1.6 - 1.8 swap



  • hej guys, im new here. Wasnt sure which part of the forum this belonged in…

    I have a Mx-3 1.8 v6, but its in very bad shape, the chassis has rusted right through at the back and some other stuff at the back is compleatly beyond repair.

    I have seen people speak about difficultys with swaping the 1.6's to a v6 due to mounts and things, but with the v6 car as a donor would it make things simple?

    Ive been offered a 1.6 for real cheap off a relative, and hoped to be able to use its shell for my old engine?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    -Cubedout



  • It will need a massive amount of work still.

    ECU and all the wiring, loads of things. Time and money.

    I'd look for a V6 with knackered engine but ok body instead.



  • I 2nd that Mr Roc



  • ah ok thanks, say i did go down the long route? would i not just simply swap the ecu over?



  • @3462b671a5=Cubedout:

    ah ok thanks, say i did go down the long route? would i not just simply swap the ecu over?

    The wiring is different.

    This is a conversion that people just don't do really. A massive job.

    Get a better bodied 1.8 instead.



  • @8b4d03926e:

    V6 radiator, power steering rack, brake master cylinder & booster & proportioning valve & driver's side hard brake line from proportioning valve to front driver's side caliper & complete rear cross-member with disk brake assemblies, and front harness.

    Plus basically all the front subframe plus all the front wiring harnesses with the fusebox etc. It's a hefty job but not impossible, if you have lots of time and a decent place to work on it go for it!

    Pretty massive task, much easier to buy a V6, it'd need to be a super mint 1.6. In which case I'd put a bp in it and go turbo.



  • If you have money to spend, cut your losses now and find a nice v6, then buy a klze and put that in….... very fun!!!!!



  • hej, thanks for your replies, after alot of thought i have decided to get a 1.6 and eventualy upgrade to bpt.
    Thanks for your help



  • Nice one, you left the T of the end ;)



  • @51016d7c24=Marco:

    Nice one, you left the T of the end ;)

    lol thanks, was typeing on my phone at the time :p



  • what you ganna do with the v6?



  • i dont know now, probably break.. the bodywork is fine on the outside just underneith if proper fucked.. engine is fine and other stuff…

    if i need parts like body and interior ill take them when i get the 1.6, then i dont know what ill do with the rest. the cars to rusty under to think about putting back on the road



  • ive got a v6 whith a good body but its got a blown engine so im after an engine how much would you want for yours if you are selling please??



  • ill get back to you on that one. gonna have to check everythings in order and what not.

    and see how much its worth ofc ;)

    btw im in cornwall so its quite a treck down from matlock



  • thanks im looking to do the engine ealy next year so theres no rush if you are willing to pull the engine out and its got low mileage i would be interested but if that isnt possible then no wurries.
    thanks
    jay :) :) :)



  • i done a 1.5 to a 2.5 v6 in just over a week, basicly stip both rite down change everything over, not to \bad just need a few pairs of hands at times



  • @60d500a3f0=jon_young:

    i done a 1.5 to a 2.5 v6 in just over a week, basicly stip both rite down change everything over, not to \bad just need a few pairs of hands at times

    Thats pretty good, did you manage to get any pics of the swap?



  • Yeah, got any pics?

    I guess you have to swap over all the under dash wiring? Remove the Heater? and dash?

    Change the Clocks?

    Are the brakes the same on a 1.6?


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