Have read the EW guides and info, they all seem pretty focused on making more power, or the potential to. Im not after tuning more power, I just want something i bolt in and enjoy. Im not precious about originality, I'm on a budget and I'm not after anything too special!
So in that case a EW10J4S (180) or EW12J4 (160) seem logical engines, more poke in standard trim than the standard 1.9 8 valve with no engine tune modifications. The only stuff required is the whole fitting it in and getting it running which is where my questions come from.
If possible, I would rather the EW12J4 because I like torque and a 2.2 sounds like a fun engine, but again I'm mindful of cost and ease of fitment, so if the EW10 is significantly easier then I'm up for it!
Assume I would be purchasing a EW mount from Satchell Engineering, which states i need a 206 BE gearbox must be used.
1) Brake master cylinder; i've seen photo's of EW's looking incredibly tight on the corner up there, RHD's seem to need a remote reservoir? Servo tight? Any cars to salvage parts off? ‹
2) Driveshafts; can someone confirm the situation regarding what ill need with the EW10 and EW12 respectively please? Im running standard 1.9 hubs and track which if possible would like to keep, unless theres an easy option? Have got utterly confused by the whole BE4 thing and various BE4's for different blocks?
3) ECU's - lots of people talk about aftermarket ECU's, again please excuse the stupidity, if I'm not after more power, I can just run a 206's or 407's normal ECU and loom in place of the 205's original and just run a standard ECU? or will the lack of 205's airbags, abs sensors and others prevent the ECU from working?
4) Steering rack ; will this foul up on the engine at all?
5) The easiest way to get an EW into my 205
- buy a 206 gti (180) or 407 2.2 and just have the engine, ECU and extras out of it and install into the 205?
Edited by johnhenry, 19 October 2015 - 10:39 PM.