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After 20 years I have ditched Mercedes. Picked up a '80 1.5L and '81 1.6L Rabbit Pickup. Not running. They both came with extra engine blocks. Between the two got the '81 running. Getting 32mpg and about 500-700 miles per quart of oil. With my job taking me as much as 200 miles a day in the Florida heat, am thinking of dropping in a 1.6L TD w/AC in both vehicles. From reading your forums it seems my best option is the 86-92 hydralic head 1.6L. Would this be a correct engine choice? Another big advantage for me is if an automatic trans could be used also. This is going to be a weekend swap and I need to know what I might need on hand different than what I have already, like motor or trans mounts, linkages, etc. Been doing a lot of surfing but having difficulty finding what exactly will work in my vehicles. Not familiar with the VW spec. system yet. Trying to keep away from a lot of major modifications. Any help would be appreciated.
 
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