Important mini-me conversion info

Discussion in '5th Generation (1992-1995)' started by PittStop, Thursday 5th Nov, 2009.

  1. PittStop Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    hey guys, and gals, just been researching on

    and found some good stuff about mini-me conversions.

    its no use to me anymore as i just replaced my engine cuz of piston rings

    but me and a friend just did a mini me conversion (z6 head on d15b2 block)

    there was quite a lot of coke coming out of the exhaust which suggests bad timing, and a lot of smoke which also suggests bad timing aswell as piston rings gone.

    if you are doing a mini me swap you will need an adjustable cam gear, to make the timing work, as you are running completely different engine parts together.

    you can also run a d16y8 cam pulley and it will work.

    also a re-map has been recommended if uasing a z6 head as even more unburnt fuel will be thrown into the cylinders
  2. Site Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    most of the time the timings fine if you use the timing belt to match the cam gear/cams used for the you can use a y8 cam in a z6 head, but you have to use a y8 cam gear or something....

    i came across someone doing it, and the timing was slightly off, but as you said an adjustable gear and a map can sort it nicely :Smile: