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Thread: Renault Z7U engine

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    Junior Member Sirolf's Avatar
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    Renault Z7U engine

    Anybody know what a complete Z7U engine from a Renault 25 Turbo would go for these days? I tracked one down and i need to get some prices settled.

    thanks

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    Junior Member Sirolf's Avatar
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    Bought one.. $230,-
    EFI is in reach now

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    Senior Member vwdmc16's Avatar
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    Congrats. What shape is it in?


    I see the water pump isn't in the usual spot in the Valley, what can you tell us about that?

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    Junior Member Sirolf's Avatar
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    Only that this particular engine came from a Renault 25, was taken out and used in some sort of kitcar and ended up as an educational piece at an automotive high school.
    That where i got it from and found pure by chance on a big national classifieds website.

    The waterpump is something not original indeed.
    Does not have drive pulley at all and seems flow was created externally.

    Engine itself looks not too bad but i do need to do a complete stripdown do inspect the state it. But my plans are to use the turbo setup and the inlet manifold obviously

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    Junior Member Sirolf's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by vwdmc16 View Post
    I see the water pump isn't in the usual spot in the Valley, what can you tell us about that?
    Waterpump was altered by PO to run an external pump.

    Egine itself is in good shape. VOD seems solid.
    Turbo is histoy and one bolt holding the inlet manifold snapped unfortunately.




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    Junior Member Sirolf's Avatar
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    One tiny setback.
    Engine block was repaired some time with epoxy to fix a crack of some sort. A crack that leaks coolant.
    Hopefully some weld can be done here.

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    Dr. Bob Bob635's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirolf View Post
    Bought one.. $230,-
    EFI is in reach now

    Looks like a great project. I really like the simplicity of carberated RPVs.

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    EFI'd dn010's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob635 View Post
    Looks like a great project. I really like the simplicity of carberated RPVs.
    Carbureted? Looks like EFI to me...
    -----Dan B.

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    Junior Member Sirolf's Avatar
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    Indeed.. no carbs here.
    Already found another Z7U inlet manifold for 150 for a fellow owner.

    I thought these things where scares?

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    Owner since 2007 Farrar's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirolf View Post
    Indeed.. no carbs here.
    Already found another Z7U inlet manifold for 150 for a fellow owner.

    I thought these things where scares?
    Much more scarce in the United States, where most DeLoreans are.
    3.0L, automatic, carbureted

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