#S14to180 – KFW to RFK Conversion
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…
- Top of the line power output from PSA EW10 2.0 engine.
- I could not find any GTI138 engine anywhere, seems it temporarily disappeared from the breakers market.
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 😉