engine life - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Forced Induction

General Forced Induction The place to chat about turbochargers, superchargers nitrous systems and custom engine fabrications.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-19-2005, 08:42 PM   #1
Focus Enthusiast
 
Kenpo_zx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Fan#: 18282
Location: Garden City, United States
What I Drive: 2010 Evolution GSR

Posts: 289
FF Reputation: 1 Kenpo_zx3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
engine life

How much engine wear does a turbo kit have on the zetec?


__________________
Wicked White 2010 Lancer Evolution GSR SSS. Cobb Accessport, Perrin catback, UR test pipe, UR UICP, Cobb intake.
Kenpo_zx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-21-2005, 07:34 AM   #2
Focus Enthusiast
 
Kenpo_zx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Fan#: 18282
Location: Garden City, United States
What I Drive: 2010 Evolution GSR

Posts: 289
FF Reputation: 1 Kenpo_zx3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Anyone?????
__________________
Wicked White 2010 Lancer Evolution GSR SSS. Cobb Accessport, Perrin catback, UR test pipe, UR UICP, Cobb intake.
Kenpo_zx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2005, 10:39 AM   #3
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Fan#: 8865
Location: United Kingdom
What I Drive: 2.0 Turbo Focus

Posts: 290
FF Reputation: 1 danworth Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
i would look at a rebuild if the engine has done 60k miles before the turbo conversion, then another 60k on top of the conversion i would look at a rebuild. but then it depends on how much power you are running and how you drive it.

but thats me, i like to safe.
__________________
332BHP at 6100RPM~ , 340Ft lbs of torque with 1.5Bar boost from a GT2860RS
danworth is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2005, 10:50 AM   #4
teh tranny killer
 
fokuzx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Fan#: 15685
Location: Auburn
What I Drive: r.i.p. liquid grey zx3....now 300zx

Posts: 3,130
FF Reputation: 1 fokuzx3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
a local girl named kriston who put a garret turbo on her focus blew her engine on the first run down the track, and she only had 30k on it...just goes to show you that a) get the people who know what there doin to put it on and b) know that you dont have a race car and you still have to baby it.
__________________
zetec crew #23
zetec R.I.P. best standing 1/4 time= 15.260 @88.08 mph (2.275 60)
Quote:
Originally Posted by warneej View Post
it takes a minute to get used to, kinda like shaving your balls.. haha
fokuzx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-21-2005, 03:11 PM   #5
Focus Enthusiast
 
Kenpo_zx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Fan#: 18282
Location: Garden City, United States
What I Drive: 2010 Evolution GSR

Posts: 289
FF Reputation: 1 Kenpo_zx3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
That makes since. You can't just expect it to do miracles and not take care of it.
__________________
Wicked White 2010 Lancer Evolution GSR SSS. Cobb Accessport, Perrin catback, UR test pipe, UR UICP, Cobb intake.
Kenpo_zx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-25-2005, 08:23 AM   #6
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Fan#: 386
Location: Berea,ohio, United States
What I Drive: 04SVTF, 03SVTF,08F150 4x4, 2013ST3

Posts: 1,071
Points 1,316, Level 20
Points: 1,316, Level: 20 Points: 1,316, Level: 20 Points: 1,316, Level: 20
Level Up 16% Completed
Level up: 16% Level up: 16% Level up: 16%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 5 finalley Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
The turbo doesn't put ANY wear on the engine.... It's all HOW you drive it...
__________________
...Success or Failure is not an Event, It is a Process... 04SVT custom pressurized intake,@20lbs..340HP/338TQ, by Tom...
..............ridden Hard and put away Wet...
finalley is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-25-2005, 01:21 PM   #7
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Fan#: 8865
Location: United Kingdom
What I Drive: 2.0 Turbo Focus

Posts: 290
FF Reputation: 1 danworth Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally posted by finalley
The turbo doesn't put ANY wear on the engine.... It's all HOW you drive it...
well the increase of pressure in the cylinders does has an effect on the engine, the stock parts aren't designed to take that much power, it doesn't mean it wont take the power just means they are likely to wear quicker, you wouldn't be saying the same when after 60k the big end bearing go (isn't major but defiantly is due to having the turbo. even the older cars that come turbo'd like 200sx s13 with the CA18DET, and the MR2 turbo their big end bearings go around 60-80k) so dont think the stock focus engine parts are up to a life time of the power.

But Most ppl either get their engine built with uprated parts or save to do so at a later date.
__________________
332BHP at 6100RPM~ , 340Ft lbs of torque with 1.5Bar boost from a GT2860RS
danworth is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-25-2005, 04:20 PM   #8
FF Affiliate
 
1turbofocus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1123
Location: Belmont, NC
What I Drive: 2000 ZX3 / 2002 SVT Turbocharged

Posts: 23,121
Points 54,196, Level 100
Points: 54,196, Level: 100 Points: 54,196, Level: 100 Points: 54,196, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 52%
Activity: 52% Activity: 52% Activity: 52%
FF Reputation: 154 1turbofocus Excellent Standing Member 1turbofocus Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (28)
Quote:
Originally posted by fokuzx3
a local girl named kriston who put a garret turbo on her focus blew her engine on the first run down the track, and she only had 30k on it...just goes to show you that a) get the people who know what there doin to put it on and b) know that you dont have a race car and you still have to baby it.
I would say if she blew an engine that she didnt have proper tuning or any tuning at all, I have one customer we just installed a turbo kit on his 85,000 ZX3 Zetec engine and expect it to go to 150,000

If the engine is taken care of and oil changed there is no reason the Zetec engine turbo charged to not go to 100,000 miles even beating on it

I have a SVO that i gave my Son that has 185,000 miles on it with the stock turbocharged engine with many mods

Tom
__________________
Focus-Power: Your #1 Source for Ford Focus Speed, Tuning & Performance!

Customer Support
AIM: hpdyno
Email: hpdyno@aol.com
Phone: 704-249-3745
Site: focus-power.com

Elder 1turbofocus
1turbofocus is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2005, 01:28 PM   #9
Focus Enthusiast
 
ForceFedFocus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Fan#: 17616
Location: Auburn, WA
What I Drive: 2001 ZX3 Turbo

Posts: 237
FF Reputation: 1 ForceFedFocus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I totally agree. After seeing my dads buick approaching 240,000 miles with the only thing being replaced is the starter at 200k, I am a total believer in quality care and regular oil changes. Tuning saves motors. No doubt about it.
__________________
NS Performance
Auburn, WA
ForceFedFocus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:13 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1