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#30011
Re: Rebuild options for 400hp engine 10 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 314
If you're going for 400wheel you will need more, I'm informed that the 255 will go up to 500hp crank.
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#30015
Re: Rebuild options for 400hp engine 10 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 59
Yea I read that too. I'm going to ask Tim over at TB Developments what the best option would be. He's done a fair few big hp builds and he's always been good for advice. I'll be taking everything off the car anyway so I don't mind whacking a bigger system in there really.
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#30028
Re: Rebuild options for 400hp engine 10 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 59

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Thats her tucked away yesterday. I'm going to have to clear some of the crap out of the shed though! Have nowhere else to put anything so half of it's going in the skip!
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#30280
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Any thoughts on what you are going to tackle first Dan ?
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Marty J wrote:
Any thoughts on what you are going to tackle first Dan ?

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#30293
Re: Rebuild options for 400hp engine 10 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 59
You'd be suprised but thats what we did yesterday when the sun was out! Got the garage cleared and the lawn mowed haha!

As for the car I really don't know what to do. I'm trying to save a few euro for some parts at the minute. I've got the tools and I could probably start dropping the engine and then I can start doing the wire tuck, detailing engine bits, etc. Seems like a good enough idea?
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#30295
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Have you decided on the final spec yet, im really interested with how yours goes cause i wanna do the same at a later stage! Are you changin over to a rev3 head?
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#30296
Re: Rebuild options for 400hp engine 10 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 140
You should get some of those small sealable pastic bags for when you start stripping the engine down. Also get some stickers for the bags, then you know where to re-install everything.
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#30308
Re: Rebuild options for 400hp engine 10 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 59
Way ahead of you with the plastic bags and stickers. Have enough to stock a crime lab!

For the final spec Dara I'm thinking about the Garrett range from TBDev. GTX3071/76 not sure which one though. Think I may go for a Link ECU as well. The Power FC is a good piece of kit but it's a bit out dated.

Thinking as well about going for distributorless ignition and water/meth injection. Need to read up a bit more about it though. I know Mark has done something similar with his build.

It's going to be a slow process but should be worth it in the end!
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#30310
Re: Rebuild options for 400hp engine 10 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 140
That sounds like a good plan Dan. Those turbos will hit the sweet spot for the road. The Link is getting more popular and as you already know the guys at Elite Motor Performance like to use it.

The water injection will aid the cooling of the intake temperature which benefits the engine. This will reduce knock and gain a few more horses.

You really dont have to do the distributorless mod, especially if you are watching the cash. That mod will be one of my last things to do when I have the Hydra Nemesis EMs installed. It is more beneficial for the engine at high revs, but you wont gain much from it.
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#30319
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Yea I think I'll leave it. I won't be revving my engine too the recline that often so I'll do without. If I need it further down the line I can retro fit it.
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#30330
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If you've got big open roads there then go for the 3076 or maybe a 3082
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#30335
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I can't speak for Dan, but I get the impression that he wants an MR2 that you can point and squirt above and beyond the standard MR2 without the need for flexing its muscles too much.
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#31215
Re: Rebuild options for 400hp engine 10 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 59
Right, I've been talking with a company about turbo kits for the car and they have 3 in stock at the moment. Blitz K1-380 kit, Phoenix Power T04R kit and a GReddy TD06-20G kit. I'm not sure which one to go for really. It's going to be ages before I can afford it but I can put a deposit on one of them in 2 weeks time. Any opinions on which one would be best?

The TD06 is meant to be good for 450fwhp but I haven't seen many MR2's putting out that sort of power with them. The K1 kit is probably too small for my goals. The T04R kit is appealing but it's a lag monster! It may be a better option to just go with one of the newer Garrett GTX or Borg Warner kits even though they'll cost a good bit more.
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#31217
Re: Rebuild options for 400hp engine 10 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 314
Hey Dan, someone on mr2.com used the blitz turbo: www.mr2.com/forums/product-reviews/Toyot...blitz-turbo-kit.html

Sounds like it may be a bit low power for your goals?

