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Hot!Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC!

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Re: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2018/11/08 09:21:30 (permalink)
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Nice work Paul, I'm going to want one of these 👍
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Re: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2018/11/24 11:09:25 (permalink)
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Just starting to look at the wiring loom as I need to incorporate additional fuses / relays for the added accessories (EPAS, fuel pump, ECU etc). I also need to add relays to the original wiring to help save the ancient switch gear. In tracing the wiring (as I don’t have a complete RS2000 schematic) it’s obvious why things like headlamp switches melt!! The High beam wiring enters the fuse box as a single wire, through the fuse (8A according to the schematic 🤔- assume RS was 20A) and exits in a parallel circuit each feeding their respective high beam and driving lamps. Now even with stock 55w lamps that’s 220w or 18.3A which I consider a significant load to be placed switchgear expecting to last. Some then replace the drivingamps with 100w bulbs and wonder why things don’t last 🤔.

In any case relays are going in for the headlamps, Ignition, fuel pump, horn etc this time around.

Cheers

Paul
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Re: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2018/11/24 11:57:27 (permalink)
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Have you thought about getting a whole new loom made? the quality of the build is already so high.

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Re: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2018/11/24 12:49:55 (permalink)
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No I haven’t as I have 2 identical looms and will use the matching wire colors to extend wiring as required to relocate the fuse box to the passenger footwell. Thanks for the kind words but this is a budget build and I consider a complete new loom an unnecessary expense. Whilst I’m a sparky I can’t justify the material cost of rewiring - the only real advantage is weight saving as the original loom is in good condition. I will however replace some of the connectors that aren’t up to scratch as I go also. In addition the plugs for the OEM switchgear (stalks, ignition barrel) is unavailable which means joining new to old wiring anyhow.

Cheers

Paul
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Re: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2018/11/24 17:05:00 (permalink)
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Hey Paul,
 
I used a EZ WIRE kit and for $200 was awesome and very easy to install.
 
I thoroughly recommend it
 
https://www.ezwiring.com/...tandard-wiring-harness
 
Cheers,

Matt 
post edited by Matt75 - 2018/11/24 17:10:17

 
My 4 door MK II Resto
http://www.classic-ford.org/cfp/tm.aspx?m=37623

RS Owners Club Victoria Committee Member - http://rsocvic.com/
 
 
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Re: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2018/11/24 21:25:19 (permalink)
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Thanks Matt. If the original loom was no good then I may consider rewiring. I think it OTT for my purposes.

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Paul
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Re: Paul's Mk2 RS2000 project - Now going ZETEC! 2018/12/02 21:32:06 (permalink)
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After much procrastination I finally settled on a position to mount the Haltech ECU. I made a custom plate which bolts to the wiper motor bracket and will also have a nutsert into the firewall (outside the engine bay in the wheel well). I have also made provisions for the Wideband module to mount directly behind it. This location allows plenty of loom length as it's adjacent to the original loom entry point. Just waiting for my fuse / relay panel to arrive so I can position it all to confirm it all fits 

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Paul
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