AO Silver Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: United Kingdom
County: Perth and Kinross
Re: 156 2.0 selespeed engine busted
You don't need a 2001 engine. The original 156 engine (32301) can be installed in a 2001 car (32310)-assuming it's a 2 litre. The only difference is that the later car has different exhaust manifolding twincats and lambda sensors, and fly by wire throttle. Simply change the exhaust manifold over, the throttle body, and retain the car's original ECU and engine wiring loom. Dead easy.
I know that because I did just that a few weeks ago. Also, I find the easiest way to change the engine is to drop it down complete with the transmission. Disconnecting the aircon pipes at the pump and removing the throttle body gives more space because it would foul the brake fluid reservoir. Also, it's best to do it with the pulleys for the PAS and crankshaft removed first.
I tired the engine only method, but find removing the whole lot is easier. There was too much mesing about removing the inlet manifold, PAS pump and alternator. Even then, space was very, very tight.
I would allow about 10 hours. That is a fairly reasonable chargeable labour time. Hopefully that would also include belt change etc and swaping over any other bits. If the garage has done it 2 or 3 times, then perhaps they would be prepared to lower the labour time as I know I can now do it a bit quicker.