Mk3 Engine swap?? Which engine?

Discussion in 'Engines' started by Phoenix, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. Phoenix Forum Member

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    ok guys after getting rid of the polo i've gone for a 1.4cl MkIII golf due to extremely tidy shell [:D]

    next thing to do is swap the engine, now i was thinking 1.8T conversion from a Mk4 but i'm guessing its not just going to just drop in so to speak. I know that i'll have to do some wiring but how easy physically is getting the engine in?

    Other wise i'm looking at 2L 16v conversion as i'm guessing that will be drop in and sort out the wiring!

    Kinda new to the newer golf scene as i've always have MkII Polos.

    Any help much appreciated :)

    Will

    P.S. Its a 1994 M reg ABD (i think) 1.4 8v SPi
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  2. MrBen Forum Junkie

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    Personally, I'd sell it and buy a Golf VR6!
     
  3. mattwelcer

    mattwelcer Forum Member

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    Don't swap a engine in that is already available in that shell, i.e. a VR6 or a 2.0 16v swap. You'll spend just as much money on the swap as if you just searched for a car with the engine already in, plus swapping engines aren't generally looked upon too nicely by the insurance (classed as a modified car but not one that comes with the engine from factory ;)). If you want to do an engine swap then go for the 1.8T, i think most of them will go in to the Mk3 chassis. Get some of the magazines and look for who do these swaps, then you can either have them do it, or maybe you can ask them any questions about doing the swap yourself!

    Or as MrBen says, just get a VR6 in the first place! :lol:
     
  4. Phoenix Forum Member

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    i know the more practical thing to do is to buy the car with the engine in but :-

    1 : the cars free off mum :lol:
    2 : i'm really after the 1.8T

    i'd like to do most of the work myself that way at the end i'll have something to show for my money if you know what i mean.

    Will
     
  5. gti16v New Member

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    yeh i know what you mean. That what i am doing i have mk2 golf 1.3 but i have got a 1.8 16v going in and at the moment i am rebuilding it.
     
  6. nutter4x4 Paid Member Paid Member

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    r32 lump ?? fit a treat in a mk3
     
  7. Bigmack4 New Member

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    Good morning members,

    I have a similar situation as discussed here,
    Got an MK3 polo, clean shell hoping to do an engine swap. This message thread is more than 15 years ago so kindly advice.
    What is the best option for an engine swap?
     
  8. rubjonny

    rubjonny Administrator Admin

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    this thread is for mk3 golf, not that theres much here :lol:

    when you say mk3 polo do you mean mk2f G40 shape which is often mistakenly called mk3, or the 6n polo that came after which is the actual mk3 :)
     
  9. Bigmack4 New Member

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    yes 6n polo, 2 door thank you for the information , am new to vw
     
  10. rubjonny

    rubjonny Administrator Admin

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    ok so with hose you're quite limited due to the chassis, 1.4-1.6 small block based engines. 1.4 16v or later 1.6 16v will go in without too much effort, anything else will require a fair bit of fabrication unfortunatly
     

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