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Muffyvaux 06-10-2014 08:17 PM

205 gti
I'm helping a friend with a 205 GTI. The project is a 2.0 turbo conversion and hopefully done for around 2k.

Sourced a 406 saloon for 450 and a 205 for 1200 (the price of a 205 gti has increased massively in the last couple years!!!)



Started with ripping the engine and wiring loom out of the 406.



406 gone


205 was next and engine out.


Two engines side by side


Need to get a new clutch then the gearbox can be swapped other.
Plan is to have the engine in the 205 by the end of the week.


bhphunter 06-10-2014 09:33 PM

Like this : )

Mully 07-10-2014 02:26 AM

Be watching this closely :)

MattG 07-10-2014 09:25 AM


Muffyvaux 07-10-2014 12:08 PM

Spoke to my friend today and the clutch has arrived at the parts place. He has gone through the 406 loom and removed all the wires not needed. So tomorrow the plan is to put the box on the engine and get it in the 205.


MattG 07-10-2014 01:10 PM

i dont know much , but are these engines the same type etc ? will it just drop in etc ?


windymiller 08-10-2014 07:36 PM

Keeping an eye on this. My bro has just bought a 309 Goodwood (that he last owned in 2006). Isn't the 406 a 1.8?

geachy87 08-10-2014 07:51 PM

Love this, got a soft spot for the 205 gti.
The 406 is 2.0 sri T think they're around the 150hp mark

alexcrosse 10-10-2014 11:45 AM

Nice, I miss my old one


deanymini 11-10-2014 04:06 PM

Any more pictures Alex?

NudgerSS 12-10-2014 08:51 PM

Alex let girlies come between him and cars. Shame on him...

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alexcrosse 13-10-2014 07:57 AM

It wasn't women, I've always had that priority the right way round lol. I had to get on the property ladder. But that's done now, and I'm buying myself a Christmas present.



Muffyvaux 08-11-2014 06:18 PM

Its been a while since I updated anything. The engine went into the 205 weeks ago and had it fire up and run. Been slow progress at the moment on waiting for delivery on boost pipes intercoolers (had a escort cosworth to begin with but was to big)

Modified the 205 exhaust to fit to the turbo. (the car came with a powerflow exhaust) The welding doesn't look that nice - I had thick wire and had to fill 10mm gaps.



Boost pipes routed.


Plan was to make the car look completely standard from the outside, and you can't see the intercooler at all.


The standard rad is being reused. Its lowered to clear the boost pipes and will have a slim line fan. Just need to weld on the other side bracket.



Still a couple of jobs to do - mostly the water pipes.


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