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    engine conversion insurance

    When you get a quote how does it work. eg: v6 calibre engine in a mk3 astra. do you say you have a calibre v6 then?
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    When they ask for 'any modifications'. You say engine changed to 2.5 V6.

    That's all LV asked me when I rammed a V6 in my car.
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    Oh right thanks. Bt that stung you, what v6 was it from cav/calibre?
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    as far as i know u have to insure it as whatever car the engine came from, one of the members on here is an insurance expert so he'll know, think it was S7EN?

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    Yo.

    well yeah its probably going to vary from company to company but the way they see it they will group the car the same as the one the engine came from, but its probably going to be more expensive than insuring the donor car in the first place because insurers will assume it doesnt have the same braking power etc.

    You might get a specialist company that will quote ok but lots of them wont touch it.
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
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    oh right, might be an idea to put that idea on hold for a bit then. still only 22 so maybe my age would play a part.
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    when I was with LV and had my 2.0 16v nova, the insurance was based on a 1400sr with engine mods :?

    Was paying £818 FC at 18 wasnt too bad

    This loophole was quickly closed :roll:

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    lol. closed, oh thats not fair! I was well pleased when you said that price. I'm paying 1k for a 1.8sport (with moded brakes and suspension) now so god knows what a 2.5 v6 would be!!!!!
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