Possible zetec blacktop failure, options?

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Terror Factor
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Possible zetec blacktop failure, options?

Postby Terror Factor » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:27 pm

Hi all,

I only made an introduction post last week, but here I am again. I bought a Mojo with a blacktop zetec, but the engine overheated badly, about 10 miles from Dover. Managed to get it to the port, but was unable to start the car again, and had a local shop recover it to have a look.

I am waiting on their verdict, but I suspect there's a good chance of terminal failure, so I could be looking at other engines sooner rather than later.

The most obvious upgrade would be an ST170 engine, but would my ITB's and Emerald ECU work on that? In my mind, the perfect engine swap for pretty much anything 4 cyl would be a honda K20/24. This would of course be a completely different ballgame, and the costs would get too high for something that I bought to see if I liked it and could register it.

Anyway that could give advise or point me in the right direction? Or knows other interesting options?

This was not how I imagined my first experience would go, hopefully the second effort works out better :)

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Re: Possible zetec blacktop failure, options?

Postby pigeondave » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:17 pm

To keep costs down I'd stick with something similar.

So keep it Ford. I'm not sure if the ST170 has the same bell housing bolt pattern.

A lot of the Southern Kit Car Club people use Snodhurst Garage in Kent. Might be worth a call to see if they could get you out of a sticky situation.

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Re: Possible zetec blacktop failure, options?

Postby jeffw » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:14 pm

Speak to Jay or Dick at Snodhurst, they will get it sorted for you.

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Re: Possible zetec blacktop failure, options?

Postby kdempsie » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:12 pm

Hi Terror Factor,

Did you manage to get some help with your Mojo problem?

Which Mojo did you buy?


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