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    New Mod In Mind???

    I Wanna drop a 1800 (z18xe) engine in to my astra mk4 1.6 8v!

    but how easy would it be?
    what would i need?
    what would be the hardest part?
    cheers

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    z18xe? why not drop a redtop in? would be more fun...engine will probably cost less too

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    i thort red top's were hard work to fit in a astra mk4?

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    theyr not easy-hardest part is the interior wiring loom you'd have to change as the z18 is drive by wire not throttle cable like yours
    Car broken- A3 170 quattro s-line

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    Quote Originally Posted by norm29
    theyr not easy-hardest part is the interior wiring loom you'd have to change as the z18 is drive by wire not throttle cable like yours
    It depends if he has the Z16SE which is drive by wire. I know my wifes car is. so would it be a straight swap then apart from the ECU?
    I've Gotta Have More Cowbell Baby!

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    suppose didnt think of that! yeh drop in and out if you find one without abs and 4 stud
    Car broken- A3 170 quattro s-line

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    thats what i've done

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