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Re: Swaping details
If a 1.8 will fit to the transmission a 2.0 will....
No experience of this in UK 'cos we don't get any engine smaller than a 1.6, but my bet is that they will physically fit, no problem. IIRC the 1.4 is geared a lot lower, though, so whilst you will gain acceleration you won't gain any top end, and its possible that the 1.4 internals may not be able to handle the extra torque.
You'll probably have to uprate the radiator, too, and certainly use the 1.8 or 2.0 ECU/ code box / key.
Sure others will offer other thoughts....
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