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Old 07-05-2006, 01:45 PM   #1
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PW arrived, installing Q

So my pw sc arrived an hour ago and i was looking through everything, there seems to be soo many pieces to the kit. I am going to be installing with my fiance's dad that's ASE certified, i shouldn't have any problems i hope, the instructions seem pretty clear with the pictures. How have others done with installing the pw?


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Old 07-05-2006, 07:49 PM   #2
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Just take your time and follow the instructions step-by-step and you shouldn't have any issues.

If you you, PM me and I'll get you thru it.
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It looks daunting, but really there isn't to much to worry about. Like COSDEV said, the instructions are your friend and are very accurate.

Have you sent your ECU in yet?
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i have installed two now(my 03 svt and my wife's 03 svt) and the only thing that i found confusing at times is the directions cover both zetec and svt motors. just make sure you read the directions carefully and you'll have no problems. oh and use good drill bits when drilling the holes for the intercooler in the front reinforcement bar(behind bumpercover). those thing's are high-strength steel and will kill a drill bit in no time.
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Old 07-05-2006, 11:33 PM   #5
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im sending my ecu tomorrow morning, by the fed ex package they sent me. Hopefully ill get it back Sat. Fed ex only delivers Sat. if its shipped overnight priority, and the way im sending it to them is set at regular overnight. I hope i dont have to wait till mon. to get it back
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PW install

Congratulations on your acquisition!

My personal install goofs to avoid:

1) Consider dropping the motor out of the car. I know it is a pain, but depending on your clearance issue(s), this might speed the process (even with the added time involved) up considerably.

2) Be patient getting the alternator out of its bracket. It can get wedged in their pretty tightly, but will come out with the right persuasiveness.

3) Send in the ECU right away, as it might take 2 days and weekends don't count to return.

4) Be sure to put the provided gaskets on...My installer goofed this, and it caused much sorrow and heartache (oil cooler = no gasket, oil relocation plate = double gaskets).

5) Take deep breaths frequently and remember how fun this will be once complete.

6) Matt Dunlavey is your friend! Contact him at Powerworks with any issues. He's helped me more times than I can count, and is a tireless source of encouragement, problem solving, and genuine concern for customers.

Congratulations again, and post up your impressions once completed.

Take care, and best of luck!

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so i thought i might get finished tonight but that didn't happen, the weather has sucked here really bad. And i haven't been able to start until like 6pm becasue thats when my helper gets off work. I'll be able to start about 3 tomorrow afternoon and should get a good bit done. I'm starting the install process tomorrow, everything has been disconected and taken out. looks like my engine bay has blown apart, there is stuff everywhere. ;-)
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First time installs take 18-24hrs to realistically complete if you are handy with a wrench ... be patient, follow the instructions and all should go fine.

Make sure you plug your knock sensor connectors back together BEFORE you install the blower ... #1 commonly missed item and one of the hardest to fix once the blower is installed.
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you have a pm Matt
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I am ordering one this week from ZX3tuning, and will hopefully try and have it installed as soon as it arrives. If I get a garage to do my install, do you think that the install will be a lot faster if they have the right tools for doing stuff, and have a hoist? I would do the install myself, but I'd rather it done by a shop that deals with Turbo'ed and S/C'ed cars on a regular basis...

I think I may or may not have to contact your shop, or my mechanic will, if he isn't sure about stuff...
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