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    The AFR's have settled down now I been putting...

    The AFR's have settled down now I been putting miles on the engine.

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    The old red mist came over me when a 08 ST focus pulled up behind me at the lights, didn't give it any welly at first...
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    Slowly running the 2.5ltr engine in and trying to...

    Slowly running the 2.5ltr engine in and trying to dial the injectors in.

    After raising/lowering the injector constant and dead times it was still running rich. So it was back to basics.

    I...
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    I've found out that I didn't need to increase the...

    I've found out that I didn't need to increase the injectors values by 8% as I'm running the latest wideband control software.

    I'm running the same 608 bin file with the 2.5 as I was running with...
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    Over the last 4 days I've been removing the...

    Over the last 4 days I've been removing the 2.3ltr lump and installing the 2.5ltr engine.

    It took 2 evenings after work to remove the old engine.

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    Then on Saturday it was a...
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    Up date time :) Over the Easter weekend and...

    Up date time :)

    Over the Easter weekend and this weekend quite a few jobs were done on the car.

    Firstly the old struts were changed for some nice new ones.

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    Picked these up from the machine shop on Friday,...

    Picked these up from the machine shop on Friday, the large one is for is to replace the heavy crank pulley. The other on is for the idler pulley just waiting for the bearing, shaft and the 2...
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    I wasn't 100% happy with the throttle linkage...

    I wasn't 100% happy with the throttle linkage when using the me7 inlet manifold and plus the intercooler to throttle body pipe kept blowing off the throttle body.

    So I've gone back to more...
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    I picked the cylinder head from the machine shop,...

    I picked the cylinder head from the machine shop, had to have 4 thou skimmed off of it to make it flat.

    Then it was just a case of fitting the head, tighten it down, fit the cams and the cam...
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    So now the AWD conversion is finished I was...

    So now the AWD conversion is finished I was offered a S60R engine which had more cracks in the liners than crazy paving :)

    The engine was stripped down and a shopping list of parts was drawn up, A...
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    Forgot to put a photo of the engine bay :) ...

    Forgot to put a photo of the engine bay :)

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    I had the tracking done which has made a big...

    I had the tracking done which has made a big difference to the steering :)

    I've done just over a hundred miles in it now, still getting used to the diesel box, I have to remember to change down to...
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    The last job was to make a MAF bracket, instead...

    The last job was to make a MAF bracket, instead of just making the bracket I ended up make a air box complete with cold air feed.

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    Took the car out for a test drive, well the...
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    Reference tyres, I came across this on an...

    Reference tyres,

    I came across this on an American Web site about the early awd and tyres.

    IF there is a tire circumference difference you use the larger on front. The overrunning clutch in...
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    It was just a case of fitting a tracs ABS unit...

    It was just a case of fitting a tracs ABS unit and a tracs switch and it was plug and play :)

    There's something you don't see everyday..........


    https://youtu.be/kPwWqzLNjNc

    Finished the...
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    Had a week of dodging the rain but managed too...

    Had a week of dodging the rain but managed too remove the engine/gearbox and fit the replacement engine with XC70 D5 gearbox also swapped over the abs unit to a tracs unit.

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    The other thing would be is the limited supply of...

    The other thing would be is the limited supply of aftermarket springs and shocks for the AWD suspension.

    Another good day until rain stopped play.

    I managed to get the 4 mounting plates welded...
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    Had a very productive day, the awd conversion is...

    Had a very productive day, the awd conversion is going to plan. The only hiccup was all 4 shock top mount captive nuts broke off, had to cut the mount into pieces to get at the bolts.

    Tomorrow job...
  18. Thread: 6 speed gearbox

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    With the awd set up you won't need the rear...

    With the awd set up you won't need the rear gearbox mount you'll side to make one to fit on the side of the gearbox.

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    And it's still going strong :)

    And it's still going strong :)
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    I thougth it was about time I built up the...

    I thougth it was about time I built up the subframe as the awd conversionis only weeks away.

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    Well the 240 got converted back to the B230FK...

    Well the 240 got converted back to the B230FK engine then she was sold.

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    Got the subframe and rear suspension parts back...

    Got the subframe and rear suspension parts back from the powder coaters. Made up a jig for the C70 soft top under floor brace ready for modify to fit the AWD centre brg support.

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    It's been a busy day. Got the M66 hybrid gearbox...

    It's been a busy day. Got the M66 hybrid gearbox all back together. Modified the subframe so the C70 subframe brace would fit, just waiting for the rear brace so it can modified for the AWD centre...
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    The diff is from a s60r I've had to use the...

    The diff is from a s60r

    I've had to use the s60r one as the xc70 diff has larger drive shafts and a 47 splinde collar (s60r, v70 awd & 850 awd use a 45 splinde collar)
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    Found a local powder coater so I thought I'd give...

    Found a local powder coater so I thought I'd give them a try, The parts came back perfect so much so I've dropped some more parts to be powder coated. Also picked up new brgs for the diff and some...
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