Hi, just wondering if any1 knows that because the k series engine is pretty much the same on all rovers that if a 1.8 MG Manifold or a 220/620/820 or coupe Rover Turbo manifolds will just bolt on?Thanks
Hi, Sorry i thought the 200 and mg both had k series engines? in that case i am looking for a turbo manifold to fit the mg zr engine(k?), and there would be no difference in fittings for a 1.4 and 1.8 exhaust manifold would there?
Thanks for your help so far
The manifolds were roughly the same from 1.4 upto 1.8 on the later cars. The one you were thinking of before in the Rover 200 is actually only fitted to the 2 litre which as Stu mentioned is a T-series.
Fitting a 1.8 exhaust manifold will not give you much if any gains at all. If you are after a better manifold, you should start looking at 4-2-1 manifolds. They are not cheap, but there is a reason why you can pick up a standard manifold for £35.00.
You could try fitting a VVC/Trophy style manifold, but again, on it's own, next to no gains, and you would need to sort the down pipe out as they are different.
i know mate, the rover 75 had a 1.8 K series turbo engine fitted into it. its the engine in the pic above.
use that manifold, could use the std turbo as well, mod the 75 d/p to fit of get a new one made. i have a T2 fitted to mine, should be able to fit a T25 or T28 as well, depends on the engine / power requirements.
ok, thanks once again drew, would you recommend putting the turbo onto a 1.4 k series, with intercooler, oil cooler, running low boost and letting the engine cool down after long journeys etc,Thanks again
ok, Thanks again, i have a spare 1.4 k series anyway, already got the turbo, manifold, intercooler, pipe work etc, the car is generally for fun because i have a work vehicle, if i wanted to make sure nothing major went wrong without spending thousands, would you recommend copper head gasket? or just one out of a landrover maybe? and would the forged pistons etc really be needed when not using the car excessivly engine only has 15,000 on the clock anyway,Thanks alot for all your help.
originally when i had my metro gti, i got a set of rods made and a set of pistons, added an aftermarket ecu, vvc inlet, bigger injectors and a T2 hybrid. i kept the rods and turbo etc when i started building a much bigger engine for the metro. got close but didnt quite finish it though
for my new engine, i still had a few of hose bits laying about in my garage! so thought id make use of them.
added a got a set of accralite pistons and a new 75t oil pump. few bearings and gaskets, thats about all i bought recently.
will still need an ecu, probably DTA S40 as its cheap and ive used a lot of dta's in the past.
i could get some rods / pistons made for you if you were interested.
not cheap though..
rods iro £800
pistons iro £500