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Old 12 Jul 2009, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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looking later rather than sooner, so what do you recommend capacity wise? at mo imthinking about 2.0, 2.1 or 2.3, not interested in 2.5 (unless you can convince me they are better than everybody says) also where to get it done and why
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Old 12 Jul 2009, 07:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it all depens on your budget you can easily get decent torque and bhp from a 2 litre if you spend your money right
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Old 12 Jul 2009, 07:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Would stick with the 2.0 litre. They will give you some power. They are not hard to rebuild. I am in the process of doing mine now.
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Old 13 Jul 2009, 11:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Give Martyn or Alan a bell at Alan Jeffery - Engine Tuner they do a 2.1 at a very good cost.
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Old 13 Jul 2009, 11:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: engine rebuild

not sure y your so anti 2.5?

realisticly your choice is gonna be set by your budget, what you lookign to spend?
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Old 13 Jul 2009, 12:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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not sure y your so anti 2.5?

realisticly your choice is gonna be set by your budget, what you lookign to spend?
to be honest its a case of what it costs is what it costs, i only want to do this once so dont want a cheap shabby job and im not refering to any tuners out there, as for 2.5 i just keep hearing that they blow up or should i say head gasket failure, this is enough to put me off so i wont be going down that route.
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Old 14 Jul 2009, 12:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: engine rebuild

the headgaskets only tend to go on the high power builds.

a basic 2.5 buils is normally around 4-5k and then if you want higher power the price goes up.

scoobyclinic do an off the shelf 450bhp engine which is based on a 2.5, costs about 9 grand, but for what you get its a bargin. also the development engine lasted about 4 years and several race events before it was taken out of the car.
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Old 14 Jul 2009, 12:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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the headgaskets only tend to go on the high power builds.

a basic 2.5 buils is normally around 4-5k and then if you want higher power the price goes up.

scoobyclinic do an off the shelf 450bhp engine which is based on a 2.5, costs about 9 grand, but for what you get its a bargin. also the development engine lasted about 4 years and several race events before it was taken out of the car.
its a high power build that i will be going for
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Old 14 Jul 2009, 12:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i had my 2 litre built with uprated this and that forged internals, td05 18g etc etc and i pull 336 bhp but have 371lb f/t and honestly from a 98 uk turbo i don't think thats bad, only think don't make the mistake i did. UPRATE YOUR BOX
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if you going for that level of power then your gonna need to do the box and clutch as well. your gonna be talking some serious money as well.

do you have a budget in mind?
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Old 14 Jul 2009, 12:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i had a budget when i started but it pretty much doubled lol
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Old 14 Jul 2009, 12:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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if you going for that level of power then your gonna need to do the box and clutch as well. your gonna be talking some serious money as well.

do you have a budget in mind?
not put a limit on budget yet, box is strong enough, an within the next couple of weeks im having a tripple plate fitted, reason im going for tripple over twin is theres only about 200 quid difference
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Phone Alan or Martyn at Alan Jeffery - Engine Tuner

They have recently completed a couple of 600bhp 2.5 scoobs.
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Phone Alan or Martyn at Alan Jeffery - Engine Tuner

They have recently completed a couple of 600bhp 2.5 scoobs.
already spoke to alan he reccomended a 2.1 over the 2.5, he didnt know how long the 2.5s would last as it was unknown territory. gave me a full monty cosworth inc dry sump 2.1 quote, very tempting

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tbh without a target or budget then your not gonna get very far, i think you need to set one or the other, you can very easily end up with a 20-30k bill if your not carefull
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