RS 200 20th anniversary edition engine rebuild

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by duck.co.za, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. duck.co.za

    duck.co.za Paid Member

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    Location:
    Cape town
    Car:
    Ferrari 308 , BMW Xline X3 , Clio RS 200 20th anniversary
    So I bought what turned out to be a pretty clean RS 200 . The engine was out of the car when I bought it and I thought I might as well start a thread on the rebuild . On assessing the parts it would seem that the motor ran bearings and the bores are on the max limit of their tolerance . I am busy trying to find a better block . I looked at two today , but they were both worse than the block I have .
    One was a turbo Meg block the other a Scienic . Am I correct in saying that if I blank off the turbo oil feed and return I could use a Meg block ? I have started cleaning and Vaquablasting some of the engine parts plus the engine bay is getting a good clean . IMG_4436.JPG IMG_4496.JPG IMG_4497.JPG IMG_4498.JPG IMG_4499.JPG
     

  2. duck.co.za

    duck.co.za Paid Member

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    Location:
    Cape town
    Car:
    Ferrari 308 , BMW Xline X3 , Clio RS 200 20th anniversary
    Got super lucky this weekend . I found a forged bottom end and 402 cams . Motor has only done about 2000 km since rebuild and has the parts I need , as my head is brand new . Its got Wossner pistons and std rods with ARP bolts . Apparently if I use the Megane Turbo thick head gasket I can get the C/R down to about 11,7:1 . Not ideal from a squish point of view , but I don't really want to run much higher than that on our fuel . Now the question is do I stick with the std cams or fit the 402's ? Is it worth pulling the crank and having it balanced ?

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  3. duck.co.za

    duck.co.za Paid Member

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    Location:
    Cape town
    Car:
    Ferrari 308 , BMW Xline X3 , Clio RS 200 20th anniversary
    Motor arrived today . All looks good , give it a clean tomorrow and I can start putting it all back together .
     
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