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I have a manual 1.6L, say I wanna do a 1.8L swap. What do I need?
Of course 1.8L Longblock

but do i need...

1.8 Trans?
1.8 Drivetrain(driveshaft, diff, axels, hubs)?
1.8 ECU?

Please let me know, or if someone can point me in the right direction... I'm inquiring for a friend.
 

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Resurrecting this, instead of another thread. I am dropping in a 1.8 and wanted to make a list of the not-listed goods needed for a standard conversion
On top of the FM kit, and engine, you might need:
Exhaust manifold
Exhaust Manifold gasket
Intake manifold
Intake manifold gasket
Fuel Rail
Injectors
injector O-rings
Injector Insulators
Water neck
thermostat and gasket
Alternator mounting bracket
New flywheel bolts are often recommended
CAS O-ring
Cam seals
Front main seal
Rear main seals
Spark Plugs
Oil filter
Oil, coolant, transmission fluid
Timing Belt/Water Pump kit, with new drive belts, gaskets.
Coolant hoses, especially if yours are over 5 years old
Vacuum lines, especially if yours are over 5 years old


The bolts/seals don't have to be replaced, but if the engine is out of the car, the extra few minutes in replacement, and extra money is worth the piece of mind.

Please add to the list if anything else is needed
 

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I've just completed the swap. Make sure you get the NB backing plate for the transmission if you are using a NB engine. Another thing to be aware of is the exhaust, make sure you get a 94-97 header & 94-97 cat as the cat length for the 1.6 is not correct.
 

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Why do people buy the fm kit?
The FM parts that I would pretty much say are required are the throttle cable bracket and coil pack bracket. Yes, you can frabricate both but really they look clean and like they belong there. The rest is not requred depending on the parts you get with your engine.
 

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The FM parts that I would pretty much say are required are the throttle cable bracket and coil pack bracket. Yes, you can frabricate both but really they look clean and like they belong there. The rest is not requred depending on the parts you get with your engine.
It really is easy just to get a throttle cable from a 1.8 car, I payed $3 for mine lol
 

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You can make the throttle cable work on the 1.8 by flipping it. The coil bracket can be notched and belt up and bolted to the back of the head and reused. I did the swap for the cost of an engine (the first 1.8 a few years ago)
 

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The only thing that is really needed from the FM kit is the throttle body adapter. Since you need to use the 1.6 TB and TPS if your using the 1.6 ECU. Everything else besides the motor mounts are really optional. However I bought the FM kit and their coil bracket is really nice. Super easy to take on and off. The kits there so you don't need to source the parts or fab them...
 
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