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AAZ question...yes, another one

Postby dcfb77 » 20 Oct 2011, 18:24

I'm looking to fit an aaz into my syncro and figured all I would have to do is get a custom exhaust made.

Am I right or do I also have to play with the engine mounts, or anything else?
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Re: AAZ question...yes, another one

Postby ringo » 20 Oct 2011, 19:52

You only have to get a custom exhaust made if you fit the AAZ exhaust manifold. If you fit the JX one you can stay stock.

It just fits in but is about 2 inches taller - so you have to cut a hole in the engine hatch...

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Re: AAZ question...yes, another one

Postby Sagemagoo » 20 Oct 2011, 20:12

If memory serves I had to have my JX exhaust manifold machined slightly - think it was to match up the ports...
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Re: AAZ question...yes, another one

Postby dcfb77 » 20 Oct 2011, 21:05

I couldn't find anyone to weld it up and match the ports. Concensus seems to be that the metal is too thin to port the jx manifold as is (?).

Don't mind having to cut the engine lid a tad though. That seems like the least of my worries right now....
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Re: AAZ question...yes, another one

Postby ringo » 21 Oct 2011, 11:47

I seem to remember the port size is more of an issue with the inlet manifold - i never had an issue with using the jx exhaust manifold.

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Re: AAZ question...yes, another one

Postby jed the spread » 21 Oct 2011, 16:33

You dont need to cut the engine lid on a Syncro as the engine sits lower than on a 2wd van.

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Re: AAZ question...yes, another one

Postby Sagemagoo » 22 Oct 2011, 07:30

Ahhh...what Ringo said - that may have been it.....
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Re: AAZ question...yes, another one

Postby dcfb77 » 27 Oct 2011, 22:11

I've read in a few places that engine mounts may need to be modified. This true for a syncro as well?

I like the idea of using all the aaz components to get the true bhp out of it.
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Re: AAZ question...yes, another one

Postby ringo » 28 Oct 2011, 08:41

The T25 engine mounts just fit.

You only need to modify one of them if you start changing turbo's IIRC. Thats advanced stuff and i think there is some info in the wiki. I never went that far - stock power and MPG was just what i wanted.

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Re: AAZ question...yes, another one

Postby dcfb77 » 28 Oct 2011, 16:14

Thats exactly what I wanted to hear about the engine mounts :ok

Anyone know somewhere/someone that can make an exhaust for my AAZ once its fitted to the Syncro?

I'm in London but willing to travel....

Glad this forum's around... I dont feel too alone in trying to do something thats way out of my league with the help of your good selves !!

Thanks, David
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Re: AAZ question...yes, another one

Postby camper » 29 Oct 2011, 11:33

dcfb77 wrote:Thats exactly what I wanted to hear about the engine mounts :ok

Anyone know somewhere/someone that can make an exhaust for my AAZ once its fitted to the Syncro?

I'm in London but willing to travel....

Glad this forum's around... I dont feel too alone in trying to do something thats way out of my league with the help of your good selves !!

Thanks, David

Longlife exhaust stanley park road wallington surrey .They made a stainless steel down pipe for a 1Y exhaust manifold to fit a 1.6td silencer cost aprox £70.They wil custom make any exhaust system.
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