Toyota Chaser-Mercedes Drifting

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  1. Juutala

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    ”The story continues”

    I want to share this project, because I think this is quite interesting and I have not seen that anyone does this kind of engine swap with this model.

    I bought the body from Sweden but before that, the car came from Britain or Ireland (I am not sure which one, but if somebody know please let me know). Anyways, the location of the car is now in Finland where I live and my plans are to race with it, summer of 2020. Starting with lower pro class.

    The car had M60 turbo when I got it, but I already had good Mercedes parts so I sold the M60. The project with M60 was also completely unfinished, so it was still good to change at this point.

    Special thanks:

    Tarvikemotti, Isokorpi Customs, Turbobadit, Finjector, The Dynolab, Protoparts, PT Racing, Lensu PowerShop and Steamec Oy.


    Toyota Chaser jxz90 current setup:

    -Mercedes 3.0 M104 (104.980)

    -Machined pistons, CR ~9,2:1

    -PT-Racing intake

    -PT-Racing exhaust manifold

    -H-Profile connecting rods

    -ZF gearbox from E90/E91 BMW

    -Turbobandit TB70-04 turbo

    -Precision 46mm Wastegate

    -Bosch ev14 1200cc injectors

    -2x044 bosch fuel pumps + some universal transfer pump (0,4bar 120L/h)

    -BMW Custom made cardan shaft

    -Audi S8 5.2 V10 radiator + two aftermarket electric fans

    -3” intercooler & 3” pipes

    -89mm TB + bosch TPS

    -handmade fuel rail

    -Turbosmart FPR

    -Megasquirt 2 v2.2 + Bosch wasted spark


    7/2019 at The Dynolab: 640HP & 740NM @1.3bar from the wheel hub


    Modification plans for the winter, before racing next summer:

    -Maxxecu engine management system
    -Make all the electric wirings properly
    -Cool paint job all around + stickers
    -Moving the radiator into trunk
    -Improvements to steering geometry
    -Brake balance adjustment
    -Exhaust all the way to the back
    -Left Hand Drive conversion?
    -etc

    Also try to understand my writings, I am not a native English speaker. Thank you.
     
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  2. Juutala

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    I started the project in 3/2019 with a main goal to drive at Gatebil, Mantorp Sweden. But i missed that. Anyways i started by building the engine.

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    Here is the exhaust manifold and intake manifold of PT-Racing in Finland that makes custom parts like these.

    Material is thick enough to last, in both of the manifolds.

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    The muffler is used one from my friend and most of the parts for the pipe are some leftovers i found from my previous projects. Also the wastegate is used one. It is modified 50mm HKS style. I had some issues with the space so the exhaust pipe ended up to be like this. Straight out of the bonnet!

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    The screamer is also made through the hood.

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    The most of the work is done, just the rest is left to do right?
     
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    Little bit modifications that all the parts will fit well...
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    I ordered RB25DET fuel rail from china but the shipment took so long, so i decided to do fuel rail by myself.

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    Big radiator from 5.2 V10 audi engine. Two fans sucking air through the radiator. Works also as designed, no problems on a track.

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    Also the intake pipes are welded with aluminum. Also mounting the intercooler can happen only with one way, its tight as ***** for purpose.

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    What is the fan on the gearbox for?
     
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    It's a fan from an old computer. I made it to suck out the hot air from clutch. I drilled 3 smaller holes underside, where it gets the replacement air. This whole solution gives little bit more extra lifetime for my clutch. :thumbs:
     
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    Complete cardan shaft shortened and balanced for correct length. Just requires adapter/spacer to match with diff.
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    Adapter is made from normal structural steel so it is heavy as *****. Going to change to aluminum one when the time allows me to.

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    Cage for safety tank. 60L ATL safety tank, FIA approved.
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    I am thinking to build complete pipe frame to rear end of the car. That is going to happen next winter tho.. But lets see what kind of solutions i am doing then.
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    This was total disaster. I am going to do all the electricity again in next winter, probably new engine management system also.

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    The very first test drive done!

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    Sticker on ECU is MS1 but it is MS2 inside...

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    First proper test drive on a track. Works nicely! Driving with only @0,5bar of boost but it goes!
     
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    The project has been on a pause for a while but some improvements has been made!

    Got a nice precision 46mm wastegate from Tarvikemotti Oy. Decent price and fast delivery.

    My old solution with the wastegate was really poor, because its size i couldn't fit it anywhere, so i had to pipe it further from the collector and this causes a lot of problems with my turbo to wake up.

    Here below some size comparison.
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    New solution with precision wastegate.
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    Some pictures i have managed to take during the summer track days.

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    I had a little kiss to the rear end of the car. At least now i have a good reason to start making a pipe back end. I hated the old rear bumper anyways..

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    One reason why i haven't done so much lately with the car is that the car was under construction somewhere else.

    Koskimaa Racing Ky added a few pipes and supports to my roll cage that the car meets all the requirements in racing.

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    I just finished the work with the wastegate. Now there is finally enough place to drag the pipe all the way to the back of the car. It was little bit annoying when flames and fumes where hitting just front of my eyes.

    Going to place the screampipe into the exhaust also.

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    THESE HOSES below are just a measurement for real ones! That i know the length and I don't need to buy any waste material.


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    Cool build, any video's of it drifting and on board? You don't see that many Mercedes engines drifting here in the uk.
     
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    Thanks!

    Yes I have some videos during the summer and I am going to update them soon.
    This M104 mercedes engine is certainly getting really popular here in Finland and Sweden also, they are extremely strong engines but not so many are aware of that.

    -J
     

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