Melvin the Mev Mevster Discussion Thread

250buggys

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Hi Alan I had exactly the same issue with the ST170 engine the VVT solenoid is really long and no matter what I do it fouls the under side of the bonnet.

I have tried different engine mounts to overcome the issue. Some people add vents and bonnet bulges but not doing that.

I will strip the VVT off the engine when I can be bothered. Bit of a step backwards really as the ECU I am using controlls the VTT.

It doesn't matter, the ST170 engine is a bit more rugged than the blacktop Zetec but had I known what I know now I would have just gone with a 2.0 black top like Danny.

Glad yours fitted ok :)
 

Danny

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Hi Alan I had exactly the same issue with the ST170 engine the VVT solenoid is really long and no matter what I do it fouls the under side of the bonnet.

I have tried different engine mounts to overcome the issue. Some people add vents and bonnet bulges but not doing that.

I will strip the VVT off the engine when I can be bothered. Bit of a step backwards really as the ECU I am using controlls the VTT.

It doesn't matter, the ST170 engine is a bit more rugged than the blacktop Zetec but had I known what I know now I would have just gone with a 2.0 black top like Danny.

Glad yours fitted ok :)

glad I stuck to the blacktop....
 
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