As some of you know already, the Kenne Bell supercharger is hands down the most radical drivetrain mod for a 3.0L Escape/Tribute.
This was a while back but its "extremeness" hasn't changed one bit!
Anyway, install started at 7 pm 29/3/06.
Here is the 1.5 Liter Beast!
First, some needed parts and stuff.
Removed battery and battery tray to make space.
Dissasembly of upper manifold, TB removed and ICV also.
Upper manifold removed, lots ans lots of gunk inside, Time to clean!
Lots of stuff removed!
Factory plugs out, the ones in the rear bank were also really rusted and were kinda hard to remove.
New IT20 Denso Iridium plugs, only the best for the Xcape!
Old injectors and the new beefy 36lb ones. Also there you see the fuel rail and the lower manifolds.
The top of the manifold, lots of gunk here too. You can even see the valves! Those are clean at least!
Gotta tape up those holes, you dont want a metal anything going down there!
The fuel rail, lower manifold and injectors being put together.
The factory injectors connectors had to be cut and new ones have to be used. Very tedious proces of cutting, and soldering on the new connectors. Took like an hour or more to finish.
All done with the connectors, whew, finnaly!
The fuel rail going in
Fuel rail installed
The throttle position sensor and the ICV cables have be extended to reach their new location, here the wires are done and loomed up nice.
The new gaskets for the intake manifold going in, yes they are needed.
Motor mount coming out to make space to remove the power steering pulley
Half way there
Mount out! Next up is the power steering pulley.
Pulley comes out, I bent the a bit, pulley, too much muscle!
Thats enough for today, its 1 am!!! lets look back at the mess.... Oh yea, no hood for extra visibility!!!