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I had a 1991 Civic Si before and I was always geting beating by GTI. Pissed me off so I found a jetta with 120 145km on it. I got it, I just got a 1990 Jetta 5 speed and was woundering on the motor swap option. Would a GTI motor fit drop in? I have a 1.8L 8V I think its a Dif 2 but not sure.
Any help would be great thanks
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Re: engine swap (90Jetta)

If you were getting beat by a 16 v Gti - that is one thing. What you have is an 8 v, which is virtually identical to the Gti 8v. I doubt it will beat a Civic. If you are talking about putting in a 16 v motor, then you are talking major project. Virtually the entire fuel/engine management, wiring systems need to be swapped. To do the swap often costs the same as buying a running 16 v.
 

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Re: engine swap (90Jetta)

wanna do a swap and show em good, do a real one... put 2 VR's in there, or a 1.8T, or a VR, or a 16vT, I mean, if your gonna do all that work, you should make it worth it...
<--- Speaking from the position of owning almost exactly the same car as you... mine was a bit older, 88....
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