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Old 24-08-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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L3 (2.3 duratec) conversion

with damaged cars now worth nothing, would it be posible to put a 2.0 or 2.3 duratec L3 engine, box, brakes into a BA astina? an sp23 can be had for about $1500 now as a stat write off this seems like a good opportunity to do an engine swap...
anyone done this at all?
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Old 24-08-2011, 10:35 PM   #2
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Not worth it IMO, and for starters the engine is facing the wrong way to start with.
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Old 25-08-2011, 12:16 AM   #3
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The engine is way too big to clear the bonnet and or ground lol
I looked in to this (ba anyway) I wanted to tinker with the idea of a mzr in a ba
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Old 25-08-2011, 07:21 AM   #4
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even if you could make it fit. the money spent on custom engine mounts, driveshafts and loom/electrics, you might as well put a bpt in.

the $5.5K minimum you'll spend fitting it and the 100s of issues you have with the c-bus electrics from the sp23 loom, all for a 30kW again.

engine $1500
fitting $1000+
engine mounts $2000
driveshafts $1000

you might as well spend $600 on a old bpt, $2000 rebuilding it with quality parts, and another $1000 fitting it. and gain 47kW for $3600.
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Old 25-08-2011, 04:43 PM   #5
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even if you could make it fit. the money spent on custom engine mounts, driveshafts and loom/electrics, you might as well put a bpt in.

the $5.5K minimum you'll spend fitting it and the 100s of issues you have with the c-bus electrics from the sp23 loom, all for a 30kW again.

engine $1500
fitting $1000+
engine mounts $2000
driveshafts $1000

you might as well spend $600 on a old bpt, $2000 rebuilding it with quality parts, and another $1000 fitting it. and gain 47kW for $3600.
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