Zetec in ZX2 the same as ZX3? - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus First Generation > ZETEC Performance (2000-2004)

ZETEC Performance (2000-2004) The place to chat about any 2.0L Zetec engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-03-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
bobeszx2
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 104496
Location: Waterford, WI
What I Drive: 2000 Yellow ZX2 s/r

Posts: 3
FF Reputation: 1 bobeszx2 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Zetec in ZX2 the same as ZX3?

I have the predesessor to the Focus, the ZX2 with the s/r package. Is the Zetec engine in the ZX2 the same as what was put in the Focus? I'm looking to do some engine mods for track days/time trials and haven't found much on the ZX2 and would like to know what, if anything, is the same.
Thanks,
Bob


bobeszx2 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
iminhell
C2H5OH
 
iminhell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Fan#: 36222
Location: Darwin, MN
What I Drive: 2000 & 2001 ZX3's

Posts: 10,362
FF Reputation: 48 iminhell Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
No.
Some parts crossover but not the good parts.

Check out Teamzx2.com and zxTuner.com. You'll find lots of parts and help there specific to the zx2.
__________________
Don't "think outside the box".
There is no box.
Do it correct, or do it twice.
iminhell is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 03:03 PM   #3
TriggersDawn
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Fan#: 100290
Location: Arlington, VA
What I Drive: 2003 Silver ZX5

Posts: 43
FF Reputation: 3 TriggersDawn Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
To my understanding the S/R had the same engine (with addition of the blue valve cover). It has a different ECU, intake and exhaust. The ZX2 and focus engines had different heads, cams and the ZX2 has VCT. I think the block and pistons are the same.
__________________
My Ride: 2007 Mazda 3 2.3 Grand Touring Sedan MTX
Wife's Ride: 2003 ZX5 MTX [SONY Heatunit][ST Knob][SVT Pedals][SVT Mirrors][SVT Silver Handles][K&N Filter w/ SVT Box and Snorkel][NGK Wires]
TriggersDawn is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 06:51 PM   #4
bobeszx2
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 104496
Location: Waterford, WI
What I Drive: 2000 Yellow ZX2 s/r

Posts: 3
FF Reputation: 1 bobeszx2 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I had heard that you can swap the heads from a Focus to a ZX2 in order to eliminate the VTC on the exhaust cam?
Supposedly the VTC is just for emmisions and robs the engine of HP.
bobeszx2 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 07:22 PM   #5
iminhell
C2H5OH
 
iminhell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Fan#: 36222
Location: Darwin, MN
What I Drive: 2000 & 2001 ZX3's

Posts: 10,362
FF Reputation: 48 iminhell Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
Yes you can, but that also requires custom tuning to disable the VCT Solenoid and fix the errors from the location change of the Cam Position Sensor.

Are you subject to class rules?
Can you post those rules?

It'd be easier to direct you in what changes to make if we first know what limitations your subject to and what your goals are.
__________________
Don't "think outside the box".
There is no box.
Do it correct, or do it twice.
iminhell is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 09:31 AM   #6
bobeszx2
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 104496
Location: Waterford, WI
What I Drive: 2000 Yellow ZX2 s/r

Posts: 3
FF Reputation: 1 bobeszx2 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Right now i don't have any class rules I need to follow as I'm using the car for open track days. Just looking for the most economical/practical method to increase HP. However, I will be looking into time trial/racing classes before i make any mods. I would love to eventually do wheel to wheel racing but it will more than likely be cost/wife prohibitive so right now I'm thinking mods are wide open.

The main reason I was looking into swapping heads is that it seems there are more options for the focus as far as cams, valves, ect. on the focus head than the ZX2 head?
__________________
Bob
bobeszx2 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:33 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

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 Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.