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    MK3 z16 xe engine swap

    My mates car recently failed its mot on emissions so badly it clogged the machine. realising the 110k engine was on its last legs after a herd years thrashing we managed to find a 52k engine and box in a scrap yard so after he managed to scrape the cash together it was obv what needed to be done. heres a couple of pics of the 6 hour engine removal.

    The tb was absolutely caked aswell as most of the other bits we took off.







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    Thats an interesting swap!

    How much did you get the z16 lump for?
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    some good progress there mate
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    bang a modified power box on the top and an enclosed induction kit and it will fly

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    Quote Originally Posted by crimbo14 View Post
    bang a modified power box on the top and an enclosed induction kit and it will fly
    Dont think its that simple with the Z16 engine whacking a power box on
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    paid 150 for the engine and my mate threw in the gearbox, starter motor alternator etc for free. that a decent price?

    gonna clean the engine bay tomorrow and then the new engines going in saturday. gonna be a long day.


    how much are the power boxes? hes on a low budget so cheap mods only for now. the engine we removed is getting stripped and rebuilt, gonna have a go at diy port n polish. he might sell u it cheap if ur interested. needs the oil seals and piston rings replacing we think.

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    well we got the engine and gearbox in today and got it running. a couple of slight problems though.... a couple of the lifters arent getting oil and it sounds cammy. my uncle tells me its because its been stood for so long with no oil. any ideas how to sort it out. also think we put a couple of breather pipes on wrong. need to look for photos on net but if any of you have any please post them just so we can check theyr on right. cheers.

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