Page 18 of 20 FirstFirst ... 81617181920 LastLast
Results 171 to 180 of 200

Thread: 2.0L Duratec Rebuild

  1. #171
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    The Frozen Northeast
    Posts
    549

    Default

    Why not call the engineers at ARP for a definitive ruling?

  2. #172
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Seattle-ish
    Posts
    1,416

    Default

    The ARP values above are from their website for these specific bolts (see link below), so I'm not sure they would provide a different answer. My guess is that from an engineering perspective, 95 ft-lb creates sufficient clamping force, but to Croc's point, SBD has a lot of practical experience in this area with high revving, big power Duratecs. Their approach and slightly higher values are probably what they find best in their builds without failures.
    251-2802.pdf
    '95 Westfield SEiW w/2.0L Duratec
    '68 Lotus Elan FHC
    '91 Miata w/Flyin Miata suspension & brakes
    '95 Porsche 993 C2
    '86 Porsche 944 turbo (neglected project car)
    Throttle Steer

  3. #173
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Seattle-ish
    Posts
    1,416

    Default

    No progress to report thanks to spending most of the day SUV shopping (yawn). When we returned, I took the Elan out for a much needed, head-clearing blat, but came upon this group just as the corners began 1.5 miles from home. They did not want to move and were in no way intimidated by either the sheer size of the Elan or the angry scream of the revving twincam. I was tempted to try the horn, but it's a Lotus and with my luck it would have released all the Lucas smoke contained in the wiring harness. I'm beginning to wonder if I really screwed up in a past life...

    Name:  goats 3.jpg
Views: 248
Size:  91.2 KB

    -John
    '95 Westfield SEiW w/2.0L Duratec
    '68 Lotus Elan FHC
    '91 Miata w/Flyin Miata suspension & brakes
    '95 Porsche 993 C2
    '86 Porsche 944 turbo (neglected project car)
    Throttle Steer

  4. #174
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Seattle-ish
    Posts
    1,416

    Default

    I had a DOH! moment Sunday night. It occurred to me that I never ordered replacement bolts for the pressure plate. After a little digging I was able to secure a set from Massive Performance here in the States which arrived today. Last night I test fit the engine without the bellhousing/transmission to confirm the engine mounts lined up and refresh my memory on wiring and hose routing. Then installed the flywheel and clutch this evening. There are a few more things to do over the next couple of nights, but I might actually be in a place to attempt installation Saturday.

    Name:  engine temp install (3).jpg
Views: 218
Size:  67.9 KB

    Name:  clutch.jpg
Views: 223
Size:  54.8 KB

    -John
    '95 Westfield SEiW w/2.0L Duratec
    '68 Lotus Elan FHC
    '91 Miata w/Flyin Miata suspension & brakes
    '95 Porsche 993 C2
    '86 Porsche 944 turbo (neglected project car)
    Throttle Steer

  5. #175
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Seattle-ish
    Posts
    1,416

    Default

    It took 90 minutes, a hoist, two floor jacks, a set of jack stands, and shockingly no swearing (honest!), but the engine is in. Still a lot of work to do before first start, but the initial attempt should happen soon.

    Name:  engine in.jpg
Views: 207
Size:  71.4 KB

    -John
    '95 Westfield SEiW w/2.0L Duratec
    '68 Lotus Elan FHC
    '91 Miata w/Flyin Miata suspension & brakes
    '95 Porsche 993 C2
    '86 Porsche 944 turbo (neglected project car)
    Throttle Steer

  6. #176
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    4,969

    Default 2.0L Duratec Rebuild

    Congratulations! A good milestone achievement!
    Last edited by Croc; 06-27-2020 at 10:35 AM.
    Mike
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration - engine and dry sump install time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A
    1982 Ferrari 400i
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (fettling after long period of storage)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic
    and another project car coming....

  7. #177
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Seattle-ish
    Posts
    1,416

    Default

    Ran into a bit of an issue with the accessory belt. The replacement is too small. Digging into it, it appears that the current one, which still has life, has stretched a lot since first installed. Over the course of its life, the steering column was replaced with a newer version that collapses and is slightly larger in diameter. When that switch was made, the belt had already stretched enough to allow that to fit, but a fresh belt creates some interference between the column and the alternator. I have a new, slightly larger, one arriving tomorrow. Other than that, the only things left are bleeding the clutch and getting fresh gas. The rest is done: all fluids, wiring, even the interior is back together. To end the weekend, I installed a special zero timing, zero fuel map in the ECU and cranked it over until I had oil pressure. Woo hoo!

    -John
    '95 Westfield SEiW w/2.0L Duratec
    '68 Lotus Elan FHC
    '91 Miata w/Flyin Miata suspension & brakes
    '95 Porsche 993 C2
    '86 Porsche 944 turbo (neglected project car)
    Throttle Steer

  8. #178
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Seattle-ish
    Posts
    1,416

    Default

    UPS tracking showed a 12:15pm arrival time yesterday for the new accessory belt. It didn't show until nearly 5pm. Although that was early enough to install it and confirm the new size works, it wasn't enough to attempt a cam break in and ring sealing drive. It's raining today. Not sure I want to attempt that process in the wet, particularly given there is no guarantee the car won't leave me at the side of the road. However, I really want to know if it will start, and today does mark the 10 month anniversary of pulling the engine, so I called Kent to confirm that a simple start for a minute followed by a proper break-in drive tomorrow won't create any issues. They told me to go for it. To be safe, the cam lobes received another coating of assembly lube, then 3 fire extinguishers were placed between me and the engine, prayers were made to various deities (gotta cover my bases), and then I gave it a shot.

    At first it wasn't running on all 4, but things started to clear up before the engine was switched off. Quick post mortem revealed the primaries all felt equally warm (good), and the lower radiator hose clamp needed to be a little tighter (easy fix). The smoke seen at the end of the clip should be some coolant burning off that primary which sits directly below the fill location.



    Weather permitting, first drive is tomorrow.

    -John
    '95 Westfield SEiW w/2.0L Duratec
    '68 Lotus Elan FHC
    '91 Miata w/Flyin Miata suspension & brakes
    '95 Porsche 993 C2
    '86 Porsche 944 turbo (neglected project car)
    Throttle Steer

  9. #179
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    449

    Default

    It's alive !

  10. #180
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Southeastern Pa.
    Posts
    2,843

    Default

    Nice work John, Hopefully you will have a nice smooth break in, and be out hooning around shortly. Good Luck. Tom
    Mangia bene, Ridi spesso, Ama molto, Guidare veloce

    2000 Caterham Superlight #123
    1.8L VHPD Rover K Series
    2009 Caterham SV
    2.3L Cosworth Duratec

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •