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Old 22nd December 2009, 22:28   #1
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Question Engine upgrade for Palio 1.9D !!

I am thinking of upgrading the engine of my Palio 1.8D to the new 1.3 MJD engine. Please suggest who can do a good job for me in Bangalore and the approximate cost thereof? What are the pro's and cons and Whether it is worth all the effort or should i wait for the new 1.8MJD which will be launched in the Fiat Bravo?

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Old 22nd December 2009, 22:30   #2
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It's 1.9D not 1.8 D, typo!!
And I think it is the 1.6 MJD which is going to be launched...

One question: Why do you want to get rid of your 1.9D engine? Isn't it a gem of an engine?

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Don't waste your time. The MJD engine + ECU + ancillaries will cost much more than the book value of your car. Then, you have the headache of fitting & ensuring reliability.

Want my advice? Sell your Palio 1.9D and buy a Punto MJD. Thats, of course, if you really want to upgrade.
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In the olden days, you could swap FIP diesel engines and carburetted petrol engines quite easily.
Today, engines are pretty well connected to the nervous system of the car.
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As mentioned by all its not worth the effort/money, i guess 1.9D" has got good resale value. Punto for sure will be a good upgrade!
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Old 31st January 2010, 20:48   #6
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Even if you convert to 1.3 MJD. It will never match the driveability of the 1.9D. Remember there's no substitute for cubic inches!!
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