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what engines can be fitted to 99 jimny. engine is belt driven

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what engines can be fitted to 99 jimny. engine is belt driven can chain driven be fitted easy enough. irish car
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Expert:  Ross replied 3 years ago.

and thanks me to help you today. I am a licensed diagnostic and repair technician, I look forward to working with you.

Sorry it has taken so long to answer your question.

With regards ***** ***** a different engine in your Jimny, there are several options but what ever engine is fitted it will need a fair amount of conversion work to make it fit. With enough time and money you could fit any engine that will physically fit in the engine bay but there are a few engines that have been used in the past and are relatively simple. A fair amount of welding and custom parts will be required with any engine swap as no engines other than the original 1.3L were designed to be fitted to this car.

I will put a list of the best engines which are regularly used in conversions. I will put the engine codes too. Unfortunately the majority of them are not chain driven but i will put a note buy the ones that are

VW 1.9TD (AAZ) 75bhp - This is mechanical fueling so very little electronics are required.

VW 1.9L TDI (1Z) 90bhp/110bhp This is the electronic direct injection version of the above engine.

VW PD Engines (110/115/130/150 bhp) Similar engine to above to fit but far more electronics and vacuum systems require fitting, a very powerful and refined engine

Isuzu 1.7L (17D 57bhp) fitted to older Vauxhalls (less electronics)

Isuzu 1.7L Turbo (17DT 82bhp) Turbocharged version of above engine.

Vauxhall 2.0L and Red top - (150bhp +) Many variants of this engine can be adapted to fit.

Honda 1.4L ( D14Z1) 85bhp

Honda 1.6 Vtec D16W5 (125bhp)

Honda 2.0L ( F20B2 ) 150bhp

Honda 2.0L Vtec (F20C2) 240BHP (chain driven)

Honda 2.0L K20 (Any K series) (chain driven) 120 - 200 BHP depending on variant.

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