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Old 15-05-2012, 08:39 PM
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hi, i'm marijn i'm now 18 years old and live in groningen, the netherlands.
since 2 years i'm busy with a mate to swap my mx3 1.8 v6 into a 2.5 v6 turbo.
with around 350 bhp. and a brutal looking body.
this is how she looked 2 years ago:

lifted the car up and pulled out he engine(on the driveway)

new headgasket, timing belt, silicone vacuum hoses,cleaned up the engine and painted it




me and the rebuilded engine





then painted a few interior and exterior parts just for fun



then we had the idea that we can make the bonnet vents all by ourself

even as the thought that we could chrome some parts by ourself, the copper came out very nice but the chrome didn't stick

then stripped the rear

then put the engine back in, and it was running like it was a new one :P
then a horse leaned against the side of the car and it was full of bumps and we discovered more and more rust so we decided to buy another mx3
so here she is the new one:



the clutch was dead of this one so, out with the engine and in with the rebuilded one

new front bumper came in so how does it looks on a beetle:

but now back to work:



plasma gauges and made the blinkers in the dash orange instead of the green ones:


then ordered a second hand intercooler from an 200sx to mock up on the mx3:

and a mocal oil coiler (on the right)

new rear lights


second hand rear bumper(pakfeifer)

and then the turbokit arrived:P

but nothing fitted so out with the grinder and welder



mocked up all the inlet tubes

all welded:

other pics of the installation of the kit







then cut out the spare tire box

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welded in 1mm plate off steel with in it a nice battery tray, and began on the rollcage

other pics of the build of the cage











windscreen washer reservoir behind passenger seat(more space in the engine bay)


made up a new strutbar from 2 originals


built up an pillar mount with oil pressure,oil temperature and turbo pressure gauges

built in tacho meter with shift light

new radio, starter control panel and other switches for coolingfan and others

removed antenna

installed double cooling fans

other engine came in... klze



engine is running


standing with my mate's miata



and have an new mazda but this one is for sale... xedos 9

made some new leather seats for my mate's miata

and with 4 point harness

installed hoodpins and some hood lifters(old ones from the trunk of an mx3)



build the oil return line from the turbo on the oil pan:


new 336cc injectors,powdercoated rails with an-fittings

installed the sparco 4 points and fire extinquisher


build in an racing tow strap

sunstrip

so this is it for now we're moving on within a month we want it painted and we're waiting on side-skirts and a sparco fuel filler cap witch will be place in the b pillar, furder we have an standalone ecu but needs to be wired
a long long way to go,
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Old 15-05-2012, 09:45 PM
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Looks good. How have you lowered the compression ?

Also, oil return needs to be above the oil level, how you have it wont work, it will blow the seals in the turbo.
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with this engine we are doing nothing with the compression, just running on 0,5 bar pressure the 2.5 v6 will have an compression from 1:8.5 and we will do that with other pistons.
thanks for the tip about return line, will fix that.
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we've already blown the turbo sealings
we've never installed a turbo before and there are not many people who've done it before on a mazda mx3 v6
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did some purchases and started with a new project
mitsubishi colt 1.6 needs a turbo.
but the oil return line was to low placed and the waterpump was leaking and we will repaint the car so we will pull out the engine again :P
last time my mate did it he did it within 2 hours

so here are some pics:

bmw z4 exhaust damper(stainless) need some modifications.


and the audio all jbl:






the tweeters installed in the b-pillar panels:




and the colt project, hoodpins:



started with the rollcage



hope you like it

Marijn
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