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Old 3rd June 2008, 17:36   #1
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Default New engine for a 1997 contessa petrol.

Guys. i am posting this for one of my friend. he has just bought a 1997 model contessa petrol. He want's to replace the engine with a diesel one.Any suggestions on what engine he should go for and where he can get it done in bangalore will be welcome...also please let me know if any of u have done the same on a contessa.
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Old 3rd June 2008, 19:49   #2
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best option would be to go for the isuzu diesel which is a retrofit. since you're in bangy contact psycho. he had a contessa and would be the best advisor for anything there.
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Isuzu 4fg1, but you have to get hold of one.
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Smile Diesel mania vs petrol pleasure-Yohan6777

Guys,Im Yohan,ive owned a petrol conte since more than 1.5 years now,and prior to that a Merc benz 240 D123 series,and i even recently bought a diesel contessa..Ive been to chor baazar many times,,and guys who are serious about engine swap,can try o purchase the 4 variants available.The gear box mounting is common for petrol and diesel,in petrol swap howeve suspension coils and etc will have to be strengthened.I was also informed by a spare parts dealer that Armada grand,Bolero have a contessa isuzu gearbox,only scorpio is different.

1)isuzu diesel og-2.0 65 bhp
2)isuzu diesel og 2.2 70 bhp turbo and non turbo option
3)isuzu diesel og 2.4 86 bhp turbo and non turbo option
4)isuzu diesel indian 2.0 55 bhp non turbo (turbo can be added aftermarket isuzu)
i could be wrong about the bhp rating,but they are approximate ratings.
engines are availble at Mr.Pardawala isuzu diesel engine shop(chor baazar).He is quite famous for stocking all isuzu and contessa engine parts for diesel and petrol.
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There's a Ford V8 for sale in the classifieds. Can't think of a better car than a conti for a beaut of a V8!
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IMO i dont think the contessa chassis or suspension can handle that
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hi shock

can you please sahre some pics and the price at which your friend bought the car
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For V8, he will need the complete engine+running gear kit which will include Engine, GB,diff,etc.
Not to forget suspension,braking,etc to have no weak links in the chain.
@DocG: No doubt it will.But, Engine's just the tip of the iceberg wrt to the work on the car.

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True but won't it be purtyyyyy....

That's no HM it's a Vauxhaul and I'm sure that thing can stomach a Ford V8 easy!
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It can accommodate a V8, but, only after a lot of changes. The chassis, suspension, brakes, wheels and tyres, all will need upgrades. The body will have to be reinforced to take the vibrations. All this will cost a bomb. Besides, sourcing a V8 diesel is really difficult in India.
I'd say, go for a Tavera engine.
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abhiJ had posted a thread with tons of scrap engines+ trannys
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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...es-go-die.html (Engine Graveyard - Where old engines go to die..)

there you go
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Old 22nd November 2008, 16:52   #12
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V8 Diesel???? Dude I'm talking bout a small block V8 petrol for the beast...YEah sure she'll need some mods, but thereafter everyone else around her will need some too to keep up with that beast of a muscle!
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Guys. i am posting this for one of my friend. he has just bought a 1997 model contessa petrol. He want's to replace the engine with a diesel one.Any suggestions on what engine he should go for and where he can get it done in bangalore will be welcome...also please let me know if any of u have done the same on a contessa.
im myself looking out for a diesel engine for my conty, my friend recently upgraded his conty with G1, really superb engine...
not much to modify, just parked the car in the morning & it was ready by next day afternoon, we gaot the fuel lines changed & some minor modi
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