Celebrating 21 years
Tuning the Zetec - Page 2Last on March 28 2017
- Length: From the edge of the water pulley, to the edge of the cylinder head, the overall length is 500mm
- Height: From the bottom of the sump, to the top of the oil filler cap, the overall height is 600mm
- Width: From the edge of the oil pump filter mounting, to the front edge of the block, the width is 340mm
- Weight: 115Kgs (the Ford Pinto weighs approx 133Kg)
These pictures show the rebuilt 2.0 Zetec engine, ready to go back in to the Fiesta (September 2000).
For the later black top, or series 3 Zetec from the Focus, the solution is a reversed impellor from a place called Quicksilver Race Engines in the States, or an idler pulley made up to run the pulley in the same way as stock.
The two pictures below show the two different arrangements for driving the water pump. The serpentine system, as used on the Mondeo, and the triangulated system, as used on the Fiesta.
Key to pulleys: A = Alternator, W =Water Pump, C = Crankshaft
The Serpentine system
The Triangulated system
I had loads of problems with my Mondeo when I serviced her in June 1999. After spending two days at the Ford dealer in town, they diagnosed that the engine was running on the wrong grade of engine oil. I'd followed the guidelines in the handbook, and checked in the Haynes manual, and they both say to use 10W40 synthetic oil, which is what I used.
It transpires that the oil should be 5W30, which is thinner at low and high temperatures. My engine had been misfiring at startup, and stalling. This was due to sticking valves in the cylinder head, caused by the oil being too thick when cold. Top marks to my garage in spotting this. Black mark for the Ford and Haynes manuals.
Stranger still is that the pinking (pre-ignition) also seems to have been cured!
Have you checked which grade your engine is running? Raceline or Burtons, and a new rubber sump gasket. Drain the oil from the sump, drop the sump off the engine, and replace the bolts, making sure to torque them up to the required level. Then replace the sump gasket, refit the sump, and refill the engine with oil.