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Will94
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19th Jul 05 at 17:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Rite, currently driving a 1.2 8v and i've seen a 1.4 16v going dirt cheap with 50k on the clock and compression problems (so cheap i dont mind sorting this).

Basically besides the:
ENGINE
MANIFOLDS
ECU
LOOM
GEARBOX
ECOTEC PARTS

Is there anything else i'm gonna need for the conversion?
And just out of interest, what could cause an engine to stop running coz of low compression? hoping its jus the head gasket gone....
RobHayes
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might need the drivers side engine mount
Will94
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ok thanks mate... i might jus get all 3 mounts since they're probly in better nick than mine are lol

Anyone got any ideas as to what could cause low compression besides a dodgy ed gasket?
lee mitchell
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worn piston rings
jazzer2k3
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b4 u do this converstion .... get the key/ecu/pic-up that came with the car ..

Or else ull ave the same problem im havin with my 1.2 now GSi ... that wont start
Will94
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well the ecu and loom is included, but what do you mean by key and pick up?
Will94
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And another thing... will the gear linkages be the same?
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quote:
Originally posted by Will94
well the ecu and loom is included, but what do you mean by key and pick up?


need the chip from inside the key and the pick-up from round the lock barrel

see here:

Will94
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uh-oh... does that mean the immobilizer is built into part of the ECU?
Rileysport
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quote:
Originally posted by RobHayes
might need the drivers side engine mount


use your 1.2 8v mounts on it... all will fit and be fine
Greasemonkey
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yes alarm is built into ECU
Will94
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Bugger, so does that mean unless i get hold of the key & pick-up too then it'll just be dead?
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pretty much, unless you can get an ECU, key and pickup from another XE car.
Will94
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surely if i change the key then i hafta change the lock barrel too then?
Siberia
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remove the chip from the key and sello tape ot the the ignition barrel...
Greasemonkey
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the chip, key and ECU all have to come from same car, but like siberia said instead of changing the lock barrel, take the chip out the key of the doner car and sellotape it to the lock barrel in your car
RKS
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what year did they start doing this? as my gf has a 1.4 16v and she has a key without a chip and it works fine
Siberia
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at a gues i'd say 1997 as my gf's tigra has this system...

 
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