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Old 31-03-2018, 11:41 AM   #1
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Default Rover K series 1.8 VVC engine and related parts.

My son Kyle swapped this engine from a MG ZR 160 into his MG ZS. Relatively straight swap using only standard components.

The engine runs well and is still in the car so can be heard running. It's done around 80k miles. The cam belt was changed when the conversion was done along with water pump etc. It has good compression on each cylinder. The cam seals are starting to leak so this needs doing before fitting into another vehicle. £300



He also has the remapped ECU from Kmaps. These are £350 to buy direct. Going to ask £200. I doesn't need to be matched to a 5AS as will automatically do this. It currently is using a later BCU type system.

Standard 1.8 VVC, ECU with a BCU setup, £100.

The rest of the car is getting broken so all parts will become available. Either comment on here or PM me.

Location is Keighley, West Yorkshire.
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:21 PM   #2
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Hi is the engine wiring harness available too? Would want engine, harness and standard ecu. As im running mems 2 at present and I'm looking to upgrade. Cheers Ben
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Hi is the engine wiring harness available too? Would want engine, harness and standard ecu. As im running mems 2 at present and I'm looking to upgrade. Cheers Ben

The full car is available at the present. Engine runs and can provide any parts needed.
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:41 AM   #4
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i dont have the space for the whole car nor the time to strip it myself lol
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Old 02-04-2018, 01:17 PM   #5
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It's not that Ben, it's just we would like to show who ever buys the engine that it does actually run sweet.

What are you actually wanting? The coil packs, engine top panel, all sensors and wiring loom? The alternator is different do you want that too? It's got the later inlet manifold and 52mm throttle body. You will also need the breather pipe to throttle body. The Lambda sensor has a different plug.

The standard ECU set that we have is for a later Pektron BCU setup. This would mean a lot of extra wiring from the body loom to make work. If you want the remapped ECU then you could use your current 5AS and fob. It may be cheaper to buy a VVC ECU set off eBay from a ZR before 2003 that uses the Lucas 5AS.

You may do best contacting Will on here as he did the swap last year. It's a lot more involved than just swapping the loom and ECU.
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Sorry. I want to convert my mems 1.9/2 143bhp vvc to mems 3 160bhp vvc. I intend on using a kmaps ecu with all irrelevant stuff mapped out. The engine I have at present is tired and the wiring is chaos. Looking for another engine soon anyway so thought of upgrading. I've got a new clutch and lsd gearbox to fit soon so might aswell look at doing it all together. Cheers
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This is a Kmaps ECU. You say your engine is tired. Do you mean noisey? Low compression? Leaking fluids? Head gasket failed?

This engine runs well. It's not the quietest VVC I have heard (Phoenix's is!) but is a good engine.

You could buy the head too if that's good for you. Just use your own bottom end.
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There is a rumble from the bottom end. And there's a crack in the waterway behind the coolant elbow as there's slight weeping around the join. It's gonna be a few hundred quid for an old vvc engine so was just looking to upgrade
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If I was you Ben, I’d buy the engine, loom and K maps ECU and you’ll have a quick motor.
You mentioned that you wanted to convert to a 160 MEMS3, then you’d need to change the head anyway as it has multi angle valve seats for better flow around the valves.
By the time you’ve messed around changing the head you might as well have just swapped the engine and then sell your old one complete.



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Old 03-04-2018, 11:26 PM   #10
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I wouldn't entertain splitting the engine unless I had to. Price on engine, look and kmaps ecu? Cheers
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Don't take this in a bad way but this is a video from the MG ZS at Pod. It ran 16.2 on an open diff and road tyres at 30psi.



Phoenix ran 14.5 that run, which isn't it's quickest, but is only half the weight of the ZS.
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Remapped ECU sold.

VVC engine wiring loom sold.

Inlet manifold and sensors sold.

Many more bits if anyone is interested...
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u wouldnt happen to have the lower steering column uj....???
would concider having the complete column if cheap enough
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Old 09-09-2018, 01:02 PM   #15
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u wouldnt happen to have the lower steering column uj....???
would concider having the complete column if cheap enough
I am sorry but all that went with the shell to scrap about 2 weeks ago. Still have a few bits left but I have more stuff I have got from projects rather than off this car.
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