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    245 T5 "Matilda"

    Well, I've finally started this project. Matilda (1992 240SE estate) is in the newly extended man-cave ready to have her heart transplant.

    I've got a B5234T3 to go in her and have provisionally got a whiteblock M90 to go behind it.

    The plan is as follows:

    fit engine and 'box

    Add huuuge intercooler

    Make intake and exhaust manifolds

    add some engine management

    Enjoy!

    Plus all the other little jobs, of course, like making an exhaust, wiring everything up, cooling, etc, etc.

    The eventual plan is to run loads of boost with a Holset HX35 or similar, but since my budget is miniscule I'll start off with the stock 16T for now (with added boost pressure)

    If anyone is expecting a fast paced build then look elsewhere! Work, family and financial commitments mean that this will get done as and when I have the time and money to continue, and used parts will be sourced to keep costs down where safe & feasible. For example, rather than buy huge injectors I could, since I need to make a manifold anyway, have two banks of stock injectors. Anyway, the engine and 'box are coming out tomorrow and all the parts are for sale if anyone wants anything (a lot of it is already sold)

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    Love a boosted 245, even better with Whiteblock power!

    However, I think you may have the wrong engine, looking at the one on the stand there. Does look nice though with the white rocker cover

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    Lol! The original plan was to +T first and T5 later, but an impromptu internet search brought up a whiteblock M90 and so it seemed daft to do the job twice. The +T engine is what you see in the foreground of the picture. That will most likely get scrapped.

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    I was in the same boat with my engine rebuild, time + money + family meant it took 4 years to get it back on the road and I still haven't finished with it.

    You going to beef up the internals of the T5 engine? Some forged rods would be a good idea if you're planning a mahoosive turbo in future.
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    Eventually it'll have decent rods and a big turbo. For now, sadly, budget dictates that it retains it's 16T and stock rods. Still, with a little extra boost it'll have 300bhp, and that's almost three times the stock engine's power!

    In the mean time, I've acquired a Jeep Grand Cherokee to help me familiarise myself with the projected fuel consumption. I'm so glad I don't have to commute!!!!

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    Well, today's progress has been slow but sure. I've stripped all the gubbins off the whiteblock and removed the sump. I've then photographed it and asked a laser cutting company to quote me for a flange in mild steel. I'm also on the lookout for a manifold flange so I can start building the header.
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