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#1 mattkjsmith

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 10:59 AM

I'm thinking about converting to a 1400 turbo. Has anyone done it and is there anything to look out for?

#2 charie t

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 03:48 PM

I'm thinking about converting to a 1400 turbo. Has anyone done it and is there anything to look out for?

Where are you getting the 1400 turbo from?

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 05:26 PM

there is a guide for k series conversions on the 16v mini forum but i don't know how much different it will be with a turbo heres the link

http://www.16vminicl...read.php?t=8625

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 05:32 PM

They didn't do a K Series Turbo

They did the T Series what is the turbo version and if i remember right they where 1600+

the MG Rover Forum for best information on these engines, ive got alot of stuff about the k series also knowing that you got have a lot of piston crank con rod, block, cooling system & head work done to run a turbo on it, its so much easier to get a T Series and use that with in the mini :goaway:.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 05:36 PM

I'm thinking about converting to a 1400 turbo. Has anyone done it and is there anything to look out for?


there is a lot of info on what you can and can't modify body wise on the Association of Car Enthusiasts web site linked below

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 07:24 PM

I'm thinking about converting to a 1400 turbo. Has anyone done it and is there anything to look out for?


there is a lot of info on what you can and can't modify body wise on the Association of Car Enthusiasts web site linked below



hes getting the 1400 turbo off of evo's build.

that engine has had about 6 years worth of trials. but, it was a proper toy.. theres a few youtube vids with 1/4's and one short road vid.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:53 PM

They didn't do a K Series Turbo
They did the T Series what is the turbo version and if i remember right they where 1600+

T16 lol but it was a 2ltr, but as you say the K was never turbo'd as standard, so i didn't know if he had found somebody developing one off the shelf

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:56 PM

what about a 1.8 turbo out of a mg zt?. they look like they're the k-series.

Edited by .998TANGO., 08 December 2010 - 09:04 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2010 - 09:10 PM

what about a 1.8 turbo out of a mg zt?. they look like they're the k-series.

the 1.4 k series as the engine matt is intending to fit

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 09:22 PM

this is a gold mine regarding turboing the K,

Dont go for the 1.8, the 1.4 is pretty bombproof with a few simple mods, its all in the link.




http://www.16vminicl...read.php?t=3208

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 09:55 PM

Don't want it now! Got a 1275 A Series :(

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 09:59 PM

They didn't do a K Series Turbo
They did the T Series what is the turbo version and if i remember right they where 1600+

T16 lol but it was a 2ltr, but as you say the K was never turbo'd as standard, so i didn't know if he had found somebody developing one off the shelf



The amount of work involed in turboing a K series you need

Uprated crank (harded & cross drilled will help)
Uprated Conrods
Loads of head work (valves, guides, followers)
Piston upgrade
Oil Pump upgrade
Head Gasket Upgrade
Disel Gear box (standered wouldn't handle the turbo)

and they didn't turbo the K seires

it was the T Seires they Turbo'd Hense the "T" series engine

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 10:13 PM

rubbish...

read my link.

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 12:38 AM

and they didn't turbo the K seires

Steve they did turbo the 1.8 K series
http://www.mgownersc...mg-zt-zt-t.html
As for the amount of work involved all depends how much boost you want to run

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:27 PM

they did turbo the k series... you dont need all that crap.. evo has proven that with a 400 ish hp 1.4 running std internals and minimal head work.

read 16v mini forums. and rovertec.




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