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Author Another Engine Conversion one......Quick question -
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8th Apr 03 at 08:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My sisters 1.4 8v Engine in her merit has died, If i were to give her my 1.4 16v engine from my Sri, what else apart from the engine, would i need to move across??

Gearbox?
Brakes?
Sus?
Drive shafts?

Or will everything already be up to the job??

Thanks.

[Edited on 08-04-2003 by Bonus]
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8th Apr 03 at 09:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

brakes and gear box.
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8th Apr 03 at 09:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ok cool, more i can sell to her then
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Would that just be the front brakes or would i need to swap the drums too?
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just the front brakes. the merit has those crappy solid discs, yours are same diameter just vented and much better.
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8th Apr 03 at 09:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Sweet, cheers for the info Kris
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8th Apr 03 at 09:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The engine mounting points are different between an 8v and 16v also.
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What would i need to get round that then pete?
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quote:
Originally posted by Kris TD
just the front brakes. the merit has those crappy solid discs, yours are same diameter just vented and much better.


You mean , much better than solid type corsa discs. I say this because the i find the vented type are SHIT too.
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quote:
Originally posted by Cybermonkey24
quote:
Originally posted by Kris TD
just the front brakes. the merit has those crappy solid discs, yours are same diameter just vented and much better.


You mean , much better than solid type corsa discs. I say this because the i find the vented type are SHIT too.


yep, i had solid ones on my td and i nearly crashed so many times cos they always faded, so i got some vented ones, much better, but still fade so ive got cally turbo ones waiting to go on now.
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Kris, to convert the front brakes across then, what would need to be changed? Disks pads and callipers? Would the master cylinder be up to the job on the on the merit?
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8th Apr 03 at 10:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yep, just discs pads and calipers

did it too mine, easy job took half hour.
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8th Apr 03 at 10:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Good good. you know anything about needing to change the engine mounting points??
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the 16v mount is in the chassis leg low down where as the the 8v is higher up and on the outside. i spose u would have to cut away old mount and cut the leg to fit the new mount.
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8th Apr 03 at 10:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Oh dear, that sounds like a big job

How hard would that be lee?

[Edited on 08-04-2003 by Bonus]
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8th Apr 03 at 11:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Dont forget loom and ECU, prod bigger fuel pump aswell
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Could i just move the loom and ECU across from the Sri to the merit??

Would i need a new fuel pump in my SRi if a 2ltr went in instead of the 1.4 16v, if so i can give her the fuel pump from my sri too. Just a case of swaping it across again or wot?

Thanks for the help so far guys
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8th Apr 03 at 11:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah just swop it all over, If ya puttin a 2l in you'll be takin most of it out anyway
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Well the 2ltr is the plan.

Its all started now my sisters 1.4 8v has died. If its not to complicated to do, i'll let her have my 1.4 16v cheap cos she cant afford to fix the car really, and put it in for her. That then leaves my car ready for the 2ltr to drop in!

Just trying to find out what the problems would be putting the 16v into the hole where the 8v came out. Only thing thats worrying me so far is this engine mount thing. Other then that its sounding like almost a straight swap.

Any other potential problems that i would need to think about here people???
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wouldnt be two difficult i wouldnt of thougt. looms and rest wouldnt be a problem. u would need to put a mpi fuel pump out of an sri or gsi in the merit also. as with a 2litre u would need the same pump.
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Lee you do conversions dont you?? (been having a search and ure name comes up alot) If i were to have this done for me, the 16v into th 8v, what sort of price would i be looking at?

2ltr conversion about 500 quid labour i think i read somewhere so would it be about the same price to do this conversion or a little cheaper or wot??

Cheers
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about half that price m8. but if ur doin the 8v then u will need urs done at the same time so could sort u out a very good price
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U2U sent!
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u2u replied
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Jesus fecking christ, I can't belive your all here discussing putting a 2L engine in a bloody corsa

Why bother? Just buy a faster car you dweeb!!! Did you not know corsas are slow

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