I have an engine damaged in a way it would be cheaper to change it rather than to mend it.
The current engine model code is
2SZFEand is emitting 136g of CO² per Km.
Following the yellow jaket (« gillets jaune ») fuel tax protests, the French government announced a grant increase to 4000€ in our vehicle scrappage scheme for peoples buying a used car emitting less than 122g per Km which in our free market will only rise the value of such cars instead of helping the target peoples of course.
So since the engine needs to be changed anyway, I’m interested in changing for a less powerful gasoline engine which would emit less than the required limit.
While there are Europeans Toyota Yaris manufactured in 2007 that do emit less than 122g of CO² per Km, I’m unsure if it is technically possible to use a
1KRFE for example.
By compatible, I mean I want to avoid spending more than 50€ for changing incompatible parts which might (I dunno) include the gearbox or the ecu.
I went to ask for a
But if you want to change the engine of your car in France, you are required to ask for the manufacturer permission (or authorities will refuse homologation). I thought I could debunk usual claims for their refusal by choosing a less powerfull engine.
But it appears they still chose the answer that give them hope you’ll be forced to change your car for buying a new one from them (as usual).
So the answer is no even if the raised safety issues are spurious (such as the the exageration of homologation costs or the claim the brakes wouldn’t be powerfull enough compared to power of the new engine even if the previous and first engine is more powerfull).