My New 2.0L 340, Running!!!! UPDATE WARNING 56K

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Post by 340GLT » 06 Mar 2008 10:19 am

I think the problem might be that Renault have rebadged the S40 engines they use in the lagunas as F series engines. Basiclly all the volvo 440 engines fit, as does the F8Q Diesel engine (Which i have a bottom end sat here from) All the F3 series engines are Renaults 8 valve versions of the 440 engines so they fit and the F7P as used in clios and 19's fits, As does the F7R used in the clios and meganes. Although ideally you dont want to run the renault EDIS system it eats coil packs.
All the Engines that fit are labeled in the F series of engine. They all share the same gearboxes so they will bolt in at least. However there will be modification or all to fit.
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Post by griffo20022 » 06 Mar 2008 11:08 am

Exhaust manifold looks the dogs mate! I really want a tubular off an R myself!

How did you get on with checking your sump btw? Lee mentioned to you the slight issue he found with mine didn't he?
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Post by redline » 06 Mar 2008 11:31 am

whats the benefit of wrapping the manifold Adam ?
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Post by Jason B » 06 Mar 2008 12:20 pm

supposed to reduce heat leakage from exhaust into engine bay, hence making the engine run more efficiently due to reduced temperatures
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Post by 340GLT » 06 Mar 2008 01:02 pm

Yeh by wrapping the exhaust as Jason said it keeps the heat from the exhaust within the pipes, hence reducing engine bay temp. The downpipe will get wrapped aswell.
Anyways more pics. Manifold roughly bolted on. Very pleased with the way it came out. First time i have wrapped an exhaust.
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Post by 340GLT » 06 Mar 2008 01:05 pm

TBH at this moment in time i havent checked, i cannot see it being a major problem, the sump didnt touch the pump without a gasket on there, and so now with a gasket and sealant i shouldnt have a problem. I am also running a 1.7 turbo oil pump on mine.
Adam
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Post by griffo20022 » 06 Mar 2008 01:35 pm

Oooo they do they run a higher oil pressure than the F7P's standard item? Maybe food for thought in the future if it's a worthwhile upgrade :)
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Post by classicswede » 06 Mar 2008 02:20 pm

Good work Adam,

I have been thinking about popping a 16 v head onto my 2ltr bottom end but not made my mind up yet about what to do.

What are your plans for a clutch?
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Post by 340GLT » 06 Mar 2008 08:32 pm

Clutch is sorted. Going to run a custom clutch. but the 16v head wont just bolt on to a volvo bottom end although thats in the pipeline as it is possible.
Adam
F559 LFE - 340R 2.0 16v
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D300 LBO - 360 GLT 3 Door Turbo project!! (and restoration)
F706 RBX - 350R in process!!!

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Post by pistonpen paultje » 26 Mar 2008 06:27 pm

Hows the project going?

Wich I had a space like you have!

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Post by 340GLT » 29 Mar 2008 12:15 am

Just swapped an engine over in my dads V40 so not much progress on mine, hopefully in the next week i will do though.
Adam
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Post by 340GLT » 21 Apr 2008 03:13 am

Right the engine is sat in the bay, hopefully will fire her up on Tuesday. As usual loads of pics to come. Whilst the engine was out, i painted the engine bay to tidy it up.
Adam
F559 LFE - 340R 2.0 16v
C208 CTR - 340 1.8 16v
D300 LBO - 360 GLT 3 Door Turbo project!! (and restoration)
F706 RBX - 350R in process!!!

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Post by griffo20022 » 21 Apr 2008 08:38 am

THIS UPDATE IS WORTHLESS WITHOUT PICS!

Lol couldn't be bothered to find the proper icon for that. Get pics and a vid up asap of the beast running! :twisted:
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Post by Bazboy » 21 Apr 2008 05:14 pm

wow cant wait to see that in action. :)
What kind of performance do you think it will give out?
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Post by 340GLT » 24 Apr 2008 11:01 am

Well here it is. I painted the engine bay while the engine was out and sorted all the wires from all the accesories i have added. Hopefully should fire her up later with no exhaust. I will also put some pics up of the polished inlet manifold too, it took me an ab age to do. Anyways enjoy.

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F559 LFE - 340R 2.0 16v
C208 CTR - 340 1.8 16v
D300 LBO - 360 GLT 3 Door Turbo project!! (and restoration)
F706 RBX - 350R in process!!!

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