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Old 05-25-2011, 10:16 PM   #1
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SaleenT's Duratec 2.0L Build

I have been put in a position where i am forced to build my engine one year ahead of my plan. I had a slight mishap and sucker punched my engine destroying a few valves, head and shattering a piston...anyways, i have enlisted the help of Turbo Turtle who will handle the build up. Most of my choices came from good deals and a budget that im keeping in check. I know there many options to chose from but here is what i have so far.

Super deal on rods the cheapest ive found ...http://www.importperformanceparts.net/





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and here is the engine.. still need to get a pic of the head but i already put it in the attic so its a pain

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Looking forward to seeing the progress and result.

Need to get pieces together to build my 2.3 :)
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While the car is apart i had decided to upgrade the clutch from my previous spec stage 1 to a spec 2+ 6 puck. I only had 1000 miles on that thing but spec re searfaced my flywheel and upgraded it for cheap. The factory 2.0 had a dual mass so i decided to use an Exedy OEM replacement single mass that is a good bit lighter that that hunk of dual mass garbage. It added up to be about 9lbs lighter than factory....

Note : The spec clutches you buy will not fit the Exedy 2.3L flywheel.
They will fit the factory(flywheel) only, the clutch seems to be too big!
Spec is trying to fix this issue, since you cant machine our flywheels.
They will match your clutch with whatever flywheel choose to you have.

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While the car is apart i had decided to upgrade the clutch from my previous spec stage 1 to a spec 2+ 6 puck. I only had 1000 miles on that thing but spec re searfaced my flywheel and upgraded it for cheap. The factory 2.0 had a dual mass so i decided to use an Exedy OEM replacement single mass that is a good bit lighter that that hunk of dual mass garbage. It added up to be about 9lbs lighter than factory....

Note : The spec clutches you buy will not fit the Exedy 2.3L flywheel.
They will fit the factory(flywheel) only, the clutch seems to be too big!
Spec is trying to fix this issue, since you cant machine our flywheels.
They will match your clutch with whatever flywheel choose to you have.

Very nice parts man, I myself am dealing with the flywheel in my 03 2.3l MTX75.

Did you originally replace the a dual mass flywheel with a single piece flywheel?

And if so, could you recommend some good conversion kits for my 03 2.3l? I have the DM flywheel, and I am looking to replace it with a single piece, no serous HP or anything, just a conversion kit. Know any good one's for less then $527?

I found this one> http://www.phoenixfriction.com/p-237...-23l-8-78.aspx < but it seems a little high to me on pricing?
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Very nice parts man, I myself am dealing with the flywheel in my 03 2.3l MTX75.

Did you originally replace the a dual mass flywheel with a single piece flywheel?

And if so, could you recommend some good conversion kits for my 03 2.3l? I have the DM flywheel, and I am looking to replace it with a single piece, no serous HP or anything, just a conversion kit. Know any good one's for less then $527?

I found this one> http://www.phoenixfriction.com/p-23772-07-303ck-solid-flywheel-conversion-clutch-kit-ford-focus-23l-8-78.aspx < but it seems a little high to me on pricing?
That is a good deal if your not looking for an upgraded clutch. Thats the same Flywheel (exedy) that i have and its slightly lighter than the Dual mass.
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I did all the R&D and spec work for the K1 Tech rods for the 2.0 they are a great rod you will like them

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I did all the R&D and spec work for the K1 Tech rods for the 2.0 they are a great rod you will like them

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Fantastic!, i haven't seen a lot of buzz about them on the forum. I was wondering who had experience using them.
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For all those with the Saleen Focus looking for an idea to open the exhaust for your turbo and still keep the sound under control. I choose to use an electronic cutout.
Note: Saleen exhaust is a magnaflow 2.25 diameter and is not suitable for boosting over 8psi.

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