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After many months of browsing, searching and gathering information. I have finally started my conversation from a new 2.0L Zetec Blacktop on throttle body’s to a 1.6 Ecoboost.


I will be using the standard turbo for now, running on SCS Delta GDI6 ECU 220ish bhp. The gearbox will be replaced to a Mazda MX5 N7 gearbox with an adapter plate.


Over the next few months I will try documenting as much as I can on the build. 
 

With the engine swap I will be selling my Zetec as a package that came from Westfield, but I’m not in a huge rush to sell yet.

Omex 600 ECU and loom

Omex Throttle Body’s

2.0 Zetec Crate engine from Westfield with 5420 Miles. First ran in 2019

Recon Type9 gearbox from Westfield

Raceline Shallow Sump

Westfield 4-1 Manifold

 

A few photos of the Zetec are below. If anyone is interested then drop me a message.

 

I will add some photos of the Ecoboost as well soon and a few details on what I have done so far.

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Have you read this- 

 

 

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What a fantastic first post! Welcome, and really looking forward to your build thread.

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Hi Ian, I have! I’ve spent many hours looking through it all! Think it’s brilliant!

I was in two minds about the build at first, but it was that diary what convinced me to take the challenge!

 

Thank you Dave! I’m looking forward to what this brings to!

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I placed an order with Pumaspeed for a 1.6 Ecoboost with 15,000 miles on it last year. I took the opportunity on getting a good low mileage motor while I could. But the engine was only recently delivered due to the garage being a building site. Pumaspeed was really helpful with being able to hold the engine for such a long time for me and able to sort out the SCS Delta ECU and loom for it to.

Below are a few photos throughout the build stage from where I built the car originally to where it is now.

Then:

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Now:
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This afternoon will hopefully be finishing off some of the little jobs left like fitting the rest of the lights and the last bit of plasterboarding.

 

Hopefully later today I will post some more about the actual engine swap and what I have done so far.

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Awesome looking garage!  Whoever built that brick arch deserves a medal; fantastic work!

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On 15/10/2021 at 15:11, otp96 said:

Hi Ian, I have! I’ve spent many hours looking through it all! Think it’s brilliant!

I was in two minds about the build at first, but it was that diary what convinced me to take the challenge!

I'm so glad it inspired you.

 

I'm sure you won't be disappointed and feel free to ask questions as you go.

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56 minutes ago, Tim Reid (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO said:

I'm so glad it inspired you.

 

I'm sure you won't be disappointed and feel free to ask questions as you go.

I have found it hugely helpful for finding information! So I appreciate your help!

This is also what made me want to do a build log for anyone else who is planning on doing this engine swap, to hopefully help others.

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My first job was to strip the engine down and remove anything that was not needed, this then gave a good opportunity to clean the engine up.

Once I removed the intake manifold, I checked to see how bad the carbon build up was on the valves due to the ecoboost being direct injection. As you can see below, it’s quite bad considering it had only done 15,000 miles. 

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This lead to cleaning the valves up to hopefully restoring them back to almost new. 

Sadly I haven’t got any photos of the process but will cover it best I can.

 

To hopefully get them back to almost new, I used a eBay special sand blaster and walnut media seen below.

I had to modify the hopper on the blaster slightly to allow more media through to get the right air to media ratio. I then attached a smaller longer line to be able to get the nozzle in close to the valves.

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I used an old coolant pipe that was a snug fit in the port, I connected the hoover to the other end and drilled a hole for the sandblaster to poke down inside the port. This is so the port didn’t get clogged up when trying to blast the valves. I found a few quick blasts then let the hoover catch up with sucking out all the media in the port worked best as shown in the end result below.75074B0C-756F-477F-8EAF-3D1950DE5B75.thumb.png.d6f91fc15889b26bbb609e6ad8353ae0.png

 

By the time I had done all the ports the eBay special sandblast was dead. The trigger valve gave up and kept getting stuck in. After wanting to give it one last go, I connected the gun to the air line and then suddenly the trigger shot out from the gun it self.
 

It got the job done for a low cost fix

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Good choice of engine! love mine...I would post a link to my build but have no idea how to do it! 😂

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4 hours ago, David_Thame said:

Good choice of engine! love mine...I would post a link to my build but have no idea how to do it! 😂

I think I have read yours, you changed to the x47 turbo haven’t you?

I am looking forward to next summer more than ever now the build has started!

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I made a few changes, GT2860RS turbo, Caterham sump, custom manifold to move the turbo away from the mastercylinders, all on the SCS Delta same as you. Slightly biased but I cant fault the 1.6...awesome little engine

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On 25/10/2021 at 09:09, David_Thame said:

I made a few changes, GT2860RS turbo, Caterham sump, custom manifold to move the turbo away from the mastercylinders, all on the SCS Delta same as you. Slightly biased but I cant fault the 1.6...awesome little engine

I have been thinking about the Caterham sump but still a little unsure on the bottom not being flat. But we will see what the build brings! I have heard many great things about the engine so I’m sure it won’t let me down!

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