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Old 07-17-2009, 01:58 AM   #241
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:12 PM   #242
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New engine photos.
Painted valve cover, turbo manifold, fuel rail, oil cap, and the ground bar over the valve cover.


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Old 07-17-2009, 09:19 PM   #243
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Looks good.
Anxious to see what went bad in the old engine.
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:59 AM   #244
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My car is for sale.
There is nothing wrong with it.
It runs great and the new engine is fantastic.
I just don't get to enjoy it so I feel I should pass it on and go with a more family-oriented car.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:32 AM   #245
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like an sti :D
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:41 AM   #246
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:29 PM   #247
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Well I didn't sell the car, but I sure didn't try very hard either haha.
After having 2 children since this build, I was due for some car time so this Spring I'm doing some tweaking.
I'm installing a FRPP suspension, converting to a blow-through MAF, and just sent my little 350cfm IHI turbo off for some porting and a compressor wheel upgrade to flow 440cfm (only $120 so I figured why not).
That should allow it to pull all the way to 7,000 RPM instead of nosediving after 5,300 RPM.
Granted the turbine housing may still be a choke point, but I'll deal with that later if it is indeed a choke point.
If possible I'd love to keep that low-end power and have it pull that hard to 7K RPM. We shall see soon enough.

I can't remember if I posted about it, but I'm doing my own tuning now with the SCT Pro Racer Package.
I've learned a tremendous amount, but there's always more to learn with tuning.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:06 AM   #248
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I feel like this thread needs some closure.
I have moved to a 3" blow-through MAF, ditched the MAFia and the g1 Talon BPV, switched to a BOV that vents to atmosphere, opened up the front bumper and boxed in the intercooler, upgraded the compressor wheel on the turbo to a 16T, relocated the coolant expansion tank to the driver's side using a Mini Cooper tank, redesigned the ambient air pipe and moved the air filter to the original coolant tank location, and re-tuned the car completely using a base tune from Tom modified by me using the SCT Pro Racer Package.
Also installed the FRPP suspension.

Pics here: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...18#post3461518

Ran a new best this year at the track: 13.63 @ 102.64 at 11psi.

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Old 12-11-2011, 10:35 PM   #249
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It's been a year since my last post in this thread so I figure it was due for an update. The car is doing great and so is the turbo kit.
The car/turbo has likely seen its last change since it's quick and quite reliable. The only thing I've done with the car this entire year was to add a poly passenger side mount.
I do hope this thread has been useful for people.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:49 AM   #250
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Sweet. Your running the same piping and MAF setup as me now (3in MAF housing, blow through, vented BOV).

Still haven't had a chance to hit the track with mine yet. Your thread was a big help when I did my build last year.
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