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    Duratec using an MX-5 sump

    hi everyone, has anybody used an MX-5 sump on a ford duratec engine? is it a straight swap?

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    Re: Duratec using an MX-5 sump

    Yeah it is its the same engine if you get mx5 2006 on I'm looking into this now I can get a engine and gearbox from a 2007 car for 1500 or just a sump from Mazda is just over 400 plus the pick up pipe and gasket that's about 50.

    The only trouble with these engines are the they sit on a 15degree angel so all the components are designed to work at that angle like sump gearbox manifold.

    This is the route I'm looking to go instead of buying the expensive conversion parts but getting it all to fit round escort components maybe a problem.

    I just bought a manifold and engine box are under the car so when I get a Crain I'll lift it into the bay set it to the 15degree angle the see if any of the parts I have fit. Probably not lol.

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    Re: Duratec using an MX-5 sump

    Any pics of this sump? Would love to see how it compares to the escort crossmember/steering.

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    Re: Duratec using an MX-5 sump

    Trig,

    Why not just get a mondy sump and send it to me? I'll mill the bottom off and mod it to fit. Won't cost you mega money.

    I do quite a few cut down duratec sumps for the westy and caterham boys.

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    Re: Duratec using an MX-5 sump

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug@g19engineering View Post
    Trig,

    Why not just get a mondy sump and send it to me? I'll mill the bottom off and mod it to fit. Won't cost you mega money.

    I do quite a few cut down duratec sumps for the westy and caterham boys.
    Cool doug I didn't know you did duratec stuff. Can you pm me a price as I've been looking into this alot lately The raceline lowline sump looks a great bit of kit but I don't know if it would be ok on the 15degree angle as I'm looking at useing the MX5 box ATM.
    Was hoping to buy a Mazda engine and box together save all the pissing about but there really hard to find.
    I'm starting to think it would be easier to just buy all the conversion parts and bolt it in but that's loads of money too.

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    Re: Duratec using an MX-5 sump

    Raceline do an (angled) version of their baffled wet sump to fit the MX5's

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    Re: Duratec using an MX-5 sump

    I thought so as there's Afew options listed.

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    Re: Duratec using an MX-5 sump

    Ive found an mx5 sump but didnt realise they had such an angle on them. Ive searched around but cant find any pics either, at the mo i have the standard fiesta st sump.

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    Re: Duratec using an MX-5 sump

    Quote Originally Posted by itsawindupuk View Post
    Ive found an mx5 sump but didnt realise they had such an angle on them. Ive searched around but cant find any pics either, at the mo i have the standard fiesta st sump.
    have you go the sump or just found one? i cant find one round this way could you post some pics???

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    Re: Duratec using an MX-5 sump

    found one but not seen. i would like to see some pics forst before i buy one

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    Re: Duratec using an MX-5 sump

    Has anyone laid eyes on a sump from a duratec transit (rwd version)? I spent 20mins at the dealer a few days ago and they are listed around 220 but no idea of dimensions or baffles and guy could only find one for the 2.3 duratec HE

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    Re: Duratec using an MX-5 sump

    That's cuz transits only use the 2.3 don't think they use 2.0 version.

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    Re: Duratec using an MX-5 sump

    Sorry to dig up such an old thread, but has anyone done this? I'm thinking about swapping my car to a 2.3 or 2.5 duratec and I think the 15 degree angle would help make the install a little easier.

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    Re: Duratec using an MX-5 sump

    2.0 duratec steel sump kit cost about 110 put together yourself , off flackmonkey ,

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    Re: Duratec using an MX-5 sump

    locostbuilders, web site ..... flakmonkey

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