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Pboden
post Feb 16 2017, 03:55 PM
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Just recent bought a 914 with a replacement engine 1.8ltr included. It turns out that this engine also is a goner, so I need to find a new one or find an alternative.
There is a Golf gti 20v AGU engine that I may get to buy from a neighbor, but I do not know if I can make use of it in my 914.
Is there records that this one is useable. Generally, are the VW Golf engine convertible?

What is the most easy or best engine to start looking for?

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post Feb 16 2017, 03:59 PM
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Just recent bought a 914 with a replacement engine 1.8ltr included. It turns out that this engine also is a goner, so I need to find a new one or find an alternative.
There is a Golf gti 20v AGU engine that I may get to buy from a neighbor, but I do not know if I can make use of it in my 914.
Is there records that this one is useable. Generally, are the VW Golf engine convertible?

What is the most easy or best engine to start looking for?

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You'll need an engine adapter and a radiator to make that Golf motor work.

Not sure if you realize neither motor is remotely related except for the VW part stamped onto it.
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post Feb 16 2017, 05:03 PM
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The EASY crew in Emeryville has run a number of VW water cooled motors in their lemons 914. Jim loves to chat, might want to give him a call and ask about what they had to do to make it work, 510-653-3279


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post Feb 16 2017, 05:07 PM
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The best engine to start looking for varies a lot. Some people will say LS6, others will say Subaru, others will say air-cooled 911.

Realistically, the easiest engine to swap in is a 914 engine. That is what the car was built for. If you get a complete one, you can bolt it in and go--depending on how "complete" it really is.

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R 4360 with hydraulic lifters.
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post Feb 16 2017, 05:54 PM
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QUOTE(Dave_Darling @ Feb 16 2017, 06:07 PM) *

The best engine to start looking for varies a lot. Some people will say LS6, others will say Subaru, others will say air-cooled 911.

Realistically, the easiest engine to swap in is a 914 engine. That is what the car was built for. If you get a complete one, you can bolt it in and go--depending on how "complete" it really is.

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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) an engine conversion can add thousands of dollars and years before you drive the car.
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post Feb 16 2017, 07:18 PM
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The EASY crew in Emeryville has run a number of VW water cooled motors in their lemons 914. Jim loves to chat, might want to give him a call and ask about what they had to do to make it work, 510-653-3279



He used an adapter plate. Article on roadkill.com if you search EASY and 914.

You will have to cut rear trunk due to height of motor.

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Contact Kennedy engineering products KEP they have host of options and adapters to hook different engines in the 914
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Real question is what are you trying to do ?
Do you want to do the modifications necessary to put another engine in because the engine is less expensive? Or, are you looking to up the power significantly?
If you are upping the power, you will want better suspension, and brakes. All of this adds up, so if you are focused on a specific goal and want to look at total costs and time, it is a longer route, but it will yield a unique ride that will be a journey that is not faint of heart. You can easily drop 15k.
If you want a car that runs and drives, look in the classifieds, you can often find motors in various configurations that you may find suitable.
If you have the space, tools and aptitude, you may want to rebuild it yourself.

Too many projects get stalled when the technical issues pop up and the cash runs out. Put together a budget for the project and plan accordingly. You will be in a better position to deal with surprises.

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Real question is what are you trying to do ?
Do you want to do the modifications necessary to put another engine in because the engine is less expensive? Or, are you looking to up the power significantly?
If you are upping the power, you will want better suspension, and brakes. All of this adds up, so if you are focused on a specific goal and want to look at total costs and time, it is a longer route, but it will yield a unique ride that will be a journey that is not faint of heart. You can easily drop 15k.
If you want a car that runs and drives, look in the classifieds, you can often find motors in various configurations that you may find suitable.
If you have the space, tools and aptitude, you may want to rebuild it yourself.

Too many projects get stalled when the technical issues pop up and the cash runs out. Put together a budget for the project and plan accordingly. You will be in a better position to deal with surprises.

