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Swop Tdci Engine into TDdi car

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Hi All Mk1 Focus owners, I live in Portugal and brought a Focus Ghia Estate 1.8 Tdci car over from the UK, Here in Portugal i have a 1.8 TDdi Estate with a broken engine, What I need to know is what i need from the Tdci donor car to do an engine change, the english Focus is a good runner with an excellent engine but a bit rusty and in the UK not worth very much money at all over here the TDdi which is Portuguese registered is worth around 5 to 6000 euros so instead of keep spending out for ferries etc it makes sense to scrap it and use the parts in the TDdi, As far as i know i need from the Tdci the engine bay loom plus all the electrical components the computer (brain) the ring around the ignition switch the chip from the ign key and something from behind the speedo (but not sure what it is i need) Is there anyone out there that has done this changeover please as any help would be great in the UK i used to build Kit Cars for people so i am fairly compertant, its the modern electrical side of it that i am unknowledgeable of, also will i need to change the fuel pump etc I dont want to scrap a perfectly good running car if this changeover is not possible or more trouble than its worth, as I said please can anyone assist me in this Project. regards Dave

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You also need to change the gearbox, driveshafts, fuel tank, fuel lines, exhaust system, etc. Next to this the 1.8 TDCI usually has rear disc brakes while the 1.8 TDDI may have rear drum brakes.

Converting a 1.8 TDDI to a 1.8 TDCI can be done without any problems but a lot of parts need to be changed. In this case there is a complete donor car available so the parts will not be a problem. You only have to be prepared to invest a lot of time to perform the conversion. 

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Please can you give me more info i have both cars so everything i need what about the speedo have you done this engine change please obviously the portuguese cars speedo is in KPH does it need reprogramming any information would realy be appreciated i dont want 2 dead cars on my drive please give me info you have as to what needs to be changed over

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take both speedos out and compare the electrical plugs on the back.

 

I think you will have to strip them both down to a bare Shell and swap the TDCI parts onto the TDDI Shell.

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