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Post  cejsmith on 20/3/2012, 5:14 am

Just went and had a look at a ztt + V6, that's got a engine problem.

I think that the belt might have snapped, is it a big job to swap the engine on a zt? I think it would be cheaper to buy a replacement engine then repair the heads?????

What are peoples thoughts????


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Post  Sambomonkee on 20/3/2012, 5:24 am

From what I can see, its fairly easy (with the correct tools), a KV6 can be had for around 300 pounds, so much easier than fixing it.

Make sure the old ZT inlet manifold is goodun though, no rattles, as that will add another 100-150 to the bill.


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Post  Sambomonkee on 20/3/2012, 5:29 am

Ps, whats the symptoms?
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Post  cejsmith on 20/3/2012, 5:35 am

Well the guy said the car just died on the motorway. It turns over Ok but no sign of it firing, I couldn't check the belts as they are covered. Also it had no water in it so it either cooked or snapped !!!


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Post  Sambomonkee on 20/3/2012, 5:39 am

Heres a stupid question, but does the fuel pump prime, been there got the photos etc.

Apparently HGF in the KV6 ZT does happen more so than the ZS, go figure, but if the oil was clear probably just a leak.

Depends what the guys wants for it really doesn't it.
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Post  Captain Slow on 20/3/2012, 6:10 am

It's not the easiest job in the world mate and while the engine is out you'd be silly not to fit new cambelts to the replacement, which I believe you'll need the timing tools for.

Given that the V6's are going for buttons anyway mate I'd give it a miss, the time/effort/money you'd have to pour into it I reckon wouldn't be worth it.



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Post  cejsmith on 20/3/2012, 6:20 am

Captain Slow wrote:It's not the easiest job in the world mate and while the engine is out you'd be silly not to fit new cambelts to the replacement, which I believe you'll need the timing tools for.

Given that the V6's are going for buttons anyway mate I'd give it a miss, the time/effort/money you'd have to pour into it I reckon wouldn't be worth it.

Mate you are probably right, it just when you see these things for a couple of hundred it just seems a shame not to buy it!!!!


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Post  Captain Slow on 20/3/2012, 6:22 am

cejsmith wrote:
Captain Slow wrote:It's not the easiest job in the world mate and while the engine is out you'd be silly not to fit new cambelts to the replacement, which I believe you'll need the timing tools for.

Given that the V6's are going for buttons anyway mate I'd give it a miss, the time/effort/money you'd have to pour into it I reckon wouldn't be worth it.

Mate you are probably right, it just when you see these things for a couple of hundred it just seems a shame not to buy it!!!!

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Post  cejsmith on 20/3/2012, 6:37 am

Captain Slow wrote:
cejsmith wrote:
Captain Slow wrote:It's not the easiest job in the world mate and while the engine is out you'd be silly not to fit new cambelts to the replacement, which I believe you'll need the timing tools for.

Given that the V6's are going for buttons anyway mate I'd give it a miss, the time/effort/money you'd have to pour into it I reckon wouldn't be worth it.

Mate you are probably right, it just when you see these things for a couple of hundred it just seems a shame not to buy it!!!!

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Post  Matt Parker on 20/3/2012, 8:40 am

lol, stop lowering the tone boy Laughing

As mentioned the engines do go for peanuts compared to most other 4 cylinders. If you wanted I do have some spare cylinder heads if you wanted to rebuild yours, as at the end of the day you still need to do the cambelts on the engine, and if you do the damaged engine as long as the bottom end is good then you know you shouldn't have any problem to worry about in the near future like head gasket failure as you would have replaced them Smile plus with the heads off you could get them "cleaned up" for more power Wink


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