so after a year of owning a L700 Mira, an opportunity has arisen to get him a bigger brother. Does that make me an enthusiast now or what
Anyway, it’s a Daihatsu YRV turbo, with 180k km’s on the clock, imported from Switzerland and registered in CZ by the previous (2nd) owner, has a full service history, and is in a really good shape overall.
Naturally it comes with all the bells and whistles (power mirrors and windows F+R, AC, F+R fog lights, panoramic sunroof, remote central locking, 15in alloys + a set of winter steelies, and of course that mighty K3-VET )
I bought the car for what would be approx. 1000 AUD
Sorry for the picture quality, i will take better ones later on.
The car has a fresh MOT and had a recent service done that included all new filters and fluids, new brake pads, new cv joint boots etc.
And now for the not so good things:
- The auto trans is fubar
- driver window switch will need replacing
- rear bumper has some scratches from parking
- will need a thorough cleanup inside & out
My main mission right away will be to do a auto/manual swap, but I’m unsure about some things:
What parts will i need to perform the swap (or don’t) apart from these?
- Flywheel / Clutch / release and spigot bearing from a manual car
- Transmission / pedal box / clutch cable
- All the tranny sensors ( reverse, neutral, speedo?)
- Shifter + shifter linkage
- Any wiring?
I guess the OEM clutch for the NA 1.3’s will not handle the torque of the turbo one? So will need an upgraded one?
I should be getting all the parts off of a regular 1.3 YRV so should fit right away, or is some chopping required?
I’m looking forward to sharing this build here as well as all the comments from you lot