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#28714
Re: V6 primer thread 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 217
Infamous wrote:
I've been wondering about V6's and how their paper work works?! lol
Obv you would have to inform insurance but...
You would have to inform the tax office of the engine swap?
What if you didn't?
Would they check this at the MOT centre?
If your car wasn't down as a 3.0 on the tax book would you fail an MOT because of this?
If no to the questions above could you just pay the normal mr2 tax or would u have to pay the higher tax band as its a bigger engine?!



I would think you would be in diffs if you didn't disclose it and get a revised V5. It wouldn't affect your car tax as it is based on the old system and is one price for 1500cc+ not like the more recent (totally unfair) emissions based system.

I would think that, if you didn't update the paperwork, you could have problems come a claim on your insurance as well.

MOT would probably be OK in that the car would pass, but you might find it is oid 'cause the car is different what your V5 says
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#28771
Re: V6 primer thread 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 32
Hi guys

Hope you are well, nearly forgot about this site in my winter hibernation

Car is gathering dust in the garage I'm afraid as it looks like I haven't the spare cash to insure her this year. Tempted to sell her if I got the right price, otherwise I'll just hold on to her as I know I'll never get the money thats been put into her.

I'll be in touch again soon when I have a bit more time
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#28772
Re: V6 primer thread 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 154
Would you be able to shed light on any of my questions GWrinkle, or have any advice in regards to an MR2 with a V6 transplant?
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#28775
Re: V6 primer thread 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 32
Of course.

As I'm Belfast based I can only answer from a UK perspective.

Like any modification you need to declare all to your insurers and the govt office dealing with road tax and MOTs, otherwise you could end up in a world of pain.

I bought mine converted. Previous owner had not declared it in the registration book (V5 here). Painless to do it but you may require an engineers report to certify that the conversion is safe. It didn't have any impact on road tax cost because of the age of the car.

At MOTs I don't mention the engine conversion. Its in the V5 for them to see. Ive taken it through 2 MOT's and it hasn't been mentioned once. Emissions wise its passed each time.

Cost to run would be expensive as an everyday car. But I use mine for only about 3k a year. Heavy footed driving is about 15 mpg, normal driving is 20-30 depending on mix of urban/rural/motorway driving. I have an N/A Rev 1 gearbox which has much shorter ratios than an equivalent Tubby box,. Makes for better acceleration but lower top speed and poor fuel economy.

Insurance can be expensive. I've paid on average £430 per year, fully comp, no claims limited to 5k miles and I'm 43 years old. Only two insurance companies in Northern Ireland will insure the car with this conversion.

Performance wise its somewhere between a 2 litre N/A and a standard Tubby. Its more of a cruiser than the high reving 2litre n/a. With loads of torque from 2k revs. I find the power deliver much more useable and more spread out than the tubby engine. Less of a wow factor without boost. Noise wise its incredible on full song.

With a short ratio box on a straight road shes marginaly slower than a standard Tubby to about 80,then the Tubby leaves it for dead. On twisties it doesn't matter what engine you have performance is much the same regardless of engine and is limited to how big your balls are and the suspension/brake set up
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#28776
Re: V6 primer thread 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 154
Cheers for the response, if the KC button was viewable I would send some your way.
Who are the two companies in NI that will quote for these cars?
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#28812
Re: V6 primer thread 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 32
No problem. Greenlight and AdrianFlux. I used Greenlight, they are very familiar with this conversion and give the most competitive quotes
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#29328
Re: V6 primer thread 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 154
Just wondering if anyone has any links to a 3VZ Turbo project thread?
I've been looking through this one tonight...
www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/showthread.php...hoozy-s-Mk2-V6-TURBO!
Tis crazy!
Posting it here for future reference.
I was 30pages deep after submitting this post, I just read on and found that this was abandoned
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#29329
Re: V6 primer thread 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 327
Here's another one for you and a home build.

Hmmm, V6 Twin Turbo
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#29360
Re: V6 primer thread 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 154
Cheers Slip.
Do you know of any where they've put the turbo on top of the gearbox as opposed to a boot mount?
I've read that for piping reasons etc its better to do a boot mount but I don't like the idea of cutting up an MR2 like that, even if it is for more horsies!
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#29374
Re: V6 primer thread 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 327
Infamous wrote:
Cheers Slip.
Do you know of any where they've put the turbo on top of the gearbox as opposed to a boot mount?
I've read that for piping reasons etc its better to do a boot mount but I don't like the idea of cutting up an MR2 like that, even if it is for more horsies!


Like this one: 5VZ (3.4 ltr V6)


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Link to more photos here.

JohnnyG's 5ZV Turbo[
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#29383
Re: V6 primer thread 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 154
Holy Mary Mother thats a big IC lol
See he's gone through the boot wall as well to hold that fridge of an IC in there.
I've been thinking about doing this but if I did i'd want everything in the engine bay, i'm not looking for huge power like that, just looking for an upscaled version of a 3SGTE, in 3VZ form and still reliable and where i didnt have to go changing everything to support the fecker.
Been looking for something that matches this to go on but so far I havent found anything like this.
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Re: V6 primer thread 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 327
Infamous wrote:
Holy Mary Mother thats a big IC lol
See he's gone through the boot wall as well to hold that fridge of an IC in there.
I've been thinking about doing this but if I did i'd want everything in the engine bay, i'm not looking for huge power like that, just looking for an upscaled version of a 3SGTE, in 3VZ form and still reliable and where i didnt have to go changing everything to support the fecker.
Been looking for something that matches this to go on but so far I havent found anything like this.


There is nothing easy about turboing the 3vz engine as it is N/A in its natural habitat. I have not seen a succesful one completed yet. But their is hope still with Hmmm's build.

TwoBrutal is a dangerous place to visit as it will give you notions and ideas you never tought relevant like a Mrk I V8's, Audi and Toyota engined, 3.5 Ltr V6's all marques, Diesel Mr2's, airplane engined Mrk II's, taking LSD's from spyders and putting the into Mrk II N/A gearboxes as plug and play, also lots of other mad stuff.

Here is one of interest if you are considering going V6. Woodsport & Dan are developing a s/charager kit for the 3VZ which will most likely be plug and play if you are only looking for about 6 PSI.

However nothing on TwoBrutal is off the shelf, you have been warned.
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