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    Rebuilding a LET

    As some people know, I'm planning on dropping a ZLET into my car next year. I'm planning on having a new cam kit and water pump stuck on it as well.

    However, the thought has occured to me that it maybe better to have the engine rebuilt first, and I want to know more information on it, like if it's worth it, what's replaced, the cost, etc.

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    If your gonna be going for big power then chuck in some new internals.
    PHASE 3 ON A SWITCH WIV A GARRETT

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAF_GSI View Post
    If your gonna be going for big power then chuck in some new internals.
    I'm planning on 320-350bhp on switchable boost in the long run, but that won't be for at least a year after the engine has been put in.

    For when the engine goes in, I'll be sticking on my Dbilas air intake scoop, 1.9CDTi box with k&n panel filter, Milltek cat back exhaust, sprots cat and pre-cat de-cat. Thing is, I'd rather get the engine in first due to teh cost of it (about £3k with the mods), but I was wondering if it was worth saving that lil bit more to make sure the engine was good.

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    Sounds like you got a lot sorted already mate. I would say put the engine in first unless you have themoney to get the internals done? Be easier to do it whilst its out to be honest. Other than that tubular manifold and a proper turbo not VXR. LOL
    PHASE 3 ON A SWITCH WIV A GARRETT

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAF_GSI View Post
    Sounds like you got a lot sorted already mate. I would say put the engine in first unless you have themoney to get the internals done? Be easier to do it whilst its out to be honest. Other than that tubular manifold and a proper turbo not VXR. LOL
    TBH, I know very little about engine tuning, but I've been reading the threads that others post up to get ideas and try and see what's what.

    Thing is, as the conversion with the above bits are already costing alot of money, so I want to get it in as soon as the funds are raised, but then I don't want to get teh engine in and then a few weeks down the line something goes wrong with it, that is my main concern to be honest.

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    If your not gonna go for full power just yet then put the engine in have fun with it then when funds get bigger go for stronger parts. Oh take ya time and have fun wiv it. Put a 1.9cdti air box in it too.
    PHASE 3 ON A SWITCH WIV A GARRETT

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    to get 350bhp you will need a lot of work
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    Pistons and rods
    Cam's
    I would change head bolts to studs an nuts
    also why engine is apart match up inlet an outlets on the head to manifolds

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAF_GSI View Post
    If your not gonna go for full power just yet then put the engine in have fun with it then when funds get bigger go for stronger parts. Oh take ya time and have fun wiv it. Put a 1.9cdti air box in it too.
    I'm planning on getting the engine upto 250bhp near enough straight away, but on switchable boost to give me time to get used to the extra power as the last thing I wanna do is crash

    After reading more on it, I think that it would be best to get the engine in, then when I go for the higher power mods, then get it rebuilt when teh internals get uprated.

    Quote Originally Posted by dannysport18 View Post
    to get 350bhp you will need a lot of work
    uprated
    Pistons and rods
    Cam's
    I would change head bolts to studs an nuts
    also why engine is apart match up inlet an outlets on the head to manifolds
    I know it will be alot of work, but my god it will be worth it

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    if you want 350bhp rebuild engine when its out of the car
    cast pistons wont like over 300bhp
    every bit over 300bhp Costs a lot
    300bhp is Easyish

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannysport18 View Post
    if you want 350bhp rebuild engine when its out of the car
    cast pistons wont like over 300bhp
    every bit over 300bhp Costs a lot
    300bhp is Easyish
    I may just get it to nearish 300bhp until I can afford all the internals. I know the pistons and rods are bloody expensive though

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