Author Topic: "Franken" IDI into Opel Manta???  (Read 980 times)

August 21, 2017, 04:11:15 pm


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"Franken" IDI into Opel Manta???
« on: August 21, 2017, 04:11:15 pm »
OK - I'm having visions of putting a 1.6 or 1.5 IDI turbo engine into an Opel Manta project that I will start work on very soon.

Thinkning of something like a T5 or Toyota 5speed for a transmission.

What are the common issues with doing an "inline" VW IDI swap?  Acme adapter plate for the trans?  Motor mounts would have to be fabbed.  Plumbing to the radiator and intercooler would have to be custom as well.

Help me brainstorm this project, please....


Reply #1October 26, 2017, 06:06:34 am


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Re: "Franken" IDI into Opel Manta???
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 06:06:34 am »
Id say its a shame to put IDI in something like Manta...if youre about fuel economy id rather go 2+L petrol + lpg system..
If youre about turbo diesels, TDI is a way to go..
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