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I have a 99 5 speed 2.0 with 98k miles, getting about 28 mpg, running 3200rpm @ 70. I've been looking in to swapping it for a 1.9 TDI 5 speed. From what I've read the 1.9 runs around 2300rpm @ 70, meaning better mpg. So my question is, would it be a straight swap, or am I really getting in over my head?
 

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Just swap out the 5th gear ratio if you want better cruising.

You'll find that the gears are too high for the 2.0 and you'll have to rev the hell out of it before you change gear.
 
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