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Gregorypeck
alrite folks :D

Im thinking of putting a turbo on my focus, its a 1.4 zetec 2000 (w) i cant find any that are specifically for a 1.4, so i was wondering if there are any turbos that would fit it IE; Rs/St or a different manufacturer

now i know in the long run it would be more cost effective to buy a larger engine model but i really love this car and i dont want to change the engine

any info you could give me would be much appreciated :)



HoniD
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alrite folks :D

Im thinking of putting a turbo on my focus, its a 1.4 zetec 2000 (w) i cant find any that are specifically for a 1.4, so i was wondering if there are any turbos that would fit it IE; Rs/St or a different manufacturer

now i know in the long run it would be more cost effective to buy a larger engine model but i really love this car and i dont want to change the engine
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I really don't know what to tell you about it but I would suggest that if you really want to buy, you should go to the manufacturer you trust more, because you already know them, the quality of the products. But it is still your choice. Maybe on the next days, there will be other members that can answer your question and suggest a better idea.
Anyway, have you heard about the new cars from Ford. I am looking for a thread about this here, but it seems that there's nothing in here discussing about it. Then I'll just tell you. I'm browsing the net when I came across this site and be able to read the latest update from Ford. Ford is going to release 2 eco-friendly cars next year, The C-Max series and the Focus Electric which are part of Ford's mission to become a significant participant in the green portion of automobiles. Ford is out to cut back the Nissan Motors Leaf and Toyota Prius to second place among green cars. These cars might be extremely productive. And I really can't wait to see these cars in the market!(See: [url="http://www.cardealexpert.com/news-information/auto-news/focus-electric-c-max/"]http://www.cardealexpert.com/news-information/auto-news/focus-electric-c-max/[/url])
jeebowhite
gregorypeck,

You have to be careful, as your car has already had a hard 10 years of labour (no reflection on your driving, just the workload it will have done!) so you are looking to now turbocharge a car that has done a fair amount of work, so you could end up causing a few issues. Not to say its definite but its something to look out for!

I would say, if your looking for a turbo, look into scrappyards, look for accident writeoff's (TDCI's / ST / RS) you can buy a second hand unit there (of course not as good as brand new)but it will give you something to go on, a cheaper part / parts so you can run through the install on your car.

A second hand part may last 5 minutes, but it may last years! uts realy worth weighing up cost against what you want.
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I really don't know what to tell you about it but I would suggest that if you really want to buy, you should go to the manufacturer you trust more, because you already know them, the quality of the products. But it is still your choice. Maybe on the next days, there will be other members that can answer your question and suggest a better idea.
Anyway, have you heard about the new cars from Ford. I am looking for a thread about this here, but it seems that there's nothing in here discussing about it. Then I'll just tell you. I'm browsing the net when I came across this site and be able to read the latest update from Ford. Ford is going to release 2 eco-friendly cars next year, The C-Max series and the Focus Electric which are part of Ford's mission to become a significant participant in the green portion of automobiles. Ford is out to cut back the Nissan Motors Leaf and Toyota Prius to second place among green cars. These cars might be extremely productive. And I really can't wait to see these cars in the market!(See: [url="http://www.cardealexpert.com/news-information/auto-news/focus-electric-c-max/"]http://www.cardealexpert.com/news-information/auto-news/focus-electric-c-max/[/url])
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HoniD, as a first post that seems a little spammy, although not as bad as some, so starting a new thread would be better. I havent reviewed the link as my network wont allow me to, but I would advise (on the hope that you are a genuine poster) watch what you post and how you post it.
HoniD
[quote name='jeebowhite' timestamp='1324025860' post='156704']
gregorypeck,

HoniD, as a first post that seems a little spammy, although not as bad as some, so starting a new thread would be better. I havent reviewed the link as my network wont allow me to, but I would advise (on the hope that you are a genuine poster) watch what you post and how you post it.
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sorry. i will be more careful now. I just don't know where to post it. anyway thanks for your advise.
jeebowhite
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sorry. i will be more careful now. I just don't know where to post it. anyway thanks for your advise.
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As a genuine topic of interest, you can always start a new thread. just being your first post, and sort of piggy backing off an irrelevant topic, can give a wrong impression to some members.

If its something you genuinely want to discuss, I would say, just remove the content from this thread, and then start a new thread within the general discussion window :)
Gregorypeck
thanks mate yeh im considering going down the route of an st170 convertion ;)
jeebowhite
[quote name='Gregorypeck' timestamp='1324039082' post='156749']
thanks mate yeh im considering going down the route of an st170 convertion ;)
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It all depends on the chance that you want to take on it? do you want to buy and build a turbo conversion second hand, or would you rather fork out in the first place? baring in mind that for the price of 1 new you could probably buy three used parts! lol
Gregorypeck
id rather buy a brand new turbo than a second hand one but if it came to changing the engine it probably either get one from a running car that someone is breaking for spares or id buy a reconditioned one,
ive also thought about souring a puma racing engine
jeebowhite
[quote name='Gregorypeck' timestamp='1324052676' post='156795']
id rather buy a brand new turbo than a second hand one but if it came to changing the engine it probably either get one from a running car that someone is breaking for spares or id buy a reconditioned one,
ive also thought about souring a puma racing engine
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The only problem with that is your sourcing a used / reconditioned engine, so again you could be treading in unknown waters! but if you are confident at installing a Turbo yourself, give it a go, you will probably end up paying about 600 for the parts from the dealer is my understanding...

Look forward to seeing the end result though!
TDCiST
Have you approached a turbo specialist?

Like turbo Dynamics, turbo technics, CR Turbos?

They will have experience of people asking similar questions like you... and most of the guys there are petrol heads too! and will want to help.


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