KLZE ID - Look Here!
!! THIS IS CONFIRMED AS A 1.8 !!
I'm buying my first KLZE, after quite a wait…
I wanted to run this past you guys. Need to know that this is the right engine, and ask is £550 delivered is a decent price: -
that's a 1.8 / k8 dude! Not worth half that! Unless he's running a k8 intake manifold on a ZE which would be retarded.
You want to look for KL31 1a1 or kl31 101 on the heads. The last 1a1/101 is very important- that means ZE. Not that a DE is a bad engine. Buy freedoms hybrid lump ;)
i have a de ze hybrid fro sale
all polished up which could be yours for cheaper than that !
its all polished up too
Cheers Marco, the guy at Nippon is checking that he's sent the right pictures.
I think half the people who've done the swap here have bought from them, so I trust they've got the right thing. Until now!
If anyone's selling a KLZE, nows the time to tell me about it!
Hi Freedom - This is to go into an OBD2 MX3 as well, if it was an OBD1 swap I might go for the hybrid at this point. Engine hunting is starting to get old!
Hehe well it's even in a stock mx3! Yea nippon have sourced most on here I think. If you do think you're onto one, get them to take photos of the head codes, and if possible the numbers on the cams.
Yup, I asked for all that! I've been reassured that it's the right thing. My response was that if it ain't then it's on its way back with a bill for return delivery, and I've been told that's fine. Verbally.
it came out of an obd1
has a de top end and a ze bottom end
3 branch manifolds had an oil filter new cam belt and water pump 4 months before it ws tken out
still in the car at presant
had a rr figure of 180 summink a while back too
theres a pic of the engine in my
a sad day but bargains to be had thread
Could I just put a curve neck KLZE IM on, and then I'd have a full ZE?
According to the guy at Nippon you can't turn around in a scrapyard in Tokyo without falling over one of these IMs. I'd reckon FordProbeStore can sort me out quick with one.
How come you ended up with the FrankenZE?
Right. So my seller is now saying that the pics are of a 1.6…. Oops.
Anyone got a ZE knocking about?
Told yee :P
You could try UK-poc. Tbh you'll probably struggle to find a better deal than chris/freedoms at the minute, even though it's not 100% ZE, it's still putting out great power. Can nippon not get a ZE for you at all then?
Well, we've had a recon from Dubai which fell through, a used engine in Birmingham which has ??? confusingly disappeared, and assorted phonecalls not returned from other suppliers. I've got an OBD2 swap planned, everything sat here waiting; stage 3 clutch, afpr, kl02 vaf, plugs, fluids, leads, blah blah. Even an OBD2 pc adaptor to get the codes to a laptop. Even have a mechanic lined up and agreed.
I do need a good engine at the right price though, small problem.
Last I heard from my contact at Nippon was that I was going to get a phonecall today asking for full payment, but he appears to have had some emergency, and ain't in. No-one else there knows about it.
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thats no 1.6
the 1.6 is a 4 cylinder lol
its a k8 in those pics
James - You can see why I posted the question right?! I don't think the guy at Nippon is having a good Monday… Probably wait for the other guy to get back, which might be tomorrow, or who knows? :roll:
Again, cheers for the help here guys.
no youd need the heads
and i built it
was told that the bottom end was a ze wen i got it
and definately looked different to the one that was one there
you would need heads and im and an ecu to make a full ze
hope this helps
That's cool, but I have no idea whether it's compatible or not. I'm just going to have to wait for a ZE proper. Nippon have told me they can get me a recon, but I reckon it'll be a new order from Japan, so 6 weeks on the boat.
No rush…. :roll:
could always turbo your k8 in the meantime ;)
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yeh a turbo k8 on 6 psi boost can just about brake the 200 bhp mark
plus more torque, I think it'd whip a ZE alright.
My k8 blew on the motorway at speed. Seized. It was not fun. I need a new engine.