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EP70 engine Conversion guide, 4E-FTE power

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Well as no one else has made a guide on how to make a EP70 turbo conversion, i thought i would have a bash at it, so you can also take the piss out of my Welsh Accent. Car was originally a 1.0 litre, this guide shows how to fit a 4E-FTE turbo charged engine in it (while also keeping its original looks)

So here goes

EP70 Starlet Turbo conversion (This is a sleeper build)

The Starlet to be converted

A completely standard 1E, 1.0 litre(50hp) Mk2 EP70 Toyota Starlet - 1986

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/bloke/sets/72157627453619308/

The donor car for the conversion (my old ep82 track car)

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The end result of the conversion (Sleeper/Turbo power!)

Except its gone from 55hp to about 201bhp!

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Tools required

I recommend getting your self the Halfords Advanced Tool set, £99 its really good quality and contains practically all the tools you need.

Soldering Iron

Drill

Lots of cups of tea

A handy friend to help!

Equipment required

An ep70 Starlet

An Ep82 Donor car

A complete 4e-fte engine

A complete FULL EP82 wiring loom

Difficulty rating

This is as hard as it gets so 5/5 spanners by Haynes standards, it took me 2 and half months to complete, but i had to figure it all out myself and I have documented everything that will trip you up. So you should be able to complete it in half the time.

Work required

Everything that was a pain in the ass was documented with video, everything from the EP82 is a straight swap into the EP70. The easiest way i found to do it was in this order.

1. Remove the old EP70 engine

2. Remove the dash

3. Fit in the additional EP82 Wiring loom (the car will now have two looms) one to power the engine and one to power the cars electrics.

4. Wire in the ep82 ignition to the EP70 loom

5. Put the engine and gearbox in

6. Swap everything else over from the EP82, i.e suspension etc

Have a watch of the vids below and you will get the general idea. I am always available for help if you need it.

Video guide

1. EP70(Boxy Starlet) 4EFTE Turbo conversion Part 1: Ignition key how to wire up

http://youtu.be/5MQpcrv8rPg

2. EP70 (boxy starlet) 4EFTE Turbo conversion part 2: EP82 to EP70 Loom Electrics

http://youtu.be/ol7YHovtOCI

3. EP70 (boxy starlet) 4EFTE Turbo conversion part 3: EP82 Loom Electrics install into EP70

http://youtu.be/4amELHxKJnI

4. EP70 (boxy starlet) 4EFTE Turbo conversion part 4: EP82 Loom Electrics, engine bay&inside car

http://youtu.be/gJcoVy1O1N8

5. EP70 (boxy starlet) 4EFTE Turbo conversion part 5: Moving EP82 Brake servo into EP70

http://youtu.be/zxxYepZQEEs

6. EP70 (boxy starlet) 4EFTE Turbo conversion part 6: EP82 Servo fitment

http://youtu.be/QHSrzLnaSuM

7. EP70 (boxy starlet) 4EFTE Turbo conversion part 7: EP70 Coilovers fitment

http://youtu.be/0Cg8KNxQTX4

7.5. EP70 (boxy starlet) 4EFTE Turbo conversion part 7: Engine mounts

http://youtu.be/CLMQjP-tuDs

8. EP70 (boxy starlet) 4EFTE Turbo conversion part 8: Engine mounts fitting advice (its bloody tight!)

http://youtu.be/BIQHRfBNhm4

9. EP70 (boxy starlet) 4EFTE Turbo conversion part 9: Redundant power steering pump removal

http://youtu.be/0UQMETn3NFI

10. EP70 (boxy starlet) 4EFTE Turbo conversion part 10: Track rod ends

http://youtu.be/EjkXtk-ovjQ

11. EP70 (boxy starlet) 4EFTE Turbo conversion part 11: Fueling setup

http://youtu.be/o0a0cgHYneo

12. EP70 (boxy starlet) 4EFTE Turbo conversion part 12: Starting engine for 1st time

http://youtu.be/6LnA-tAp7Io

13. EP70 (boxy starlet) 4EFTE Turbo conversion part 13: Cutting out all the unwanted wiring

http://youtu.be/skU7VmHH8to

14. EP70 (boxy starlet) 4EFTE Turbo conversion part 14: Figuring out how to fit the FMIC :)

http://youtu.be/lNFf5XM0m5o

Still got more to do with the intercooler, im havning trouble getting it to fit, i'll update this as i go along.

Hope you enjoy watching!!

Taggy

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Moved this and pinned for you mate as I think it deserves it :)

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Hey thanks!

I am just tidying up all the guides i have made over the last few years, SteveGT is doing somthing with them, so i thought i would post them in one place on his thread so he can add them :)

Moved this and pinned for you mate as I think it deserves it :p

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cheers for pinning this luke

Taggy am i ok to use this in the ep bible? Thinking the plan is to post everything in the ep bible but also have a seperate section on UKSC like TGTT's Awesomely helpful info section for all the guids and info so we have loads of technical on both places.

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awesum work tag! altho your missin 1 thing...........................................................................

....................... a fucking boost video lol great work work tho mate 4 sure

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Ha ha i have yet to taste boost in this, only had the car back 2 days ago from the workshop. I plan to take it out on boost this weekend :) I'll get some cheeky videos up.

Yes Steve no problem putting this in the bible, would appreciate it!

awesum work tag! altho your missin 1 thing...........................................................................

....................... a fucking boost video lol great work work tho mate 4 sure

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Sorry what do you mean? I retro fitted the whole car from start to finish, have a look at the videos listed :)


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Thanks for videos and info Taggy, very usefull. Car is defenetly my style, good work :)

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