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Old 28-04-2015, 06:19 AM   #1
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Fit v6 to 4cyl BA

Hi , I am a motor mechanic that's new to the four cylinder small car scene , Iv previously always had large cars with v8 or v6 s. Recently I had a drive of a 4cyl BA Astina and couldn't believe how well it handled for a FWD car. It was for sale dirt cheap so I bought it . My only complaint is lack of power. Recently I acquired a written off 1996 Astina with a V6 . Is it worth swapping my 4cyl for v6 ? Dose the v6 have much more power than the 4 cyl ? any information would be very much appreciated .plus the four cyl has had only water in the cooling system for a lengthy period in the past so in that aspect its not that healthy. Sorry if this is in the wrong section I'm new to this internet thing
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Old 28-04-2015, 03:53 PM   #2
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Is it worth swapping my 4cyl for v6?
no..
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Old 29-04-2015, 06:49 PM   #3
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The V6 is quicker to drive and sounds better, but is a little more nose heavy and a pain to work on due to the cramped engine bay.

If you've got the time then the swap is theoretically worth it, but it's a lot of effort.
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Old 19-05-2015, 06:50 PM   #4
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Swap 1.8 L 4 cyl to 2.0lt V6

Thanks very much for the info , I think I will swap it . I have a 4 months off work it will give me something to do when I get back from holidays is there any technical information on the Astina available to download? Or even like say a "workshop manual" available to be download?
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