Re: 156 TS 2L engine replacement
hi, a while ago i helped put an engine in an afla 156 2.0 ts at my garage. it did turn out to be an expensive job (about £1700, i think) but you can pick up re-con'd engines for a few hundred and if you know someone in the trade then they should be able to put it in for you. the engine swap itself is fairly easy but its just the swapping of bits over that is the hard bit, not only taking forever to do but some bits can be quite akward. if you plan to rebuild then my advice is to be careful where you take it too so that it is done properly. speaking from experience it would work out a lot safer to use a re-con'd engine that way you have a garauntee on the engine.
hope i can help
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