I know the blocks etc. are different, but if the engine bay doesn't need modifying I don't mind doing it. The cars are cheap and easy to find.
I think the cost of Alfa parts would get too high, plus if I'm unlucky, the crank will need a regrind etc......
I have a blown engine, because last week drove at up to 220kmh for one hour and there was no oil in the motor (oil light didn't warn me) . When I got home, the motor was making some nice (big end?) knocking sounds.
I have the chain-driven cam 2.0 litre TS motor but there are more of the Fiat belt-driven cam motors about here. Is it a straight swap, does anybody know? Any difficulties in doing this?
This wont be a straight swap as has been mentioned. i'll be doing this very job soon if i cant get some camshafts. i'd ask if yours are any good but seeing as you quoted your speed a Kmh i think i'm safe in thinking your abroad so postage will be prohibitive anyway.
Good luck, but only go with swapping out a non standard engine if you enjoy sleepless nights
EB Spares do fast road cams, so I expect they'll do normal cams as well.
Thx. i cant justify the money on a car that cost not alot. The oil pressure when cold is 6 bar when hot it's 0 bar. the water temp hovers at 100c. depending on how hard the throttle pedal is pressed i've got anywhere from an eighth to half a tank of fuel.
started stripping down my other 164. i've done from the front doors back so i've got a spare engine but in all honesty i'd rather leave changing engines till next year.