So I’ve got this 1987 Peugeot 205 CTi. It has been hooned to close to death and then hadn’t run for 7 or so years, and it’s taken its toll. That engine needs a full revision, everything we touch seems worn. I’ve found a suitable donor vehicle with a 2.0 Turbo, but I’ll ruin the original-ness of a classic. Dilemma...

The 2.0 Turbo engine in the 605 is of the same family as the 1.6 in the CTi, and as such it’ll be an easy fit. A different (OEM) engine mount and some wiring.

205 CTi 1.6: 105 hp at 6250 rpm, 132 Nm torque at 4000 rpm
605 Turbo: 150 hp at 5300 rpm, 235 Nm torque at 2500 rpm.

As you can see the engines, while from the same family, couldn’t have a more different character. One is a high strung hooligan, the other a torquemonster. There’s an arguement to be made for leaving the car stock.

So, Oppo, should I buy the 605 for the engine swap? Or should I have the original engine revised fully?

My 205 CTi


They’re asking €450. That’s criminally cheap. And only 160k km!

The 605 is located in The Hague, which is 2.5 hours away. Any Oppo member close to there?