Discussion in 'Modified Shizzle' started by Joker, Jul 30, 2014.
i wouldnt bother mines running like a bag of Marmite
only joking you should have it on the road in a week
not sure what fans you are using but i installed twin fans of a r4 yesterday and they cool the rads straight away
i had 2 cheap ones on before and they took a few minutes to cool the rad
haha - it will be weeks yet. At best.
looking forward to this one!
Come on @Joker you can't dangle a carrot like that. Let's at least see some pics of your transplant engine and stuff before you put it in.
All loom/subaru entrails
Engine loom, I'm guessing this is all I need to save and strip out? Some of this has been marked out, the ECU at one end, the engine at the other end, lamda sensor, MAF, power loom. Can't see one identified for the fuel pump, I'm only guessing that the wires which plug into the engine also include oil empty and water temp sensors?
It has a cobra after market alarm which seems to have all been separated.
Lamda and a couple of other things. These are magnetic? What looks to be an ignition module? It has one of these already on the engine so not sure?
6 rib box
Clutch plate, engine bar, Saab rad and fan and expansion tank (square) ball expansion tank says GM on it. Manifold, unequal so should burble like a scooby
If anyone had a simple diagram of what wiring I need to separate and keep I'd be grateful.
so I think i'm almost clear about what goes where so i'm going to make a start at reducing the loom - RJES are booked out until October so i'm going to have a crack myself - only thing i'm not absolutely sure on is the location of the speed sensor on the engine and where I wire this to the sensor for the speedo - does it get wired through the ECU or directly, @kev @vesp ?
@vesp do you also have the pin out diagram you used? I've been looking and found a half decent tutorial but its for a slightly earlier engine which doesn't need the speed sensor, mine is a 96/97 and i'm not sure if I need it?
The VSS signal is wired to the ECU, it will also need an earth and a ignition live as I remember. Your welcome to my pin out diagram but its not for your 3G ECU, mines a U1. If you google the long number (22611 AC550) it should bring up some diagrams. I have a look for you later.
Can't find it anywhere. I need to go see a scooby VSS insitu so I can see where it is in the loom
Started tearing the engine down this morning, it's very very similar to the VW engine apart from more valves and cam shafts. Only doing the basics right now as the engine is a complete unknown quantity. I don't want to start ripping it apart and end up having to do a complete rebuild so I'm leaving it and cam and crank oil seals, cam belt and rollers. I'll blingify the bits on show and leave it at that
is it in yet
In bits, yes. I'm learning all over again
Nice one Niall, which variant of scooby have you gone for in the end, out of curiosity?
I'm kinda torn on the Westy, although we have a good type 4 in it, popping a scooby in has appeal especially after the growing number being done successfully!
its a well crusty normally aspirated EJ20 SOHC from a 1996 Impreza wagon. I've only pulled ancillaries off so far, rain has now stopped play. I'm going to take the rocker covers off to look at the cam lobes, if they all look in decent condition i'll just limit my tinkering to oil seals and a cam belt. If they're worn i'll dig a bit deeper, take the heads off and have a look at the valves and replace the head gaskets. I don't really want to do a complete tear down if I can avoid it. I basically got the engine for free so if its half decent its a bonus. Just struggling with one thing right now, I don't know if I have to fit the vehicle speed sensor - if I do I can't find where it needs to be wired into the ECU. I have the complete car loom, almost all of the engine loom is marked out, at least the bits I need, all but the VSS, so I don't know if this is part of the engine loom or part of the car loom? Also not sure if this model had the VSS in the clocks or on the gearbox? Without this knowledge i'm pretty well stuck before I start. I might give up and sell this one complete on ebay and use the funds to buy a complete running car which will be bit more of a known quantity
it doesn't help that I haven't got a clue what i'm doing BTW - I can see where things need to go, its a bit more complex than the aircooled and bear in mind I only took my first aircooled apart around 4 years ago. This has 16 valves, not 8, where the hell do they all go? It looks very similar though so who copied who?
Mine needs the speed sensor to tick-over. Not sure if yours is the same.
there is a lot of info on here re conversions...
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