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    engine swap.........

    right hes the story so far, i have a Astra G, just finished the outside, fully body kit, alloys, mirrors, spoiler, grill, lights etc.........

    but its a a 1.2L.......so i want to go quicker...........so engine swap is on the cards............

    im thinking 1.6 cause irish insurance is going to kill me if i go higher........

    mate has a 1.6 vtec honda engine, only done 30,000 miles on it and its possible the easiet engine to get tunning parts for and its a pretty impressive engine........ill have to get my own gearbox etc.

    how hard would it be to put a honda engine in a astra??
    or am i better off getting a 1.6 astra engine and putting it in? less headaches?

    cheers for all your help

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    :shock:

    Much, much easier putting the vauxhall engine in.

    You'd need most of the front end of the honda, driveshafts brakes etc. All re-engineered to fit.
    Honda engine would require a hell of a lot of rewiring to allow it to speak to speedo etc .

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    You have a 1.2 Mk4 Astra?? I never knew they were manufactured?

    Oh, and as far as the engine swap is concerned. Stay vauxhall in vauxhall. Far less headaches.

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    its the Opel version(we irish get theses), come in a 1.2L, everything is the exact same but the car is lighter and has a corsa engine in it!

    im thinking that a 1.6 astra engine is the way to go........what kind of BHP/Torque we looking at for a standard 1.6?
    any one in type in pacticular i should be looking at, or are all 1.6 the same??

    what are the first tunning mod that should be done to it??
    or any easier to do when putting it in forst time??

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