Z32 Engine Swap & Major Cleanup TT 2+0

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  1. grantd

    grantd Member

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    Hi zed fans, here is my project '93 tt manual 2+0, its still not quite finished yet but getting there. The plan for this is "Fun weekender" moreso than race/track/huge power, not aiming for a show car, just fairly clean & tidy and fun to drive.

    Quick shoutout to all the forum members ive gotten parts off over the last few years, and huge thanks to the mackay zed crew and aus300zx forum members for all the insperation and advice.

    Bought it in 2013, i couldn't get it to idle or hold vacuum, ended up having holes in the top of the pistons. Alot of dodgy wiring and aftermarket crap was removed. Scored a good 2nd motor, cleaned, repaired or replaced everything. Did the coolant line bypass and egr removal. Had the turbos off, checked and cleaned, new gaskets and seals throughout. Im running stock ecu, injectors, boost, and turbos.

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    When I bought this it had a fried vielside chipped ecu, boost leaks in every hose, and heaps of crap wiring.

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    The day i drove it home, parked next to my old silver na auto auspec 2+2 (currently retired - for now)

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    Before I cleaned and fixed anything

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    Engine was in pretty poor shape when i got to it

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    After alot of cleaning and fixing, still couldnt get it run nicely, found the holes in the pistons.

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    While i was trying to find an engine i fixed a few other things. The aftermarket traction control and immobilizer/alarm both did not work so were removed.

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    Some of the wiring was absolutly horrible.

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    Just a little bit removed
     
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    Light up door sils both did not work

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    Cleaned up the sils.

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    2nd hand engine arrived, it was from a halfcut so ended up with a heap of spares.

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    The fun begins...

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    Left overs from Egr removal & coolant hose bypass.
     
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    Hand polished.

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    Not perfect but pretty enough.

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    cleaned, new rotors & pads.
     
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    Same on the rear.

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    Out with the old.

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    Engine bay cleanup.

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    Dash and some aircon parts removed to get the ecu wiring through, cleaned and repaired a few things, new top dash vents - as the old ones exploded when being removed, cleaned and painted all the bare metal supports and brackets.

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    In with the new, well 2ndhand new.

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    Custom 3" stainless twin exhaust from the turbos back.

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    Finally running :)

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    Thats all for now, I have more photos and info if anyone is interested in specifics. I will update with some completed photos when its all finished.
     
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    beaver southern zeds

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    Nice work, looking good!
     
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    Great result, looks like you put in a heap of work!
     
  8. mrkarter77

    mrkarter77 No Really, They do!!!

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    looks and sounds the goods mate, be cruising with you soon.
     

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