Just slot in? Sounds great - may be more difficult!
The 156 v6 seems to be enourmous and certainly fills the bay snuggly. It could just be all of the ancillery stuff but it doesn`t look like it would fit. The heads are particularly large and a power bulge may be required. Oddly enough the 164 V6 seems smaller and slightly neater. Something to do with the more wedged front end maybe?
i was out in one those very 156 you talk about it was a six speed gearbox option as well let me tell you you can feel every one of those 190 horses galloping away in front of you..Mmmmmm..hope the owner isnt logged on..
Twin turbos on my 2.5......hhmmm. Think not, fell out with turbo's after putting a Nissan 200sx in a wall eek! Got the fotos to prove it!!! Thats part of the reason I've gone for V6's, power always on tap........and that sound
I'm thinking of doing this, the 24V from a 164 24V because the 156 engines have flyby-wire throttle which may complicate things, they're also very difficult to comeby. There's a guy here with a 146 Ti with a Q4 engine. ANyway...still a dream for now...
but a friend had his dream materialize when he turboed his 146 1.7 Boxer 16V. Estimate about 175 bhp from his boxer. Not much boost due to stock internals
Last time Alfa Aid did a 33 1.7ie Turbo but no info on that was available after the test on Auto Italia.
You are correct, the =164 has the thermostat housing on the timing belt side which won't fit. But I think you can use the 155's thermostat housing etc. The GTV, due to the space restriction probably has the thermostate and cooling stuff on the "rear" of the engine was well.
hello all the v6 engines fit into 155 but only the super models engines ,they have water plug on each side of the cylinder head .the old ones only have on the belt side ,the thermostat housing will fit and so on from a 2,5 liter v6