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Conversion Engined Syncro's
09-06-2011, 10:34 PM
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going to take a 1.8t offroad tommorrow, will compare it the the 1.9td, will keep you all posted. will also get some pics of it.

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09-07-2011, 09:04 AM
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I'd be interested to hear your feedback. The 1.8T has got great midrange torque, which is what you'd expect from a petrol turbo, but off boost it couldn't pull a greased string from a monkeys ass!

Most conversions are region specific. The Zetec is popular in the states because you can buy a complete brand new crate motor from Ford for a very reasonable price. It's a very average motor. Here you can get better 2.0 16V motors from other brands for a similar price.

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09-07-2011, 09:01 PM
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Paul Steffensen, 1990 Microbus, 2,0l Golf Remtec MP9, Silver/Grey
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09-07-2011, 09:54 PM
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sorry, today turned to Shiit, was to busy to test the 1.8t, will do it next week,

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09-11-2011, 04:17 PM
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Jannie Calitz - 1991 Syncro Caravelle, 2.0l Ford Sierra Engine

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09-11-2011, 04:18 PM
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Would love to know how the 1.8t performs.

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09-11-2011, 04:41 PM
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ian Wrote:Ian 1990 Syncro 2.0 8V Opel 200is

Hi Ian, what's the Opel engine like in the Syncro?

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09-11-2011, 07:42 PM
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Overall it's pretty similar to the Golf 2.0 although with a bit more power and torque. 97kw compared to 85kw and 180nm compared to 166nm. Single overhead cam and 8 valves so same as the Golf it's a nice simple straight forward motor. Parts are cheap and it has a very good reputation for bullet proof reliability. It's not as cheap or as easy to come by as the Golf motor though.
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09-12-2011, 07:00 AM
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sounds great, getting up there where we want to be power wise.

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09-12-2011, 09:45 AM
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A little bit more power would be even better! Without added complexity. A simple SOHC 8 valve motor is, to my mind, the best solution for a hardworking Syncro. I could rebuild mine in the bush if neccesary with a few simple tools. Non interference so no problem if the cambelt breaks. Cambelt change can be done in 20 minutes. Starter out in 5! The Isuzu KB240 uses a 2.4 version of the Opel 200is engine and that might just be the perfect Syncro engine. Anybody tried the Toyota Hilux 2.7? That should also work well. Although both the Isuzu and Toyota engines will cost at least 3 times the price of the Golf engine. That's what makes the Golf so popular. It's not perfect, but at the price it's hard to beat.
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