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supercharging a zetec


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You can buy a Zetec Supercharger kit out of the states ...

 

Not cheap but simple ..

Is that the one used on the mondy zetec engines??

 

Dont know mate.

 

Just know it bolts on the back directly into the intake ..

 

http://www.fordracingparts.com/images/part/full/M6066zx3.jpg

 

And one that Includes the Intake ...

 

http://image.mustang50magazine.com/f/9318893/m5lp_0611_01_z%20ford_focus_SVT%20supercharger_kit.jpg

 

Seen one On a Focus saloon in the states ... Just bolt it on and way you go (Unless its an AUTO-BOX)

 

You can also get a centrifugal VORTEC type charger ..

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its NOT simple. would be much along the lines of a turbo conversion, Youd need to forged bottom end, i know the yanks have been running these on standard zetecs... standard management... running about 8psi... seems a bit expensive for the gains (max about 200bhp) for about 3/4k, turboing for the same price should see you a better conversion
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my mate in darlo has a 2.0 16v golf with an eaton m112 (4.0 v8 jag) charger on his, his block rods and pistons are standard, and still internal at the moment, running 9psi but thats zee germanz, most important thing to do is plumb in a recerculation set up, as boost on tickover causes loads of problems busting hoses and headgaskets frequently. get a re-cerc set up, a half decent mappable ecu (megasquirt) slightly lower compression as 10.1 is a wee too high.

 

effectivly you'd end up building a turbo engine without having to add oil lines and other bits.

 

the m45 from a cooper s gives 7-8psi boost tops, where-as a reduced drive pullycan see 12-14 psi just like the worx cooper

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Ive seen the powerworks supercharger used to great effect on a standard blacktop zetec. No fancy rods or pistons, just a standard engine with the charger bolted on.

 

It probably wont be reliale for a huge amount of time, but if a replacement engine is only £100 or so, when it does let go, its not too big of a deal.

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Ive seen the powerworks supercharger used to great effect on a standard blacktop zetec. No fancy rods or pistons, just a standard engine with the charger bolted on.

 

It probably wont be reliale for a huge amount of time, but if a replacement engine is only £100 or so, when it does let go, its not too big of a deal.

 

Aye ... Looks pretty decent eh Trig.

 

No replacement for Displacement

 

F150: Bolt the charger straight on .. 6psi = 150BHP gain .. No internal MOD and they are covered by a full FORD warranty so they are reliable if you dont go daft.

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Dont know if the expense and Ball-ache assosiated with the Zetec conversion is worth the 60bhp gain?

 

Unless you can pick up the kit _very_ cheap I wouldn't bother. It'd work out the same cost as a cheap turbo conversion which is better all round.

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