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Old 25th April 2009, 11:24 AM
Broekens Broekens is offline
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Hi,

I think I'm going to reconsider my engine choice. I'd like to have the following specs for my engine:
-150-200 hp
-Being light for the performance it kicks out.
-Besides being very quick, it has to be a bit relaxing on long highway cruises, the car is going to be my daily driver!
-Relatively low fuel consumption for the power it kicks out.
-And the most important of all: I don't want to spend more than 1000 euro's on basic donor parts.
So I considered the following options:
-BMW M50
-BMW M52
-Cosworth BOA
-A bike engine?
-Rover V8
I'd like to know what would be the best engine for powering my car. Maybe you have some other engines which would be suitable for my build. I'm pleased to hear your comments..

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Old 25th April 2009, 11:44 AM
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The engine that comes free with the Sierra would be the cheapest option. Using a bike engine in a daily driver would prove to be expensive as you just won't be able to drive it slow.....
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Old 25th April 2009, 04:02 PM
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Hi,


-Besides being very quick, it has to be a bit relaxing on long highway cruises, the car is going to be my daily driver!

Greetings
Iff you want relaxing on long trips forget the bike engine unless you consider 8000RPM on the moterway relaxing

And like fabby said you wont possibly be able to go slow in it

Hope this helps
Tilly
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Old 25th April 2009, 09:44 PM
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phew
thats a bit of an ask
150hp easy 1.8/2.0 tuned zetec
200hp and easy cruising with little effort and cruising in a seven style car
umm not really the right choice of car but!!!!!!
guess you need to look for a 2.5 /3.0 alloy blocked engine
200hp out of a 2.0 L block i guess will be noisy, revvy expensive etc etc unless you get a turbo motor then that will be expensive
i reckon you are on the right track with a big beemer motor or perhaps 3.9/4.2 v8 out of a range rover
cheers les g
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Old 26th April 2009, 12:17 AM
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VAG 1.8 turbo, got all you looking for
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Old 26th April 2009, 05:02 PM
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Hmmn, maybe a zetec also will work.. Probably a lot lighter than a big 6 or eight cilinder engine. I think a 1.8 audi will be to expensive. But, is a Honda VTEC from a CRX or Civic not an option to mate with a rwd tranny?

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Old 26th April 2009, 05:25 PM
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I seem to remember reading, that some of the Japanese engines rotate in a diferent direction from the Ford engine

The Honda engine is lurking in the back of my mind as one of them

Just a point to bear in mind.
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