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d series into a classic mini

Old 07-14-2014, 01:46 AM
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the front end I have is a clubman or sometimes called clubby,
it has more room for engine swaps,
its 3-4inches longer then the other front clip, and it has more useable width space to work with, and the height at the front is a few inches taller

I plan to get a better header for the car, and this front clip will give me the space
and it helps with air flow

I ordered the budget harness and chassis adapter harness from rywire

it doesn't use a Honda main relay, it uses some reg style relays

the main relay I have right now, I got it from a mid 90's 4 door f20 Honda powered car that had been sitting in a field for a long time

I was thinking about wiring in some reg relays, I was going to do that like a week ago but didn't get time
I picked up two relays and connectors for the job

I think that's a job for this week
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:23 PM
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I pulled the valve cover off to paint it

and since I had the cover off, I checked the valve to rocker arms, and they were all good

and tonight I put the cover back on and pulled the engine side of the harness
the rywire harness has shipped out, so its only a matter of time before it comes in,
so im just gonna prep the car for it

edit: the rywire harness ;left Chicago last night at 10pm, so that means i'll probably have it by Wednesday at the latest,
im trying to take my car to the dyno Saturday

that will give me 2 days to get this harness installed into my car
if not then I wont be able to take the car until the following weekend

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Old 07-23-2014, 08:41 AM
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rywire engine/chassis harness, the alt wiring was ext 24inches
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:56 AM
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Excellent swap. I would love to take on something like this one day.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:15 PM
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Got the harness wired into the car, the install isn't done all the way, before I tuck it up and put the dash in, I want to start the car

I turned the car over tonight but I need to hook my laptop into the ecu and make sure it's good, the fuel pump turns on, and the ecu has a green light

Tomorrow after work I will put the plug wires on and run this car up
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:39 AM
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ran the car up and it has the same running issue
at 150deg temp, the engine just stalls out, no codes

so I ohm tested the tps sensor, and pin 1+2 had 615 ohms
and pin 2+3 had 6.57 K ohms

im going to replace the tps and see if that helps any

add it onto the list of sensors and parts Ive changed

so far ive done

coil, icm, ect, cap, rotors, plugs,

after this tps, I think about the only sensor I have left is the map sensor

but my tune runs off of the tps being that I have itb's
so I hope that's it

this running issue is kicking my butt

I know its not a tune problem, because the engine ran up fine before,
I never had this problem, It used to run up to normal temp and be good

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Old 08-02-2014, 05:30 AM
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I ran the car up to over 150 temp, up to 175 temp

but I had to hold the throttle open,
the car now wont idle for anything
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:06 AM
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adjusted the tps 3% low speed fuel numbers, and now the car will idle at 900rpm

now I have to lower my manual set screw, and then bump the numbers back up again because the afr is running lean at idle

my idle problem was because the tune was super lean and couldn't run because it needs fuel
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:29 PM
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here is a picture of the engine thats going into the mini
What radiator are you using? I am also doing a d series, a d15z1 and am looking around.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:41 PM
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What radiator are you using? I am also doing a d series, a d15z1 and am looking around.
5yo thread, man. He probably aint gonna answer. What chassis you got? Have you looked at Scirocco style radiators? Or radiators from a 1992 VW Golf 1.8 (Im not kidding)?
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