Replacing engine & gearbox 3.0 v6 24v with a 2.0 TS or JTD or even a JTD ?
I have a Spider 2001 3.0 V6 with a cracked cylinder head and a very noisy gearbox (gears 1 through 5). it's done 140k miles an been in the garage for 2 anda half years, I've raided couple of parts for my other spider.
The value of this car with a repaired engine/ geabox would not be great. So my original Plan was to use it as a donor car to repair a crashed Spider/ GTV, but can't seem to find the right crashed car!
2nd hand V6 3.0 engines/ gearboxes are too expensive for my project, so iwonder if another option is to replace the engine and gearbox with another variant which is more readily available.
I guess I would need the engine ECU, but what other electronics would I need? (assume I would have all necessary mechanical parts such as starter motor etc.
What are folk's view on the feasibility/ ease of fitting the following:
2.0 TS with 5 speed gearbox (assume a post 1999 version)
2.0 JTS with a 6 speed box
3.2 v6 with a 6 speed box ( from a GT or GTA or 156)
2.0 or 2.4 JTD engine gearbox????
I understand that someone has fitted a 2.4 JTD to a spider! But I cannot find any technical details