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Old 11-27-2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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I am looking for some much needed guidance.I have slight rod knock, and I have a few ideas on what to do. Should I rebuild my current 1.6 or do I purchase a 1.8l and swap it in there. I eventually want to turbo my engine, no matter which one it is. Which one will be less expensive in the long run and which will be more effective.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:51 AM   #2
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You should probably search. 1.8 is superior to the 1.6 in every way.
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1.6 will be cheaper to source if you are buying a used motor. rebuilding either will cost about the same. 1.8 > 1.6 in the long run you will be happier with a 1.8 and be making more power easier. also consider what it takes to swap a 1.8 into a 1.6 chassis. ecu, misc sensors etc. Ive never done it but its not a direct drop in.
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Buy a 99+ 1.8 liter.
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