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I was going to do the ABA half-swap,but since I was convinced to part with my block(for a good price),and was able to pick up a comp. '88 Audi 80 motor with only 100K for $100(runs GREAT too,even better than when the ABA was running),I am going the 3A route instead.It looks like I will have to buy much less parts,and make less mods with the 3A than ABA.And yes,even though it may not make as much power than the ABA motor,it is still a 2.0L. So, has anybody done this swap;and if so,please give me your info & breakdown on the install.I had a few other ideas on this swap as well;tell me what you think about these: 1)installing the COMPLETE motor;switching the F/I to drivers' side 2) installing the COMPLETE motor,but adapting the I/M with hose & pipe,to keep F/I on pass. side() A) with either 1 or 2,fitting the comp. harness from the Audi 80 in my car to take advantage of the CIS-Motronic () or....3) screw all that,just use the 3A block.Will I need a different oil pan & oil pump to do this job??( I heard about that somewhere)I already have the ign. dist. from the 80,so I'm all set there.What else will I need to do?? I really apreciate your advice on this,and on previous requests i made,as I was sure about doing the ABA job,now my plans have changed.THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!Ken R.