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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-26-2000, 07:07 AM
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Final questions before 1.6 install

I would appreciate any, and I mean any, wisdom anyone has on the 1.6l engine swap.
I will attempt it this weekend and still have a few questions.
Should I use some sort of gasket sealer on the header and intake gaskets?
Do I have to pull the tranny totally or can I just slide it back?
I have a Weber and am wondering if I can leave it on the manifold and just remove the manifold from the 1.3 engine?
Where can I get a new air filter for my Weber? Is there a K&N model?
I will install a Thorley header with the engine, any probs there?

I think that ought to cover it.

Thanks in advance,

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-26-2000, 08:36 AM
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Re: Final questions before 1.6 install


1)No, use new gaskets.
2)It should be ok where it is. (with adapter)
3)Yes, but use a new gasket.
4)Many places sell them, just about all parts stores that have K & N will have one for it.
5)Should bolt right up.

I am sure many others will reply with even more insight.



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Re: Final questions before 1.6 install


If you are planning to use the 1.3L head (w/ fuel pump) then by all means just leave the carb & intake bolted to it & take the head off as one unit. If you are going to use the 1.6L + elect. fuel pump, you can still leave your Weber bolted on the intake.

I would advise using a thin layer of quality sealant on the intake gasket around the water passages.
I haven't ever used a sealer on an exhaust gasket.

I find it much easier to pull & install the engine with the transmission still attached.

Yes, K&N makes a filter for the Weber.

You will love the Thorley header.


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Re: Final questions before 1.6 install

It may not be the popular way but I prefer to pull motor and trans as a unit. FOR ME it's easier to mount motor to trans on the ground then reinstall as a unit.
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