I am in the middle of a pretty nice rebuilding project of a 205 gti.
now, i have a nice rebuilt 1.9 engine in the car, but seek for something a bit newer and kind more reliable
whilst having more power,
which got me to the xu10j4rs.
NOW, as I AM living in ISRAEL, things become a bit more complicated than just getting the engine, putting it in, and rewire everything..
the major issue is that none of these engines cant be approved on the 205 legally, but, i am an israeli, so i have my ways of makin it legal,
the thing is that either one of them will cost me almost the same to buy, and exactly the same amount of money and effort to legalize,
but the RFS is a highly rare engine to get your hands on in israel, so a thought crossed my mind, to take
the standard RFV xu10j4r which can be found in large amounts here as we have a lot of them xsara/xantia or whatever other car that
that engine can be found in..
now my question is will i be able to get close to the RFS power figures with mild changes to the RFV like manifolds and cams from a RFS engine?
what are the main differences between the engines, as ive read a lot of posts here that state that sometimes the RFV head is a better head then the RFS?
do i need to get the engine management from a RFS, or can i keep the RFV, and chip it? how to deal with the 6000 rpm cutoff then?
and basically any other good advice you can give me will be highly appreciated, as im pretty lost here...
Andrew from Israel!
Edited by SPofRCLD, 30 December 2008 - 03:15 PM.