Engine swap

Marc Swanson mswanson at sonitrol.net
Mon Nov 28 09:27:18 EST 2005

On Mon, 2005-11-28 at 07:23 -0500, Kent McLean wrote:
> Kevin wrote:
> > Timing belt broke on my 96 A4 Quattro.  I would like to do an A8 4.2 engine.
> > Has anyone done this?
> Someone has stuffed a V8 into a 90, so it might be possible
> to put one in an A4. One problem might be complying with the
> federal EPA requirements of not backdating your engine; that
> is, putting an older engine in a newer car, thereby bypassing
> emissions requirements. Your A4 would require a '97 or newer
> A8 engine, with all its electronics. That may not be an issue
> for you, but it is something to consider.

As long as he uses the 4.2 motor. this isn't a problem.  Mine is from a
98 A8.

> Check out the forums at http://www.motorgeek.com/.

Excellent suggestion.  Motorgeek is where you want to be for that kind
of info.

I should add that a swap such as this is NOT for the faint of heart.

Marc Swanson
95.5 //S6 Avant
90 CQ 4.2 V8 project car

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