Best wishes (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)


The old saying for building and modifying cars, make a realistic budget and time plan.
Then tripple your intitial cost and double the time.
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post Feb 17 2017, 01:50 AM
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Re-build what you have or find another one the same year.
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It may also depend on what you have readily available in Norway.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)
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QUOTE(Unobtanium-inc @ Feb 16 2017, 03:03 PM) *

The EASY crew in Emeryville has run a number of VW water cooled motors in their lemons 914. Jim loves to chat, might want to give him a call and ask about what they had to do to make it work, 510-653-3279

I had my hands all over that car numerous times. The only thing 914 left on it is parts of the rear firewall and maybe (?) the windshield.

Not exactly an ideal blueprint for converting a stock 914 ...
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post Feb 17 2017, 12:52 PM
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The 1.8L 20V from the GTI is almost the same as the Passat. Main differences are the intake and cooling lines. If the motor comes from a manual tranny car, it will bolt right up to a Passat or Boxster tranny.

Do not buy an automatic motor or you will have to change the crank to a manual crank. Two motors are not interchangeable.

A 1.8 and Passat tranny are easy to put in a 914. Ask me how I know...
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The question then is "easy" for who? There are a lot of things that are easy for you that would be just about impossible for me... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

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QUOTE(falcor75 @ Feb 17 2017, 02:47 AM) *

The old saying for building and modifying cars, make a realistic budget and time plan.
Then tripple your intitial cost and double the time.


I would say the budget side is correct. It is a 914 so once on jack stands they tend to stay there. So you need to Double your time line, than multiple that by 5 to 10. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif)
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QUOTE(Mike Bellis @ Feb 17 2017, 10:52 AM) *

The 1.8L 20V from the GTI is almost the same as the Passat. Main differences are the intake and cooling lines. If the motor comes from a manual tranny car, it will bolt right up to a Passat or Boxster tranny.

Do not buy an automatic motor or you will have to change the crank to a manual crank. Two motors are not interchangeable.

A 1.8 and Passat tranny are easy to put in a 914. Ask me how I know...



Or you could shave off the crank and put a different pilot bearing on an automatic..

Remember, my engine was an auto. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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QUOTE(Dave_Darling @ Feb 17 2017, 02:37 PM) *

The question then is "easy" for who? There are a lot of things that are easy for you that would be just about impossible for me... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

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Ditto. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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QUOTE(Andyrew @ Feb 17 2017, 03:38 PM) *

QUOTE(Mike Bellis @ Feb 17 2017, 10:52 AM) *

The 1.8L 20V from the GTI is almost the same as the Passat. Main differences are the intake and cooling lines. If the motor comes from a manual tranny car, it will bolt right up to a Passat or Boxster tranny.

Do not buy an automatic motor or you will have to change the crank to a manual crank. Two motors are not interchangeable.

A 1.8 and Passat tranny are easy to put in a 914. Ask me how I know...



Or you could shave off the crank and put a different pilot bearing on an automatic..

Remember, my engine was an auto. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Agreed but that still means pulling the crank and a rebuild.
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QUOTE(Mike Bellis @ Feb 17 2017, 02:48 PM) *

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QUOTE(Mike Bellis @ Feb 17 2017, 10:52 AM) *

The 1.8L 20V from the GTI is almost the same as the Passat. Main differences are the intake and cooling lines. If the motor comes from a manual tranny car, it will bolt right up to a Passat or Boxster tranny.

Do not buy an automatic motor or you will have to change the crank to a manual crank. Two motors are not interchangeable.

A 1.8 and Passat tranny are easy to put in a 914. Ask me how I know...



Or you could shave off the crank and put a different pilot bearing on an automatic..

Remember, my engine was an auto. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Agreed but that still means pulling the crank and a rebuild.


Nope, you can do it with the crank in place. I did mine with an angle grinder (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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