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Author madmagcat
In garage
#1 | Posted: 9 Oct 2014 15:23 
Hi everybody!
I'm trying to make my path amongst the various caterham engines... It's a jungle!! RESCUE ME!!!
Kent crossflow
K rover
Sigma
Duratec
Opinions about?
Would like to know the pros and cons of each engine.
Level of tunings and hp output achievable with reliability. Focused on fast blat and touring use
It's a can of worms?
Thanks, Madmagcat

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#2 | Posted: 9 Oct 2014 16:07 
You have missed the Zetec - a great upgrade for any Xflow!

Eugene
Le Presidente

Author Mad Hatter
At Le Bounty
#3 | Posted: 9 Oct 2014 16:20 
Duratec would have to be top of the tree for performance
Zetec for value for money

Author madmagcat
In garage
#4 | Posted: 9 Oct 2014 17:52 
Eugene
Zetec? Another tree in the jungle?!!

Thanks Eugene

Author madmagcat
In garage
#5 | Posted: 9 Oct 2014 18:03 
Mad Hatter
Thanks Mad Hatter. Is the zetec reliable? i ask because in Rome don't know about mechanic experts in caterham....

Author rockinjv

On country roads
#6 | Posted: 10 Oct 2014 09:06 
seems to work ok in fiestas
test

Author Eugene

Heading South
Male
#7 | Posted: 10 Oct 2014 09:17 
The Zetec is not supplied by standard from Caterham, but is fitted in may older 7's as a replacement for Xflows, as installation is simple (exhaust on same side, as well as having the same gearbox mountings, etc...)

It is also easy to get 200BHP from, very, very reliably.

I have one in Eugene, and I love it (210BHP, and lots of torque, so lovely to drive!).
Mad Hatter knows my 7 well, and will attest to its abilities - and it's live axle too!

Zetec
Eugene
Le Presidente

Author Mad Hatter
At Le Bounty
#8 | Posted: 10 Oct 2014 09:24 
rockinjv:
seems to work ok in fiestas



Is that the dual fuel version

Author madmagcat
In garage
#9 | Posted: 10 Oct 2014 14:39 
Hi guys, sorry for for delay.
Eugene you car looks fantastic...
Made some research about zetec engines and sadly discovered today: in Italy you can't swap different engines in your car.
If your engine engine broke you can replace with an identical one or another registered in the technical data sheet of the car (bureaucracy).
It's no legal and the insurance don't cover damages in case of need... I must search an example with the right engine from the start and upgrade later.
Seems the search of the RIGHT ONE will be more complicated!!
( i know... at the end of the story I'll be bankrupt buyig a 620r modified with 3 turbos, doors and tin top!!!!) and it's all fault to the happy seveners!!

Author Stuart7

Back on the road
#10 | Posted: 10 Oct 2014 19:02 
Hi madmagcat, a big welcome to 7-DNA
If you have not already contacted them, I am sure the Italian Lotus 7 Club can help you with your search.
Email: amministrazione@lotus7club.it
Web: www.lotus7club.it
Good luck

Author madmagcat
In garage
#11 | Posted: 11 Oct 2014 09:23 
Stuart7
Hi Stuart thanks for the welcome and the information. I'll contact the Italian club. Ciao

Author adaraujo
On driveway
#12 | Posted: 13 Oct 2014 11:53 
Right one!...

It is like tyre subject... 1 person =1 opinion

Hartley Enterprises (Bolt 4), Duratec (2.3), BDR, K-series (1.6)... Well my case 1 person = 4 opinions
Man O'Douro + Portugal International Seven Meeting - Douro Valley 2015

Author madmagcat
In garage
#13 | Posted: 14 Oct 2014 22:30 
Adaraujo maybe i start to think: in every thing in sevenesque world there is a huuuuge number of perspectives... no one has the latest truth!! and this is great|

Author Mogster

Filling up again
#14 | Posted: 16 Oct 2014 20:51 
How about exporting the car to UK, re-registering and doing the engine upgrade and then exporting back to Italy (apologies if this is a stupid idea but I'm now well down a bottle of red wine

Author madmagcat
In garage
#15 | Posted: 16 Oct 2014 21:36 
Mogster
ciao Mogster! i think your wine is good and strong! very appreciated the advise , but i think it's a little bit complicated! i don't want challenge the italian bureaucracy twice!! it's like to fight windmills!!!! Now i'm in touch with the guys of the italian lotus forum and they suggested mi to buy an r300. i have to stretch my budget to 27k pounds but maybe i can find a good specced one... i hope.

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