I've just registered and just wanted to say 'hello' to the R30 members.
I've owned an R30TX since 1993. Unfortunately it's looking a bit worse for wear now, which is a shame as it once belonged to my Dad. It's fitted with the R25 V6-Turbo engine, however it's not been out of the garage since 2002 after the big-end bearings started to tap a little. If anyone could advise me as to where I might find such parts I'd be extremely grateful. I may consider selling the car if I know it's likely to go to a good home.
But if you've got big end trouble unfortunately you may struggle,as only original size bearings are available, and you're in Alpine GTA territory which uses this motor. Lots of 25T's got butchered for their engines and UN1gearboxes.Engine code is Z7U, crank specific to that engine only. This will give you an idea on engine bits, www.mecaparts.com/sommaires.php?col=V6GT&sortie=html&lang=0
Hi, thank you so much for the links. I'm in North Wales.
It's so sad because I'd kept the original 2.7 engine and auto box until a couple of years ago, but my Mum needed to clear out the shed and so we let them go. I'm stuck with the Z7U and UN1 manual box now. Once I heard the faintest sound of rod-knock I didn't run the engine. I've previously rebuilt engines which have knocked louder, and for longer, and have been lucky in the fact that the crank journals showed no signs of wear or ovality. I think I'll need to check this before ordering the shells.