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Hi everyone,
This is my first post so hopefully some of you guys will be able to help. I have a 1.2 16 valve 002 clio. Sadly the car was run for a long journey low on oil and is now knocking like mad. It is obvious that the motor is done. I have the chance of a replacement engine. My question is, will this be ok once slotted in. Are there going to be any problems with electronic, immobilisir or cu codes. Thanks for your help.
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Hi Jock, and welcome to the forums.

Its only an educated guess, but presuming both engines are the same, I think that it should slot in no probs. What i would be inclined to do (to minimise any software glitches) would be to retain and use as much of the original wiring as possible from the original engine, and use it on the replacement.

That way, you are reducing the amount of variable factors which can cause problems/incompatibility issues.

Hope that helps to confirm what you were already thinking.


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If its the same engine the ecu will be fine with it. If the engine is bigger (do it!!) then it will need remapping, best to get this done by a proper garage but it can be done yourself if you get hold of the correct software and files...
Just dropping a 1.2 engine in should be fine though, remember that your existing ecu does control other parts of the car (locking, alarms etc etc) and thats why you should keep the same one or lots of programming and stuff will need doing.
You should be fine though...

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Interesting stuff! I was wondering, should one day my motor give up on me, would I be able to put a 16v engine in it's place - a 1.6 for more power (20bhp more power!) and economy, or a 1.4 for a little more power (8bhp more?) and even more economy and cheaper tax!
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