Alfa 156 2.0ts Engine Swap - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
Thread Tools Search this Thread
(Post Link) post #1 of 2 Old 19-11-09 Thread Starter
Status: -
AO Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: Hampshire
Posts: 12
Alfa 156 2.0ts Engine Swap

Hi I need to swap my engine as my old one blew up

Just wondering is it possible to remove the old engine and install the new one with out removing any of the driveshafts or the gear box, i.e. will it be able to just wiggle out when i undo the bellhousing from the engine.

any advice would be greatly appreciated as i have never done an engine swap before

rmarsh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Status: -
AO Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: Kent
Posts: 52
Hi, I did an engine swap on my 1.8TS a couple of months back, my first one. Unfortunately I don't know how hard it is to swap leaving the box in place as I pulled it out as one lump.

However I didn't find it too bad a job. I removed the battery tray, radiator and air filter box to give a little more space and I had the exhaust manifold off and dropped the air con pump. The inlet manifold and other ancillaries all stayed on.

It didn’t take long to disconnect all the water, fuel, vacuum pipes, electrics etc.. I disconnected the power steering at the rack end.

My main hold up was the drive shaft bolts on the near side they were very tight and I rounded two of them! Despite them being clean and using a good quality (Snap-on) allen key socket.

You have to remove the mounts from the block / gearbox as well as the chassis, which you need a large ribe bit for, no 12 I think.

Once done the engine swung out at an angle off side first (high). It is tight and watch out for the aircon pipes on the near side.

On engine swap re-aligning the gear box was easy with both units out the car.

As Haynes would say refitting is the reverse of removal. Lining up the mounts was fairly straight forward and easier than I thought it was going to be.

Whilst the engine is out don’t forget to check your brake pipes.

Hope that helps
1.8TS Sports is offline  

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Supported Alfa Romeo Models > Technical & Vehicle Assistance > Alfa 147, 156 & GT

156 , 20ts , alfa , engine , swap

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome