can any1 tell me how difficult it is do myself, i am fairly clueless when it comes 2 cars!
Start by supporting the engine with a hoist (not your mate built like a shit brick house)
Secure it on the proper lifting points of the engine.
Undo left engine mount, transmission mount and if theres a mount on the back get that undone aswell (i havent even looked around my engine bay yet
*edit* Remove all block connectors from sensors, remove ecu.
Remove all water pipes and fuel pipes.
Probably some sort of spill off pipe on the injectors aswell, may need that to come off.
Just common sense really, anything attached to the engine needs to be unclipped / disconnected or you'll bitch it on the way out.
Hoist the engine out, swap parts from the 1.6 engine onto the 2litre engine.. and you may want to take the inlet manifold to an engineers see if they can bore it out so its bigger (more power).
(be so careful when hoisting it out that you arent stretching wires.. as ive done before and spent hours fixing looms.. not a nice job
Swap gearbox over (not the easiest job ever)
change clutch for a fast road one while your at it.. or whatever you can afford.
Do any work to the engine you want.. cambelt would be piss easy - 10min job (i seriously advise it)..
Stick the old engine in your neighbours front garden (or wheely bin
), put the 2litre on the hoist ready.
swap ecu and engine bay wiring loom (consult haynes manual and other people).
lower engine in, wire it up, dont bitch any wires or you'll be fuming.
do all mounts up, make sure you pray before turning it over..
*DONT FORGET TO UPRATE YOUR BRAKES / SUSPENSION*
any mod that puts this sort of weight gain on the vehicle will make the brakes performance poor.
*WHEN DRIVING: remember you will prob get a bit of "torque steering", where the power just goes straight while you turn and the over-riding power pushes you off the road at a bend. - best ask someone with the conversion if they get this at all*
Oh and lastly probably least of your worries - make sure to change tyre pressures to suit otherwise you'll waste those rubbers.
Hope thats a bit more of an insight..
Remember as des sed.. its an easy conversion for people who know how and have had engines out before, but for people who havent even changed spark plugs its probably best left to someone who knows a bit more (afterall if you want it to run again sweet as a nut you will want it done properly..)