Jono's KLZE Project - Turbo Build Begins

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    Ok, I have been getting the ZE ready for a few weeks now, and most parts are on order for the swap!

    Over the last 6 weekends I have been working on the IM - Polishing, which has been a real pain!

    Now I have painted the cam covers:

    Rear Cam Cover:

    Front Cam Cover: (Before)

    Front Cam Cover (After - Some Letters need to be touched up as they got of blue on them)

    Inlet Manifold: (Nearly Finished Polish & Before Paint)

    Hopefully tonight I should be able to finish the IM and get everything back onto the engine, then…. I should be able to get the ZE swapped in the next few weeks :D


  • Nice work buddy, sanding the Inlet is a pain but worth it.

  • Looking tasty mate, bet you're excited as fook.

  • thats it im saving for a klze!!!

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    Yep, cant wait!!

    If all goes to plan I should be swapping weekend after next! :twisted:

    I got most of the stuff back on last night, just gota do a few bits to the IM tonight and then all I have to do is wait for my clutch & brakes.


  • There is a K series UD pulley on ebay for £30 and £12 delivery!

    Get it, 5 Bhp extra due to less rotational friction from underdriving auxilliarys…You will need a shorter belt for the Power steering and Alternator from Halfords but for a cost of £50 for it all its a sweet mod...

    Also try and stretch for a Fidenza flywheel, they aint cheap but if you want rapid accel its a little help!

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    Ahh Man!!! Dont do this too me! lol

    Not sure if I can afford it with the bumper aswell!!!

    Can it be done after the swap - I assume the motor would need to be pulled again?

    Luckly my fiancee has just bought a new car so I can "borrow" that if me MX-3 is off the road now! HAHAHA

    As for the flywheel I was thinking about it, but decided to keep the K8 one as I want the car to be a comfort everyday drive - cant be assed to have it keep dropping revs when idle!!

    BTW: The ZE is all back together now - will post some pics l8r


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    Pic as promised!!!



  • phwoar!lookin beautiful mate:D

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    Thanks :D

    BTW: The blue has come out a little light with the flash, have a look a few posts above (on page 1) for the full effect of the front cam cover.

    Anyone notice the VRIS valves? 8)


  • Looks sweet, id deffo try and do the flywheel and UD pulley whilst the engines out as the UD pulley needs minor grinding of the ally block near the crank…

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    Ok, I have decided to leave the pully for now!!

    Tommy, I might be down Looe sometime this month for my cousins 18th. :D

    Looks like my parts will arrive tuesday & wednesday - so all I need now is the various oils & fluids & replacement belts and im ready for the swap - all going well I should do it next weekend!!


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    Brakes have arrived :D

    Black Diamond - Drilled & Grooved disks all round. (Black Diamond Predator Pads AR too)

    Just waiting for the clutch - if that arrives by friday then the ZE is goin in baby!!! :twisted:


  • That engine is looking sweet..

    Good luck with the swap, take lots of pics and make lots of notes as yo go. We could do with a swap guide on here… :wink:

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    Looks like I have everything I need now:

    The MX-3 has gone to bed early, as it has a few big days ahead of it :D

    The swap is going ahead tomorrow… :shock:


  • nice one mate and good luck….

  • good luck!

  • I wish I lived near you, I'd love to have lent a hand. Keep us posted… bet you can't wait :D

  • Gripforce Clutch By any Chance Jono, here was my ZE before dropping in when i was swaping bits over both next to each other on the floor 8) I have got all my old pics now so will make a swap guide soon, call me if you have any probs….

    This was the last time my old K8 saw daylight, poor thing, Dec 2005

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    Tommy, no not a gripforce - xceedy I think, lol.

    After 2 days of f*****g rusted & ceased bolts the ZE is in!! (Almost)

    K8, all ready to come out

    Up it goes

    Umm… is something missing from this picture?? lol

    Wont need this anymore

    ZE is in!

    So the ZE is in, all the under car things are back on & done, just leaves the harness & the crap on top to go back in :D

    Btw EGR is sooo easy to migrate! :D

    I will give the full step by step after it is all done! With the list of swapped parts.

    Next update will be ZE running (I hope!!!)



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