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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 2017, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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My r53 cooper s engine swapout

Well today I thought I would start a new thread covering my engine swap out.
I have purchased a engine and I am eagerly awaiting delivery. Today a started to strip out the old engine my plan is to remove as much as possible from the top.head included as the head is recon and I plan to sell it.to recoup some needed cash to help.pay of the engine.

These engines are no cheap

Already I found out a need a radiator as mine had bulged exploded at the bottom. It's not leakimg but it deffo needs replacing.

As I was stripping the.engine I noticed my horesearch where dull so had a play of polishing themy.with my drill polisher I know I should have been getting on with stripping the engine but what they hey may.as well.put a nice clean engine in

Also ordered camshaft sensure seals and new valve cover etc. Hoping for a leak free freshly painted clean engine when I'm finished.
Well that's it for today have a couple of.days of work for.my birthday so will keep your posted with pics of. Course
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Nice one, this will no doubt be an interesting thread!

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Today finished removing front end. Discovered a split pipe on the air con bottom pipe.
Supercharger removed what a pig of a job that was . Oil has been ordered did think about putting a 15% pulley on but want to see how the engine runs first.
Anyway after 10k I'll be changing the supercharger oil.again .

Water pump also looks no play or strange noises.
Inlet removed and checked they bypass bake spring looks like it been replaced

My replacement engine arivied today. Looks ok oily around the crank shafts sensor but went to bmw today and ordered some seals for that and the o ring for the water pump. Will clean up this week and give it a lick of paint and start building it back up.
Also replacement radiator ordered.

Hopefully all being well engine will be fitted this weekend


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Good progress and best time to replace the cps o ring as these engines are prone to leak oil from here and folk mistake it for a leaking sump!
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Yep mine looks as if it leaking to .

At least my supercharger looks ok bonus
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Looking forward to this, good stuff Sas !
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Every CPS O ring I've changed has been as flat as a witches tit
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Sean, do these pics qualify as Mini Porn, whilst I'm having my morning coffee
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Sean, do these pics qualify as Mini Porn, whilst I'm having my morning coffee
Yeah I guess they do Jeff
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Today I went out to do some more work mainly cleaning nipped to bmw to pick up.the fabled crank sensor seal.
Lick of paint on the block of the replacement engine.
Radiator arivied. Big box from my birthday .
Replacedo crank sensor seal carried on cleaning the supercharger still waiting for my oil to be delivered hopequally soon so I can crack on with building my engine up.
Back to work tomoz after my 4 day break so will be working on it a few hours at night. Plan is to have the engine in and running this weekend
Oh and found another problem my alternator has a crack in it.

What other mysteries does this car hide from me. Hopefully not much more

below are some pics one of my replacement engine ignore the funky rug it was reduced in ikea ideal for my garage floor

Thanks again for reading ando supporting me through these days of r53 ownership











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Good work Sas and yep, that charging thingiemabob is goosed
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Yep I agree one of the wonders I have discovered . I think this is what was causing my high pitch squeall .

I'm sure there is more to be discovered
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Pure Mini Porn, Love it don't forget with the SC, there is different oil volumes for each and, I used a syringe to refill mine with AC Delco SC Oil.

BTW, I thought you were going to colour match the engine to the bodywork a red engine would go faster
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Red engine that's the days of.the mg metro blocks in the classic mini.
keeping it black after all you can't really see much under the bonnet
Not done anything today thanks to the storm Dora.
My oil arivied for the supercharger so tommorow I'll change that and start putting the engine together
All being well fingers crossed will be finished this weekend.
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Dora hit hard up here in Scotland today. Thankfully I was day off!
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