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    Default Engine swap...

    I posted a few days ago about doing a major service on my Veccy (1.8 petrol)...

    Having looked into it a bit more, I started pondering whether it would be a better idea to pick up another engine, recondition it in the garage and then drop it in, rather than have the car off the road for a while.

    Of course I'm sure you can all guess where my mind went next!

    What sort of work would go into dropping in a 2.2 litre instead?

    Is it a case of straight swap and a bit of tech2, or would I be looking at a lot more?

    Cheers chaps! Done a fair bit of major work on engines in the past, but yet to take one out and put something different in it's place!

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    I would imagine it would need all the wiring and engine management system as well??

    Not as easy as it used to be with carbs and distributors.

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    Not an easy job with newer cars. Probably cheaper to buy a new car lol

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    Very complicated these days to swap engines, engine management, all electrics, fuel system and perhaps gearbox.

    What about just replacing your knackered engine with the same one. 1.8 inj will be cheap and you could risk dropping one from a scrappy, using visual inspection only.

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