Diesel Ban looming - save my 156 - swap to petrol.
Hi. Last autumn I bought a 156 JTD that I totally love. The strong point in the car was a serious round of rust-inhibitor. Hence the car itself has 4-6 years left on the road. In Oslo, Norway there is a draconian Diesel-ban looming. There are not many really good 156s in Norway, and the value of diesel just took a nose dive obviously, so a trade is not on the table.
Since the flywheel is on the fritz and the belts and water-pump need to be done too. I was facing a 1000£ work to be done. If I could put that money towards a swap to petrol engine.
I am thing you would base it on a donor car, stip the donor car and move over the parts. As i have swapped engines on some Japanese cars I am aware of many pitfalls:
- Are the ECU looms interchangeble.
- Are the fuelpumps/tanks/lines different.
- Are the K-frames interchangeble.
I know it is hard, but I am confident I can make it work unless there is a major spanner I am not ware off.