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#141 refriedgenes

refriedgenes

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  • Vehicle Driven:Bora TDi, MK1 Mondeo
  • Name:Dave
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:00 PM

The inside of the mk1 engine bay isn't colour coded anyway, I think it's basically done in a black basecoat at the factory so I haven't been over careful. A purist would probably want to remove the plastic cover that fits around the base of the windscreen wipers before attempting as the alternator catches on it - A few times I thought I'd be down the breakers after a new one but so far...

The engine has to kind of swivel a bit in the 'yaw' plane in order to come out the top and you do have to be quite rough with it if you're doing it on your own, even with a crane. With a spare pair of hands to guide things in and out you can do it relatively graze free, but I wouldn't say absolutely - I used blocks of wood to lever bits in and out, but last time, I even kept the radiator and fans left in while the engine dropped in.

Haynes recommends dropping the subframe and lifting the car over the top of the whole assembly and if you must avoid any scratches to the engine bay then that's probably best, but it IS possible the other way.

I think now, if I had to change the alternator, I'd be tempted to get the engine out to do it.

As for niggles, it still needs mapping to get the best out of it, and then it'll definitely need bigger brakes!. The exhaust knocks on the underneath of the gear stick casing which is quite annoying, but I think that's my fault for guessing at the position of the Y-pipe when I modded the precats with the welder :ph34r: Time and miles will unearth whether or not a standard mk1 clutch and SMF assembly are upto the extra torque of the 3.0.

Oh, and a Granada Scorpio autochanger works with RDS2007 and the standard speakers are crap! past their best!

HTH :biggrin:
96 24v Ghia
3.0 Manual conversion running but not perfect
Debadged dewoodtimmed
Si/Mk2 Zetec 16's - (still the prettiest IMHO)
Wait til i get the mk1 Escort finished.....

#142 refriedgenes

refriedgenes

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 05:07 PM

Now for sale by auction on ebay.


96 24v Ghia
3.0 Manual conversion running but not perfect
Debadged dewoodtimmed
Si/Mk2 Zetec 16's - (still the prettiest IMHO)
Wait til i get the mk1 Escort finished.....




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