Mi 16 engine

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Mi 16 engine

Post by Cromerbrian » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:26 pm

Probably been sorted before but I m new to the forum ,does anyone know what if you can drop a mi16 engine straight into a gti 8v? Thanks

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Re: Mi 16 engine

Post by Defender110 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:19 pm

I can't answer your question but someone will be along shortly who can. Don't worry about asking any questions that may have been asked before, we are a small enough group that no question has ever become monotonous ;-)
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Re: Mi 16 engine

Post by rutter123 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:02 pm

I don't see why not. Think all XU6/7/9's sit on the same mounts.
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Re: Mi 16 engine

Post by Jaba » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:03 pm

Well yes, it will fit, but you will need to change the ECU and wiring, the radiator and hoses, maybe the exhaust front pipe and ideally the gearbox to get the 16v ratios to name just the first things that come to mind.
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Re: Mi 16 engine

Post by Cromerbrian » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:52 pm

Thanks thought as much so that’s out the window

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Re: Mi 16 engine

Post by Cromerbrian » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:58 am

Perhaps someone can help me find those bits for my conversion ie where to look
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Re: Mi 16 engine

Post by Kaapelimies » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:57 pm

Find a BX 16valve as a donor, it's got all the bits including the engine.
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Re: Mi 16 engine

Post by Defender110 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:20 pm

Kaapelimies wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:57 pm
Find a BX 16valve as a donor, it's got all the bits including the engine.



That was my thought too.
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Re: Mi 16 engine

Post by Cromerbrian » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:21 am

Thanks good idea ,but where is one!

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Re: Mi 16 engine

Post by rutter123 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:03 pm

Good luck with that, 16v's are very thin on the ground now and even junk ones will command strong money with most of them being snapped up for full resto.
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Re: Mi 16 engine

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:52 pm

The answer is yes, unless you drive the 16v hard you wont notice much performance different, it really sings when over 4000rpm, personally I found the 8v more flexible and refined, with the 16v geared for acceleration its quite noisy on motorways

you will need the 16v gearbox ideally too, otherwise it will fit but will need work on the wiring.

Another thing to note as it would be classed as "modified" so may cost more to insure.

if you want a 16v powered BX your best of to find a genuine 16v and restore that.
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