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 Post subject: Re: 2.0 conversions
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:48 pm 
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If i was a bit closer then i would come help, im sure theres someone local.

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 Post subject: Re: 2.0 conversions
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:20 pm 
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I started mines just before christmas when the 1.6 went tits up.

I've been doing it myself, after work, on the drive, in the snow and rain... not ideal, but m'eh!!

Best advice I can give is as follows:
1) Get a haynes manual, read it, but by all means don't worry if you can't follow it to the letter ;)
2) Definitely get some mates round, doing it by yourself is a right royal pain in the arse!
3) If you have room to do it inside, do it.
4) Before you start and take the car off the road, take it to someone with a steam cleaner and get them to give the engine bay a proper good clean, as removing crappy oilly crap is not nice, and the cleaner it is the less soul destroying it is :)
5) Print out the various Si to 2.0 ltr, XR2i to 2.0ltr etc guides so you have them in the garage with you.
6) Take you time, enjoy the process, and if you get stuck, take a step back read the bit of the guides and see if you can think through it. If not, just come on and ask, someone will have done the exact same thing as you before ;)
7) Plan to have the car off the road for a couple of days longer than you think it'll take, just in case.
8) Make sure you have a decent tool kit. I bought the Halfords Advanced 152(i think) one which is half price at £100 at the mo, and the only extra tools I've needed is a torque wrench, clutch alignment tool, cam timing kit and a smaller Inverse Torx bit for the exhaust manifold studs.

The whole process is a simple nuts and bolts job as Paul implied, and if you can hold a spanner and think about how an engine works, you'll be laughing :)

That said, I haven't tried turning mines over yet so I reserve the right to come back and change the above as it may be utter bollox :D

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 Post subject: Re: 2.0 conversions
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:31 pm 
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Quality advice guys, i didnt actually realise the haynes manual had an engine removal section, goes to show how much ive looked at it lol. Ive taken plenty of things apart before but kept going to have a look at the engine then have major second thoughts lol. Well ive got plenty of time, the cars been sorn since beginning of winter and got a fair size garage to work in, Ill study the haynes manual then go for it. Ive read that its best to use an rs1800 manifold, does this make a big difference, is this what everyone else is useing?

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 Post subject: Re: 2.0 conversions
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:41 pm 
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Yeah use an rs1800 manifold, they are good for 130bhp. 99% of people use them :)

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 Post subject: Re: 2.0 conversions
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:44 pm 
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lol i didnt know the haynes did either :P ive just sorted myself a 2.0l too ant, so ill be in the same boat as you soon! you sorted a gearbox?

main thing is tools, a lot of my tools are cheap crappy stuff, so ill know ill have to spend a good few bob on a decent socket set and spanners etc... alllll about the money lol

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