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Old 14th September 2006, 21:00   #91
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, I've got something nice today; A sports steering wheel.

As I was strolling through the car shops here, I found this nice steering wheel and just grabbed it. It's sporty, small and looks good too. It matches my interior colour theme too.

And the engine upgrade is slowly but for sure taking place. And what would be the best option for the headers? 4X2X1 or 4X1??
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BTW, if a Baleno/Esteem engine can be plonked into a Zen, why not into an Alto??
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, I've got something nice today; A sports steering wheel.

As I was strolling through the car shops here, I found this nice steering wheel and just grabbed it. It's sporty, small and looks good too. It matches my interior colour theme too.

And the engine upgrade is slowly but for sure taking place. And what would be the best option for the headers? 4X2X1 or 4X1??
ZAk please send pictures of the steering wheel and the cost of the same.
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BTW, if a Baleno/Esteem engine can be plonked into a Zen, why not into an Alto??
I'd love to do that! But I'm more interested in getting an engine plonked in without much alteration to the engine mounts. As this procedure can cause much vibrations to the car.
The WagonR engine is almost a bolt on for Alto. So that's more easier and less of trouble. And it will (hopefully) operate peacefully and smooth.

@Harmon_bro. I'll do that for sure. You can check my garage for more details.
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Putting in anything bigger than the 1.1/1.3 designed specifically for the Alto will be a real nightmare. The engine bay is tiny, and the mountings are all different. My advice would be a 1.1 fully blown, turbo everything...close to 100 bhp. Or source one of the imported Wagon R engines.

Why do you want a new set of headers, considering you are planning an engine swap? Just stick to one thing, and if you have too much money to concentrate, there are always some of us willing to help you with that problem
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Why do you want a new set of headers, considering you are planning an engine swap? Just stick to one thing, and if you have too much money to concentrate, there are always some of us willing to help you with that problem
C'mon now, dont be caught sleeping again.
The headers now are 3X1. And the new engine will be a 4 cylinders for sure and the current headers will have to be changed naa?? to something like 4X2X1???
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Does anybody use JDM ECU on their cars??

I want to know details of it.
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Does anybody use JDM ECU on their cars??

I want to know details of it.
I think ford_rocam or so does.
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Guys, is there any problems in converting an MPFI engine to a carburettor one?
Has anybody done this? What are the works involved?
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Guys, is there any problems in converting an MPFI engine to a carburettor one?
Has anybody done this? What are the works involved?
but why?

back to old days?
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No! There's an engine lying without any wiring or ECU.
There're 2 options to get this engine up and running in my car.
Option 1:
Find a suitable ECU and wiring for this and plonk it in.
This will be expensive.

Option 2:
Convert the MPFI to a carburettor and ignore all ECU and wiring etc..

Which is the best option?
Experts!
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Find JDM part codes and order them. I'm sure they're available second-hand somewhere.
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No! There's an engine lying without any wiring or ECU.
There're 2 options to get this engine up and running in my car.
Option 1:
Find a suitable ECU and wiring for this and plonk it in.
This will be expensive.

Option 2:
Convert the MPFI to a carburettor and ignore all ECU and wiring etc..

Which is the best option?
Experts!
Hi,

Which engine is this that is available. Would recommend the Carb route. Put in a single Webber 40 DCOE and you will be set.

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It's a 1.3litre esteem engine lying here in a workshop. But no wiring, Ecu etc.. Rest everything seems to be fine. I heard about the possibility of coverting to carburettor without these. So thought about it.
which is the best suitable engine for alto to achieve a smooth power upgrade?

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Old 17th September 2006, 12:15   #105
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Dont think esteem engine can be put in an Alto without some major modification especially the mounting part.....Its better to get the 1.1.....

The stock 1.1 engine itself is so fast n with your FF n filter it would be more than enough....
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