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As long as the 16v is effectively the same engine as the 8v (okay, twice the valves - but you know what I mean ), then I can't see any major issues with the swap (as long as you swap complete engines, rather than trying to convert one into the other). Positioning of sensors may differ, but that's all I can imagine.

I read quite a few car mags, and believe me, if they can get fwd Vauxhall engines to run rwd in Fords, and fit sierra sapphire cosworth engines & 4wd into a Ka, then this type of swap sounds fairly straightforward by comparison.

If your existing engine is in good shape, and you fancy a bit of extra top-end power - you could always try a shot of the old laughing gas .

Remember, 8v engines have more torque (and horsepower) than 16v engines in the lower rpm band - its only when you get above say 3,000 rpm then the multivalve has the edge - so its not really a case of 'free' power, there is a trade-off.


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