I have the a 1998 ZX2 and I want to find out if the intake manifold are the same on the 2000-2001 ZX3. I'm getting a custom build SC made and if the manifolds are the same I could use the one made buy ford racing and go from there
I hate calling ford about stuff because they make you feel like you don't know what the hell you talking about when it them that don't have a clue. I was told there the same but the have diffent part numbers now I'm try to get someone to go take a look.
I'm going to keep calling around to find out but it's not looking good.
High Flow Inlet Manifold 2.0L Zetec
New from Ford Motorsport this cast aluminum high flow intake manifold for 2.0 Zetec engines. Significantly improves inlet airflow for ultimate performance, especially when combined with a modified cylinder head. A must for turbo applications - can be used for upwards of 300hp. Easy fit direct replacement for stock.
would this intake manifold be overkill? can anyone make an educated guess as to the horsepower gain from this, if there is any loss anywhere in the powerband and where in the rpms would the gain be?
As far as know no one has it yet but I'm just asking for a educated guess from someone who has experiance with performance intake manifolds on other cars
In the way they discribe the product, I dont see it giving anymore HP unless you have something to push more air thru it. I guess the engine can only suck so much air without something helping it. I could be wrong..
I would say maybe a couple of HP better than the stock with no forced air. If you had a turbo, it would porbably give you alot more when replacing the stock.
I don't have any numbers for performance of the replacement intake manifolds. You need to get your hands on the Oct. issue of Sport Compact Car magazine, where the talked about how restrictive the intake manifold was.
Here is part of what they said:
"The intake manifold is a tortured, long runner mess seemingly designed to prevent horsepower. The throttle body is tiny and half shrouded in an effort to improve the Focus' crawling-through-traffic performance. The catalytic converter is nestled next to the engine and fed through a bizzare, convoluted, pinched exhaust manifold. The intake ports are straight and well positioned, but far to small for serious horsepower. The flywheel seems to weigh 30 lbs. And the cams, based solely on how the engine responds underfoot, seem ground for hauling groceries. It makes you want to replace everything, and that's exactly what we plan to do."
That was part II of their project Focus, which they didn't do the intake manifold... Guess you'll have to wait for part III
the 2000 zetec and the 2001 zetecs have diferant intake manifold designs, or from what i could see.
it looks like the runners are a little diferent., i just did a install (tb) on a 2001 and the intake looked diferant then mine, i didnt pay to much attentuion to it, but it was diferent.
this was a focus zetec 2001 and i as you all know run a 2000 zx3.
so yes there is a diferance, ill see if i can get some pics up by the end of this weekend to show the diferance.
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Yes, you are wrong. The intake will flow more air with less restriction. The reduction in restriction alone will provide a power increase. This intake was designed for a NATURALLY ASPIRATED application, no forced induction required.
Now, if we could just get Ford to release the damn thing to the public!