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Toyota Yaris engine

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by lex schotel, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. lex schotel

    lex schotel Copenworld Member

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    Hi I have bought a yellow copen and the engine has been apart for about 4 years, so that's not much better than a boat anchor.
    As it will be very hard to find a 660 cc engine here in Australia for a reasonable price I am considering to put a Toyota Yaris engine in it.
    I have seen a few mentions about this engine on this site.
    The Yaris is very common here and complete damaged cars go very cheap in car auctions so you would have everything there that would be needed for a transfer.
    But the big question is: will it fit? Who has done this before? Is the 1.3 block the same as the 1.5 block?
    Who can help with some advice?
    Australia, if you have a Copen engine in the shed .... call me please
     
  2. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    Given that my Copen came with a 1.3 liter K3-VE engine from the factory I reckon it should be possible.
    You should also be able to get the same engine from a Daihatsu Sirion or a Yaris P1 (2SZ-FE)
     
  3. lex schotel

    lex schotel Copenworld Member

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    Is there any difference between the 1300 and the 1500 engine ? I assume they just bored the block out to get the extra 200 cc
    many thanks for your response
     
  4. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    Im pretty sure its a bigger engine and not at all identical.
     
  5. jez77

    jez77 Copenworld Regular

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    I remember there was a 1.5ltr one in WA a few years ago. Think it was advertised on here for sale.
     
  6. shane

    shane Copenworld Regular

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    I recently bought a 1.3 Daihatsu Sirion - it's the same engine as in the Yaris. They commonly have a problem with the rings, oil control ring and piston oil ways getting very coked up, leading to oil burning and more coke.

    You'd need be to be careful to select an engine which is known to be a good runner using no oil, or get the head off to have a look at the pistons. It would be a nuisance having to do the same engine out job twice...
     
  7. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    The 1.0 litre three cylinder engine had terrible problems with piston rings if it was not serviced regularly, but I have never heard of any problems regarding the 1.3 litre
     
  8. shane

    shane Copenworld Regular

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    All I can say is that my Sirion K3-VE2 at 50,000 miles was burning a lot of oil. In one of the Daihatsu groups I am in, quite a few others have found the same problem. Apparently the engine needs good regular oil changes and doesn't like a life of 'just going to the shops' where it doesn't warm up properly.

    'Just be careful' would be my advice.
     
  9. lex schotel

    lex schotel Copenworld Member

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    Ok thanks for the info .
    I have bought a 1.3 and a rotrex super charger .
    So the fun can start
     
  10. welz

    welz Copenworld Regular

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    Hi Lex, were in hell you will build in the rotrex super charger?

    Its for Honda..

    Never believe it..:D you burned up your garage and home too..

    Kai
     
  11. lex schotel

    lex schotel Copenworld Member

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    hi Kai
    I miss the point , you reckon it cant be done ?
     
  12. jez77

    jez77 Copenworld Regular

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    With enough money anything can be done.
    Personally I'd think a turbo would be easier but yours will be unique.
    I hope you've run your plans past an engineer to make sure you can get it road legal here in OZ.
     
  13. Coen Goldie-chaliinger

    Coen Goldie-chaliinger Copenworld Newbie

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    iv got a set of 15x7.5 rims and am wanting to know what tyre size would be perfect fit so it dosnt effect the speedo and not to be illegal, the orginal copen guards will be getting cut off as iv installed fender flares
     
  14. BarnsleyRob

    BarnsleyRob Copenworld Veteran

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    And the prize for best thread hijack of 2019 goes to ...........
     

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