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    Fitting an Me7 Engine to my 97R

    As the engine in my R has just about had it I'm going to be replacing it with a 2003 Me7 motor out of an S60, I already have the engine but I need advice on what I need to do to adapt it to the older car. Any advice would be appreciated as I'm waiting to fit it next week.
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    I'm guessing a 2003 S60 wiring harness would be a good start.

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    Difficult swap, I have tried it the other way round and the problems come with the two different sets of electronics between the main car and engine! I suspect you would struggle to set the diagnostic systems up in case of a problem....

    I suspect the easiest way would be to use the pre Me7 head on the Me7 block and keep the pre Me7 system but I am guessing you want a complete transfer?

    Failing that I would try and find a Me7 70 classic and steal the entire wiring loom fuse box etc.....
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    I’m not actually using the Me7 systems, I’ll be adding the older inlet manifold,throttle, dizzy etc.. Basically converting it to run on the older stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    I’m not actually using the Me7 systems, I’ll be adding the older inlet manifold,throttle, dizzy etc.. Basically converting it to run on the older stuff.
    Can you add a dizzy to an Me7 head?

    I guess you will have to blank the VVT as well....
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNuT View Post
    Can you add a dizzy to an Me7 head?

    I guess you will have to blank the VVT as well....
    Apparently so, halfway through the conversion at the minute so I'll let you know in a few days what actually needs to be swapped. Currently got the turbo plumbing sorted, the engine mounts, just need to confirm the fuel pipe routing and then adding the distrubutor and cam sensor etc..
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    Good luck with it all, look forward to hearing the progress.

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    I'm sure Oblark did this in his 850 or 240 project, so there will be a mine of information in his project threads. ...good to see you back Craig and the v70r geting yet more love, good luck with the swap

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    Well it's in and running, just need to finess the details like getting the engine covers to fit, sort proper routing for the fuel pipes and bleed my clutch.. Hoping to test run it in a couple of hours.
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    clutch bleeding....good luck with that Craig, my last attempt on Gul was a nightmare to get bled properly

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoleT-5R View Post
    clutch bleeding....good luck with that Craig, my last attempt on Gul was a nightmare to get bled properly
    Done!! Was a bit of a pig but got there in the end.. Took it for a spin, it's REALLY quiet.. Not sure if I have a minor leak from something somewhere, stopped the car for a minute in the rain and was left with a lovely rainbow under the car when I moved it. Not really pushed it yet to see what it goes like.
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    Is it still only 2wd??

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeT5 View Post
    Is it still only 2wd??
    Yup, I didn't go the whole hog and convert it to 4wd as well, I only had a week off work to do the engine conversion as it was,lol
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    Good to her the old girl is going again....good job sir

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    Thanks buddy, surprised she's still going after all these years tbh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    Thanks buddy, surprised she's still going after all these years tbh
    I keep getting a bollocking for not fixing Jayne's one yet, may be this winter it will get done, then it has waited 6 years, so I really should pull my finger out and get on with it.

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