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Old 05-14-2013, 01:09 AM   #1
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Thumbs up My SVT header swap

Hey everyone, so this past weekend I finally ended up doing my SVT swap by myself. Let’s just say I think it would’ve been easier with someone else but oh well I got the job done :P just took me the whole day 9am-midnight with some breaks along the way. Anyways I just wanted to share with everyone my swap experience so I will try and be the most detailed I can be feel free to ask question or let me know if I should’ve done something different. Also I tried to take the most pictures I could but I did not want to get my camera too dirty. Okay let’s get this thread started.


First off here’s a list of what I used :
1.Used SVT header, I wanted to stay legal so I got an shop to wield in the egr connector( ford part #F1AZ-9F485-A)
Before
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After abit of sanding
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2 tubes wrapped
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All wrapped up but had to unwrap 2 tubes cause i forget to get the bung welded in


With the bung welded in
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2.Used SVT cat, the 2 02 sensors I got with them were good all I did was make 2 extentions from just yard ones.

Before
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After
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3.Used Svt flex, i just sanded it and sprayed it with black vht
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4. 2 02 extention wires, 2 02 sensors for the cat
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5.Used egr tree with valve from junk yard 10$
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6.New gaskets for head to header, header to cat, cat to flex, flex to straight
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7.New nuts and bolts
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8.New SVT[IMG][/IMG] oil dipstick and tube


First off here is what the engine bay looked like
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So i started from with the bolts from the straight pipe to flex, then I could not undo the bolts from the flex to cat it was nice and rusted together so i undid the hanger bolts then the cat to header bolts and then the header bolts.
Here is when i ran into my first problem there bolt from the egr tube that connects to the bun was rusted on there and would not wanto move at all. I went at it with a torch and made it glowing red and still no movement. So i said screw it and i just cut the pipe since I already had one.





Inside of old cat 142km not to bad

Here is with it lightly fitted on, its just sitting on the studs ATM


Ps line way too close for it to run safe.
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will get back to bending it later.
Here what it looked like from under.



Attached the SVT cat to header.






And then here is where I encountered my other problem
This was me not paying attention to what I was doing. First off the SVT flex will not line up properly without having the holes slotted on it. Well i was dumd and slotted the wrong side so when i was trying to put it on it did not want too line up I realized soon after and was like well that was a waste of time. So started drilling the right side of the flex which is the curved part not the straight side!! I ended up only needing to slot one hole to make it line up.






An hour later. Finally fitted the flex on




Fitted the rear 02 extension on

Then front


So everything is on except the egr tube i had to bend it slightly to be able to make it fit but that was pretty easy thanks to the torch.
Got it fitted on there nice.


I also bend the ps line with a heat gun i did not want too take the chance with the torch since there was a coolant tube next too it. I only bend it out of the way of the header towards the front of the car so it is not touching the header but its touching the coolant tube witch i think should be okay.
did not take anypics of this but here is what it looks like after.


And that's, when i started up the car I got 3 codes thrown at me if anyone knows if this is normal or what I should do with these codes please let me know. P0113,P0102,P0340

Here is also 2 videos the first one is with the everything. The second is with the SVT swap with zx3 magnaflow exhaust with no resonator. For a while I was running just a zx3 magnaflow with stock header,cat,flex forget to take video before but I find it sounds smoother after the swap since the piping is closer to the same size let me know which you like better.

Thanks for reading everyone, i hope this will help anyone that is looking to do an SVT swap on there Zetec.

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9914ca16.mp4
http://s1309.photobucket.com/user/ho...7643e.mp4.html



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Old 05-14-2013, 10:41 PM   #2
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Nice! What size bolts did you use?
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:09 AM   #3
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Wow. This is awesome I'm just about to start this project! thanks alot rep to you!
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Awesome, can't wait to start doing mine, collecting parts slowly but surely...

Anyway, thanks this gave me some incite on the project, and did I see your car blow a smoke ring??? +1 rep for smokering.
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hey just curious, how much they charge you to weld in the bung?
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that took you a long time... it only took me like a couple hours..
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:26 PM   #7
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same, I also ditched the egr thou. welded it shut
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I had mine done in just a couple of hours as well. I also went the route of getting an SVT high pressure line so I didn't have to fool with bending the stock line.
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i did this with my JRSC install i had my headers ceramic coated though. I bought the CFM relocation hose for the power steering line worked pretty good just had to make it a little shorter. This with the supercharger brings the car to life!
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Nice! What size bolts did you use?
Sorry i cant remember what size i used wrote down everything else but not the bolt sizes.
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Wow. This is awesome I'm just about to start this project! thanks alot rep to you!
np glad to help out
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Awesome, can't wait to start doing mine, collecting parts slowly but surely...
Anyway, thanks this gave me some incite on the project, and did I see your car blow a smoke ring??? +1 rep for smokering.
lol maybe :P, which video ?
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hey just curious, how much they charge you to weld in the bung?
The shop i went to charged me 20$ canadian so im guessing 15 us?
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that took you a long time... it only took me like a couple hours..
Yeah i had alot of trouble getting that egr nut off i tried for at lest and hour i couldn't get it so i just cut it. and i was in no rush i just took my time and had alot of smoke breaks if you know what i mean :P
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