Hello my fellow Forte enthusiasts!!!!
It has begun!! Just this past weekend my build was officially in progress
For those who do not know i am currently setting myself up to be the first... YES THE FIRST.. Forte 1.6 Turbo to be fully built with a stock modified turbo. There are plenty of directions i could of taken with this build but this specific setup is something i wanted to tackle. No its not the most powerful of them all, but being the first forte in the country to break 300 is something i felt was pretty cool!!!
So in the build thread i am going to be updating per the events that are taking place. From the motor being pulled all the way to the Dyno tuning event i have put together in PA.
So here we go!!!
Came into work around 8am saturday morning to prepare to pull the motor. Luckily i do this for a living and have a good background/knowledge in the Kia world so this process was a breeze
As far as pulling a motor yes it is a very complicated process. But the more you do it the easier it gets.
Time to take the engine out clocked in roughly at 1.1 hours ( 1 hour 12 minutes )
For a quick reference labor hours for the Forte are as follows
14.0 Hours for Longblock
18.9 Hours For short block
7.2 Hours for Longblock
10.6 Hours of Shortblock
As you can see, as a tech is really hard to make any money with warranty repairs!!!! UGH!!!
here are some picture of the removal. They are not step by step or extremely detailed.
Aftere the removal process comes the break down. As of now there are a couple things that hold priority and needed to be stripped off the motor and shipped out
First came the stock turbo assembly. The turbo assembly needs to be removed from the engine and surrounding assembly and be shipped out to be "Stuffed"
What is Stuffed?? Well as for the turbo it will be "Stuffed" or modified with a bigger compressor wheel. We are very lucky to have a vendor that is so involved in this platform and has done countless hours of R&D for basically everything possible on this platform. Yes, i am speaking of TORK MOTORSPORTS.. John @ Tork has made a custom compressor wheel for our stock K03 Turbo. There are countless options when it comes to this upgrade and as John always does, he wanted the best for this platform and of course all of us, the customer and enthusiasts. That being said, after many hours of R&D, a compressor wheel was born.
here is a picture of the finished product. This is not mine, but one i get it back from the Shop doing the work i will post up.
This wheel was designed for the Hyundai turbine wheel and calculated to work with proper pressure ratio offset. There is such a thing as going to big, lol.
Target HP levels for this turbo is average 300-320 at 20-22 psi. Pushed to 26 psi we are expecting to see 350 WHP and pushed even further... race fuel... agressive tuning on a forged engine, we might be able to see 400 WHP.
This is going to be the upgrade for those who want to get that extra power without having to worry about drive-ability or pushing the stock components inside the engine.
This is a custom 6 blade billet compressor wheel that has been designed for the stock turbo cover. We could get a much larger compressor inside the cover but we were worried about the air "stacking" inside the compressor cover causing surge and other problems when running such a small compressor housing.
Next on the list to get ready was the flywheel. I have upgrade to a lightweight single mass flywheel by AASCO. Our stock flywheel is a Dual Mass and a monster at that (referring to weight) For those who don't know, Dual mass flywheels are designed to support the shock between the engine and trans to minimize the shock and driving feel to the driver. At the same time this also puts less stress on the engine/trans assembly as well. In return the drivability is much smoother and driving feel is altered in many ways. Many manufactures have this design, not only KIA/HYUNDAI. Dual Mass flywheels consist of either gears or dampeners internally that do the work. The issue with a Dual Mass is just another part to go bad. The higher power levels i will be producing will 100% reduce the life of the flywheel significantly. So instead of replacinga flywheel every XXX amount of miles, the best thing is to go to a Single Mass flywheel for a one time replacement. Not only do you loose the internal parts that would go bad over time, the weight of the flywheel also changes in our favor.
the new flywheel does not come with a ring gear. So in this case the ring gear needs to be removed from the stock flywheel and sent out to be heated and press onto the new flywheel. Removal of the ring gear just takes patience.
so i removed the ring gear and off it went in the mail!!!!!
Here are pictures and info on the flywheel
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