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      Another engine swap thread

      This is for a friend. He wants to plonk in a diesel mill in his corsa 1.6.

      He would be happy with a 40hp motor, maximum diesel mileage is the only thing hes after.

      So is it a good idea to do a swap in an opel?
      what are the eng options available for the corsa?(with minimal mods)
      What mods need to be done apart from new mounts?
      Price point for engines, swap ecu, harness etc?

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      @ agn - He can consider the older opel astra turbo diesel engine. Im not sure if the mounts are similar though. The main advantage is that the car would still remain an Open inside out.

      The other options include
      1. toyota 1N turbo diesel engine - A good engine should do well and return reasonably good FE.
      2. Daihatsu diesel engine - A small engine with good FE

      But, Im not very convinced if its a great idea to do it though. It may not fetch a good resale value for the money and effort put it.

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      Toyo and daihatsu - are they popular in the used market? which cars do they come from. whats their displacement and hp and how much would they cost?

      Astra, his mech says it would be bigger for his engine bay?

      Quote Originally Posted by joeking View Post
      It may not fetch a good resale value for the money and effort put it.
      I dont think he would be selling, too much in love with the interior and body strength

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      First of all any engine swap will not be "legal"
      So the car will not be fit to be run on public roads and of-course that means no Insurance.

      There are ways to grease the wheels, but its not recommended or advisable.

      Quote Originally Posted by agn View Post
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      Plonking an engine (read a different engine) is not in the scope of a normal garage.
      Modifications to the engine bay will be minimal to very extensive.

      It will have its niggles and will not be trouble free.

      It can be done as close to perfect but will not make any sense from a cost perspective.
      Zonda's are examples to what is possible.
      There are folks who have seen Honda engine in 309
      Conti engine in Padmini and all that.

      Do remember these were done for 1/4 mile and in some cases to run just 5-10 kms at a time and with a pretty hefty $$$
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      Raj, illegal is not his (or mine) concern, even i mite get a swap soon. Niggles yes thats what we dont want, im against any mod other than a bolt on swap. Well check with the astra engin from another guy and see. btw this is just gonna be a run about car, not any 1/4 miler, mileage and runnig cost being more important than power.

      Install wont be much coslty, we plan to do it togather with a mech. engine, need to get that cheap, but need to know the current market prices first.

      How about esteem diesel pud engine? they seem to be very efficient and long lasting?
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      Sensible thing would be to sell the car and get himself something else. An engine swap on a car like this could take a long time to iron out issues and could work out more expensive than the price the car would sell for in the used car market right now.
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      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      Sensible thing would be to sell the car and get himself something else. An engine swap on a car like this could take a long time to iron out issues and could work out more expensive than the price the car would sell for in the used car market right now.


      One of my friend plonked a Diesel engine in Cielo, finally he ended up selling the car....it was giving a great mileage but there were lot niggles....lot of issues with wiring and he din't patience after one point.
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      Quote Originally Posted by agn View Post
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      Quote Originally Posted by MX6 View Post
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      mx6 bai, as long as no harm is being done to the system or anyone, illegality is not an issue, we could endorse it later on anyway. And he would be saving our precious fossil fuels you see

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      Quote Originally Posted by agn View Post
      we could endorse it later on anyway
      You cannot endorse a petrol to diesel swap anymore. If the car is caught by the cops, rest assured that it will be seized if your day is not going well.
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