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205 vts?? any one ever seen this done?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by jonneh, 17 May 2006.

  1. jonneh

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    im thinking of putting a saxo vts engine in my dead 205,
    has anyone ever seen this or attempted this??
    the engine blocks are both of the tu series so should be alright using the same engine mounts. im aware that ill have to take the entire wiring loom from a saxo. the bit im worried about is the fuel pump, the 205 engine has a mechanical one but the saxo uses an electronic one in the fuel tank, how easy will this be to change??

    i know it would be cheeper to put a 1.9gti engine in but i want sumat different.

    any help, comments, warnings appreciated.
    j
     
  2. mr jamez

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    You could buy an aftermarket electric fuel pump and regulator then hook it up to the 205 tank.
     
  3. Lopéz

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    Or fit a 205 GTI tank, that has an electrical pump in it.
     
  4. neil-ste

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    It's been done quite a few times. I think you *may* need a new subrame though to relocate the mount (this is assuming it's an XU car)

    Have a look at www.205gtidrivers.com and there are some photos over on www.dcoe.net
     
  5. jonneh

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    the current engine is the 1.4 tu so will the lower mount be in the same place ;)

    will the gti pump provide enough fuel for the saxo engine??

    another thing, the gti had bigger wish bones with a roll bar situated up high linked to the struts, will the bigger power need bigger wish bones??
    where exactly does a gti roll bar go? :confused:
    j
     
  6. Lopéz

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    More than enough. You'll need the Saxo regulator I expect (on the fuel rail if it's like a 205 system) and high pressure fuel lines to match. Rob it all off a 205 GTI but make sure the tank HAS a pump in at as they are not bloody cheap.
     
  7. jonneh

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    thanks for you replies so quick, lots to think about now.
    how much do you think an engine and loom should cost? i saw one go on ebay for £275.
    however the ones on there atm are £500 ish.