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So I have a 2.4 156 that's going to scrap and I happened to see a GT with a blown engine, and it got me wondering, mainly out of curiosity, if the engine from a 2.4 156 diesel could be put in a 1.9 GT JTD.

I've seen a couple of threads with basically this question, but wondered if these specific engines made much of a difference to the answers in those (which is basically that it can be done but...why).
 

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Anything is possible. All you need is know how, perseverance and money.
Proof of that is in googling......

"insane engine swaps"

As its alfa to alfa, I'm certain that however difficult it proves to be, it wont be that bad, in the grand scheme of things.
Will it be worth it though!?
 

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Why?
Because the 150ps rated is a diesel engine which sounds good and has the mellifluous thrum of an old 1980s 5 pot Audi or mid 1994 or later 5 cylinder Volvo engine (without the chavvy Ford turbo).

It is also a tunable engine and the clutch is the main limiting factor.
That said, how do clutches work in very tuned Subarus and the beast of legend, the 2JZ 6 cylinder engine?
 

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I have no know how, but I think it would be worth it if it was someone else's money. Not had good luck with Alfas. My GT never had full power and died last year, and then I was ripped off with a 156 that is now scrap thanks to rust. But...I still want one! Never expected to really be able to 'pop' my 156 engine into a GT, but would have been nice.
 

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The 5-cylinder Diesel does fit in the GT.
It has been done for racing, don’t know of any road-going ones though.
 

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You could pop it in but be prepared for an aftermarket ECU and probably a change to the type of ABS unit a CF2 156 would use.

By the time you factor in that you want it in a GT, it makes it all but impossible.
Easier to do that with a 156, I think.
 

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The 5-cylinder Diesel does fit in the GT.
It has been done for racing, don’t know of any road-going ones though.
See this thread :

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/tuning-andamp-upgrades/953345-edc16c8_alfa-gt-1-9-to-2-4-20v.html

Almost fully working apart from the rev counter and temp gauge, down to ECU/CAN Bus issues (because no 156 type 2.4s were ever used in factory 147s or GTs)

Apparently someone in Sicily did it, but it sounds like wiring and ECU are a big problem. Curiosity sated, lol.
No, the guy in Sicily put a 2.4 (from a 159) in a 147, see here :

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-147-156-andamp-gt/604817-147-2-4-jtdmjet-20v.html

related discussions here :

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/tuning-andamp-upgrades/1053761-2-4jtd-into-147-a.html

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-147-156-andamp-gt/1053657-147-156-subframes-2-4jtd-into-a-147-a.html

Why?
Because the 150ps rated is a diesel engine which sounds good and has the mellifluous thrum of an old 1980s 5 pot Audi or mid 1994 or later 5 cylinder Volvo engine (without the chavvy Ford turbo).

It is also a tunable engine and the clutch is the main limiting factor.
That said, how do clutches work in very tuned Subarus and the beast of legend, the 2JZ 6 cylinder engine?
Yes, these engines sound amazing.

Youd use the 6 speed from the 1.9 16v, plenty of clutches available for them, including the factory 170 clutch.
 
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