Upon further inspection of the engine it seems number 3 wasn’t the only one that was trying to escape. 🔥
Everything seemed good with the engine otherwise, the bearings looked lovely with no unusual wear.
Even the pistons looked like they were running great without any signs of detonation well.. I can’t find number 3 piston at all so that took a leap straight out of the block.
It was extremely clean in the engine too, ignoring the metal bits everywhere, the filter has done a great job preventing them from getting anywhere else.
I real shame really as this engine had only done 27k compared to my previous engine @ 65k which had over 10k of boosted miles.
It was the first time I had taken a Duratec engine apart and I found it extremely easy and it’s a very simple setup, even timing the engine is very easy with the correct timing tools.
The biggest downfall to this engine is the crank is not keyed!! Yes I know scary hey? no wonder you torque it to 90ft/lb and do a 90 degree turn. 🤪
- Rewire some of the OEM loam.
- Clean engine bay.
- Paint below the box section lip gloss black (Mazda didn’t like to paint everything)
- Turbo oil drain welded onto replacement sump.
- Crimped AN10 oil lines
Then a lovely 2.5 Duratec will be dropped it. 😍
Few photos below… 😅