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Mk6 fiesta 1.6 swr cams

Postby Walnut01 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:53 am

Hi guys.

Its been a while since I was on here. I just took my car in for a overhaul as I burst a water pipe while driving through to Montagu.

I figured now is the time to fit cams and chip. I went on the SWR website and the cams cost R6k now. Thats a little to rich for my blood, what is the duration of the 1.6 swr cam? Can I not go to master cams and get them to cut me a pair?

Let me know your thoughts

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Postby Walnut01 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:32 pm

Ok so i have been in contact with Master cams, I am going to take the head to them either Wednesday or Thursday, they will fit a mild 272 cam, polish and port head and refurbish it for R4500. Mace are going to then chip and tune the car for another R3500.

So hopefully next week i will have it all running, keen to see results. If anybody is interested i will post the Dyno.

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Re: Mk6 fiesta 1.6 swr cams

Postby Shaunp » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:54 pm

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Re: Mk6 fiesta 1.6 swr cams

Postby Walnut01 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:51 pm

My mechanic says that a 272 will cause a lumpy idle, so I will prob go for a 266 or 268. The car needa to get me to work in rush hour traffic everyday so a standard idle is more ideal.

Apparently standard the car has a 252 cam.

A swr cam would be ideal, but master cams is R1150 and swr is R6k.

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Re: Mk6 fiesta 1.6 swr cams

Postby Walnut01 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:47 am

Just found out that the SWR cam is 278.....

So now i am pretty confused. Tomorrow when i am at Master Cams i will chat to them and get there input. I just want to make sure i still have a normal idle and car is ok for road use, i dont understand the duration so hopefully they can explain.

On side note i just ordered a Motorcade CAI.

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Re: Mk6 fiesta 1.6 swr cams

Postby Walnut01 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:08 pm

Update:

Head is at Mastercams in Bellville. Its getting full treatment including a 268 cam, should be back within a week. Once that gets back the car is getting new brakes and full service. The Motorcade CAI just got delivered so all will go on towards end of next week and then its off to Mace in Tokai for chip and tune.

Will post the results.

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Re: Mk6 fiesta 1.6 swr cams

Postby Walnut01 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:33 pm

Quick update.

The cylinder head has been ported, flowed, refurbished and 268 deg cams installed, this will be fitted back to the car next week along with my modified CAI. The car will then get new cambelt, waterpump, service and i am changing the gearbox oil as i dont remember the last time this was done.

I am then waiting on Dean at MJR to get a shipment of polyurethane in so i can organize a lower engine mount and Robin is making a set of engine decals for the car.

I now have a little bit of budget left so i can either:
1. Get Wheel Worx to refurbish my rims, at least 1 is slightly buckled.
2. Buy a set of basic lowering springs (not keen on a crap ride and would rather save for Eibach @ R4545 fitted)
3. Check and refurbish my injectors
4. Replace brake pads and discs (again i would rather save for the Powerbrake upgrade for the 1.6 mk6 http://www.powerbrake.co.za/category_s/2314.htm)

I will post a pick on the cylinder head and the modified CAI, i wasn't happy with the Motorcade one as i think it look cheap and is going to suck hot air.

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Re: Mk6 fiesta 1.6 swr cams

Postby Walnut01 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:32 am

Here is the CAI - i need to fine tune it when i actually put it on the car but it should work.

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Re: Mk6 fiesta 1.6 swr cams

Postby Gazza » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:49 am

Hi man,
My 1.6 Fezzie was the dummy car for SWR when he was doing the cams. My car went from 74 to 96 kws (FW) with cams, CAI, Exhaust and UniQ chip. Was a fun ride. Also had Eibach springs and Koni STR.T shocks.
My advice would be to look to upgrade your shocks. Adding the Koni's was a massive improvement.
PS - I never did the head and have heard this is VERY worthwhile on the 1.6.
Good luck.
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Re: Mk6 fiesta 1.6 swr cams

Postby Walnut01 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:20 am

Shot for the advise mate - i followed your car pretty closely, its one of the reasons i am going this route. :D
I went with a milder cam than SWR, if its too mild i will replace it until i am happy, pretty keen to see how the car drives. The dive is going to be more important to me than the power figures, saying that i would like to see 90kw.

Race-tec supply koni shocks, i will give them a call for a price. I was actually on there site the other day looking at there adjustable shocks. http://koni.co.za/Products2
I see the STR.T comes with H&R, did you replace with Eibach?

Has anybody got any experience with N-Force, Evo Tuning, Maxtrac or Jamex springs? Thinking of getting a set in the meantime as a cheap quick fix while i save up for some other mods. Seems there is no springs around the R2k - 3K mark, its either cheap or expensive.

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Re: Mk6 fiesta 1.6 swr cams

Postby Gazza » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:18 am

My 1.6 had Eibach springs with the STR.T shocks.

My ST has H&R + the STR.T's.... wouldn't know the difference between the lowering springs tbh. But shocks made the biggest difference to the ride quality.
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Re: Mk6 fiesta 1.6 swr cams

Postby Walnut01 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:08 pm

So i just bought H&R springs.....

My shocks are still pretty new so i will replace them with Koni's in the future.

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Re: Mk6 fiesta 1.6 swr cams

Postby Walnut01 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:39 pm

Some pics of the cylinder head:

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Nice and smooth:
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Everything will be going together next week.

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