#S14to180 – KFW to RFK Conversion

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Almost 190K KM registered, my KFW engine shows sign of giving up and requires additional TLC to upkeep. It took me a month to decide whether to spend money and time to “overhaulin'” current mill or plonk in a better power engine for 206 from the top most model. I have decided to proceed with GTI180 / RC engine conversion due to two reasons…

  1. Top of the line power output from PSA EW10 2.0 engine.
  2. I could not find any GTI138 engine anywhere, seems it temporarily disappeared from the breakers market.
My trusty and tired KFW TU3JP 1.4 SOHC engine, served me well for the past 8 years


The RFK EW10J4S 2.0 DOHC engine

Comparison of engine specifications across some 206 model…

KFW (206 Bestari) RFN (206 GTI) RFK (206 GTI 180)
Engine Type Inline 4, 8 valves Inline 4, 16 valves Inline 4, 16 valves
Displacement 1,360 cc 1998 cc 1998 cc
Power 75 bhp 136 bhp 174 bhp
Torque 120 Nm 190 Nm 202 Nm
Power / Litre 68 hp 87 hp
Transmission 4 (Auto AL4) 5 (Manual BE4) 5 (Manual BE4R)
Top Speed 170 kph 210 kph 220 kph
0 – 100 kph 13.0 s 8.3 s 7.4 s

Apart from the techie technical data, there are other differences between the 138 and 180 in terms of interior, exterior and mechanical parts. Most of the two former categories I has covered throughout the ownership of the car; only the latter category, I have started to replace them of late.

It took me a month for negotiation / planning / researching;  a month for procuring the additional parts and almost 3 weeks to fix it. Pictures in gallery below are days spent in the workshop during the conversion process.

Oh ya… The RFK is a LHD model from Japan, thus it gonna be exciting to convert it to RHD. Gonna be a hybrid GTI180  😉



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Delivery Day

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