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MK6 1.4 CVH - RST attempted project


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Alright lads I realised I dont have a project thread up on this, so here goes:

 

Im going to need loads of help as this is my first ever big project.

 

Right so the base for the project:

 

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h183/SUBARU_2006/SDC11526.jpg

 

Recaros

RS2k bodykit

Will go back to its RS2k wheels

RS2k brakes (rear axle to be fitted)

Viper alarm

White dials

Laguna splitter

Lowered 40mm

Magnex exhaust

K&N cone filter

 

 

And now for the interesting part ;)

 

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h183/SUBARU_2006/Built/FRSTENGINE.jpg

 

 

Fiesta RST engine on 74k miles, T3 conversion, piper cam, XR2i (OFAB) loom £250

Got a standard S1 cooler to check all is well before i go nuts £15 :thumb:

 

As you can see the pipes etc arnt there so ill need help with where to put the new ones etc please :thumb:

 

This is going to be a slow project as it gets fitted between uni and work (4.5 days a week) but all updates will have work done and not just chat ;)

 

 

Ok so the start:

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h183/SUBARU_2006/Built/photo7.jpg

 

All parked up with drivers side driveshaft already removed ;)

 

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h183/SUBARU_2006/Built/photo6.jpg

 

Time to start labeling as its my first engine swap

 

OO radiators gone :pancake:

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h183/SUBARU_2006/Built/photo5.jpg

 

 

Random parts find (there not in the garage to get damaged lol)

 

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h183/SUBARU_2006/SDC11522.jpg

 

Morettes with 2 spare lenses and a ford strut brace £85

Scorpion cat back £15

Avo coilovers £80

Laguna splitter £2

 

:cheers:

 

Then I got bored, which is dangerous

 

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h183/SUBARU_2006/Built/photo.jpg

 

And because i was by myself i had to use the best tools :mellow:

 

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h183/SUBARU_2006/Built/photo2.jpg

 

:pancake:

 

 

Also got an rs rear beam which will get a refurb and a twin arb set up (when i find 2 arbs lol)

 

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h183/SUBARU_2006/IMG_0003.jpg

 

And now for more coursework lol

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Good stuff mate, good luck with it all, it always seems harder than it actually is.

The pipe work from you cvh would fit, just need the top rad hose from and erst which has the turbo cooler pipe coming off of it if your using water cooling for the turbo that is? With my old on I just cut the top header tank pipe that goes to top of thermastat housing and connected that to the turbo cooler pipes..

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Wow good luck with this i am very interested to see how this progresses

 

Cheers mate, never been near a turbo engine before so its all new lol :pancake:

 

Good stuff mate, good luck with it all, it always seems harder than it actually is.

The pipe work from you cvh would fit, just need the top rad hose from and erst which has the turbo cooler pipe coming off of it if your using water cooling for the turbo that is? With my old on I just cut the top header tank pipe that goes to top of thermastat housing and connected that to the turbo cooler pipes..

 

Thanks mate :thumb: , right ill need to look into this, once ive got the 1.4 stripped down and moved ill get the rst into the bay and take some pics and ill bug you about it :P :cheers: as like i said first time near a turbo engine and its all new

 

Good luck,

 

i wouldn't bother with the rs2k brakes on the front, if you have big wheels, go for a Mk3 caliper and st170 disc :thumb:

 

:thumb: The RS fronts are already on it from when it was a 1.4. however i do have some mk3 callipers in the garage aswell ;)

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Where do you intend to sit the ECU? A standard OFAB loom wants to mount the ECU in the firewall, not house it inside the car like an Escort/Mondeo loom. I think if I was doing a conversion like this, i'd modify an Escort loom to suit the application as that'll most likely end up more reliable than extending a Fiesta loom.

 

Also, intercooler, you may as well just go with a reasonable intercooler in the first place. Mk6 Escort has a fair bit of room, some of the cheapie ebay £99 intercoolers will go in well.. Std intercooler is barely good enough for standard power.

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Morettes with 2 spare lenses and a ford strut brace £85

Scorpion cat back £15

Avo coilovers £80

Laguna splitter £2

 

Bargains ! Scrappy ?

 

Rear beam - it's a MK5 one, right ? Can't see very well from those pics. I was wondering - instead of using 2 arb's, wouldn't be easier to box it in and seam weld it ? To achieve a stronger one, more than Mk6...

 

Bit like this - http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/88/dsc02006zc77.th.jpg

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Where do you intend to sit the ECU? A standard OFAB loom wants to mount the ECU in the firewall, not house it inside the car like an Escort/Mondeo loom. I think if I was doing a conversion like this, i'd modify an Escort loom to suit the application as that'll most likely end up more reliable than extending a Fiesta loom.

 

Also, intercooler, you may as well just go with a reasonable intercooler in the first place. Mk6 Escort has a fair bit of room, some of the cheapie ebay £99 intercoolers will go in well.. Std intercooler is barely good enough for standard power.

 

Ive been looking into the ecu location possibilites and you have mentioned the two i found, however there doesnt seem to be any written articles on changing my loom to OFAB as most people seem to change the fiesta XR2i loom.

 

I think ill go with a bigger cooler once ive got it running, but as my budget is small i want to get management and turbo spot on as they seem to be the most expensive.

 

Any input you have is much appreciated, after all the sole reason for this project is so i can learn from it :cheers:

Morettes with 2 spare lenses and a ford strut brace £85

Scorpion cat back £15

Avo coilovers £80

Laguna splitter £2

 

Bargains ! Scrappy ?

 

Rear beam - it's a MK5 one, right ? Can't see very well from those pics. I was wondering - instead of using 2 arb's, wouldn't be easier to box it in and seam weld it ? To achieve a stronger one, more than Mk6...

 

Bit like this - http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/88/dsc02006zc77.th.jpg

 

 

Scrappy for the exhaust and splitter, the rest where from Reid that was on here. the engine was also Reids out of his turbo project however the lock up burnt to the ground so he sold the engine on

 

Yeah its mk5, that could be another option that i'll need to look into. However id prefer something slightly more adjustable hmmmm

 

 

Thanks for the ideas lads much appreciated as this is all new to me and im terrified of wiring but im going to attempt to sort that :thumb:

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I'm not sure the beam you've got is an RS2K one.. I assume it didn't come with a bar?

Didn't come with a bar but has a couple of the brackets for one :S same as my beam off bluiz old si. I don't mind making up brackets so I just need to see if people think it would be necessary :)

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The brackets for the arb are stil available new from ford :thumb:

 

I'm pretty sure most of the zetec coolant hoses fit a cvh aswel, just need

to tee in a couple of extra hoses to go down to the oil cooler.

 

I might try the ford part place, tho i was hoping to make up a twin mount bracket :)

 

oil coolers are for rich people :P jk

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I've got a 1400CVH 3door escort with big end damage, was going to do a turbo conversion on it but weather I'll get round to it or not is another thing lol.

 

What you doing with the old CVH? It run ok?

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