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starfield
i have got a 56reg focus zetec. My question is: Has it got a knock sensor to vary the ignition?
starfield
anybody???
mross
im looking into it, not sure on this one.
mross
apparently yes it has if its the 123 bhp duratech unit according to Haynes manual via a friend, im not 100% on this so have a look, it should be located on the right hand side of the cam cover near the top of the ignition leads, your looking for a small black plastic unit about the size of a small match box attached to the head with a multi-plug connected to it, hope this helps.
starfield
i am assuming the car has got a knock sensor. here is the next question:

has the car got variable valve timing?
mross
Hi starfield

have a look at the thread " TO VCT OR NOT TO VCT " two posts up from this one, i have talked scoby through this very same question, you will find the answer there mate.
starfield
[quote name='mross' date='22 September 2010 - 10:53 PM' timestamp='1285195409' post='98384']
Hi starfield

have a look at the thread " TO VCT OR NOT TO VCT " two posts up from this one, i have talked scoby through this very same question, you will find the answer there mate.
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but scoby is referring to the 1.6, i have got a 1.8
mross
Hi Starfield

Doesn't matter what the engine size is, on duratech petrol engines with TI-VCT you will see the four sensors on the cam cover, if they are not there then its not a TI-VCT engine.

Take a picture of the engine and post it here if your unsure.
starfield
[quote name='mross' date='24 September 2010 - 02:33 PM' timestamp='1285338187' post='98551']
Hi Starfield

Doesn't matter what the engine size is, on duratech petrol engines with TI-VCT you will see the four sensors on the cam cover, if they are not there then its not a TI-VCT engine.

Take a picture of the engine and post it here if your unsure.
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I can see four thick wires or cables on the right hand side of the engine. they are near the top.
i have taken a few pics from my camera phone. i hope the resolution is ok and will shed some light.
mross
Hi Starfield

im 100% certain that this engine is not a TI-VCT unit (has no variable cam timing), sorry if this disappoints you mate.
starfield
[quote name='mross' date='27 September 2010 - 06:11 AM' timestamp='1285567279' post='98830']
Hi Starfield

im 100% certain that this engine is not a TI-VCT unit (has no variable cam timing), sorry if this disappoints you mate.
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what are those 4 cables / wires on the right end of the engine?
mross
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mross
Judging from the pics they look like vac pipes, are they rubber or metal pipes ?
starfield
[quote name='mross' date='27 September 2010 - 09:06 AM' timestamp='1285577786' post='98842']
Judging from the pics they look like vac pipes, are they rubber or metal pipes ?
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rubber
mross
They are vac pipes.
mross
They are vac pipes.


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