Terios low compression

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Hi All,

I've got a 2005 terios auto 1.3 great car, really impressed but at almost 90k miles it seems to have wrecked valves prob from lpg conversion.

Garage has confirmed there's low compression on 2 cylinders.

They've offered me a complete rebuild, until they open it up they won't know but worst case they've said £650 (to replace all values - almost £250 just for valves and head gasket from daihatsu) but at least £250 in labour anyway...

...or there's the option of an engine swap - labour £250
...or just swap the head from another car, should be even less labour?

I think i'm favouring a head swap for simplicity...

What I'm asking is which engines/heads are compatible...?

From what I understand it is a K3-VE.

Is one K3VE the same as any other, I gather it is fitted to a lot of different Daihatsus (Perodua, myvi, FRV, Terios MK1 2001+, sirion, copen).
Will any do?
Will a K3-VET head fit?
I've heard there were head improvements on the K3-VE after 2007 (and later became the same as the 3SZ-VE, but can I fit this with no other modifications (I think I read the later ones need the idle control valve and throttle body)?

Thanks in advance!

Hmmm.

I believe you can fit the VE2 Head. The VE2 is a much higher compression engine and it should be possible to fit just the head on the car - but it is tight at the back next to the firewall. It may actually be easier in the long run to drop the engine to do it. But not a small job on a Terios. Smile

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

I nearly forgot.

I have a KV VE2 head here in good condition. 64,000 miles. Smile

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

Thanks for the reply!

Thanks for the reply!

I know what you mean about tight against the bulk head....

I'm actually planning to get a garage to put the head on but I might try to get the head off myself... I've just managed to pick up a donor Terios running, with MOT for a song.... so fingers crossed!

Head.

Good Luck Smile

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

how was the swap ?

hello
I'M planning to swap my k3ve to k3ve2 on my 2004 AT terios
I need details for perfect swap to gain more power and fuel economy
thanks