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May
10

Project KP30: M3 This – Thermostat Housing

Well, the old housing was well and truly warped beyond ever standing any chance of getting it to seal.  I gave it 4 goes, used sealant, hand flatted it on a machined surface, checked it with engineering blue…I was ready to throw it in the bin.  So I did.  Luckily, I had another 90 degree housing off a later KP and, with a little modification and a new top hose, it fitted pretty well.  I think it looks neater and it takes the load of the rocking engine better too.  I don’t really care about that though…I’m just glad it holds coolant!

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5 Responses to “Project KP30: M3 This – Thermostat Housing”


  1. 1 86life
    May 10, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Must be good to have that little niggle out of the way. Whats next for the KP?

  2. 2 tony king
    May 10, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    hey rob, ive a few housings if ya need one? just taken a larger bore hose (ke70)one of a 4k ive just fitted if there better for ya.

  3. 3 racer86
    May 11, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Hey Tony! I’m all good now thanks dude but I’ll bear you in mind (always do anyway for parts!) How’s the family and what are you and your brother driving round in these days?

  4. 4 tony king
    May 12, 2010 at 9:19 am

    familys all good thanks rob,my little girls doing well and loving daddys cars. ive just got a starlet i’m doing now with a 4k fitted. got some arches from the states to go on,trd n1 type and revolite wheels. my brothers got a roof chopped,hardtopped austin cambridge that will be on the road soon. hopefully i’ll get to a few shows these year so may catch up with ya.

  5. 5 Yani Ioannou
    June 26, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Hi guys, i thought i could let you know that i have a complete engine conversion for sale. The engine produces around 200bhp. It comes with gearbox, exhaust system, wiring and ecu. Basicly just drop in a toyota and turn the key. Total cost 5000 euro. Here is a video of my car with the engine in it.

    here is a list of the parts included in the package:
    Stock crankshaft ( balanced with pistons & conrods )
    Tec Arts conrods
    Tec Arts pistons
    Ported and polished cylender head to trd specifications
    HKS camshafts
    HKS Head gasket
    HKS Titanium valve spring kit
    Jun cam gear
    Sard injetors
    4 throttle from 20v engine
    Jubiride throttle air plate
    Jubiride adaptor plate
    jubiride curl funnels 30mm
    techno pro Spirit water pump
    Toda oil pump
    Jun Flywheel
    Act clutch kit
    HKS exhaust Manifold
    Jubiride Exhaust System
    custom engine wiring( fuse holder box & relay included )
    Fcon v pro ecu
    Toyota direct coil ignition
    external fuel pump (with teflon fuel line and racing 20L fuel cell)
    Koyo aluminium 3 layers radiator

    Engine was tuned by Dr Koyama from Jun Auto Mechanic Japan


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