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Hi, my 1996 GTV Coupe has for the second time in ten months, blown up it's engine. A disconnection of a coolant hose when on the M27 led to a sudden loss of power and has resulted in an engine with no compression. Given that I appear to need a new engine, does anyone know what cars I can buy as an engine donor? If I buy a 2.0 TS from a comparable aged car (say a 155) can I use this engine?

Is there any definitive list of cars that use the same engine as a 1996 GTV? Alternatively I could have the engine rebuilt but lack of funds and from my girlfriend to "the Italian bi*ch" means that this is an unlikely course of action.....

Once she is back on the road then I can start to do all those other jobs that sound worryingly familiar from this forum!

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Re: 2.0 TS Engine blown - knowledge needed please

All of the 2 litre 16 valve TS engines are basically the same, although there are a few minor detail differences between the plastic topped and aluminium topped versions, which require some parts to be swapped.

The cheapest way to get a good engine is to get one from a 146Ti or a widebody 155 as you say. The engine will fit.

145 Cloverleaf and Spider engines will also fit no problem, but the car may be more expoensive to buy for parts as they are more sought after.
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Re: 2.0 TS Engine blown - knowledge needed please

The 146ti uses and identical TS engine to the one you had in the GTV.
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Re: 2.0 TS Engine blown - knowledge needed please

Feel for you , my V6 GTV did the same the other week.
A guy from Auto Lusso contacted me - they can do you a complete engine change for about £1500 for the TS.
I shall be ringing them up early this week I think to get mine in

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