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97 V70R swapping motor for an RN

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So the motor in my R has finally pushed me too far and I've recently bought a low mileage RN engine out of a 2003 S60, I've managed to sort all the plumbing out for the turbo but I'm stumped by what to do with the fuel lines, the older cars have them running up the back of the block but apparently the newer cars have them coming up the front, has anyone else done this swap? did you also keep and modify the thermostat housing or did you swap that as well? Any help appreciated as I'm in the middle of the swap at the minute and I'm back at work next week so I need it back together in the next couple of days.

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plenty here that have dealt with that ^ hopefully they chime in soon for you

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We swapped an RN motor into the wife's '97 GLT. Only one of the lines came over the engine (Feed), so I just bent it around the VVT solenoid, and used tubing for the evap line.
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Then we just modded the cover to fit over it.

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Some guys have replaced the section of the line(s) that go over the engine with braided flex stuff.

I swapped the thermostat housing and cover. We were still using the 850 coolant tank, and needed the vent hose.

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Thank you so much for this its come at just the right time. I got mine running today, its a very similar setup to yours except I've had to keep the existing Thermostat housing as one of the bolts was VERY tight and I didnt want to chance snapping it when I have to get the car running to be back in work on Monday. I've managed to get both fuel lines to go over the engine but I'm a little concerned about them being so close to the back of the engine. Can I ask how you've managed to get the front of the engine cover to fit in place with the older power steering pump and tensioner etc? I put mine in place today and the front cover interferes with the fitment (I'm still using the bracket for the aircon pump and alternator off my old engine)

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What is concerning about the fuel lines being close to the back of the engine? (They are located there from the factory (At least on the 850's).

As far as the fitting the 850 tensioner. I...uummmmm.... clearanced it. It still interferes a bit, but it works. We may change to the other set-up later on.

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On 11/1/2019 at 3:23 PM, Chuck W said:

What is concerning about the fuel lines being close to the back of the engine? (They are located there from the factory (At least on the 850's).

As far as the fitting the 850 tensioner. I...uummmmm.... clearanced it. It still interferes a bit, but it works. We may change to the other set-up later on.

Lol Clearanced it did you?.... Mines now in,running and on the road...

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