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Mar 27

Volvo 340dl 1.8 16v Engine Swap Resources

Pretty much since I first owned my Volvo 340 1.4, This engine swap has constantly been on my mind, so as I’ve entertained the idea, I researched and read about it extensively. I’m About To Provide you with all the information you need to swap your 1.4 Volvo 340 to a Clio Valver/ Williams engine. Alternatively If you already …

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Mar 25

Volvo 340 Valver Clio 1.8 16v Engine Swap Final Part, Getting it Running

So you’ve finally got the engine in and all the mechanical stuff done, now your pretty much ready. First things first. Oil and water put oil in checking the level constantly and get some water and ant-freeze in there aswell. Once you’ve done that, hand crank the engine with a socket for a while and …

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Mar 25

Volvo 340dl Engine Swap Part Six, Getting the Clio 1.8 16v F7p Engine Back In

There’s two ways to drop the engine back in, one way makes life a lot easier but it doesn’t really matter.. If I ever have to do this again while I own the car (god forbid) I’d go for the easier one. The easier one is leaving the sump off till the engine is back …

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Mar 21

Volvo 340 Valver F7p Part Five 1.7 Bellhousing and Clutch Assembly

Now we come to the importance of the spigot bearing, It took me two attempts of taking the prop off, taking the bellhousing off, pulling the clutch off ( we had the engine back in the car by this time) to figure out I needed a spigot bearing. This simple little item would of saved …

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Mar 21

Volvo 340DL 1.8 16v F7p Part Four, Prepping the New F7p To Go In!

Hard part of getting the old engine out done. Time to start prepping the new engine! This is where the exciting stuff begins.  The best part about prepping the new engine is it’s 10 times easier to do stuff straight away, since it’s not actually in the car! If you’ve bought the engine straight from …

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Mar 21

Volvo 340 1.8 16v F7p Engine Swap, Taking the Engine Out Part Three

Our third day of work started a bit later than we had planned!, we were both out on the town the night before so the morning consisted of Coffee, a cheeky fryup and a bit of down time to reflect on the previous nights shenanigans, and physcing ourselves up to tackle the mountain before us! …

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Mar 20

Volvo 340DL 1.8 16v Valver Engine Swap Part Two

Our next day of Volvo  Valver  work was as good as it was bad, since we’d disconnected and labelled up a lot of the wiring and small things, alot of stuff could just go. We started by pulling off a lot of the radiator hoses and there was just water and anti-freeze..everywhere. Every time we …

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Mar 20

Volvo 340dl F7p Renault Clio 1.8 16v Engine Swap/Replacement Part 1

Before you start to read this all, I  just want to state this isn’t an exact “how to” to do an engine swap for these cars, look at it more as a “project/build thread”. It’s more a loose guide and my experience, with a few tips and notes I didn’t find in other guides or build …

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Jan 04

Drifting at Japfest 2012

This footage I think was from an in lap, But there’s still a bit of action going on!   Japfest 2012 Show Report Part 1 Japfest 2012 Show Report Part 2 Japfest 2012 Show Report Part 3 Journey To Japfest Video Drifting At Japfest Quarry Corner, Castlecombe Japfest Drift Session Drifting at Japfest

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Jan 04

Japfest Drift Session At Castle Combe Circuit in Wiltshire

This is a bit more footage from one of the first Drift Sessions early on in the day at Japfest 2012 Japfest 2012 Show Report Part 1 Japfest 2012 Show Report Part 2 Japfest 2012 Show Report Part 3 Journey To Japfest Video Drifting At Japfest Quarry Corner, Castlecombe Japfest Drift Session Drifting at Japfest

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