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#132027 - 21st Dec 2004 7:25pm Engine Conversion for SEAT/VW
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ive got a engine conversion in the pipeline, sumtime next year but i would like to gather as much info as poss so im clued up with what i need.

As far as cupra engines go i think its a no no as i will need new shocks, exhaust system, new dizzy and all the rest of that, therefore i think im going to be looking at VW engines, 1.8ltr for example.....

reccomendations for who is to carry out the engine swap?

previous experiences with seat engine swaps?

legalaties of this job, i.e what have i got to do for insurance purposes and road tax...etc

thanks for your help guys n gals

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#132028 - 22nd Dec 2004 3:00pm Re: Engine Conversion for SEAT/VW
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Okay, I can help with the legalities.
You'll need your V5, and fill it in in the apropriate sections. You'll need to change:
Engine no.
Engine size cc
Fuel type (If different, includes LPG conversions).
Then send it off to DVLA Swansea, and your tax will automatically go up tease As for your insurance, simply phone them up, tell them exactly what has been changed, and they'll add the extra on top of your current premium. You'll have to send them a cheque for the remainder of the year if you pay yearly.

Hope this helps mate, sounds like that Seat's gonna become very mean in the near future smile smile

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#132029 - 4th Jan 2005 2:46pm Re: Engine Conversion for SEAT/VW
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why are you lookin at VW engines? cant say i know much about seat/vw's but would it be easy to put a VW engine in your car?

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#132030 - 6th Jan 2005 2:25pm Re: Engine Conversion for SEAT/VW
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Aggy your ganna need a front end of whatever car engine you choose, the components will be different i.e suspension set-up, wiring loom etc

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#132031 - 28th Jan 2005 2:22pm Re: Engine Conversion for SEAT/VW
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You can run a VW engine no probs,just depends on what you want??

Your Ibiza is basically a MK4 VW polo same engine subframe etc just a few small changes in the body.

An easy swap would be the 1.4 16v or 1.6 8v from the polo these both run 100bhp standard and could easily see a good increase with filters ,4 branch manifold and a good exhaust.

The problem with dropping in a bigger motor is the left hand engine mount located on the cassis leg , does your model have one here??

Let me know and i point you in the direction of some possible conversions, but anything is poss including 2.8 VR6 or 20v Turbo!!

Cheers

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#132032 - 28th Jan 2005 10:36pm Re: Engine Conversion for SEAT/VW
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thanx for you input there mate, ive spoke to a guy thats got a "beeza" and had a VR6 done by Dubsport, now running 0-60 at 3.8 seconds.

not too sure to be honest chassis leg dont really know...perhaps you could check it out..

ive seen a 2.0 ltr cupra engine, with wiring loom and exhasut and all other bits like gearbox and that....

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#132033 - 28th Jan 2005 11:10pm Re: Engine Conversion for SEAT/VW
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Yep always willing to help, let me take a look and i'll let you know the engine options.

Now a good bloke in Ellesmere port who specailises in VW, he charges better prices than dubsport too!!

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#132034 - 30th Jan 2005 1:18am Re: Engine Conversion for SEAT/VW
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know of that garage mate very gud work
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#132035 - 30th Jan 2005 9:01pm Re: Engine Conversion for SEAT/VW
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could you pm me the name of the garage please??
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#132036 - 16th Mar 2005 2:22am Re: Engine Conversion for SEAT/VW
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I'm betting if you're putting a 1.8 with the gearbox in you'll need:
Driveshafts, wiring loom, radiator (probably), hoses, struts with the hub (and brakes/calipers).
You may as well get the Anti roll bar as well.

If you're taking from a scrapped car, do yourself a favour and get the WHOLE wiring loom, including the wiring inside the car, as well as the fuse box attached. You can then get all the extras that might not come with your model. wink
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#132037 - 16th Mar 2005 2:37am Re: Engine Conversion for SEAT/VW
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Hows about a bigger engine from ur exact car aggadoo. The engine im swappin into mine doesnt really need much at all. All i need is engine/box/radiator/hoses/ECU and maybe the driveshafts

Checked the haynes and the wirin loom is exactly the same.Everythin plugs in the same place. Wont take the Si loom cos that has wires fitted for ABS,i dont have ABS they will give me crazy lights if i take them over so ill use my loom which doesnt involve ABS sensors etc...
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#132038 - 16th Mar 2005 5:33pm Re: Engine Conversion for SEAT/VW
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If the car comes with ABS, you'll have driveshafts with the cogs on them and the struts will have sensors on them. If you don't fancy all the bending and cutting of copper piping, I'd consider it. Just the ABS ECU, the control box (in the engine) and the pipe work (which can be taken from the donor car). It's summer and can be sone on a sunny sunday. wink Just in time to stop you sliding into someone's car in the winter!
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#132039 - 16th Mar 2005 11:36pm Re: Engine Conversion for SEAT/VW
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confused oh no, no no no.i dont want it, ive chopped up the loom for the Si behind the clocks!!! and i really dont wanna have to swap hubs etc... but i really wud like ABS!

Ive noticed the 1800Si has the same diameter brakes as the 1400 crap box, i want 150bhp at least from the 1.8 and i cant use tiny brakes when i have the capability of flyin outta corners,

ultra slow in,fast out... dont want that, i want last minute braking!
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#132040 - 17th Mar 2005 2:00am Re: Engine Conversion for SEAT/VW
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And back to the Topic "Engine Conversion for SEAT/VW " happy
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#132041 - 17th Mar 2005 2:04pm Re: Engine Conversion for SEAT/VW
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yeh, stop driftin in my topic scoop..lol

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