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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-24-2005, 12:19 PM
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gti motor or 1.6L?

i have access to both of these motors and want to swap my carbed 1.3L to efi.

I have been researching into both, the gti is easier cause it bolts right up to the sami trans but the distributor is at the firewall no problem there, also the water outlet is at the back as well which kinda sucks cause i have to run longer coolant hoses to the radiator. same power as the 1.6L.

1.6L : have to get a trans to motor adapter. motor was designed to be rear wheel drive motor so all the water outlets are at the front of the motor.

cost for both set-ups will be relatively the same.

which do you guys think would be the wiser choice to go with? 1.3L or 1.6L
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Re: gti motor or 1.6L?

Which one will cost you less to complete?

Edit: You said they'd be about the same I see that now.

Does the 1.3 need different motor mounts?
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Re: gti motor or 1.6L?

Is the 1.6 the 8v or 16v?
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Re: gti motor or 1.6L?

Big difference is gonna be in the lower end torque... don't know the figures off hand but I do know that the 1.3 DOHC is a revver whilst the 1.6 has more pull at bottom... should help if you can define the use for your rig.

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 01-24-2005, 07:15 PM
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Re: gti motor or 1.6L?

well i like trail riding more then bogging, i have access to the 1.6L 16v out of a 97 tracker.

well i figure that the 1.6L is gonna cost what ever the rro mount kit costs. and as far as the wiring goes i can tackle that myself. i have had experience doing stuff like this before.

just trying to get insight of who has had the best results with different set-up's?

as far as the 1.3L mounts i think they are exactly the same as the samurai mounts. but not 100% sure.

i appreciate all the input from everyone.
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Re: gti motor or 1.6L?

take the 1.6 16v and the computer and engine bay harness to go with it. you will be happier with the 1.6 i think.

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Re: gti motor or 1.6L?

10am i will still be sleeping.. i'll try to get up for that time though.

any other sami guy's coming out??

i think i am gonna buy the 1.3L gti just so i can sell it and buy more parts for the sami. cause i am getting the 1.6L 16v for free and the 400-500 i can get for the gti motor will go towards my RRO jp eater kit.

Thanks for everyone's help. i have made up my mind now.
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