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Andy_Bullock
Posted on: December 27th, 2013, 16:07:13 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi All,
I was wondering whether anyone on here has a definitive guide of what needs modifying in order to fit one of these engines? I am aware that the cross member needs looking at, however what else may need to be altered?

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mike brown
Posted on: December 27th, 2013, 18:08:16 Quote Report to Moderator
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I fitted one in a jem. bulkhead needs cutting and protecting from heat, your cooling needs to be very good, you need a fuel return into the tank and a high pressure pump/fuel regulator and there is whole load of pipe work/wiring to find a home for. I think there is some photos on the club site (vxg 520j) I can't remember anything else off hand.
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Andy_Bullock
Posted on: December 30th, 2013, 18:13:01 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi Mike,
Thanks for this info it is much appreciated,

Andy
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Nigel_Holmes
Posted on: December 31st, 2013, 17:32:21 Quote Report to Moderator
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Andy,

There is an advert just posted on the Mini Forum for set of 'Mirage' exhaust pipes that apparently allow you to install a turbo in the Mini without needing any bulkhead modifications.

Might be worth checking out as alternative to doing serious surgery to the crossmember on your Mk3?
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Andy_Bullock
Posted on: January 1st, 2014, 15:39:49 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi Nigel,
I didn't even realise such a manifold was available, I will investigate.  As you said, I would much rather explore this avenue than surgery on the crossmember!
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Nigel_Holmes
Posted on: January 2nd, 2014, 15:43:48 Quote Report to Moderator
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Andy,

There are a couple of other options to give you a bit more space at the back of engine if you are fitting turbo. First is to tilt the engine forward, the second is to redrill the engine mount holes in the front subframe 1/2 to 3/4 inch further forward. The later mini MPIs had the engine moved forward in this way by half and inch, does not appear to cause any issues with the driveshafts.
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