306 GTI6 engine swap into 306 S16
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    Default 306 GTI6 engine swap into 306 S16

    I have been offered a GTI6 engine swap over into my S16, as it looks like I may need a new head.

    Any ideas on what it should cost? My quote is $3500, the GTI6 engine has done about 70k.

    Thanks,

    Gavin

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    Depends who's doin it...

    Cheaper and easier to just get the head fixed. Have it lightly skimmed, use a thin head gasket and fit a PeterT cam and that should be similar to the 6 conversion for half the cost.


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    If your S16 fails a hardness test, do the swap
    Current stash
    too many.

    Passed over stash
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    Still cheaper and easier to find another XU10J4 head.

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    looks like I may need a new head.
    Probably a good idea to find out what's actually wrong first before you start speculating.
    S16 -> Gti6 = Waste of money. You're going to need the '6' ecu, loom and injectors minimum. Probably dash cluster too. $$$.

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    $3500 would get you some nice cams and a shit hot head. Better off spending the money on that in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDJ View Post
    $3500 would get you some nice cams and a shit hot head. Better off spending the money on that in my book.
    Agreed!
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    3.5k would do more than just a shit hot head and cams!!

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