the easiest on of the lot! The Duratec is so much like a race
engine that it's not surprising that finding the power is extremely
simple. The only weak link is the cast components - although
that's hardly a weak link since they'll take the punishment
to about 225bhp before they need swapping for steel. And that's
only because the safe rev limit's gone beyond that of regular
an induction change is all you need to make a Duratec produce
200bhp - but, it's the type of induction that does it; not all
induction is the same! Again SBD gave us the whole story.
the XE and the Zetec there are several ways to get 200bhp on
the Duratec. Swapping to sidedraughts on a 2-litre engine will
give around 175bhp, then you'd need cams to make the numbers
up on top of that.
more cost effective solution is to go straight to throttle bodies
and there's two types that SBD offer - regular parallel bore, which
are good to 195bhp with no other mods! Serious! But to tip the 200,
SBD have already made 203bhp on the tapered body versions - that is
a bit daft isn't it? A mere induction change is comparative peanuts,
especially when you compare it to the coming Crossflow!
Duratec 203bhp Taper Throttle Body Kit