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Engine conversion but Retaining automatic gearbox

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LilLew
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Engine conversion but Retaining automatic gearbox

Post by LilLew » Mon May 07, 2018 9:20 pm

Hi guys

Have a strange one for all of you I have a feeling I am in need of some more ponies I currently have the 99 6n 1.4 8v automatic and I'm wondering if I was to do a 1.6 16v swap would the auto box match up if I was to take the box and all the bits it needs would it match up to the engine the reason I need to keep the box is I am physically disabled and have very temporary use of my left leg so a manual is out of the question I have the know how of and my ways of doing the work

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Re: Engine conversion but Retaining automatic gearbox

Post by alexperkins » Thu May 10, 2018 1:09 pm

Are you talking about a GTI 1.6 16V block swap?

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Re: Engine conversion but Retaining automatic gearbox

Post by LilLew » Sat May 12, 2018 6:57 am

Yes I am

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Re: Engine conversion but Retaining automatic gearbox

Post by alexperkins » Mon May 14, 2018 9:54 am

I dont think its ever been done to be honest, not with an auto box.

Im not sure the auto box can take the increase in torque either as it wasnt designed with performance in mind. The ratios will be well off too making for poor acceleration

Theoretically, it could work though. The only thing to bear in mine is the GTI block has a larger 200mm clutch plate compared to the smaller engines and it may not fit within the housing of the auto box

Youll need to do a full engine loom swap as a bare minimum too, maybe interior aswell but then you have to start looking into dashboard swaps etc so you can use the 6N2 clocks, wiring etc.

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