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    Astra G engine conversion to 2.0 XET 16v Turbo engine

    After reading this:

    http://www.migweb.co.uk/forums/showt...threadid=81731

    According to the above topic Liverpool Victoria makes it feasible for an 18 year old to have the 2.0 XET 16v Turbo engine for an extra £28 in there originally 1.1 nova. I thought how about converting the G with one of these engines, but then I had a look on the Courtenay Sport website at conversions and it will be in the region of about 5k minus the engine, which is out of my price bracket, so can this be done by your average mechanic is converting the engine in the g a really big job, is it going to cause many probs and finally is it guna cost.

    This is what Courteney says

    Engine Transplants

    An evermore popular conversion nowadays is the Engine Transplant.

    Almost any GM engine will fit into almost any GM car. It's not always as simple as that, naturally, but it usually can be done.

    Then, of course, there's the 2.0 XET 16v Turbo engine from the Calibra Turbo. That'll go into anything from a Nova to a Frontera (yes a Frontera!) too.

    I have a copy of April addition of TV and there is a mk3 GSI and the bloke who owns it converted the engine himself to a 2.0 XET 16v Turbo engine, with some help from mates and reading it seem like he did it no sweet?

    I would be inclined to have the 6 speed box converted so the g can remain a front wheel drive car.

    Are the 2.0 XET 16v Turbo engines very reliable, would it make life easier if I could get hold of an engine and gear box wiring etc out of maybe a smashed up Astra coupe turbo. Would I find a new engine used in the coupes very easily and for reasonable money?

    Any advice appreciated?

    Cheers

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    theres no such thing as an X20XET

    theres the C20LET as found in the Calibra and Cav turbo's and the new ones are Z20LET as found in the Astras and VX220

    theres a new one soon too in the vectra - Z20NET

    the only other one that comes to mind is the X20XER as found in the opel OPC astra which was not a turbo engine tho!!! 160bhp.

    cheers

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    I presumed 2.0 XET was the model number because of the below from the courteney website

    Probably the most popular option is the 2.0 XE 16v engine into something like a Nova/Corsa/Tigra or an Astra 8v. Then, of course, there's the 2.0 XET 16v Turbo engine from the Calibra Turbo. That'll go into anything from a Nova to a Frontera (yes a Frontera!) too.
    I did wonder because the C20LET model number was mentioned on a cav turbo website i was looking at earler.

    Thanks for putting me straight, as i am not formillia with all the numbers etc

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    i work with them 8 hours a day and have prats asking stupid questions like

    i have put a calibra turbo engine into my astra - and i have 3 plugs left for the ecu and dont know what they are!!!! - that question was yesterday

    ERRRRMMMM!!!! riiiight!!

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    hmmm an OPC engine would be sweeet. Hard to get hold of no doubt! Surely if you turbo'd one of the 2L OPC blocks then it'd be better than the GSi ??
    ShaanK. BMW E92 335i Msport and BMW E83 2.5i X3

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    you can now get a kit from somewhere - i cant think where - i read it the other day somewhere - it includes a new head and cams, valves etc and remapping the ecu and its about £2000 fitted or something


    ahh it was in the vauxhall sports car club mag which my mate brought into work

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    i think you needed a X20 XEV (2.0 16v) engine tho

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    I was a bit confused to the responses I was getting from people, so I decided to read what I wrote and have just realised the verbal crap that I have come out with ops:

    please ignore my origional post

    basically i just wanted to know the difficulty of an engine conversion from cav / calebra turbo to an astra g, and if too much hassel perhaps the newer turbo engines from the astra turbo and if i could find one at a reasonable price.

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    I've seen a MK4 with a LET in Total Vaux not long ago mate.

    I considered it but apparently it's a real bitch to do as the Astra uses a drive by wire throttle and you have to do a few mods to change it.The electrics are not compatable either.

    New engines are ££££££££££££ unless you get a nice write-off :?

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    Just go buy a GSi or SRi turbo, that way it's much easier.

    Any engine swap has some sort of problem but can be easely overcome.
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