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    engine swap

    The warmer part of next year, i'm want to fit a 2.0 16v into the Astra and chuck the 1.6.
    Was thinking of putting a redtop in it but because of its age, i think i'm gonna go with a Ecotec because of the smoother running.

    What sort of price would i be looking at? and i would need the gearbox aswell wouldn't i.

    Kirsty

    My bf still wants to fit his V6 in it instead :?

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    what mk is your car kirsty and year??
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    Assuming you have an Astra G (mk4) then probably a lot more than it would cost you PX for a used 2.0 SRi if you really want a 2.0. Further more the money you have left over would pay for Regal/Courtenay to work their magic and make it go faster.

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    you can get a decent 2.0sri G between £5-6k
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    Certain it's a MK3
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    kirsty's is a mk3 pineapple 1.6 sport tidy 1 for a well cool price . not that im jealous of the bitch

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    The 2.0 eco is actually cheaper than the 1.8 you should be able to pick up everything needed for abot £500-£800 depending on quality of engine, I looked at one for £350 all in but the engine needed work.

    Is your's 8v or 16v? If 16v it would be better to tune that.

    Your g/box should be ok, intill you start running 180+bhp

    Eco defo looks better in the late mk3's than the red top, but the r/top is very cheap now, and millions of tuning parts available on mig as i'm sure you've seen.

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    kirsty's is a mk3 pineapple 1.6 sport tidy 1 for a well cool price . not that im jealous of the bitch
    Thats not nice calling me that

    Took it out the other night for a run, pulled out at a junction and 1 big cloud of white smoke filled up the road, i definitly think the headgasket has gone now.

    Won't be doing it outside in this cold, i'll have to ask a favour and do it at the Vx garage one weekend.

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    Im interested in hearing how it turns out...my 1.6 has 66k miles on it, and I wouldnt mind a younger, more powerful engine.

    (And I wont call you a bitch, lol)


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    kirsty u know i was jokin about the bitch bit m8

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