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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-01-2017, 17:17
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On a model by model basis, the best way to get more power is to just buy the most powerful derivative as stock - the ZS 180 and go from there. The only common part between the K4 MPi and VVC is the block and even then the pistons and con-rods are different. It can be done but it's likely to be prohibitively expensive and difficult. In any event getting a K4 VVC to 180bhp is not easy. My TF 160 is running 180.6bhp but not without significant modification and cost. Alternatively, the 120 MPi can be tuned to 140bhp without much work and obvious modification by using the stock parts from the TF135 (inlet manifold, throttlebody, cams and air box) followed by a remap.
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I'm currently breaking a TF135, looking forward to sticking the cams on ebay.
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Wow - big cobwebs.......
...and a very thick layer of dust .....

This is a very old thread, resurrected by another newcomer who would have been better starting a new thread. Added to which, he hasn't bothered to reply to the thread, and hasn't even logged in since Dec 12th, so perhaps everyone wasting their effort.
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Sorry to dig into this post, but I am having a similar doubt.

I have a '00 400 Saloon, 1.4, and a 200Vi that will act as a donor car. I have already read this useful thread (How to convert ZS 120 loom to a 160 VVC loom), but does it apply to the 145 VVC?

What else should I be concerned about in this conversion?

I would like to keep the PG1 gearbox from the Vi, but I know I will have some trouble fitting it, because the 200 clutch is actuated by cable, and the 400 is hydraulic. Plus the gear links, driveshafts and gearbox mounts.

Could someone give me any kind of hint?

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The principle is the same but a little more complicated, both the cars in the initial conversion are MEMS 3 while you are converting a MEMS 1.9 to MEMS 2.0.
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You should be able to convert the Vi box to hydraulic by nicking parts from a ZS180.
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The principle is the same but a little more complicated, both the cars in the initial conversion are MEMS 3 while you are converting a MEMS 1.9 to MEMS 2.0.
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You should be able to convert the Vi box to hydraulic by nicking parts from a ZS180.
Thank you very much!

I see. What would be the difference, then? (I know, I should see it myself, but both engines are still on their engine bays, but the 1.4 is coming out very, very soon).

Could I have the parts from a ZS120 ou a 45 1.8 with a manual gearbox? Or even a 400/45 Diesel, as they share the PG1 gearbox? In Portugal, we only have the ZS105 (what a shame), and I don't recall seeing a 45 1.8. There are some Diesels, though (even my neighbor has one ).
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