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Author Topic: Engine Swaps in the Year 2020 ( 1.6 OE)  (Read 81 times)
Gib
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« on: January 13, 2020, 09:10:28 am »


Nothing too dramatic, but I have a 1.6 and like tinkering i already have a rebuilt engine with twin DCNFs on the bench so I am not interested in that avenue. The idea was always going towards getting a more modern power plant unfortunately time has past by and Mi16 engines are now pretty sparse in the UK and not that common in mainland Europe.

Whilst keeping an eye out for engines ( For some reason they are all in Ireland??) I have noticed that you can get a 206GTi for about 30p or 45p if it has leather. A tiny bit of research shows the EW10J engine ( 2Ltr 206 GTI unit) was built to replace the TU series and  apparently shares a fair bit of architecture.

Could this now be the engine swap of choice or are there any other I4 alternatives that make even more sense ?

As a side note for another engine transfer, I bought half a shell ( Saab 99) many moons ago to do a lot of the donkey working involved with making brackets and siting parts before transferring them all to my actual car. Does any one have any ideas of getting hold of an engine bay for a Murena, crashed , rotted shell Huh
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GP
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 11:25:38 am »

Hi,
I have a chassis with the boot section missing but there is an engine bay there. However it is from a 2.2 Murena!
I'm near Brands Hatch in KENT. P.M. me if interested.
Cheers,
Graham
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