engine swap on a 345

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engine swap on a 345

Post by MCHUDD » 28 Jan 2007 04:20 pm

hi everone
i have a 1981 345dl and i was wondering is it possible to swap the 1397cc b14 2e engine for a latter 1700cc engine. the car has a manual 4 speed gearbox.
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Post by pistonpen paultje » 29 Jan 2007 01:12 pm

Thats possible. :) But it is quite a lot of work!

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Post by classicswede » 29 Jan 2007 10:37 pm

I could do it ina day tbh if I had the complete 1.7 donor car to take it from. Its all bolt in so not that bad to do - the exhaust is probably the hardest bit.
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Post by MCHUDD » 30 Jan 2007 05:34 pm

hi lads
thanks for the replay.wat would i need to do about the exhaust.
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Post by classicswede » 31 Jan 2007 09:16 pm

You only need a system off a 1.7 to do it. The problem is s/h ones very rarly seal on a refit.
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Post by pettaw » 31 Jan 2007 09:33 pm

Haha yeah, and getting an existing system off without mortally damaging it is virtually impossible unless its very new, ie: less than a couple of years old, and hasn't rusted on ;)

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