good luck with the rebuild, with, perhaps a little less boost.
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:37 pm

Could you sleeve the engine? Is it just the cylinder, or block all the way?
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Postby PumaNoob » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:13 pm

The crack must be all the way through to the coolant port, that's how the coolant was getting into the cylinder, and how the coolant leaked into the sump.

There isn't another viable ford option for me, the Zetec is a great engine but it's too heavy for what I want, the duratec can't handle the power. I've emailed an enquiry to Darton to see about a set of sleeves, and I've made an equiry with Mazdaspeed in USA, to see if I can get my hands on the thicker block they use in their drag cars with better cooling.

Yes I could just turn the power down, but I just don't want to!!
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Postby ArtfulHussy » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:02 am

PumaNoob wrote:Source of the postYes I could just turn the power down, but I just don't want to!!


Never surrender! :crazy:
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Postby PumaNoob » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:20 pm

ArtfulHussy wrote:Source of the post
PumaNoob wrote:Source of the postYes I could just turn the power down, but I just don't want to!!


Never surrender! :crazy:



:lol: That's the spirit mate!!

Ok so I got a reply about the Darton sleeves. Firstly, as the crack is all the way through to the coolant gallery so I'd need a new block anyway. But the price for the Darton sleeves is £1900 plus shipping. So I'm looking at £2k for the work and I'd still have to source another 2.3 block.

But, after doing a little research, it would seem that although the new focus RS has had a lot of development to the head, the block is basically a strengthened version of what I'm running now. So it's possible I can put my head and cams on a focus RS block and still keep my 550hp peak.
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Postby McCloud 85 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:52 pm

Sorry to hear this Errol, it's just bad luck. But as we all know it goes with the territory of pushing the limits.

Just before you go down the route of a mk3 frs block, drop me a pm as I'm not sure that they are actually as strong as they claim..

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Postby Dal » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:05 am

PumaNoob wrote:Source of the post But, after doing a little research, it would seem that although the new focus RS has had a lot of development to the head, the block is basically a strengthened version of what I'm running now. So it's possible I can put my head and cams on a focus RS block and still keep my 550hp peak.


Give Mountune a ring.. :lol:

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Postby PumaNoob » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:55 am

It's ok Dal, I know a guy with a new RS, parked next to him at ford fair :lol: He don't know I put a tracker on his car and I'm going around later to 'Borrow' his engine 8-)
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Postby Dal » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:11 am

The scary thing is there were a few Mk3s fitted with trackers at Ford Fair. :'(

I've been under mine since and you hid it very well. :pose2:
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Postby moondustka » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:32 pm

Sorry to hear the bad news Errol.. Not much luck this year with the converted Pumas :-(

Still, I have every faith you will get it sorted. Maybe a new block with liners?
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Postby Davedrave » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:56 pm

How's things looking bud? Any news? Always interested to see your progress.
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