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Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 3:28 pm 
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nice work mate..im about to start a similar project with my au motor ive rebuilt.

just wanting to know how long it takes to remove the old engine/fit the new one and hook it up?

i don't want to be off the road for too long, but can't leave it too late (its getting marked..)

im thinking 2-3 weeks should be fine for removing old one, fitting new one (including t5 conversion) and tuning ect.. will be enough
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Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 4:28 pm 
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It took me 8 days, shut down to start up. Doing about 4-5 hrs a day.

If your not doing VCT, you dont need to redo the wiring harness. You can simply wire in the coolant sensor in near the connector.

Manual Conversion wise : I removed the Engine and gearbox together - and if its a manual Id throw them in together.
The Engine Crane I used had too many links of chain to the hook (from the engine crane itself) - so I lost some clearance, and it wasnt as clean as I wanted to pull out. Put the engine in by itself, and was lucky that everything pretty much just lined up. 30 mins mucking around and I was ready to go.

I think you could do it in 2-3 days if you planned it.

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Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 4:43 pm 
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Well - more pics. They arent great... but theres some. Still needs cleaning up.
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Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 8:07 pm 
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nice work dude :)

congrats


3rd pic looks like some spillage!

 

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Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 8:09 pm 
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Work mate! How's she drive ?

 

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Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 8:16 pm 
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Im still working on drive - looks like I may need exhaust work.

Yeah I had 2 leaks - front O-Ring thermostat cover, and the water tap. All sorted now... just didnt have a host to clear it out.

Its certainly smoother. I also upgraded the transmission and thats been nice.
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