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Old 21st June 2006, 19:24   #1
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I wanted to know if an engine transplant is possible for the tata sierra. One of my cuz owns one but he feels the engine is very underpowered. can he go for an engine transplant with a more powerful engine? If so what are the possible options? where can i source them from? If no, then can he simply turbo it and will it be sufficient?
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I wanted to know if an engine transplant is possible for the tata sierra. One of my cuz owns one but he feels the engine is very underpowered. can he go for an engine transplant with a more powerful engine? If so what are the possible options? where can i source them from? If no, then can he simply turbo it and will it be sufficient?
Turbo will be better. My uncle still uses the original turbo that came earlier. That way, you can go to the dealer service and complete it. Other options are to use Peugeot or Izusu engines. Not sure what models will fit. Gearbox also has to match. If the engine doesnt match the gearbox, it will get worn out faster like in case of Matador transplant on the Ambassdor. The engine was too powerful for the OE gearbox and wears out fast.

Check with TATA service and they will help out. All the best.
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Get the Safari turbo engine. It will be a straight fit. You will only need to do alterations for the intercooler. Alternately, use the Scorpio engine, but be warned that it entails quite afew modifications.
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The upcoming 140 bhp DICOR should make for a cool engine transplant into the Sierra.....along wirth some aesthetic mods, you have something really killer
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along wirth some aesthetic mods, you have something really killer
Sierra was the best SUV for mods in those days. I remember a friend who waited for 3 months to get his new Sierra. For the estate it was 4 months waiting period. Everything is gone down the drain now.
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Is yours a Sierra turbo. If not then drop in a TCIC engine from Sumo turbo.
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The upcoming 140 bhp DICOR should make for a cool engine transplant into the Sierra.....along wirth some aesthetic mods, you have something really killer
the engine alone would cost more than the car itself and he will have to wait for a long time for that engine.
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my suggestion find a safari engine and plonk it in,reasons to support
1- it will be straight fit,minimal modifications
2- you can get the vehicle serviced at tata motors service station
3-sourcing spares wont be problem

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the engine alone would cost more than the car itself and he will have to wait for a long time for that engine.
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my suggestion find a safari engine and plonk it in,reasons to support
1- it will be straight fit,minimal modifications
2- you can get the vehicle serviced at tata motors service station
3-sourcing spares wont be problem
Is the Safari's engine a straight fit?? Maybe you will need some mods on the engine bay and other mechanicals.
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no mine is not a sierra turbo. Its the non turbo version
correct me if i am wrong... isnt the safara TCIC engine the same as the Sierra Turbo Engine??? In what way is the Sumo TCIC engine better than the Safari . TCIC (if at all they are different in the first place) .
How much approximately can i get a brand new safari TCIC engine for... cos a well maintained sierra can be got for as low as 75k.
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yes the safari and the sierra turbo shared the same engine......4 yrs back one of my friend had fitted a toyota surf auto tranmission engine into a sierra and it rocked
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yes the safari and the sierra turbo shared the same engine......4 yrs back one of my friend had fitted a toyota surf auto tranmission engine into a sierra and it rocked
can you give me more info like
1) how much did it cost him?
2) what was the mileage he got
3) from where did he source the engine?
4) anymaintainance problems?
5) was his a turbo initially or the normal sierra?
kindly give me the info asap...
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the earlier safaris had the sierra turbo engine. the sierra turbo engine should be a direct bolt on. used to have a sierra turbo ages back. but then if you're looking at a whole lot of improvement compared to the normal 2000 cc engine that you have, it is certianly not worth the effort, instead see the possibilty of a scorpio engine. that would be one helluva combination, beautiful car mated to a gem of an engine. btw, the scorpio 2600 cc (even the 1st gen engines) creams the 2.5 pajeros (2 door/softop/watteva).

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hmmm yeah that should be awesome ... but can some whiz over here actaully tell me if it is possible? i mean is it compatible?
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also info about the approx cost will be helpful
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just a question that came up in a discussion.
the tata sierra turbo weighs 1600kg, with a max output of 91bhp = 57bhp/tonne
while the scorpio crde weighs 2500kg(acc to their site), with a max output of 115bhp = 46bhp/tonne.
then what benefits will i get by replacing the sierra turbo engine with that of a scorpio?
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