The T04R would hit your power goals easilly. Here is an article on one in an MR2:
www.jdm-option.com/eng/pickup/05_11/phoenix.html

The only thing is that it's going to be very top end happy and maybe not so in the mid range. A GT3076 would give you the power you want with some headroom to up the boost later and also a nice mid end. The only downside is the price, if you found someone upgrading to a GTX install then you might pickup a good deal?
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#31632
Re: Rebuild options for 400hp engine 10 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 59
Sorry I didn't reply before Geoff, completely forgot! I was thinking about going for GReddy TD06 kit which I have found for a very good price. €1100! Thing is though I would probably be better off with a newer GT series turbo like the GT3076 or similar. I'm not going to go too mad with my power goals having thought it over though.

Anyway, bit of an update. The tear down has started!


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I've done a bit more since the last picture but not a lot. I should have the engine ready to come out very shortly. After that is where I'm going to be stuck as I'm doing this on my own and I don't have a crane or engine stand. I'm going to need to rent one for the day and figure out where I'm going to put the bloody engine while it gets fully torn to bits! :laugh:
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#31633
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Just to add the engine bay is FILTHY! Would nearly need a dust mask!
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#31639
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Hey Dan, this week I have been reading about the Precision 5857 turbo, that looks like it would be a potential match for what you want. They a bit cheaper than the 3076 also but put out better power with similar spool. Take a look at this thread on MR2oc.com:
www.mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=422393
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#31641
Re: Rebuild options for 400hp engine 10 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 140
Dan I have a crane to lift the engine out. If you could arrange a van and a day for it and myself to be transported from Buncrana to Letterkenny and back, I would help you to remove your engine.

What way are you going to keep the rear of the MR2 raised while the engine is dropped down ? I used a combination of building blocks and axle stands. You will also need to put the front wheels on something like blocks to raise the front. This is so the front lip does not scrape the floor when raising the rear of the car.
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Cheers for the link Quandry. The Precision turbo does look like a good choice but they're sketchy on the reliability side. Think I might just bite the bullet and go for the GT3076 kit from Tim. I'll be running it on standard 95 RON petrol as I can't get anything else up here. I'd be happy enough now with 400/450fwhp or so. Might be easier to live with and a bit more reliable.

Thanks for the offer Martin. Would the crane fit in the back of a Mondeo hatch back with the seats down? It's a massive boot! Does the crane fold down?
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#31659
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The crane does fold away but it is still bulky and quite heavy to lift. I'll take some measurements tomorrow.
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#31661
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No problem. I could try and get a loan of a van or rent one for the day. Shouldn't be too expensive. Plenty of van rental places in Letterkenny.
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#31663
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I'm not backing out on the offer, but if you have to hire a van it could work out cheaper to rent a crane from somewhere local. They would probably deliver it to your home. If you can get someone to lend you a van then all the better.

Anyway my offer still stands
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Yea well I'll have a look into it and see what the prices are like. If the lift will fit in the Mondeo then jobs a good'un. But there should be a tool hire place in town that can rent one out for the day.
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#31674
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Been looking around the web and noticed this trigger kit for the MR2. Click Me!

Could then look into getting some coil packs from a MK3 to fit in there? RacerX over in the States also does an adapter to fit on the cam cover so you don't have to drill into it for fixing.

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#31687
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Is it necessary to get a trigger wheel, over what power should you be looking into fitting one?
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#31693
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It's not really necessary for 400bhp from what I've been reading but I might as well do it while I have the whole engine out anyway. Looks neater and if I decide in the future to up the boost I'll not have to worry so much about the ignition side of things. Will probably get one of the MSD ignition boxes as well but need to find out which one it is I need.
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#31716
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Folded dimensions of crane. Height of the crane is just under 1.7 metres and width just under 1 metre.
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#31773
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Did you measure the Mondeo, Dan ?
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Would you believe I don't have a measuring tape. Or at least I can't find it any more! I'll try work something out but I won't be able to do much this weekend. Working until 6 Saturday morning and back in again Sunday evening so don't have much time. Will probably have it ready to drop but I won't be needing the lift for a few weeks yet. I'm going to ring Letterkenny Tool Hire and a few other places tomorrow about renting one for a day. Need to get myself an engine stand too.
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