Has anyone ever transplanted a 156 2.5 drive train into a 147?
My 1.6 twinky is heading into the 150+ plus mileage range now and, whilst she's still running sweet as and not smoking, although she does get through a bit of oil between services, I'm wondering if it's do-able? 1.6 and 2.0 twincam lumps can be had for about 200quid and would obviously drop straight in, but considering the labour charges involved Im wondered if it would be a nice upgrade to find a half decent v6 and put the whole lot in instead. It will obviously fit as the GTA has the same setup. I'm not looking for the mega power of the GTA tho, I just fancy a smooth torquey V6. The rest of the car is as close to mint as I can get it so I don't really want swap, plus she's worth naff all as a trade in.
I'm assuming i'd need at least the front exhaust and an ecu swap, but guess most of the rest is the same?