Will Pedley Racing – Focus ST170 ITB conversion

Well, after Adam asked me to have a look at the ‘funny noise’ coming from the engine, I said that I suspected it had spun a big end bearing, probably on number 4 cylinder…

So – was I right?

First job… Engine out!

On a stand:

Sump bolts undone:

Sump off – and full of bearing!

As was the oil pickup:

Then it was off with the intermediate section and time to undo the rod bolts:

As suspected – number 4 was the culprit!

Which when picked out…

Keep an eye on this thread as it isn’t a standard engine that’s going back in…

Published by Adam Arnold

Adam Arnold is a 20(ish), father & founder of the Smarter Group; a member of CTVF500; Entrepreneur in Residence @ Wolves Uni; SPEED+ Mentor & an #sbs winner.

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  1. Brill write up, fantastic even, so glad that this has been looked at before I venture down this road,

  2. Hi Jonathan,

    Glad you like it – I’ve merely borrowed the content from Will Pedley a means of showing the importance of Search Engine Optimisation – although it is my car!

    If you’re looking to do something like this I would say without hesitation to give him a shout http://www.willpedleyracing.co.uk 🙂

    From your e-mail (which isn’t shown to the masses) can I assume you have a Fiesta? I can only imagine how quick a smaller car would be with this engine :0)


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