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Old 01-28-2012, 03:51 PM   #21
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you need valve springs or that built bottom end will do you little good. When you start turning up the boost it will actually start to push the valves open. So you need them even if you dont swap cams or plan on turning more rpms.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:59 PM   #22
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Well until then ill have to drive on 12psi until than....here's the progress today


Got the trans and engine out. And tomrows goal is to pull the head off pull the clutch flywheel off take the crank out clean the block then send it out monday
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:09 PM   #23
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I have a set of fel pro gaskets will they be good for turbo 350-400 hp focus ?
or it's better to use OEM?
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:47 PM   #24
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stock valve springs are fine with boost as long as stay with stock redline. if you raise the redline that is when you will need valve springs. and fel pro gaskets are ok except for the hg. use a motorcraft or cometic mls
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:25 PM   #25
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Yep I allways use motorcraft gaskets. Got the block on the stand today got the clutch and flywheel off and the timing belt cover off. Now uim stuck on how to get the crank pulley off. It just spins freely when I try to get the bolt out
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:55 PM   #26
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when you take the windage tray off put a wooden hammer handle in the block so the crank will hit it
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #27
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I got it off by puttin two flywheel bolts in and a prybar.I have a huge problem now. Two of the E 10 torq bolts that hold the intake camshaft in are rounded and I don't know how to get them out now
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:34 PM   #28
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Also for the windage tray I got all the ten mm bolts out cept I don't know what fits on the two long bolts that stick out on the plate on the exhaust side of the block
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:13 PM   #30
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Also for the windage tray I got all the ten mm bolts out cept I don't know what fits on the two long bolts that stick out on the plate on the exhaust side of the block
Post up a pic. I can't picture what your talking about.
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