Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Engine swap, transmission advice VW Golf

asked by on

if i were to put an st220 engine in a mk2 golf, what would be the ideal clutch/ gearbox solution to maintain the existing drivetrain?

Hi there - if you are dead set on swapping in the ST220 engine, best to swap in the ST220 clutch/gearbox with it. That leaves you with "only" having to acquire custom axles using the Golf hubs, brakes, suspensions, wiring harness, mounts, linkage, etc. Custom flywheels, bellhousings, clutches, etc. are rather expensive. Why not just one of the Golf engine mod choices? Many available up to insane horsepower levels, and they generally just "bolt up". Good luck regardless of your choice - it’s about the journey!

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Can I put the motor into another car

Hello there, without knowing a bit more information I will answer this to the best of my abilities. If the engine was to go into another 2012 Chrysler 300 that had the same motor size, then the motor would most...

Q: About Engine Swap

The LD9 "Quad-4" engine offered with the Cavalier Z24 option (same years 1995-2005) is your best bet and will yield about 25% more horsepower. Make sure to get the transmission, wiring, and electronics from the donor vehicle, so that hardware...

Q: Stock engine swap replacement compatibility

The engines (i.e., the long block assemblies) from the two subject VIN's are 100% interchangeable. Please note though that sensors, electronics, controls and accessories on the engines would have to be separately verified OR, without verification, simply carried over from...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...