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Offline Oily Fingers

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Fiesta RS Turbo?????
« on: June 28, 2009, 05:34:14 pm »
Hello, well i knwo i havent posted much on here but i do hide in the shadows alot.

Anyway, i have a 94 reg mk3 GT and i have just scrapped one, keeping the enigne for a little project i want to do.

My idea is to use the spare GT cylinder head, get the ported and polished, and maybe use a g40 bottom end and Turbo it.

Now my question is, from speaking to a mate of mine who is Ford turbo made, he said how about using a turbo off a Ford Fiesta RS Turbo. 

Now this seemed a good question to ask all you g40 turboers!!  what are your thoughts????

Offline Dan

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Re: Fiesta RS Turbo?????
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2009, 09:13:02 pm »
They are a T2 turbo on fiestas as standard. A lot of people fit the T3 off the Escort RS turbo.

Best way is K03 as you can get the manifold and downpipe off the shelf.

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Re: Fiesta RS Turbo?????
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2009, 09:30:34 pm »
no reason it wouldn't work but like Dan said since the parts required to fit a k03 (which are cheap and plentiful at scrapyards) it makes more sense to use that turbo.  It's well matched to the engine too, no lag at all really and can get you to 200bhp if you wanted.

Offline Tommo

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Re: Fiesta RS Turbo?????
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009, 06:47:29 pm »
GT bottom end will be too high CR but on a 55bhp bottom end im running 0.9 bar boost with no det. No real need for the G40 bottom end if you want to keep it on a budget.

Offline Oily Fingers

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Re: Fiesta RS Turbo?????
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2009, 10:12:35 am »
the reason i thought to use a g40 bottom end, is because i am lead to belive, that the g40 bottom has a combustiopn chamber to cope with the turbo/supercharger???  corect me if i am wrong.

got loads of reading up to do yet so, whatever advice you have, lay it out.

Offline Tommo

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Re: Fiesta RS Turbo?????
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2009, 06:35:27 pm »
Yeah the G40 pistons are different giving a much lower compression ratio. I was just stating that its not totally neccessary if you are only after standard G40 power, plus a little more perhaps.

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Re: Fiesta RS Turbo?????
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2009, 02:57:41 pm »
yea budget 2 head gaskets and retard the timing lol ;D.

Offline Tommo

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Re: Fiesta RS Turbo?????
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2009, 09:19:53 pm »
Mine is still on the standard HG.

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Re: Fiesta RS Turbo?????
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2009, 04:25:00 pm »
so is mine and going to be prob just below 200bhp.

Offline Gaz_golf_gti

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Re: Fiesta RS Turbo?????
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2009, 10:27:11 pm »
erm its not the pistons bein differnt that make the change i did lot of measuring the other day and comparing to see which bits out of my gt engine i could use in the py block and its the con rods that are shorter thus lowering the compression why not try a garret t25 or t28 turbo they are plenty full and cheap and as for those off the shelf manifolds they are quite expensive when ya on the dole and arnt perfect costed it up and is guna work out alot cheaper to make my own with equal length pipes which will fit around the oil filter so when im done i will send you a few piks so you can get an idea.

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Re: Fiesta RS Turbo?????
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2009, 05:13:17 pm »
Ah, how interesting. But Im sure I read somewhere that all engines from 1.0 to G40 use the same rods?

Ive got a T25 on my polo, you have to be careful not to get anything with too bigger turbine housing otherwise you probably wont see full boost until the wrong side of 4500rpm. I fitted a turbine wheel and turbine housing off a nissan terrano, which is a .49, as opposed to the .64 that it had as standard (turbo was off a 200sx S13)

To be fair its not really worth the hassle making your manifold with equal length pipes, there is next to nothing to gain because there is no scavenge effect with a turbo car. Mine is just 4-2-1 with the turbo on the number 4 end.

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Re: Fiesta RS Turbo?????
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2009, 06:05:07 pm »
conrods for all these engine codes are the same:

HZ,2G,NZ,3F, AAU,PY,AAV, ACM

only the 1W diesel engine has different rods.  It's the pistons that give the g40 it's compression ratio.  Con rods aren't g40 specific.

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Re: Fiesta RS Turbo?????
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2009, 05:58:56 pm »

Con-rod length does not affect compression ratio.


I know what you are thinking, that shorter rods increase the total compressed volume (combustion chamber), but also increase the maximum total volume of the cylinder. And as the CR is the maximum total volume over the total compressed volume the two differences you make by having shorter rods cancel each other out.

But, if this were true, then no pistons you ever fitted would alter the compression ratio. The truth is that the volume of the combustion chamber is a far more sensitive factor in an engines CR than the total volume of the cylinder, so altering each value by the same amount does give a change in CR.

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Re: Fiesta RS Turbo?????
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2009, 10:35:28 pm »
Needs different crank throw.

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Re: Fiesta RS Turbo?????
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2009, 10:57:11 pm »
Hmm, Im wondering if I misunderstand what you are saying. What I have written seems to make sence to me. I can only think that you misunderstand the meaning of the CR, neglecting the combustion chamber.

So, shorter conrods than stock = Same compression ratio?

Lets work it out for a G40.

so:     (((3.14xbore squared)/4)x stroke) + combustion chamber volume
   CR:  ---------------------------------------------------------
                                       Combustion chamber

I have no idea on the size of the combustion chamber for the G40, it can be derived from the formula but I cant be arsed.
For the purpose of this I will just say it is 50000mm3, bore 75.00 mm and stroke 72.00 mm



Bang the numbers in and we end up with somthing that starts to look a bit like this...


      (4416 x 72) + 50000
CR:   ----------------------
               50000


CR: 7.3585 (:1)


So now lets say we have shorter con rods. Same swept volume (because the stroke remains the same) but the piston does notrise as high at TDC, and at BDC it sits lower. Lets say we use con rods that are 2mm shorter. So now we have more volume in our combustion chamber, 2mm multiplied by the cross sectional area of the bore is 8832 mm3

So back into the same eqn


           (4416 x 72) + (50000 + 8832)
CR:        ---------------------------
                  (50000 +8832)


CR:   6.404 (:1)

Which is lower.
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