I am looking for advice on changing a 1.6 engine to a 1.9jtd engine. Has anyone done this, and would you recommend it? There is nothing rong with the car itself, just need to be more fuel efficient, Can't afford to swap cars. Would be interested in comments.
One things for sure. Trying it will cost thousands more than sticking with the petrol. Just save up and trade as and when you can. In the meantime, use a lighter right foot. A 1.6 isn't that bad unless there is something amiss.
Cars with any engine other than the original will be a nightmare to insure! and you may well need an engineers report.
Without wishing to be harsh about it if you need to ask what is involved you probably don't have the experiance to carry out such a swap. It will be much cheaper to sell your car and buy a diesel one, or just drive a little more economically.