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Old 02-15-2004, 06:50 PM   #1
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Guide Turbo Kit Installed Ztech go BOOM!

I installed a Guide Turbo into a 2003 Ford Focus. After the kit was installed the car ran fine. 7 Pounds of boost no problem. I drove it for 3 days. On the 3rd day I am driving and shift into 3rd gear and the boost spiked to 10 PSI(it may have gone more). Next thing I know 4 nice new wholes in the sides of he block, and 1 piston decides it wanted to leave the motor. Complete distruction. Was able go get a complete motor with 1000 miles on it for $500 bucks. and installed it and the car is running fine. I want to put the turbo back on. Anyone have any ideas why this could have happened. So when I put it on the new motor I do not have this problem again?


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the guide turbo is crap
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what did you do for tuning?
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Old 02-15-2004, 07:16 PM   #4
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Tuning is the key.
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Old 02-15-2004, 07:20 PM   #5
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Many motors with the Gude turbo kit have had this happened, you aren't the first. They are known for this because their kit comes with basically next to none fuel/air engine management. You'll need bigger injectors and some type of way to regular the fuel/air. Focal is going to have a field day with this thread...
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Old 02-15-2004, 07:22 PM   #6
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why is it NO ONE can spell zetec right? if you have the engine and installed that gude turbo kit then you should have been under that hood enough to see ZETEC written right on the valve cover. grrr, just bugs me. dont take it personally. we arent drivin hondas here.
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What did you have for tuning ,Or where you told like every one else thet you didnt need any below 7psi

Oh another thing there waste gate has a flaw,,IT DONT WORK PROPERLY

You i hate to say are one of MANY MANY MANY that have fallen victom to the gude

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OK Zarellli...........

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i would give a call to tom (iturbofocus) he might be able to help you...
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Yes I was told I do not need tuning below 7 psi, so I learned. If anyone else has had this problem contact me. Maybe if there are enought people, a lawsuit is in order. I am thinking of getting a new wastegate, and modifying the downpipe so it does not hang up, and using a SAFC II on the car.
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