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Test Engineer for Safety Domain ECUs.
8th June 2016
So i had my MX 5 over for rust repairs before I start this engine swap thing. It would originally cost me about 3,5k €, already a lot of money but since I really like this thing i was fine with it. Buuut a couple of days later the head mechanic Was asking to see me to tell me that basically the whole body was rotten. It can be safed but now we’re talking figures of 8000 € and above, so i have to pull the plug on this project and sell it to someone who can weld and has time for it.
Prices for rust free NA/NB are between 5000 and 8000 € for the 1.6 (!) in Bavaria (same as RX-8 and 6 MPS), so I guess my next project won’t be a MX-5. But if I find a nice reasonably priced candidate, I’ll be back :)
Hey guys since the budget for my NB6 Projekt gets a massive rise (thanks, new Job) I was planing fixing the rust issues and get some power into the little one.
Cheapest way as I see it would be a 1.9 VVT swap.
So i need the VVT harness, the engine itself, 6 speed trannie, driveshaft (or don’t I?), diff, exhaust and intake system with manifolds and a ME221 ECU. The engine would get a (Stock) rebuild so timing belt, gaskets and so on are also on my list. Overall engine wise it should be around 3500-4500 € as my calculations go.
Did I forget anything essential? If I source all parts it should be all plug&play hopefully.