How to turbocharge your 1.4 duratec Figo/Fiesta

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How to turbocharge your 1.4 duratec Figo/Fiesta

Postby ricardo930927 » Sun May 03, 2015 9:38 am

Over the last year and a half ive been saving cash, doing ALOT of RnD, The Kit i have made is not in yet, i shall be installing it during the course of May2015 and/or June2015 if complications should arise. I shall try break down everything i can or if someone asks something in particular ill do my best to answer. This Thread is not complete yet, i will be updating as the build progresses over the next 2 months ( hopefully before end of may fingers crossed ) This will be the worlds 1st petrol turbo figo

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This weekend past i started installing some pre turbo items to make the transition as smooth as possible, so my car as minimum downtime.

-Item list- (incomplete)

T25 turbo (off a nissan silvia)
16 row black oil cooler with sandwich plate
HKS SSQV BOV
2mm Copper Headgasket Machined by redline engineering in CPT
AEM wideband Uego sensor with gauge
Autogauge Oil pressure and boost gauge (not combined gauge)
Mr Turbo Oil catch Tank
OEM focus ST170 310cc injectors
MR turbo Adjustable Fuel pressure regulator
Vacuum block (not in picture above)
550mmx140mmx65mm Intercooler
Manual aluminum bleed valve (boost controller for the noobies)
Lots of 50mm silicon hose bends, clamps and connectors (i will specify exactly when its all fitted)
Radiator hose adapter (for turbo coolant feed/return, not in picture above )

Turbo Exhaust system and manifold fabrication will be done by viper Exhaust
Tuning will be done by RBTS( unless someone recommends someone else otherwise)


---The build---

-installing oil cooler and gauges-
First when my oil cooler arrived with its pre made hose they were way too long so i had to shorten them. all you need is a vice,shifting spanner, oil and bench grinder/belt sander.
ONLY remove then end with the 90 degree bend, otherwise if you only have the straight fitting then you will need a mandril...
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once the fitting is off, cut the hose to the correct length where it will be mounted ( i mounted mine in front of the air inlet on left of the ford badge )
once at correct length neaten up the fresh cut hose on a grinder/sander. Now comes the final part, place the place the
first part of the fitting on the hose (The red fitting in the picture) turn it in anti clock wise until just before the fine thread where the second fitting screws into.
make sure you lubricate inside the hose and the thread of the second fitting you will screw into the 1st one in the vice. once you start to screw in the fitting with a wrench DONT STOP! if the hose rotates its best you start again to make sure it doesn't leak.
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once your hose are the right length you can go ahead and install the oil cooler and sandwich plate. I hate to make brackets from some mild steel i had to hold the cooler.
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i had to rotate the sandwich plate a bit as the aircon and dipstick were obstructing me.
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Now onto the gauges ;)

They were fairly simple to install not going to elaborate much. it is a plus having a single Din radio in a figo as you can fit a triple gauge din cluster, as i did. the sandwich plate has 2 1/8 npt holes which can be used for oil pressure gauge and ill be using the other for turbo oil feed when i finish the whole turbo install. just run wires through the grommets in the firewall and Read the instructions for wiring the gauges, i just used quick remove lugs and connected all gauges to the radio for power and ground.
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As i said i will keep posting more and updating this guide as the build progresses.
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Re: How to turbocharge your 1.4 duratec Figo/Fiesta

Postby P Dubs - C21 » Sun May 03, 2015 9:48 am

Well done man. Sounds like an awesome project!
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Postby in10sive » Sun May 03, 2015 9:58 am

Great project...wish I had your mechanical skills to attempt something like this.
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Postby Shaunp » Sun May 03, 2015 10:02 am

really awesome work bru. cant wait to see this car in action
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Postby fuzz123 » Sun May 03, 2015 2:59 pm

Good luck! I hope the plastic intake manni will hold the boost
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Postby gavsadler » Sun May 03, 2015 3:35 pm

Looking forward to following this build. Hats off to you for doing something different

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Postby Mad Dog » Sun May 03, 2015 5:09 pm

Wow. This looks awsum.

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Re: How to turbocharge your 1.4 duratec Figo/Fiesta

Postby ricardo930927 » Sun May 03, 2015 5:39 pm

fuzz123 wrote:Good luck! I hope the plastic intake manni will hold the boost


A lot of people say the same, and im hoping too. im sure it will hold. lots of cars are being boosted on plastic mani's , especially all the toyota 86's are plastic mani, even turbo/supercharge setups

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Postby Bloubul7 » Sun May 03, 2015 6:22 pm

What management system will you run?
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Re: How to turbocharge your 1.4 duratec Figo/Fiesta

Postby fuzz123 » Sun May 03, 2015 6:27 pm

ricardo930927 wrote:
fuzz123 wrote:Good luck! I hope the plastic intake manni will hold the boost


A lot of people say the same, and im hoping too. im sure it will hold. lots of cars are being boosted on plastic mani's , especially all the toyota 86's are plastic mani, even turbo/supercharge setups


Yip, but most of those were almost "built for boost" and were not strapped to a 1.4i.

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I think the bolt on part should be ok, just be sure that the gauges run 100% so that you can monitor evrything well.
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Postby Not_Sean » Sun May 03, 2015 7:12 pm

Dude really looking forward to this build.

Looks like you doing everything properly. I would have stuck the oil cooler at the bottom however, but that again don't know space with that intercooler as well.

Anyone know what the Gbox in these cars can handle ? even the ST150 box wasn't the strongest.



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Re: How to turbocharge your 1.4 duratec Figo/Fiesta

Postby ricardo930927 » Sun May 03, 2015 10:08 pm

Not_Sean wrote:Dude really looking forward to this build.

Looks like you doing everything properly. I would have stuck the oil cooler at the bottom however, but that again don't know space with that intercooler as well.

Anyone know what the Gbox in these cars can handle ? even the ST150 box wasn't the strongest.
ive seen them handle 130kw at the wheels comfortably

Bloubul7 wrote:What management system will you run?

RBTS use Dastek, i know some people are not fans, ive been to their shop and i was impressed. they do know their Uni there, unless someone would highly recomend someone else instead. im jhb north.

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Postby Not_Sean » Mon May 04, 2015 8:51 am

I had a great time with my Uni chip, the only place where it let me down was that i couldn't drive down to the coast as the map doesn't self adjust and would have burnt valves.
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Postby kbracer » Mon May 04, 2015 9:29 am

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Re: How to turbocharge your 1.4 duratec Figo/Fiesta

Postby Bloubul7 » Mon May 04, 2015 10:02 am

ricardo930927 wrote:
Not_Sean wrote:Dude really looking forward to this build.

Looks like you doing everything properly. I would have stuck the oil cooler at the bottom however, but that again don't know space with that intercooler as well.

Anyone know what the Gbox in these cars can handle ? even the ST150 box wasn't the strongest.
ive seen them handle 130kw at the wheels comfortably

Bloubul7 wrote:What management system will you run?

RBTS use Dastek, i know some people are not fans, ive been to their shop and i was impressed. they do know their Uni there, unless someone would highly recomend someone else instead. im jhb north.

Have you considered self tuning?

I'm running a AEM FIC6 piggyback ECU and tuning it myself. Works wonders as I don't have to revert to a tuner every time I make a small change to the hardware.
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