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Hi all,
Just about to get my truck through yet another MOT after sourcing some replacement tryes, still need a replacement transfer box cross member. Just thinking about the next road tax and started thinking again about fitting a VAG diesel engine. I had a look at 1400 series of engine's they look like a possibility with bhp of 68 - 89 depending on which verreant. The torque of 144 - 195 ft Lb @ 1600 - 2200 RPM were as the 1600 8 valve has only a torque 93 ft Lb @ 3100 RPM. Yes I know it has 77 BHP. I think that a VAG 1400 diesel would make an interesting setup particular as the road tax would be halved.

Has anyone put a 1400 in a Vitara? If so how did it perform?

Just wondering what others think about using 1400 rather than the usual golf 1600 diesel.


Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:27 pm
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Post Re: Vitara engine swap?
There's going to be a lot of electronics involved in that one


Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:14 pm
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Post Re: Vitara engine swap?
And it doesn't effect your yearly road tax either unfortunately.


Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:09 pm
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Post Re: Vitara engine swap?
indeed, it'll be slow and gutless.

For the same amount of trouble, and proably less £££ you could get a noice 1.9 tdi in there...

And as M&D said, your tax won't change.

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Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:35 pm
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Looks like I'll be trying to source a good 1.9 VW , have seen that someone has put a Vauxhall engine in a Vitara will start going around breakers and seeing what's available


Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:31 pm
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Post Re: Vitara engine swap?
your priority is the gearbox, specifically, which one will fit the engine of your choice.

VW = Acme

Pug = commercial bellhousing & parts

Vauxhall = carlton gearbox.

However you do it, don't expect to save any money until you've covered at least 50k miles - that's what it took for me. BUT I loves my diesel :)

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Munkee wrote:
...BUT I loves my diesel :)


Hmph, I blew mine up. Twice. Then sold it and bought a petrol truck.


Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:47 pm
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You didn't have much luck with that did you b-(


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mud and diesel wrote:
You didn't have much luck with that did you b-(


Understatement of the year. Hope I have better luck with the new one.


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