wits end with this MI 16 engine.

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surjit25
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wits end with this MI 16 engine.

Post by surjit25 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:22 pm

Despite spending a lot on it, it never seems to run properly,'
changed ECU, plug wires, rotor, dist cap, idle valve, gearbox etc.
after a gbox change it barely ran properly for a1-2 k miles and the 2nd and 3rd gears started crunching, idle always stalls when cold,
hyd pump on 3rd one, always leaking but 3rd one seems ok, temp reading at 90/95 and near 100,
I gonna yank out this engine and shove in a 2-lit 16V 135 bhp XU10JR4 with a gearbox and a xantia hyd pump,i hv a xan2 with the eng and its faultless,
with its ECU and run a modern setup with a 8V larger radiator , I just cant seem to use the car without something going wrong.. after all i nvr get to use the full 160 bhp , i think 135 bhp will be fast enough...with AC ,the temp here is high and something always gives way, the past year barely moved 2k miles..
Will post pics when the work is under way.

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