Puretech 130 into 205.

This is the Forum for all your Peugeot Technical Questions, Problems or Advice.

Moderator: RichardW

Allmostfrench
Posts: 6
Joined: 20 Oct 2019, 02:47
x 2

Puretech 130 into 205.

Post by Allmostfrench »

Is there anyone that has swapped a Puretech 130 engine and manual gearbox from (say) a 308 or 3008 into a 205?
I like triples and all of that low and mid-range torque is more useful in a fast road car than top end.

The 1600 is getting tired and the Puretechs would be nice and light too.
Or is there a major hurdle in such a swap?

Cheers, Chris.

User avatar
GiveMeABreak
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 19524
Joined: 15 Sep 2015, 19:38
x 1886

Re: Puretech 130 into 205.

Post by GiveMeABreak »

It's not just the engine - you have to consider all the electronics that need to talk to each other (engine ECU, BSI and immobilisers have to be matched), the ABS / ESP system will likely be different on each model and then they all have to talk to each other or you'll run into problems guaranteed. Transmission, clutch and other mechanical differences like driveshafts and steering rack will be different - the list goes on....

User avatar
Michel
Posts: 1750
Joined: 29 May 2017, 13:50
x 327

Re: Puretech 130 into 205.

Post by Michel »

It would be easier to rebuild the 1600 with both hands tied behind your back, and your legs in plaster. You'll need to swap *everything* engine and electronic related, plus all sensors, likely driveshafts, ABS, the list would go on forever.

User avatar
daviemck2006
donor 2020
Posts: 4865
Joined: 04 Dec 2010, 19:45
x 306

Re: Puretech 130 into 205.

Post by daviemck2006 »

I would agree to get your existing engine reconditioned. However if you have enough time, money, ability, and some would say stupidity you could put anything in. For instance my son in law, the one who broke his collarbone writing off his first big bike at one day and 43 miles old, and cut part of his thumb and two fingers off with a bench saw, is currently putting a honda civic type r engine and box into a 205. He has all the attributes mentioned above. He has the engine and box in place but no driveshafts or electronics yet.

User avatar
Oldpug
Posts: 379
Joined: 07 Aug 2010, 11:15
x 32

Re: Puretech 130 into 205.

Post by Oldpug »

Anything is possible, if you have the time,money,skill and engineering facilities. I have seen 205's with MI16 engines, 406 V6's etc. I myself have built 205 rally cars.
Yes it's fascinating but at the end of the day I think, just what is the point ? Then of course you will have to get this heavily modified car insured and MOT.

Allmostfrench
Posts: 6
Joined: 20 Oct 2019, 02:47
x 2

Re: Puretech 130 into 205.

Post by Allmostfrench »

Thanks for all of the wisdom and warnings, folks.

Hmmm, might be in the "too hard basket" after all.