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 Post subject: Urgent help needed
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:20 pm 
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I'm hoping to complete my engine swap over the weekend after next. Me, tango and happypaul were going to do be doing the swap but Paul is worried he may not be able to do it now.

All being honest Paul was always going to be the brains behind the operation with me and tango just playing with spanners and carrying stuff. Neither of us really know what we are doing.

I'm based in Worcester, west midlands. I should be able to sort out a bed and it should only take the weekend :)

And if Paul is a legend and can make it (winkwink ;) ;) ) the more hands the better. I'll make sure there's some beers in the fridge

Let me know :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:23 pm 
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undo all the electric plugs! Undo all the pipes and drain any fluids. Take off engine mounts and take out engine!

Then bolt in new engine (doing necessary things for it to go in) and fitting is the reverse of removal :)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:06 pm 
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you come along, and bring danny if its that easy

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Mate, it's a piece of piss! If I wasn't busy that weekend I could've come and helped, but it's a bad one for me.

What engine for what engine?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:06 pm 
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1.8 replacing a 1.6. but need to put in 2L cams, changing the inlet for an HO. I have never really done anything like this and even tango has said he would prefer it if we had someone who had done it before, so its not just me

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I do understand mate, it does seem like a daunting task. Just gotta crack on with things and do some research! I done the Pulsar without any previous experience, and that was a proper bitch :lol:

Zetec's are easy, there's nothing in there :lol:

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Can't mate im on a piss up weekend holiday, ask Danny it might be worth seeing if he is free but I am unsure as I haven't spoken to him in a little while as he's been busy in work.

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Quick question. The new engine has been sat for a while. So Im gonna use an engine flush. Do I do this while it is still in the old car as then I can drain the shit out with all the fluid and put fresh stuff in when it goes into the new car. I was then gonna put in some STP engine additives to clean up the injectors and stuff when I fill up the car. That sound about right?

Oh and any help would be greatly appreciated still as I am still pretty nervous about it all.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:39 am 
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leave the old engine oil in the engine until its in your car and running, then do the flush then fill with fresh oil and new filter, as for additives, the only stuff i recommend as i know for a fact it works is the Forte or Wurth additives, anything your can buy in halfords is usually rubbish or make no difference.

as for replacing the cams, its easy, just follow the guide in the haynes manuel, i think its under the head gasket section, and just follow the tightening procedure and torque settings, can't go wrong then, and the inlet manifold, its easy to change, just make sure you replace or refit both the gaskets

did you get an ecu sorted in the end?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:12 pm 
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Best thing to do regarding cleaning injectors is take them to an injector cleaning place, pref' somewhere with an ASNU machine, and get them to ultrasonically clean them

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- Danny Boy - wrote:
Best thing to do regarding cleaning injectors is take them to an injector cleaning place, pref' somewhere with an ASNU machine, and get them to ultrasonically clean them


you can buy the machine your self cheaply from maplins, they're only cleaned in water, or some use a special solution, but its the ultrasonic waves which clean them, alot of people i know have had great results doing that them self


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:28 pm 
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Tonwah wrote:
as for replacing the cams, its easy, just follow the guide in the haynes manuel, i think its under the head gasket section, and just follow the tightening procedure and torque settings, can't go wrong then, and the inlet manifold, its easy to change, just make sure you replace or refit both the gaskets

did you get an ecu sorted in the end?


Yeah mate I got the ecu for pretty cheap then got the inlet, cams and maf all together from rs220bhp on here. Just got to sort it all out this weekend. Fancy helping out :)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:11 am 
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That good then, I think my engine conversion has cost me about £340 for everything I needed, that included a fiesta ghia too, aswel as a HO inlet from sjoyce on here which was cheap and then the 2.0 litre cams, maf sensor, TB, spare ecu and injector rail all for £30 from local scrappy, all I need is time now, I'd love to lend a hand with yours mate but a tad far, sorry bud


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