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Post by holla_j on Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:48 am

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Renault 5 engine... would it fit in my megane and how hard would it be to fit?? Smile

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Post by Scott_172 on Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:49 am

I think i would yes. Gaz will tell you some of the ins and outs im sure. Alot of work tho Razz
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Post by Gaz2405 on Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:25 am

Yes they they fit, but its a big step backwards IMO your losing injection and easy starting etc.

Its something like 4 or 5 wires to get it running.

Me personally I wouldn't do it, only conversion I would do in a coupe is a 172 or F4R turbo, I wouldn't even bother with an F7R conversion tbh.

You can pick up 172 lump now for less than £400.
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Post by holla_j on Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:24 am

F4R Turbo sounds good fun but how I can't afford for my car to be off the road as long as yours and scotts have been. If you could guide me to a easy conversion of a 172 or F4R which wouldnt take too long I would be willing to pay the money and get it done!
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Post by Gaz2405 on Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:58 am

pm foxy or Whitely on cliosport.net they have a PDF guide for sticking one in a mk1 clio. which has all the wiring etc, or try ART motorsport in wakefield, they've already done a 172 coupe a couple of years ago.
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Post by dave on Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:41 am

James in your position I would save up and look to get a quicker car to begin with.

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Post by holla_j on Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:27 am

Dave i'd do that but I love my coupe plus its more unique as coupes in my opinion are rather untouched. Every saxo has a engine swap, coupes are a little less modified Smile
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Post by dave on Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:31 am

Yeah but a Saxo or Clio or similar is a better car to begin with. I suppose it depends on what you're going to do with it afterwards but if its for fun then I would start with something else

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Post by Scott_172 on Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:15 pm

If i was to give any advice then i would say just buy a faster car. But thats from my own experience.

If my car had been done in 3 months like it really should of then it would be a different story.

To convert your car to a 172 you would roughly need to do the following.

On the basis its a phase 1 engine going in

New exhaust system
Whole 172 engine and bits
Wire the engine into the dash
fit stand alone guages
better suspension
upgrade the brakes
strut brace
If you use your g/box then you need to fiddle with the idle point
And decode an ecu
notify dvla of engine change
notify insurance

And that is it.
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Post by Dan1720v on Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:24 pm

if your after boost, i'd run a megane mk1 ph2 f4r block with laguna f4rt internals.

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