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AMMO-Duke 11-18-2012 03:42 PM

Engine bay pic
So, I have been very busy and realized that I have not been sharing enough with this community. I will explain a few of the obvious questions below the pic and feel free to ask anything you want.

2005 ZX4 2.0 MTX-75
The engine is internally stock w/ 140K miles
Tuned header
Yes, I used intercooler piping to make the CAI
No, it is not turbo......yet.

I have done so many mods to the car, that I dont know where to begin. Just ask me anything that sparks your interest and I will be happy to explain. Also, let me know if you want close-up pics of anything.

Just in case you were wondering, I have not had any problem outrunning Honda 2.0 SI's. I have not gone up against one of the new 2.4's though.

05focusST91 11-18-2012 04:17 PM

Im sure you'd spank a new si, ive kept up with them but good driving beats speed any day, very nice and clean though!!!!!

YellowJellyBean 11-18-2012 11:29 PM

Wow, only a year older than mine but almost twice as many miles.

That's quite a shield over the intake manifold, is it stock as well? You appear to have done a lot to the cooling system, but what exactly?

AMMO-Duke 11-19-2012 08:05 AM

I drive at least 50 miles a day round trip to work, mostly city traffic. The car gets a lot of hard miles.

Yes, the IM is stock. I have removed the Tumble Flap / EGR / Crankcase Ventilation systems. I wrapped the IM with insulation and made the heat shield to try and minimize heat from the radiator.

The cooling system still operates in its stock configuration. I simply replaced the tank and lines, mostly for looks, but the plastic tank was getting old.

rambleon84 11-19-2012 09:16 AM

Well thats a unique engine bay.

How much work was it getting that custom heat shield fitted and installed around the header?

Drumr90 11-19-2012 12:17 PM

Thats definatley an odd motor bay but its not horable lookin.

drewts86 11-19-2012 01:41 PM

[;)]Where's the engine gone. All those fancy looking covers have all but hidden where all the controlled explosions happen! [;)]

AMMO-Duke 11-19-2012 05:05 PM


How much work was it getting that custom heat shield fitted and installed around the header?
Actually, the heat shield was easy, the header was the hard part. Aside from building it, I almost had to remove the engine to get it in. Eventually, i removed the radiator fans, removed the bolts from the pass motor mount, slide the motor as far forward a possible, remove the valve cover, and then.....barely. But that's all part of the fun of modifying cars, right?

felixthecat 11-19-2012 05:34 PM

Looks great Daryl. Whats the point for the sheild over the stock I/M? Looks perhaps? Did you pull off the egr valve? Or just have it shut off w/ your tune? If pulled off= What'd you do w/ the coolant connections? As I can't see that in the pic's. I would recommend a set of Cranes #224-0010. They work awesome for a DD motor. Looks like you been busy.

sleepyboy 11-19-2012 06:44 PM

Wow you made that header? I've never seen one like that for a Duratec. Looks like a old shorty header for the zetec, but I'm sure it's way better lol.

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