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Old 01-10-2018   #1
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Engine swap on a seicento can anyone help and take on the job

hi Folks ,looking for someone who is able to do an engine conversion on my 98 seicento spi sporting abarth .ideally the 1.4 16v but open to suggestions looking to have either a garage or someone skilled to do the complete job in Scotland ideally Glasgow area but willing to travel and just leave the car until jobs done .

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ps the car its self is sound already and doesnt need any other work eg welding or such like also has uprated punto gt brakes and theres a full spax suspension kit to be fitted so is prime for an engine swap also am not a time waster or wee boy racer lol am 43 and own another 3 cars so know the score i just dont have the time to do the swap myself due to being a full time carer.
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Re: Engine swap on a seicento can anyone help and take on the job

Sounds like a fun engine swap I was looking to do the same with the cinquecento I owned I don't know anyone that would be able to help unfortunately but any good body shop or fabrication shop would be able to help
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To be honest, the work all depends on what engine you go for, 1.2 8v is mostly all plug and play, the 16v conversions are a lot more in depth.

1.2 16v is the closer to plug an play, a lot can be made to fit but the parts these days are stupidly rare and now very expensive because of it. Still requires some custom wiring work, custom exhaust, adaptation of engine mounts, cooling system etc. A body/fab shop is no use.

1.4 16v has all the physical issues of fitting mixed in with getting engine management that works, you're either looking to convert a lot of 1.2 16v bits to get it to work but really needing mapping, working with the 1.4 16v setup and trying to get electronic throttles working, or standalone engine management like Megasquirt or Emerald and someone to tune it all.

My Cinq is 1.2 16v running a lot of Mk1 Punto stuff and some early Stilo bits. Can say from experience doing it, it's not a cheap job, and will be even more expensive now than when i did it.

For what it's worth, don't rule out the 1.2 8v swap, things like an enlarged throttle body, breathing mods, chip and p75 cam really bring them alive and push them well towards a 1.2 16v. The added torque is lovely over standard.

I'm in the process of starting up a business and i'm well east of Glasgow (Dundee), but if you're still looking in a few months, drop me a message and if i'm set up by them, can look into helping out/discuss options.
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To be honest, the work all depends on what engine you go for, 1.2 8v is mostly all plug and play, the 16v conversions are a lot more in depth.

1.2 16v is the closer to plug an play, a lot can be made to fit but the parts these days are stupidly rare and now very expensive because of it. Still requires some custom wiring work, custom exhaust, adaptation of engine mounts, cooling system etc. A body/fab shop is no use.

1.4 16v has all the physical issues of fitting mixed in with getting engine management that works, you're either looking to convert a lot of 1.2 16v bits to get it to work but really needing mapping, working with the 1.4 16v setup and trying to get electronic throttles working, or standalone engine management like Megasquirt or Emerald and someone to tune it all.

My Cinq is 1.2 16v running a lot of Mk1 Punto stuff and some early Stilo bits. Can say from experience doing it, it's not a cheap job, and will be even more expensive now than when i did it.

For what it's worth, don't rule out the 1.2 8v swap, things like an enlarged throttle body, breathing mods, chip and p75 cam really bring them alive and push them well towards a 1.2 16v. The added torque is lovely over standard.

I'm in the process of starting up a business and i'm well east of Glasgow (Dundee), but if you're still looking in a few months, drop me a message and if i'm set up by them, can look into helping out/discuss options.
I'm currently living in Glasgow. Will you be up and running by March end?
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I'm currently living in Glasgow. Will you be up and running by March end?
At this moment, it seems unlikely.

The situation's a bit up in the air RE premises


The next possible place i'm aware of seems to tick most boxes but i won't be in until April at the earliest.
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