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Telf

Engine Swap 1.4 To 1.1

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Telf

Hi all,

 

Pretty simple question- My sons project car is a 1.4 GR. Having looked at the cost to insure for him at 17 its in the region of £1600!

 

So I was thinking of finding a 1.1 TU and fitting that, then getting the paperwork changed with the DVLA.

 

I presume a 1.1 TU should just fit straight in- does anybody know if this is correct?

 

Cheers!

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Telf

also (unlikely I know!) but does anybody have one they don't want?

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pugdamo

Yeah it will go in but I would run this by your insurance company before you do it as they are likely to see it as a modified vehicle and charge more.

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Telf

Does it count as modified if its all done legally via DVLA- I mean its reducing the power output!

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pugdamo

Does it count as modified if its all done legally via DVLA- I mean its reducing the power output!

 

I wouldn't like to say, I agree it should go down but I don't think a lot of insurance companies use any form of logic, so id give them a call to check before you go through swapping engines.

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allye

Almost certainly cost more to insure modified to a 1.1 than the 14

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TAG

I think DCC here may have a 1.1 TU for sale

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barneys66

Let me know if it's a goer and I'll see if the scrappy still has my engine - I know it got pulled as a mate had the gearbox..

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Anthony

Have you got a comparative quote for a 1.1 205? I'd hazard a guess that it probably won't be much lower sadly even treating it as a standard car which, technically, it wouldn't be.

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Telf

Quite possibly true Anthony, Im going to check on Go Compare!

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DAN@ADRIAN FLUX

Hi,

If you need any help with insurance at all then please feel free to drop me a line.

Regards,

Dan.

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