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    Ecoboost into a Mk1 or mk2 escort, has it been done yet ?

    I have a 2.3 ecoboost engine going into my Elise and my brother has a 1600 sport sat on the drive doing nothing

    As the Ecoboost has the same PCD for the gearbox for the duratec, but different engine mounts, I don't see why it wouldn't fit

    But has anyone done this yet

    2.0 is 280bhp out the box

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    Re: Ecoboost into a Mk1 or mk2 escort, has it been done yet ?

    sbd motorsport is working on that, but 1.6 L

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    Re: Ecoboost into a Mk1 or mk2 escort, has it been done yet ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mkdu View Post
    sbd motorsport is working on that, but 1.6 L
    Ive seen a 385bhp 1.6 ecoboost (just running GDI) which is impressive but they are as heavy as a 2.0 block

    They are being phased out as well for a triple 1.5 but plenty around

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    Re: Ecoboost into a Mk1 or mk2 escort, has it been done yet ?

    Quote Originally Posted by djwilma View Post
    Ive seen a 385bhp 1.6 ecoboost (just running GDI) which is impressive but they are as heavy as a 2.0 block

    They are being phased out as well for a triple 1.5 but plenty around
    The new 1.5 three pot is supposed to be something silly like 190bhp or something!

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    Re: Ecoboost into a Mk1 or mk2 escort, has it been done yet ?

    198bhp in std form

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    Re: Ecoboost into a Mk1 or mk2 escort, has it been done yet ?

    I'm just in process installing 1.6 ecoboost in mk2 looked at 2.o and 2.3 both got balance weights in sump they've got really bad vibration when removed both too tall with them in to fit mk2

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    Re: Ecoboost into a Mk1 or mk2 escort, has it been done yet ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lmr025 View Post
    I'm just in process installing 1.6 ecoboost in mk2 looked at 2.o and 2.3 both got balance weights in sump they've got really bad vibration when removed both too tall with them in to fit mk2
    the removal of the balancer shafts doesn't make the ecoboost vibrate, well at least it didn't with mine or all the other ST's in the USA that have been removed. Mountune even do a balancer shaft delete kit

    Height I didn't think of, I was more worried about the HPFP hitting the bulkhead.

    What ECU did you use on the 1.6 ?

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    Re: Ecoboost into a Mk1 or mk2 escort, has it been done yet ?

    Gonna be using mbe Ecu

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    Re: Ecoboost into a Mk1 or mk2 escort, has it been done yet ?

    Was told a 2.0 ecoboost was put in single seater and it shook it to bits been replaced with 1.6 ,

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    Re: Ecoboost into a Mk1 or mk2 escort, has it been done yet ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lmr025 View Post
    Was told a 2.0 ecoboost was put in single seater and it shook it to bits been replaced with 1.6 ,
    Never heard of this before

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    Re: Ecoboost into a Mk1 or mk2 escort, has it been done yet ?

    there are a few people using my 1.6 ecoboost adaptor plates i haven't done any for the 2.0/2.3 ecoboosts though

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1779024555682316/

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    Re: Ecoboost into a Mk1 or mk2 escort, has it been done yet ?

    What flywheel and clutch they using Freddy

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    Re: Ecoboost into a Mk1 or mk2 escort, has it been done yet ?

    Has anyone actually measured the fit issue? Have they looked at the North-South orientation kit from Ford (which includes a new sump)? If someone has a cad file of the engine bay I have access to the engine cad fit files. I am interested in a similar swap. Height and HPFP are always the issues fitting these engines into other bays (for instance Miata or Caterham).

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    Re: Ecoboost into a Mk1 or mk2 escort, has it been done yet ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lmr025 View Post
    What flywheel and clutch they using Freddy
    they are using the sigma 1.6/1.7 flywheels and clutches as far as i know

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    Re: Ecoboost into a Mk1 or mk2 escort, has it been done yet ?

    Freddy what would you need to make the adaptor plates, as the 2.0 and 2.3 are basically duratec bolt patterns ?

    What about engine mounts ?

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    Re: Ecoboost into a Mk1 or mk2 escort, has it been done yet ?

    Quote Originally Posted by djwilma View Post
    Freddy what would you need to make the adaptor plates, as the 2.0 and 2.3 are basically duratec bolt patterns ?

    What about engine mounts ?
    i would need a gearbox off a 2.0l/2.3l ecoboost at the least

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    Re: Ecoboost into a Mk1 or mk2 escort, has it been done yet ?

    Its the same, exact PCD as a Duratec.

    Have you done an adaptor for this before ?

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    Re: Ecoboost into a Mk1 or mk2 escort, has it been done yet ?

    Quote Originally Posted by djwilma View Post
    Its the same, exact PCD as a Duratec.

    Have you done an adaptor for this before ?
    i haven't sorry as the mx5 boxes bolt straight on to them. but people say the rx8 ratios are better?

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