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The V8 Focus



You clever bugger, wiring in cylinder deactivation to lower emissions. 😂
lol I dont think im, actually that clever, i think it just has an idle problem lol.

few little issues to sort out, only minor oil leaks really. chuck some coolant in it and watch that soak the floor and then its just waiting for some hubs so i can bleed the breaks to take it for a spin...

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As in eletronic actuator ?
A lot of diesel turbos use them Ive had to change one on a bmw before and sure stuff like the nissan navara runs them

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hmm I was hoping for a manual option but it doesn’t seem like there is one. Those are interesting though! I wonder how they work electronically. I guess they’re ecu controlled when the ECU sees boost pressure. don’t think that will work with my current setup but could when I rewire
 
gonna have to fit some silencers to this thing, even to test it i think its a bit loud. I'm getting the neighbours look out the windows to see what the noise is when i'm "testing" it LOL

On another positive note... the clutch works, the gearbox works, the rear brakes work its literally just waiting for some front hubs before i can take it for a spin!

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changed the inlet pipe on the left to be a little better too. think it flows a little better than previously. Also gives me more room for a filter on the turbo inlet.

it has 2 oil leaks on the oil returns from the turbos which will need a solution i think. and the slightest water leak from a pipe at the back which i was expecting. its not bad enough to fix though. ill fix it when the engine inevitably comes out again lol

its really bad at idling though, so main thing i need to do to get some more testing in, is pipe the IACV up to the TB before the throttle plate as the MAF needs to see all air entering the engine which its currently not doing. hopefully that's an easy fix.
 
Full video of the first start


goes through the small saga i had to endure to get there LOL

Ive also sorted the idle out today - sounds sweet as now!

should help with the complaints form the neighbours
 

Donny_Dog

ClioSport Club Member
  Jim's rejects
What's the primary load sensor on that setup, MAP? MAF? Presuming you've tried unplugging to see if it 'improves'.
 
What's the primary load sensor on that setup, MAP? MAF? Presuming you've tried unplugging to see if it 'improves'.
MAF, everything works perfectly when you obstruct the idle bypass pipe. It used to work perfectly when you just blocked it off, now it’s not happy unless it’s plugged in.

I’m suspecting the IACV may be goosed. Gonna try a spare when I can get hold of one.
 
Anyone know of a set of gauges i can buy that dont look tacky as s**t?

i need
Tacho 80mm-100mm (8k)
Speedometer 80mm-100mm (160mph) (probably GPS if available)
boost 52mm (-1 to 2 bar)
Oil Pressure 52mm (10 bar)
Oil Temperature 52mm
Fuel level 52mm (with sender)
water Temperature 52mm

and no i cant afford stack gauges lol

i like the VDO viewline ivory but i cant find all of the ones i want

any reccomendations?
 
It's going to look like need for speed central mate, i'd do it through a tablet and have it all on there.
not really, I can make 4 gauges in the dash look stock and ive got space for 2 more in the centre. so can look right if i can find ones that arent tacky.

putting a screen in there is difficult as the aspect ratio is all over the place
 

massivewangers

ClioSport Club Member
  Several
I used an 80mm SPA tacho/speedo in my old Escort. Wasn't the cheapest but seemed to work well. Just had that central, then oil pressure and water temp. Oh and fuel, but that was in the back #becauseracecar
 
think i may have just found the solution but i don't know if i like it or not...

bit along the lines of @dann2707 's idea...


behind the standard clock face on the focus, with a special display on the areas that are visible and the bits behind the fancy shapes being "dead"

can customise it to look standard but still have additional gauges sneaked into it like boost etc.
 

Donny_Dog

ClioSport Club Member
  Jim's rejects
Genuinely thought it would end with it idling successful. Gutted.
I'm having similar issues, feel your pain.
 
Genuinely thought it would end with it idling successful. Gutted.
I'm having similar issues, feel your pain.
don’t get your hopes up, I still haven’t fixed it lol.

driving me mad to an extent but then I haven’t checked everything. I glossed over it in the video but I pretty much rewired the car to make it work “properly” but it still hasn’t fixed the idle, that took up a fair bit of time
 

Steveball

ClioSport Club Member
  Golf Mk6 tdi
Did you see the lotus esprit car sos? Someone made a complete digital setup in a shed somewhere which was a direct fit.
 

RustyMojo

ClioSport Club Member
Did you see the lotus esprit car sos? Someone made a complete digital setup in a shed somewhere which was a direct fit.
I did, somewhere in Bridgend South Wales as well if I remember, so probably. It too far from you, basically a digital programmable screen that fitted behind the standard binnacle. Looked OEM and completely customisable! Proper nice bit of kit
 
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