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What's the best workshop manual for the R55 Clubman, Cooper S? Need to sort motor out, and need specs.

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Try these

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Also some on ebay.

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Super quick frantic question that might just get me up and running on the road quicker than I thought:

Did Citroen/Peugeot/BMW go to bed together on the this R55 motor? Had an engine importer try sell me a complete 10fjbs Citroen 1.6 motor (turbo and starter) saying it was a straight exchange for another client of his.
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According to

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_H...6%E2%80%932013)

Although they use the Prince engine, but it won't be a direct straight exchange as far I have seen.

But someone with more technical knowledge than me will help answer.
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Although they use the Prince engine, but it won't be a direct straight exchange as far I have seen.
With what you've seen, what is the changes needing to be done? If block, top, sump so not need to be removed, then I'm wondering what the challenges might be. I'd suspect the turbos and injectors might be different, but that's a long shot guess.
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I would think other bolt-ons to the engine would be different. Other experts would be in a better place than me to say for definite if it's a straight swap or not.

This thread might help

https://www.mini2.com/forum/general-...gine-swap.html

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...eot-rcz-r.html
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I would think other bolt-ons to the engine would be different. Other experts would be in a better place than me to say for definite if it's a straight swap or not.

This thread might help

https://www.mini2.com/forum/general-...gine-swap.html

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...eot-rcz-r.html
Looks like this chap wanted to do the N18 conversion/transplant. I’m looking at the N14.

Resale value is not as issue for me.

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My current motor is attached (B455A0xxx). Do these numbers give us hope with the PSA engine and a smooth transplant from the 10FJBSxxx motor? I’m mainly looking at the block, sump and head. Nothing wrong with my current injectors, turbo, etc. Click image for larger version

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Yes, he was trying an N18 swap.

Without anyone who has actually done it or any engine expert coming to say yes or no, it's difficult for this kind of swap.

I'm not saying it's impossible as people have done Honda VTEC engine swap and other engine swaps.

Also, vice versa I couldn't find any Peugeot owner doing N14 engine swap.

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Yes, he was trying an N18 swap.

Without anyone who has actually done it or any engine expert coming to say yes or no, it's difficult for this kind of swap.

I'm not saying it's impossible as people have done Honda VTEC engine swap and other engine swaps.

Also, vice versa I couldn't find any Peugeot owner doing N14 engine swap.
The reverse is very interesting. In South Africa, the Mini engines are selling at TWICE the price of these Peugeot ones. That being said, French cars aren't amongst the popular ones either.
I might just take my bet at it. The engine importer swears that it's a straight swap, but I will only part with my cents if he gives me return guarantee that if it won't start I can return! I do though think one of the biggest reasons people are skeptical of different marque transplant is this whole "resale value" argument. I believe one should worry about resale if they think they will sell the car within a specific timeframe that would mean the time enjoyed driving the car isn't worth the loss at resale. Ownership of +5 or +7 years outweighs the resale loss in my opinion.

And who said I will need to remember to tell the new buyer that "by the way, the block on there is a Peugeot stamped one"
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How "universal" can one go on engine mounts, or do I need a Mini specific one?? I know some swear by the polyurethane ones, but uncertain I will find a R55 specific one.

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Today I begun the process of removing my old motor to transplant as I'd sourced one from local importers.
After a few hours of huffing and puffing, some salami and cheese and a cup of Rooibos, we saw some light!
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Off I went to collect the transplant. Removed sump to get a new clean start, and then was hit by a surprise. 2 switches that this motor had than mine didn't!!!!! Both by the oil area.



My block says 20R on it, and was built in 2008 (as per various part stamps), and the replacement motor had 50R cast on the block and was built in 2011 (again, as per various part stamps).

What have I just collected today? Could this be an N18 whilst I removed an N14?

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