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Just some questions about sticking an RSTurbo engine into my 1.4 CVH

 

I've heard that making a 1.4 cvh into a rs turbo can be quite easily done and thanks to an engine costing much less than a new car, i've decided on this route.

 

So I was wondering what I would need to get and what I would need to do to make it all happen?

 

I have a mechanic (my brother) who can do it all fine and he will charge me literally peanuts for doing it because he likes the sound of the project. So labour isn't really a factor here.

 

Anyone got a list of what I need to buy?

 

 

Cheers.

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Just some questions about sticking an RSTurbo engine into my 1.4 CVH

 

I've heard that making a 1.4 cvh into a rs turbo can be quite easily done and thanks to an engine costing much less than a new car, i've decided on this route.

 

So I was wondering what I would need to get and what I would need to do to make it all happen?

 

I have a mechanic (my brother) who can do it all fine and he will charge me literally peanuts for doing it because he likes the sound of the project. So labour isn't really a factor here.

 

Anyone got a list of what I need to buy?

 

 

Cheers.

 

Hello you need the engine and gear box also wiring loom and Ecu also the exhuast system, fuel pump and maybe fuel tank also maybe fuel linings as well these are things you will need definet.

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Hello you need the engine and gear box also wiring loom and Ecu also the exhuast system, fuel pump and maybe fuel tank also maybe fuel linings as well these are things you will need definet.

 

you need an rst engine either escort or fiesta, then the correct inlet and wiring loom / ecu depending which you go for

you can use your box although it may not last long once the rst engine is tuned

you will have trouble trying to use a erst pump go for an uprated escort cosworth in tank pump, this will fit with a lsight tweak to the hanger

you'll need to custom bodge the exhaust using a mk4 escort one, or at least a down pipe from one and mate to your system which unless its aleast 2" bore will resatrict the engine

thats basically it

 

you need uprated brakes and suspension to cope with the extra power

 

you need uprated insurance to drive it on the road :cheers:

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Most of this is too technical for me, but at least I can tell my brother what he'll need :D

 

Cheers for the replies guys.

 

I was going to get a capri or just buy an RS Turbo but id be looking at spending £4kish and I figure this will be cheaper. Not to mention I can keep my first car and make it faster :thumb:

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wouldnt bother mate, prob be better of buying a rst to start with!

why not? and why?

 

aye you get a load of problems, but potentially you'll then have a reasonably powered mk5/6, both of which can be made to feel much more comfortable than driving an old mk3/4 and IMO look a bit better too.

 

if you can do the work or have someone doing it for you then go for it. Aye, no doubt you'll get problems but you'll get that with most things you do serious modification wise.

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i do agree with you reid, but from old post its sounds like he wouldnt be able to carry out the conversion himself. And buy the time he has brought all the parts and paid labour for someone else to do it, surly it would work out the same price as a rst?????

 

I have a mechanic (my brother) who can do it all fine and he will charge me literally peanuts for doing it because he likes the sound of the project. So labour isn't really a factor here.

 

its all easy when someone else does it for you, (eh Noel :P ).

 

i love seeing a mint RST but tbh theres just that many around, and the ones that are cost a good few quid - money that'd be well spent on another 'better' motor (dependant on opinion of course).

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i do agree with you reid, but from old post its sounds like he wouldnt be able to carry out the conversion himself. And buy the time he has brought all the parts and paid labour for someone else to do it, surly it would work out the same price as a rst?????

 

I have a mechanic (my brother) who can do it all fine and he will charge me literally peanuts for doing it because he likes the sound of the project. So labour isn't really a factor here.

 

its all easy when someone else does it for you, (eh Noel :P ).

 

i love seeing a mint RST but tbh theres just that many around, and the ones that are cost a good few quid - money that'd be well spent on another 'better' motor (dependant on opinion of course).

 

 

yeh i know , it was easy and had it back in a week

the car was made in halewood and Perfected at Chorley Street Garage

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