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    Good day Kia enthusiasts.
    I decided to fit a V8 Lexus motor into my 2005 Kia Sorento after the cost of maintaining my 2.5 diesel motor became too costly.
    This is now 3 months later and the project is just about done.
    If anyone needs some info regarding this project, feel free to contact me.
    Regards Riaan Maritz

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    Laat weet wanneer hy klaar is, ek wil kom kyk!

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    Please tell more.
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    auto box or manual?
    What gearbox did you use? The Lexus one or an adapter onto the Kia box?


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    No pictures or video, it never happened.
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    Ek sal Barto.

    I fitted the 5 speed auto box.

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    The V8 Lexus is becoming like the V6 Essex motor of days gone by....
    Everyone has one in his car... From Combis to hiluxes... Now even a Hyundai. And I bet you they all have a freeflow....
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    A friend of mine does these v8 conversions to what ever you drop off at their place. (fullboost) they have fitted it to corolla's and kia delivery trucks. Fitted it to a friends rangers D/C which is running strong after a year and gives better consumption than the 4.0 V6. Not a bad engine at all.

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    Sorry have no idea how to load a pick on this web site, tried to drag and drop, copy and paste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kia Sorento View Post
    Sorry have no idea how to load a pick on this web site, tried to drag and drop, copy and paste.
    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ad.php?t=22678
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    This post is just to late, one of my friends lost his 2.5 diesel beginning of this year.

    They just finished replacing it with another 2.5 diesel

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    I spoke to a guy today that is also selling the engine guts from his 2.5CRDi and he was quoted 80k to rebuild the motor... The quote he got for fitting a Lex V8 is about R30k, inclusive of motor, gearbox, wiring and remap etc. No brainer.

    Waiting for the pictures, Riaan
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    My brother just finished building a lexus into a sprinter van and he just started building a lexus into a RX-7. Can't wait to see the finish product.

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    I spoke to Riaan today, tonight he hopes to fire it up for the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellas View Post
    I spoke to a guy today that is also selling the engine guts from his 2.5CRDi and he was quoted 80k to rebuild the motor... The quote he got for fitting a Lex V8 is about R30k, inclusive of motor, gearbox, wiring and remap etc. No brainer.

    Waiting for the pictures, Riaan


    I would have liked to know about the 30 K before I started, would of saved myself a lot of Ks
    About the picks, still cannot get them loaded

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    E-mail die foto's vir my....hopelik het jy nog my e-mail adres

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    Updates?
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    1980 Landrover Range Rover 3.5 V8 - Build
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    Any Updates........

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    It's running! I was suppose to check it out this week at Riaan's place which is near my work, but I'm away from the office on training.

    Will check it out next week and snap a few pics with my phone if he allows me to take pictures of his handy work
    Last edited by Barto; 2013/08/22 at 10:29 PM.

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    Updates?
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    1999 Colt Rodeo 3.0 V6 4x4-Build


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    1980 Landrover Range Rover 3.5 V8 - Build
    1979 Landrover S2A 109" with Chev 4.1

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