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Marlin 5exi builds Calling all you sexi builders....sorry 5exi builders, show us your progress.

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Old 28th October 2008, 15:06
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Default Calling 1800 5exi owners

I am looking to upgrade my 1600 K to an 1800 K or maybe a VVC, although I would like to see the benifits first. I live in the South East so any owners who live that area could you make your self known to me for a potential test drive.

I do appreciate there are other engine options, but I am quite happy with the K series, and I do not want to do any mods to the car as I do not have the kit too.

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Old 28th October 2008, 15:22
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Also, not sure what is involved with the other Marlin choice, the Honda 1.6 VTEC, 160BHP. Engine mounts etc should be available from Marlin. Not sure about driveshafts etc.
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Would a 1.8 k-series turbo from the Rover 75 fit?
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Old 28th October 2008, 18:28
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Good shout John.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ROVER-75-2002-...d=p3286.c0.m14

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ROVER-75-BREAK...d=p3286.c0.m14

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rover-75-1998-...d=p3286.c0.m14

A few to be looking over!
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Would a 1.8 k-series turbo from the Rover 75 fit?
Yes! same mounts! I discussed this option with Steve a long long time ago as this is an option that some k series elise owners have done for very little money

Craig
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Old 28th October 2008, 20:41
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Thanks John, yes Craig and I did discuss this an early senior moment made me forget.

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I may have a 1.8 Honda DOHC VTEC Engine/gearbox/ecu for sale if that is of any interest. It has a full service history and some extra mods for further power increases. I was going to have it fitted in my 5EXi but change of plans.

If interested please can you call me during the day on 07753 987028.

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