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04-21-2015 01:58 AM
sailor "Oil light flashes but does go out, is that what the kit is for?"

That's the part that clued me in, if you didn't know it was pressure fed you could easily assume splash oiling for the balance shaft assy. with it sitting in the pan.
04-20-2015 08:48 PM
felixthecat
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no1knows - If you DON'T use the balance shaft delete kit when leaving the balance shaft assembly out your oil pressure will be severely reduced.

Tear it apart again to plug that open oil passage with the plug kit.

An open oil passage flows much more than one that's restricted by flowing through the bearing areas of the balance shaft assembly, dropping your pressure in the whole system.
Very good point Roger. ^^^^^^ Never thought someone would not plug the oil feed hole.
04-19-2015 09:52 PM
sailor no1knows - If you DON'T use the balance shaft delete kit when leaving the balance shaft assembly out your oil pressure will be severely reduced.

Tear it apart again to plug that open oil passage with the plug kit.

An open oil passage flows much more than one that's restricted by flowing through the bearing areas of the balance shaft assembly, dropping your pressure in the whole system.
04-19-2015 06:15 PM
felixthecat No, the balance shafts have no issue w/ that. The issue is these motors seem to use a very slight bit of oil & w/ only 4.5qtrs, ppl don't check their oil level often enough. Delete the shafts & you'll find you'll need 5.5 to 6 qtrs of oil. I'd also use synthetic oil, like Mobil 1.
04-19-2015 02:13 PM
no1knows
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Originally Posted by PitchBlackST View Post
HOW TO INSTALL YOUR BALANCE SHAFT DELETE KIT ON YOUR 2.3L DURATEC.

Supplies needed:
Cosworth B/S Kit
Bottle of red locktight
Bottle of black RTV
Metric socket set (3/8 drive will do)

1. Drain oil and put plug back in oil pan.

2. Remove the oil pan and set it aside so that nothing besides air can get in it. (8mm, 10mm, 13mm socket used)

3. Remove the bolt circled in RED and swing the oil pickup tube out of the way. (see picture below)


4. Remove the 4 bolts circled in RED holding the Balance Shaft in and get ready to grab it. It had alittle weight to it. (see picture below)



5. Put some red thread locker on the Socket Head Cap Screw that comes with the Cosworth B/S kit. Make sure the O-Ring is still on the plug side. (see picture below)


6. Insert the plate and Socket Head Cap Screw into the block and tighten down to 18 ft/lbs. (see picture below.



7. Put oil pickup tube back in place and tighten bolt to 8-10 ft/lbs

8. Clean off both block and oil pan surfaces where the 2 meet together. (razor blade and brake cleaner works great)

9. Put a 1/16 to 1/4 beed of Black RTV around the oil pan (there is a spot on the side of the oil pan.)(follow the dotted lines FOMOCO gave you on the oilpan)

10. Put the oil pan back in place and hand tighten all the blots in place untill they just start to get tight. And leave it like that for about an hour to hour and a half for the RTV to tack up alittle. (as your waiting you can do your oil filter at this time or get on the internet and go to www.focusfanatics.com )

11. Tighten all the oil pan bolts. (10mm and 8mm bolts to 30 in/lbs not to tight, the the 4 13mm bolts are much tighter if you remember on the removel of the oil pan.

12. Fill the motor back up with your selected motor oil. ( will now take more than 4.5 qts)

13. Car is now 18lbs lighter. Please drive safe. Wear your seatbelt.
thanks so much for your thread! it helped me allot! i do have 1 question
i had to replace the number 1 rod bearing in my 2006 ford escape 2.3 i caught it before it done any damage to the crank {i hope} i left out the balance shaft but know when i am coming to a stop the oil light flashes but does go off is that what the kit is for? .the motor only has 70.000 on it and i did not have any trouble before .i see allot of people having trouble with the number 1 and 4 on these motors is the balance shaft the cause of this?
12-02-2014 08:05 AM
gtjosh
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Originally Posted by felixthecat View Post
http://Massivespeedsystem.com has a bsd plug & windage tray. Plus they have a few suspension parts you might use too. Its a fairley straight forward job to do. Welcome to FF btw.
Thank you for the welcome Felix but I will say this is a welcome back for me. I had a 2006 ZX4 SES (with the SAP) that I drove through high school and college. I am now in a position where I can afford to do all the mods I always wanted to do to my old focus so I found myself another one that needs some tlc to get back on the road. My plans for this one is to start autox in it and to grow with the car and slowly build it.
12-01-2014 08:15 AM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by gtjosh View Post
I have just bought myself a 2006 ST and I am thinking about doing this modification. So I see that some people have installed a oil pan baffle with the BSD. Is there anyone out there that installed the BSD without a baffle that has had problems? I am planning to autox in this car and I am interested in a oil pan baffle but I cant seem to find one.
http://Massivespeedsystem.com has a bsd plug & windage tray. Plus they have a few suspension parts you might use too. Its a fairley straight forward job to do. Welcome to FF btw.
12-01-2014 08:08 AM
gtjosh I have just bought myself a 2006 ST and I am thinking about doing this modification. So I see that some people have installed a oil pan baffle with the BSD. Is there anyone out there that installed the BSD without a baffle that has had problems? I am planning to autox in this car and I am interested in a oil pan baffle but I cant seem to find one.
11-13-2014 07:37 AM
felixthecat
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3 yrs later, now that the PSM is starting to go, I get vibes until it warms up. Before that it was BARELY discernible vs. before doing it.

Engine mounts are still original on the '04 BTW.

Remember, the 2.0 versions don't have it at all. (except the new ST's)
Thats pretty good, being on the oem mounts. I upgraded to a poly dogbone yrs ago & replaced the dsm w/ a vf engineering when I had to replace the reverse switch, since you have to remove the dsm to get to it. I'm still on the oem psm & trying to figure out which way to go= poly or oem when I need to replace the mount.
11-12-2014 08:33 PM
Nmarzoli04 Thanks Roger, not too worried about doing it now
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