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Matt brown

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  1. It was mapped with a boost controller so that would be with higher boost (12psi) but don't own one at the min so only running 8-9 psi so more 200-210. The engines we use should be safe upto 320 ish bhp from what people have done before but on a silvertop I'm not sure what's classed as safe
  2. Just to add I'm currently running in low boost as don't have a boost controller so only 8-9psi
  3. Don't know what you mean rich . Other than sweating power and things coming loose been pretty reliable. As Chris said I made 256bhp don't know torque level as it wasn't on the graph but pulls really well and power all the way to the limiter which is 6800 on mine
  4. Easy build, I used the original ford focus one which was modified to fit the turbo
  5. A few of us are going to bosworth water park for there car meet if anyone wants to join us. £1 entry 6pm - 9pm Bosworth Water Park Wellsborough Road Market Bosworth Nuneaton Warwickshire CV13 6PD
  6. If it sold that quick it was to cheap!!
  7. I hope the project is something special to let that go?
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    Zetec Rattle

    I hate to say it but I said about the bearings when you first posted about the problem, when doing this amount of work it is best to check things properly it will save you alot of time in the future trust me I know, been there and done that. Because the explosion that happens in the cylinder forces the piston back down with more pressure than it just being pulled down. You are taking such small tolerances which is why you can't feel it when moving by hand. If one has failed they all will have. You can buy a set for around £30-40 make sure you use engine assembly grease when fitting new ones. Loads of things can cause this issue, dirt in the oil, oil starvation possibly caused by your pickup being to close to the sump. Wrong oil. Also when you get a new engine you are suppose to run it in with special oil if not done correctly damaged could have been caused
  9. Matt brown

    Zetec Rattle

    Yes sump off and undo the cap bolts from the rod and it will just come off, there are two Half's to the shell one will be in the cap the other on the rod they just pull off
  10. Matt brown

    Zetec Rattle

    That video would be a very extreme case which would more than likely need a new crank and pistons not just bearings. mine did not move at all other than sliding on the crank which there suppose to do but the shells were complete scrap Mine would only make a noise on slight throttle then disappear with abit more throttle sounded perfectly fine on tick over but when under load it was much worse.
  11. Matt brown

    Zetec Rattle

    Ok as I have had all of the above as problems with my current engine, I will say it's still big end bearings! A wiggle by hand is not how you check them they will move on the crank as they are designed to. Take off the caps and physically take a bearing out to look for scratches or bits missing. When going turbo me and Chris noticed I had 2 bent valves and my car ran fine it would pop and bang on over run and at high revs it would feel like it had a misfire but other than that ran great.
  12. Best make sure we have plenty of fluids with that heat
  13. Just buy the GBS ones makes life alot easier
  14. Ye it's got abit of poke and only on low boost This is the best thing that has ever happened to me while in the kit. Was just having a spirited little drive nothing to crazy The guy was loving it but turns out it must have been a little too much for him in the end he did leave saying he wish he could get one
  15. Matt brown

    Zetec Rattle

    when you say you checked the big end did you take off the caps exposing the shells?? Just a note the zetec doesnt have cam chains its a belt so would not cause a metal rattle
  16. Not going to make it ether only just finished work
  17. Ye found the problem turns out the bolts to the pickup had come loose. Managed to get it fixed and hopefully no major damage done the next couple of outings will show anything up though
  18. Glad you had a good time Dan, wish I could have come but bloody car decide it didn't want it yet. Will be posting another hopefully soon
  19. Matt brown

    Sump Removal

    Bigger question did you find a problem with your engine? (Big end bearings)
  20. Matt brown

    Sump Removal

    Don't snap your pick up lol if you can lower the front of the sump you can get to the 2 torque bolts off the pick up and just bolt it back on when the sump is off
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