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 Post subject: Cost of Engine swap
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:07 pm 
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Hi All,

just wanted to get everyone opinion and experience on the cost of swapping two engines.

first one is a N/A GTi engine no air con
Second one is a Turbo GTi engine with air con

based on experience and knowledge does anyone know approx. cost to swap the engines over? looking for approx. cost for SYD if that helps.

Cheers guys

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 Post subject: Re: Cost of Engine swap
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:08 pm 
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I think no one has replied because you are missing lots of information.

What car are you working on?
What engine is coming out?
Does the car currently have A/C?
Does the car have an ECU to handle the turbo?

The list goes on really.
With turbo and A/C it would be twice as expensive due to the extra fabrication etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Cost of Engine swap
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:40 am 
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Howsie13 wrote:
I think no one has replied because you are missing lots of information.

What car are you working on?
What engine is coming out?
Does the car currently have A/C?
Does the car have an ECU to handle the turbo?

The list goes on really.
With turbo and A/C it would be twice as expensive due to the extra fabrication etc.


Both GTi's
both GTi's
One does and the other doesn't
the car with the turbo set up doesn't need any additional upgrades ecu etc

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 Post subject: Re: Cost of Engine swap
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:14 pm 
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Are you swapping purely the long blocks or the entire kit and kaboodle with A/C unit etc?

At the most, I would expect it to be something like this:

2 people @ $75/hr (or whatever labour rates are in AUS for a mechanic)
Max 32 hrs work (2 days)
75*32 = $2,400+GST = $2,640

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 Post subject: Re: Cost of Engine swap
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:17 am 
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Why do you need to swap engines???

Just take out the turbo and aircon setup off the turbo car and put it in the N/A car. Whats the complication. I guess your not mechanically competent, if thats the case, i dont think you should be tinkering with cars.


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 Post subject: Re: Cost of Engine swap
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:57 pm 
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RedGTIracecar wrote:
Why do you need to swap engines???

Just take out the turbo and aircon setup off the turbo car and put it in the N/A car. Whats the complication. I guess your not mechanically competent, if thats the case, i dont think you should be tinkering with cars.


thanks for your opinion RedGTIracecar it was a simple question and the response to your opinion is that the turbo engine is heavily modified hence the reason why I don't "Just take out the turbo and aircon setup off the turbo car and put it in the N/A car." that's the complication.

as per the question I have asked for peoples opinion and experience on the cost of swapping two engines not on my skills or if you think I should tinker with cars.

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