Jamesmx3 - 1.6 B6DE

  • Got my BP engine today!!

    it needs a new o-ring on the disty, but that'll get sorted when I strip it and rebuild.

  • Thats cool i bet your real excited. Is that an R6 in the pic?

  • I recently joined the RS club, just bought RSROADKILLA's old car.

    Think i'm going to put my ZE into it, over xmas holls.

    How come you didn't go for a ZE or BPT? Just to keep it straight forward?

    Which side of Preston are you on? Your not that far from me, about 50 mins or so.

    Is the IM the same? if not how much for your old one?

    Was the probe header and downpipe a direct fit?

  • yeh its my r6 in the pic, i'll be selling it soon though

    from what I've read, to put in a ze would mean getting a donar car, so its not really practical. And yeh I wanted to keep it simple, probably going to get the ecu and wiring loom for the BP, then just need to splice in the clocks.

    not sure on the IM it looks a little different, so sure you could take mine when im done. it won't be soon though!

    check out the 'how to' section for the write up on the probe stuff, i ended up taking mine to power flow because there are a few bends in the down pipe, that end up rubbing

    ill pm you the pics cos their gone when ive cleaned up my photobucket

    Would you or anybody be able to give me a hand with the swap?? if you're close(ish), cash or beers?? oh yeh im north side, actually garstang, between lancaster and preston.

  • Do you have all tools needed?
    An engine hoist?
    Set of axel stands or access to a 4 poster lift?
    Access to a garage or workshop?
    When are you looking to do it?

    Getting the engine ready to go in usually takes longer than swapping it, so i'd get all this prepped before doing the swap.

    • cleaning it
    • painting it
    • swapping any bits to make one good engine out of the two
    • do you need to do anything with the EGR for it to fit?
    • put in new waterpump
    • new cambelt
    • new clutch
    • new thermostat

    Got any links to people who have done this swap before, to seewhats involved?

  • The plan was to strip the engine, paint and rebuild with new gaskets cam belt ect, here I have a single garage and plenty of tools, my dad has a big workshop, was maybe gonna do the engine up here, then transport it to his to fit it indoors.

    I don't have a hoist yet, but planning on a stand and then might hire the hoist nearer the time. Not sure on a time scale at the mo, depends how I get on with the rebuild.

    There's plenty of info on the .com site, from what I've read if I use the new engines wiring and ecu it's basicly a straight swap, with a spliced for the clocks/dash plug.

  • Give me a shout when your ready to do the swap and I'll see what i'm up to at the time.

    Have you swapped any engines before?

  • Cheers, I've never done a swap before, I did strip and rebuild an engine from my fiesta, but used all the old parts cos it was going to scrap, it did run again tho!! I work as a mechanical/electrical fitter, so I can use the tools, just thought I'd be better off with some help.

    Got my engine stand today, going to hire a hoist on Saturday to lift it on.

  • exciting stuff! I ended up buying a hoist, £90 to hire from HSS for a weekend… £115 to buy HMMM! Damn I want to help, they need a bridge from here to there...

  • haha, my local hire place is £23 per day or £30 for the weekend, im hoping to get it just twice, once this week, then to get it off the lift and then hopfully get the engine in that same weekend.

    to get the engine on the stand, do I use the mounts for the alt, pas pump, ect? just looking at it, they seem the most obvious places am i being silly tho??


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