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Old 10-12-2017, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default 1.0 ecoboost mini

1st one i heard of being done
Think Twice Before Passing This Mini.....It Could Make U Look F**k**g Silly.....

my beast

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Old 11-12-2017, 05:08 PM   #2
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Oh, the little triple sounds glorious, and pretty torquey too.
Think engines like this might be the way forward.
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Old 12-12-2017, 02:59 AM   #3
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hows it going mark, seems to move alone nicely for a 1ltr,
seems like them turdos just limet and dump,pop before they get anywhere,,
looks like a usefull mini thogh,
"yuck ,more like a 3 r2"
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Old 12-12-2017, 06:41 AM   #4
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Here is another link:
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Old 12-12-2017, 09:27 AM   #5
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ECU: Neptune RTP

Okay, this is a very interesting conversion, sounds good, goes well, nice torque etc..
But, I'm a little disappointed that this small engine isn't quite that small for its displacement..
I mean, it seems very tall and the gearbox is huge. Even on the clubman front end it's hard to put all the plumping, intercooler etc.
Sure you have a lovely powerband but other engines we commonly use, produce the same or way more HP that fit the Mini engine bay.
On the other hand with this Ecoboost you might get great fuel economy as well but again, I don't think it's something you can't achieve with some careful ecu tune on other engines.

I understand the appeal but maybe not suited that well on a mini?

I'm not bashing the conversion, not at all, huge respect for the guy that did it! Many of us are tempted for similar projects with these kind of engines and it was about time someone do it!

Maybe I'm missing something?
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Old 12-12-2017, 03:14 PM   #6
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There's a build thread for this on either turbominis or tmf.
There's something about the standard ecu not being able to be used due to not being able to map it or something, think there was only one brand of aftermarket ecu that would work on it at the time and it was quite pricey. Could have changed since then though, was a while ago I read the build

Edit: Think the standard ecu is linked to everything else in the car so you need aftermarket management, the guy used specialist components ecu and harness, looks to be 1400 alone so not the cheapest of conversions..


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Old 15-12-2017, 08:01 PM   #7
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I am putting this engine in my race car. The engine is tall for the capacity.
The ecu will put people off doing the conversion. I'm also using the specialist components ecu, which when you add the vat is 1700.

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