So if you have been following on Facebook and Instagram, you know that we were working on Roni’s S2000 this past weekend. For you who don’t follow us, click that like and follow button! So here is the low down… Remember that wrecked S2000 that we stripped and chopped up, our friend Roni ended up buying the motor, transmission, and a few other things. Roni wanted a lower mileage motor and a new turbo setup. We will cover the turbo setup in the next post, but for now here is what happened from Saturday to Sunday.
We started late Saturday afternoon, the goal of the day was to drop the motor and prep the new one to be lifted in on Sunday. We did the usually… Drain fluids, disconnect AC, cooling hoses and wire harness, and take out the old Greddy turbo kit.
The new heart for Roni’s S2K.
Roni’s old turbo… goodbye friend…
Here is the old turbo kit.
So once everything was disconnected we decided to take a break. Dinner was on Roni, we ordered 2 King Kong sized pizzas (about 26 inches) and some wings. Just a big old family dinner!
Some motor prep… that includes an upgraded clutch!
Last minute checks before we drop it.
The time had come, the engine hoist was connected to the motor and the subframe was unbolted and we began lowering the motor.
More engine prep, just making sure everything that needs to be on the new motor is on.
So, we decided to actually bolt up the motor Saturday night and be done with most of the difficult parts of the swap.
Instead of helping Lam we just laughed and took pictures of him.
With the motor in, we decided to call it a night… a late night, we ended up finishing around midnight.
So with Day 1 finished we sat around The Shop for a little bit before we headed home. Sunday was the day to button everything up, run all the lines, and connect all the wires. As a thank you Roni threw a BBQ at The Shop. Beer, Steak, Oysters, we had it all. As you can imagine nothing much really got done during the day, we ended working on the car later in the afternoon… AGAIN!
BBQ ain’t a BBQ with out beer.
12lbs of Tri Tip.
Some super bomb ribs!
With any of our BBQ’s, there is always some clowning around.
Our BBQ’s also mean family time!
As the BBQ slowed down, work on the car began again… our resident S2000 expert, Joey, came to lend a hand.
While work on the car continued so did the BBQ.
Almost time to start it up… Fluids going in!
Shifter going in and ECU
Buttoning everything up and about to start.
and she’s done! for now.
We ended up finishing it up around 0230. We ran into some problems with the immobilizer, but that is nothing some research online couldn’t fix. Big thank you to everyone that got a little dirty with this swap and even bigger thank you to those who stayed into the early morning hours. The new turbo setup should be in within the week, we’ll have a post about it when it happens… also when it gets tuned.