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Post by sleepy0905 » Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:55 pm

But you dont know without trying. :oops: :)
I am after a 1.9/1.7 non turbo diesel angine and box very very cheap and as near to Lincoln as possible as i have virtually no free cash and only a very small crappy trailer with nackered lights that i can borrow. :(
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Post by ken newbold » Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:03 pm

I've had an engine in tha back on a BX estate.
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Post by sleepy0905 » Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:06 pm

Only concerned about the mess in the boot of my pride and joy, the previous owner had carried an engine in the boot and the car stank of oil and we had to replace the boot carpet and use a trolley jack and paving slab to take the big dint out of the boot floor.
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Post by Oscar » Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:25 pm

Sheet of hardboard and lots of newspaper should keep it ok.
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Post by ken newbold » Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:41 pm

Buy a tin of Gunk and wash the engine off first. You'd be suprised how well they clean up.
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Post by Vanny » Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:27 pm

i have a head and pump, so thats half way there!

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Post by ken newbold » Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:54 pm

I've had a word with a friend of mine and he says he has a low mileage 17d engine currently still in a C15. The good news is he says he could get it out for you in a couple of hours and it's only 12 miles from you.

The bad news is he wants £70 for it, which would probably include the gearbox and also you'd need to change the camshaft as it's in a C15 with a flange mounted vacuum pump.
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Post by sleepy0905 » Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:07 pm

Thanks ken but thats a bit steep for me especially as there is the cost of changing the camshaft as well i am starting to think that this idea isnt going to work as i have very little funds available i may have to consider either selling the one i have to raise the cash to get a replacement or just drive this one into the ground and hope some funds come available to do an engine swop. :(
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Post by cavmad » Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:41 pm

Don`t be too hasty Sleepy, keep hold of your car for now mate and let`s see if someone can help you :wink:
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Post by ken newbold » Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:58 pm

BXClub transpennine express. :o :D Email sent Sleepy.
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Post by Vanny » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:51 pm

Just add the cam from one of my heads, there easy to do!

Just got a new job, but i need to come over lincoln way (ish) to pick up various bits so theres a possibility i might be able to run an engine over if it needs collecting from this side of the isle, though i may well need a jump start by the time i get to you! Bloody alternator!

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Post by mnde » Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:57 pm

You need to consider whether you really want an n/a 17 diesel in your BX. They are nippy... in a Visa. Surely better to wait until a 19D engine becomes available, and swap like for like. Good luck Sleepy :)

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Post by ken newbold » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:41 pm

So it looks like the BXClub.transpennine.transplant is on for this weekend :D Sleepy gets his new engine, Cavmad gets his spheres changed and I get to use my engine crane :? again

Should be a good day, weather permitting.
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Post by cavmad » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:17 pm

Sounds like a plan to me! Are you bringing Sleepy`s car and chnagine it all here or just removing my engine and box and taking it back with you? Makes no difference btw, just curious!

BTW Mark, I would have thought 1.7 n/a diesels were naff in BX`s until I owned one. Went like a rocket for what it was and Vanny`s mate will bear testament to that as he`s still smoking around in it.
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Post by sleepy0905 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:11 pm

I am bringing my car to you so its all go for saturday weather permitting.
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