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2.0 ABF Conversion Engine Cost

Post by liam_0404 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:15 pm

So looking at gathering the parts needed for a conversion to a 2.0 ABF. I have all of the brake/suspension side so not needing that.

Found an ABF engine with CE1 converted loom that is located very close to me. Not got much info on it yet, but trouble is I won't be able to hear it running as it's not installed in a car. What sort of price would you say for this? Obviously I wouldn't have to travel very far to get it and has the loom side sorted so saves me hassle there, but don't want to go paying stupid money when you can pick up a complete MK3 for around £700 these days.

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Re: 2.0 ABF Conversion Engine Cost

Post by BlackGTX » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:34 pm

Life is always easier if you have the full car to pull bits from



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Re: 2.0 ABF Conversion Engine Cost

Post by blakey » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:06 pm

Buying an unknown is always a risk.

Like BlackGTX says, it's much easier if you have the complete car, plus you can sell off other unneeded parts and recover some of the conversion costs.


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Re: 2.0 ABF Conversion Engine Cost

Post by mr.brown » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:59 am

Although slightly rarer, the ABF also appeared in the Ibiza Cupra GTi 16v and Toledo of the same era so worth keeping an eye out for one of those too.

An ABF goes for between £0 and £300 these days - more likely to go up as they get scarcer (try finding a 9A for reasonable money!). If it were me I would buy the ABF+loom - for no more than £400 - and get the conversion done with that engine. Meanwhile, source a spare ABF and get that rebuilt.

Whilst the donor car route is a viable option, I personally don't have the space for one - or the energy to strip one down :-D



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Re: 2.0 ABF Conversion Engine Cost

Post by liam_0404 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:01 am

I won't be paying more than £500 for it, as I have the space and energy to strip a full donor down, and as you've said make some money back from the spares!

Might go and have a look at it at least, and then see what happens.


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Re: 2.0 ABF Conversion Engine Cost

Post by BlackGTX » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:42 pm

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/391970295178

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Re: 2.0 ABF Conversion Engine Cost

Post by james butler » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:44 pm

i bought an entire abf mk3 golf for £350 and stripped it myself, much easier.
dont forget to check the key is present with the reader for the factory imobiliser or you will need to have the ecu de-imobilised.
something a lot of people forget to do.


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Re: 2.0 ABF Conversion Engine Cost

Post by liam_0404 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:22 am

Is this the manifold I would need to be a direct fit? As I've seen it's based off the KR engine so may still have clearance issues! https://www.supersprint.com/ww-en/vw-go ... --rhd.aspx#!/

Or I know of a MK2 ABF manifold for £100 that I could get modified to fit! Would it be less that a few hundred quid to get it done and hassle?

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Re: 2.0 ABF Conversion Engine Cost

Post by mr.brown » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:23 am

The Supersprint is height adjustable so you can make it fit short or long block. The only problem with it (and all the various copies) is that it's designed for LHD cars and can sit uncomfortably close to the steering UJ boot - or in my case, be jammed right up against it.

If you're handy with a grinder/welder it's reasonably straightforward to make it fit better or you might get lucky and it's a perfect fit. Expect to have to wrap the manifold and/or the boot.

Copies of the Supersprint start from £200 on ebay.

Techtonics Tuning in the US make a downpipe for a mk1/2 Scirocco that fits the factory ABF exhaust manifold. It wouldn't be too hard for a good custom exhaust place to copy.



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Re: 2.0 ABF Conversion Engine Cost

Post by james butler » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:50 am

i made mine
http://sciroccoregister.co.uk/carforum/ ... &start=210
old toilet bowl style down pipe mated to abf and custom down pipe for roughly £18


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Re: 2.0 ABF Conversion Engine Cost

Post by liam_0404 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:30 pm

Found an Ashley 16v one for cheap so I'll try that and won't mind bashing it to make it fit, as opposed to changing one that costs £450!


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