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SaleenT121 05-25-2011 09:16 PM

SaleenT's Duratec 2.0L Build
I have been put in a position where i am forced to build my engine one year ahead of my plan. I had a slight mishap and sucker punched my engine destroying a few valves, head and shattering a piston...anyways, i have enlisted the help of Turbo Turtle who will handle the build up. Most of my choices came from good deals and a budget that im keeping in check. I know there many options to chose from but here is what i have so far.

Super deal on rods the cheapest ive found ...

Turbo Turtle 05-26-2011 01:46 PM

and here is the engine.. still need to get a pic of the head but i already put it in the attic so its a pain

Tom 05-26-2011 03:30 PM

Subscribed for building progress.[thumb]

Jgrove998 05-26-2011 03:56 PM

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Looking forward to seeing the progress and result.

Need to get pieces together to build my 2.3 :)

SaleenT121 05-26-2011 06:09 PM

While the car is apart i had decided to upgrade the clutch from my previous spec stage 1 to a spec 2+ 6 puck. I only had 1000 miles on that thing but spec re searfaced my flywheel and upgraded it for cheap. The factory 2.0 had a dual mass so i decided to use an Exedy OEM replacement single mass that is a good bit lighter that that hunk of dual mass garbage. It added up to be about 9lbs lighter than factory....

Note : The spec clutches you buy will not fit the Exedy 2.3L flywheel.
They will fit the factory(flywheel) only, the clutch seems to be too big!
Spec is trying to fix this issue, since you cant machine our flywheels.
They will match your clutch with whatever flywheel choose to you have.

1turbofocus 05-26-2011 09:24 PM

I did all the R&D and spec work for the K1 Tech rods for the 2.0 they are a great rod you will like them


SaleenT121 05-27-2011 06:59 PM


Originally Posted by 1turbofocus (Post 3685473)
I did all the R&D and spec work for the K1 Tech rods for the 2.0 they are a great rod you will like them


Fantastic!, i haven't seen a lot of buzz about them on the forum. I was wondering who had experience using them.

SaleenT121 05-27-2011 07:08 PM

For all those with the Saleen Focus looking for an idea to open the exhaust for your turbo and still keep the sound under control. I choose to use an electronic cutout.
Note: Saleen exhaust is a magnaflow 2.25 diameter and is not suitable for boosting over 8psi.

SaleenT121 06-11-2011 02:58 AM

So far im still waiting on my main bearings from Clevite, should be here in the next day or two. Then the build will officially begin. Here is my list-o-parts.
Fel-pro mls head gasket
complete engine gasket kit
Clevite main and rod bearings
K1 rods
Wiseco 8:1 pistons Standard bore
ARP head and main bolts
New water pump

Spec 6puck clutch
Exedy flywheel
complete VF engineering mounts

SaleenT121 06-11-2011 03:03 AM

Here is what a turbo duratec sounds like with a exhaust cut-out.

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