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    1.4i 8v > 2.5 V6 conversion?

    My mk3 Astra 1.4i 8v auto is lacking power somewhat, and I was wondering how easy it would be to have it converted to a 2.5 V6 auto?

    I know it's obviously been done with manual gearboxes, but I'm lazy and want an auto! I was thinking of buying a foobar'd Cavalier or Calibra V6 as a donor car for the conversion.

    Any advice/information would be greatly appreciated!

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    You'll be lucky
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick
    You'll be lucky
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    I'm sure I've seen a Mk3 Astra with a V6 conversion. Not sure you would do it yourself but it would go in. Courtenays or Regals would be your best bet.

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    it can be done, there is that one that PV use on their stand , the blue mk3 van with a V6.
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    I know a V6 will go in but think you'd be lucky if you kept the auto box as well.
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    Drops straight in, cav/cally one does with the F25, shafts and everything, the auto unit should be just as easy.

    Cos' yours is a small block you will need the hubs from a 1.8/2.0 for the bigger driveshafts, don't forget gearlinkage, brakes, and suspension will all have to be dropped in.

    Also the speedo unit will have to be changed and if you get a leccy one it will have to be wired in.

    It's an easyish conversion but it's all the hassle that goes with it with the extras.

    Also completly sort out the engine/box etc.. b4 you put it in as you dont want to take it out again, I helped do Simon P's V6 white cab clutch this w/end and it was a bitch of a job and weighed a ton, just because he didn't do it when it first went in.
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    You could always enquire at V-Tuning, they have does loads of 16v and turbo conversions and they are cheaper than Courtenay / Regal.

    See their website at www.v-tuning.co.uk

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