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      ford ikon diesel engine swap

      Hello friends
      I am new to forum I own a ford ikon flair, due to increase in petrol prices I wanted to swap rocam engine with ford ikon Tdci 1.4 engine which can be sourced from scrap market my Q is will it be successful what changes would be carried out , and please don't say its illegal as I know that, and what would be cost of conversion

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      Swapping Petrol Engine to a Diesel Engine is not advisable as it would involve too much modification and expensive and will not be reliable. If the petrol prices are really costing a hole in your pocket, do think about acquiring a diesel car and if possible selling off the Ikon
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      Vijay, the amount of money you will spend in sourcing a diesel engine and mating that to your Ikon will cost you as much, if not more than the petrol you will fill for a number of years. Not to mention the unreliability of the whole job.

      It is not just the engine that you need to change, but the gearbox as well that will mate with that particular diesel motor. Not just that, you will have to get a different fuel pump, ECU, the biggest headache will be fabricating new engine mounts if the existing mounts are not the same fit for the new engine. Then you have trouble with the driveshafts and what not.

      Sincerely, leaving the legality side aside for a moment, either get a CNG conversion on your petrol car or I'd suggest you sell the Ikon and buy another diesel car to save you the trouble of having to go through one hell of a nightmare with the conversion.
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