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

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Old 4th September 2016, 17:46
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Trawling the Ebay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2006-Marli...QAAOSwHoFXsefC
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Old 7th September 2016, 20:57
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been on and off a few times this one.

From memory it was showed by Marlin at the Exeter show some years ago....looks a good build that needs some tidying up.

4k would be a good buy in my opinion
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Old 13th December 2016, 21:05
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Its now parked in my garage, and keeping my T16 turbo Marlin company😎😎
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Old 13th December 2016, 22:47
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Wow! - I reckon you must be the only '2 exi' household in the UK.

...glutton for punishment
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Old 13th December 2016, 23:23
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Yes I must be, going to do a engine swap over the winter I think.
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What engine is in it and what you swapping it for?
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Really nice car. If I saw this earlier would have considered buying this also for 4k
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I've got my engine a low mileage 225 bhp APX 1.8T, need to sort a 5 speed vw box clutch flywheel and drive shafts etc the list goes on!!!
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Yes just the start of the list depending on power your aiming for. 300 ish is about the limit for standard internals.
ECU, turbo, chargecooler, injectors, exhaust to name a few more.....
I also opted for a baffled dump and oil cooler on advise...
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I think 260/70bhp is my goal, sticking with the standard ko4s turbo that's with it and injectors.
Going to try running it on the stock ecu, remapped with immobilizer delete.
G60 flywheel and vr6 clutch with a 5 speed vw box.
All a learning curve though, so no doubt I will be asking you for a bit of advice along the way.
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Think carefully about ECU. This is the right time to decide which way before wiring!!

Might add additional costs at this stage from a standard one, but has a whole host of advantages. Like data logging and diags without the need for a VAGCOM, boost control. Even cones with a vase map for engine. Will need a manual throttle body and accelerator cable run.

Not sure on how much boost the k04s can take from standard 7psi. But with after market, can change via ECU instead of going manual boost controller. I'm running 19 psi with the T28. Limit I've been told is 23. Getting the courage this year to try it. Already done boost map. Just need to download it and try!! Needs a rolling road check up so might wait until then.

Have a look here

http://www.qpeng.com
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