Any info on the Cosworth 2.3 280BHP Engine Swap?
Hey everyone! :)
I wanted to start piecing together information and any problems that might arise from swapping the Cosworth 2.3L 280BHP (20001727) Engine into the 2006 MK1.5 ZX3 SES Focus I have.
This is going to take me quite some time to acquire the funds to do the entire swap and purchase. But, basically I wanted to plan out any modifications I make on the vehicle in the mean time to be transferable to the new engine when done.
Obviously there are a lot of parts I would need to rule out completely as there will be Cosworth parts installed on pretty much the entire engine.
The real question is what is there that I can do that they wont be installing automatically.
Also, I'm assuming an engine like this would be race application only and this would not be streetable. If I am able to retain street compliance then that would be nice in that I can drive it to shows and meets.
If not possible then I'll keep this puppy garaged for race days only and buy me a daily after the wife gets our next vehicle.
They install BOLDED, with everything in Underlined Italics is optional.
-2.3 Forged Pistons (CR 13:1)
-Cosworth Piston Ring Pack
-2.3 Forged Connecting Rod Kit
-2.3 Big End Bearings (VP2)
-2.3 Billet Crankshaft
-High Flow Fuel Injectors
-Large Capacity Fuel Rail
-Cosworth Ultra Race Camshafts
-Cam Friction Washer
-Ultra Race Valve Spring
-Cosworth Extrude Honed Cylinder Head
-Heavy Duty Head Bolts
-Modine Oil Cooler
-High Flow Oil Pump
-Cosworth Stage 2 Dry Sump
-Cosworth Large Pulley Water Pump
-Thermostat (82* C) & Housing
-Cosworth Roller Barrel Throttle Assembly
-Carbon Fiber Airbox and Foam Air Filter
-Throttle Position Sensor
-Spark Plugs (Temp 7)
-ECU (Flashed with Base Calibration)
-Calibration Interface Kit
-Lightweight Alternator (40 Amp)
-Lightweight Alternator Brackets
-Alternator Pulley (64mm)
-Accessory Drive Belt (1,310 mm)
-Heavy Duty Flywheel Bolt Set
-Engine Lifting Eyes (Pair)
-Cosworth Carbon Coil Cover including Fitting Kit
Engine Assembly and Test
-Engine Hot Test
-Full Engine Break-In & Performance Test
My idea is that I should focus (no pun intended) on in this order of preference.
-Wheels & Brakes
-Lightening the Vehicle with Carbon & Lexan
-Any modifications you guys can think of.
A pretty hefty project to take up on, but time & money are on my side. :)
I'm also looking to see if this would be best as a naturally aspirated engine application or if its possible to Supercharge or Turbocharge the vehicle. I noticed the 13:1 Compression Rating and I would be afraid to do so.
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