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Bennys_Si

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hey guys,

 

i have a 1.8si at the moment but am really toying with the idea of doing a zvh conversion, would it be worth mating my 1.8 bottom end with a 1.6cvh top end from an escort or fiesta turbo or not? any ideas on what sort of power gains?

 

i know the 2 litre option is going to give more, but as i have a perfectly good 1.8 i thought it would be a shame to waste it.

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it will work but you'll just get less power out of it, you'd still get it to around 200bhp with the 1.8

 

i thought the 200 mark was with the 2 litre option. as i say i am not totally sure, but just thought it would be less, but then i am more of a stereo and install kinda guy....lol :D

 

mmmmm but def food for thought though.

 

:thumb:

 

and idea on costs of the turbo head? would i need to change the ecu and wiring too?

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theres alot of wiring changes from going zetec to ZVH, yes. Summat I looked into. Much simplier 'charging the zetec :thumb:

i totally agree with that but then, its a lot more costly and the gains arent as good, the zvh has gotta be the cheapest for the gain though....or am i wrong? (this is what i have been told and with a little bit or research think, but could be wrong) lol

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theres alot of wiring changes from going zetec to ZVH, yes. Summat I looked into. Much simplier 'charging the zetec :thumb:

i totally agree with that but then, its a lot more costly and the gains arent as good, the zvh has gotta be the cheapest for the gain though....or am i wrong? (this is what i have been told and with a little bit or research think, but could be wrong) lol

 

 

I found the costs and the gains about the same tbh :)

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ok, fair enough, where did you find to turbo the zetec lump then? cos i know when i phoned about a couple of places, they were quoting about 2500 for about 40bhp gain, just seemed a lot, but if you know of somewhere, pls let me in on it. lol
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ok, fair enough, where did you find to turbo the zetec lump then? cos i  know when i phoned about a couple of places, they were quoting about 2500 for about 40bhp gain, just seemed a lot, but if you know of somewhere, pls let me in on it. lol

 

see my sig. 'around' 3k for a 100+bhp gain :) , reliably :thumb:

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ok, fair enough, where did you find to turbo the zetec lump then? cos i  know when i phoned about a couple of places, they were quoting about 2500 for about 40bhp gain, just seemed a lot, but if you know of somewhere, pls let me in on it. lol

 

see my sig. 'around' 3k for a 100+bhp gain :) , reliably :thumb:

 

ok gotta ask, whats been or being done? need top be very reliable due to milage i do. but i def want more pwer, fed up of losing all the time to me mates rst. lol

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Got this sneaky suspicion he's gona say giles?? But i may be wrong.

 

 

well I wouldnt be saying "Turbosystems" would I? they aint doing it :P

 

 

 

Benny. Spec isnt 100% decided on yet, I aint even 100% i'm doing it. Spec will be given when its done :thumb:

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Got this sneaky suspicion he's gona say giles?? But i may be wrong.

 

 

well I wouldnt be saying "Turbosystems" would I? they aint doing it :P

 

 

 

Benny. Spec isnt 100% decided on yet, I aint even 100% i'm doing it. Spec will be given when its done :thumb:

 

fair play mate, but yeah that does seem a good option, i'll have to look at the zvh option a bit more, just had a quick look and i think i'd need a fiesta rst ecu, apparently they work better than the escort rst one, not sure how true this is. ok would giles be the best person to ask?? (get the feeling you will say yes, lol, but if its true what can i say? lol) :)

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Got this sneaky suspicion he's gona say giles?? But i may be wrong.

 

 

well I wouldnt be saying "Turbosystems" would I? they aint doing it :P

 

 

 

Benny. Spec isnt 100% decided on yet, I aint even 100% i'm doing it. Spec will be given when its done :thumb:

 

fair play mate, but yeah that does seem a good option, i'll have to look at the zvh option a bit more, just had a quick look and i think i'd need a fiesta rst ecu, apparently they work better than the escort rst one, not sure how true this is. ok would giles be the best person to ask?? (get the feeling you will say yes, lol, but if its true what can i say? lol) :)

 

yes, you need the Fiesta ECU ad loom :thumb:

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