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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by chris@yoco, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. chris@yoco
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    [Feb 24, 2009]
    hi guys

    new over here came over from edtion38 after owning a mk1 golf gti to a mk3 gti and many other golfs i am now in the process to buy a A3 1.6 on a S plate getting this as the car at a good price and always wanted a A3

    my question is how easy and what has been done!! for me to carry out a engine conversion

    was thinking 1.8t but what are my option for a easy transplant

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    chris
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    save the hassle, buy a 1.8t! :uhm:
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    Hi there.

    Couldn't you save before buying this one and buy a 1.8T in the first place?

    Nothing wrong with the 1.6 but it's not just the engine transplant, brakes, suspension etc. Is it worth it? Eventually you'll be replacing most of the mechanical bits on the 1.6 so i see little reason to start in the wrong place.

    You'll also have insurances to think about with the engine conversion. I know it's easy enough buy is it worth the hassle? A nice 1.8T can be had for very very little money these days and is great value, great engine and lots of bang for your buck.

    Just a thought.

    G
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    thnaks for the advise guys was thinking the same thing

    i needed to ask
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    good stuff. i can understand engine transplants in cars that ya want to make into a "sleepler" but changin engines from cars that look more or less the same and are in the same range i just dont understand the logic in it.sorry matey
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    Welcome...

    Nice signature...:)

    The 911 in the 4th picture is the one i'd have...:thumbsup:
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    the money you would spend to transplant the engine, box, running gear and brakes. not to mention telling your insurance company then you might as well just but the car in the first place :)
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    well think might just use the 1.6 for few months sell it on for a 1.8t

    found few all under 2k


    regards
    chris
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    nice m8 thats a 997 or 996 right ? when i get the chance be wanting a 993:yum:
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    nope iam wrong the 4th car is the 993 sweet!!
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    Going from a Mk1 GTI to a MK3 gti and then to an A3 1.6 is going to be awful...:sorry:

    I'd scrap the idea personally and wait/save for the 1.8T...unless you really aren't bothered...
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    I get a confused with the porsche's...thought it was a 911 Turbo...Lol !!
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    Just had a quick look, it is the 911 (993) ...:think:all these 9's gets a little confusing...Lol
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    [Feb 24, 2009]

    well yer mk1 was great fun but had to move to london so sold it was gutted
    then came back into surrey had to get a daily so found a nice mk3 8v not as bad as thought after few mods now thats done around 160k miles now so need a new daily found a nice A3 1.6 for good price so have to stick with it for while

    i have also been in the jap scene running rx7 to scoobies to evo's so these small engines is just a bore and hard work but due to funding at mo can't be to choosy

    regards to the porsche think the 911 is the model and the 993 996 ect is the chassis i think your right does get well confussing

    regards
    chris
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    [Feb 26, 2009]
    well guys

    as it turns out now not getting the A3 i was ment to get due to guy being a right messer
    still sticking with dub and picking up a passat B5 1.8t which was a great price too

    project B5 will be rolling soon

    cheers
    chris
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