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I have a '98 s70 with a broken engine (2.0 LPT). Found a pretty good parts car, but it is a '99, 2.4 NA, also ME7..
Now you might say that wow, turbo to NA swap??? Really? Yes, really, this a beater car, don't care about it being fast... it just needs to get me form A to B.
Also swapping dashboards and few other pieces, so both cars will be in many pieces, which means swapping the dash harness won't be a big issue... I guess
I have never seen a ME7 wiring before so I have no idea what I'm facing, so the question is:
a. Obviously I have to swap the whole engine harness, but what about the power distribution stuff?
b. drive-by-wire... is that part of the dash harness?
c. how can I marry the me7 dash harness to the old shell? There are some CAN trickery going on, right?
The more I think about this the more difficult it gets... but i could fix everything that is wrong with my car by using this 99 car.
I'm interested on making my 6-speed manual C30 T5 much more fun to drive, though it has a replay nice gearbox. I was looking for short shift systems for the car but I haven't actually find anything where to buy or any brand that makes one for the car.
Does anyone has a short shifter in his C30, opinions, impressions.
Also, where can i get one!?
By Max Meade
My car has been making noises in the front right strut whenever I go over bumps, so I took it to a mechanic today to get an idea of what is wrong. Unfortunately, once I got it up on the rack, it looked pretty bad. Although I used to baby my car, these days I just do not have the time to take care of it. It's starting to look like I will be paying for that now.
I got a quote from the mechanic (attached), who says I need to replace the shock mounts, front lower control arms, drive axles, ball joints, etc. on both sides. He seems like a trustworthy mechanic and they have good reviews, but just to be safe (had a really bad experience with my last mechanic), I wanted to run it by some of you on here who have a much better idea of what I should be looking at than me. I posted some pictures of what I say under the car as well. I really just want an opinion on whether or not everything recommended is necessary, and if they prices for parts/labor is realistic.