thanks for that. i was about to buy the kit. and then i realised that the zetec tranny i opened had really good looking syncros and gears so i will be putting in that countershaft and 3rd gear and syncros. but probably buy new blocker rings for 3rd gear.
this is going to save me alot of time and money because i dont have to take apart the counter shaft. very happy about that:biggrin:
I actually didnt convert it, but i can send ypu a pic when i get home tonight. It was on the subframe i used for my mtx swap, and i didnt want to delete ps. I know shipping may be a ***** price wise though, so maybe the picture will do more justice for you than shipping you the rack. Let me know
so i will just post this from my other thread about larger injectors for the n/a 3L. we have 2 choices, both are ev1 connector.
for #30 injectors part number is: 0280155759
for #32 injectors part number is: 0280155731
might help someone in the future
now the update
i got my injectors installed yesterday, just waiting on adapters so i can put on the st220 uim.
i also put together my transmission yesterday. i chose the most grabby blockers rings out of both transmissions. also used the 3.8 FD. pretty stocked for that. i hope it wont be noticeably sluggish. i kinda likes raping 1st gear on the 4.08:biggrin:
i got my strut towers cut. and my rear spax struts arrived.
so i have a few more things in the mail that im waiting on and basically ill be droppin her in!
well my rear suspension is in! i will be taking out the drum brake ebrake cables and just not run them. hopefully il get the strut tower plates welded on in the next day or 2. il be putting in my a/c lines today, taking the motor off the stand and mounting it with the tranmission and put in on the subframe. slowly but surley. i have 3 weeks left of class so i think ill have enough time to tune it still.
got the uim painted. as she sits
got the PS delete kit installed thanks to POLE120. love how there arnt a billion lines everywhere. very clean look
i also forgot mention i ported my mani a bit to eliminate the sharp corner from the TB to manifold for smoother flow. tomorrow i will be working out my vacuum lines. i only have like 3 to worry about now since i deleted have the stuff from the engine bay so i gotta get some custom lines
so i couldnt start it on friday as to my new uim. the vacuum ports didnt match, so i went around town and got a custom intake tube welded to fit the pcv line, iacv line, and iat sensor.
i also got the rest of my exhaust welded, i only routed it past the gas tank temporarily so i have more time on the dyno, this is the last week i have the dyno for as much time as i want. heres what it looks like
started her today! at first it wouldnt idle but id sounded decent if i feathered the throttle. i thought it was the tune, but i tried everything and there wasnt any changes at all which was strange. because of that i decided to start checking wires
so i found the iacv wasnt gettng a ground signal from the computer, retraced the wire all the way back to the ecu connector, and it was a completely closed circuit. but apparently the 3 connectors on the left side of the rear valve cover, i didnt push the one related to that all the way together. after 3 hours of diagnosis. i got her to run like a champ!
for the baseline tune i only changed the injector size. and she is running withn +/-4% fuel adjustment (short term fuel trims). which is fantastic! this means i just need to adjust maf transfer function and mess with spark timing to get more power.
tomorrow i will be on the dyno all day and possibly friday. wish me luck!
2000 Mercury Cougar 5spd with a 3.0l Duratec from an 04 Sable. Engine was fully torn down and inspected before install.
It had low compression that was fixed, and did a competition valve job while apart. Has your standard bolt-on I/H/E and the trans has an M-Factory LSD, Spec stage 3 clutch...
Im posting this here because most of my questions will be for the 3L. I have Mostly everything almost ready to go. engine and trans will be going in hopefully this weekend. Most of my questions will be on hooking up the fuel and vacuum lines. Vac lines im not horribly worried on. Mostly the Fuel...
This thread for questions on my 3.0 build. I'm building a full 3.0.
1. Coolant crossover tube/sensor assembly - Do I use the one from the 2.5 or from the 3.0?
2. Clarify what the deal is with the oil pressure sensor? I think I need to adapt the 3.0 sensor to the 2.5 wire connector...is that...
Is anyone thinking about swapping 2.5 or 3.0 liter with Fords new EcoBoost engines? Will Ford sell this as crate motors and if so, does one think they would fit the Cougar setup? Wondering....... could be a nice match with power, MPGs and weight of Cougar. Thoughts?
Just a quick question I can't seem to find an answer to, I've got a ST220 UIM with the ST220 LIM, hoping to fit it onto my Full 3.0 (2003 Escape). I tried to fit them today onto the engine. The LIM fits onto the 3.0 heads but will need a tad bit of grinding, unfortunately the UIM looks like it's...
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