Rocket III Engine Swap

Discussion in 'Engine Swap' started by R-III-R Turbo, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. R-III-R Turbo

    R-III-R Turbo Mine is the biggest :)

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    Figured having gone to the trouble of swapping engines, i might as well post up a thread about it with a few pics,, someone might enjoy it :)

    The manual has a section on engine removal and replace, so no need for any additional guidelines, maybe just a few tips here & there.



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  2. R-III-R Turbo

    R-III-R Turbo Mine is the biggest :)

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    Engine weight taken by jack, rear end of chassis weight taken by hoist

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    Position of straps on chassis

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    Removing swingarm

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    Drive shaft exposed

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    Undoing the chassis/engine fixings

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    I hope it's not too late, but make sure you remove the oil sending unit before you pull the frame off. They break easy
     
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    Oz Knight If you can still hear your fears, shift a gear

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    Hi R-111-R Turbo,

    I may have missed any previous discussion on this (sorry to ask again if there is a previous thread) but it looks like you have swapped in a S/Charged engine in?

    What was the motivation to swap?....Cheers
     
  5. R-III-R Turbo

    R-III-R Turbo Mine is the biggest :)

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    Closeup of the tool releasing the locking collars on the engine/frame mounts

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    Lifting the rear end up, note the zero clearance on the oil pressure switch position

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    Rear frame clears engine vertically, so front now being hoisted up too

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    Position of front straps

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    Frame up off the engine, engine lowered on jack to be taken away

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    Also, pay attention to how the wires come down the left rear side of the engine. Other than that, it's on.
    Bigger motor? Whats the reason for the swap
     
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    Engine is out, pictured here the siblings together

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    A more artistic shot, you can see the badges on oil tanks

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    Other engine now on trolley jack, moving into position

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    Ready to jack other engine up into frame, so front engine mounts can be fitted loosely

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    There's the front engine mount going in

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    Oz Knight If you can still hear your fears, shift a gear

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    Or was it the other way around?
     
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    Doing up the rear engine mounts

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    And their locking collars

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    Connecting up everything, wiring, plumbing

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    Also the engine earth cable, starter cables all shiny'd up and greased before connecting

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    Cleaning and checking the swingarm bearings

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    Greasing up the sockets, bearings next

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    Cleaned internally, greased and ready to refit

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    ECU swap (if needed)

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    Clean up final drive and refit

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