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Old 11-14-2010, 09:56 AM   #1
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Still trying to figure out what to do with this thing

I am still trying to figure out what to do with my son's 2002 with the Roush Turbo kit on it. I am starting to poke around under the hood and see what is up with this thing. Whomever did the install on this probably lacked the attention to detail needed to install the kit. The kit looks like this:

http://turbokits.blogspot.com/

Near the bottom of the page.
I am trying to find installation instructions as well as wiring diagrams. It appears that they just jammed the air filter in the space that must have housed the air box. Since it is that way in the photo, I am assuming that the brackets that are there, should have been removed or I am missing something that should have been there. My son is off at college and since the car is here and will be for another 4 months I finally have the time to tinker or have someone else look at this. When we bought this we planned to build a turbo short block and install it. A bonding project for father and son. We since have switched to a different car but the bonding is all good. I would like to get the Focus sorted out and cleaned up for him to use since it is his daily when he is home. I am contemplating:
1. Fixing ( probably needs a good tune) and cleaning it up.
2. Selling the whole car
3. Removing the turbo and going back to stock

I will definitely be selling the stuff we started to source for a build:
SVT block cleaned and within specs
Super Tech dished pistons .007 over
Eagle Rods
ceramic bearings
oil pan
gasket kit

Any info on the Roush is appreciated as it will help me figure out the best way to go with this car. Is there any special wiring that needed to be done? Looking under the hood and seeing splices and tails of wires is not the most comforting feeling.
Are there any turbo guys near Richmond ,VA that can work on this? The car is drivable so I can get it to somewhere reasonable to get it looked /worked on.am not l
Those of you whom have inquired about the kit please be patient. Upon finding the damage done to the air filter I would like to do some more research. I am thinking that this should not damage the kit but want to make sure and get some "expert" opinions from you and others first. I don't want anyone else getting something in the end they did not bargain for.


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Old 11-14-2010, 10:23 AM   #2
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the maf has to be spliced to attach the iat sensor that comes with the roush kit. since it can not use the maf for iat b/c it is pre turbo (suckthrough).

do you have any pics of your car and the items in question.

the intake pipe that has the air filter on it should have a metal stand that mounts to the black plate on the motor mount that the stock air box was attached to using rubber bushings.

the roush kit is a pretty good kit for the stock engine and is a blast to drive with a good dyno tune and 12lb of boost or so.
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:30 AM   #3
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Okay so it sounds like there is no bracket. If I remove the clamp I can just pull the filter off and wiggle the plastic intake pipe. Let me do some reading as how to post pictures and i will get some going.
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:03 AM   #4
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your air filter doesnt actually have a bracket. the bracket actually attaches to the bottom of that black pipe.

upload your pics from your computer to photobucket then copy and paste the IMG code
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:57 AM   #5
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Will do. I did not expect the filter to have a bracket. There is a bracket or what's left of one the shock towers: Here is the link you got a bonus pic of the wife's former track car.


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i dont see the bracket on yours. looks like they left it off.

on this pic of my old kit you can see the threaded spot on the bottom of the pipe that the bracket attaches to. i dont seem to have any pics of one though.


look through my photobucket if you want. there might be something on there that can help.
http://s150.photobucket.com/albums/s...x3/my%20focus/

if i were you i would either make a bracket, replace the filter, and cut that bracket off the shock tower. or make a cai for it and put a duratec battery box on it.

as far as the wiring goes i would take the crimps off, solder and shirk tube them, and put some wrap on it.
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:54 AM   #7
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Thanks for the photo, Turtle. I could feel the "bump" where the bracket should install. I agree on grinding off the tower flanges. I am going to take the car down to Tom when he gets back from traveling. Looking forward to getting this cleaned up a bit, so is my son! Looking at your shots, where is your filter? The car was missing the inner fender panel so I assume that is where some of these are mounted. I have the new liner to put in also. Tom has mentioned some plumbing issues when we get at this so maybe that is one. Thanks to all for your support!
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this isnt my set up any more. i have a turbo ls1 in my focus now.

but what i did to change the kit originally was relocate the filter behind the bumper in front of the front tire where it can get some cooler air. as well as switching it to blow through maf and getting rid of the iat that is included with the kit, i also redid the dp to a 3" and dumped the wg to atmosphere. also got rid of the stock diverter valve and installed a greddy type rs bov dumped to atmosphere.
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