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    Serious plans in the future (advice)

    Talking to a mate today about my next car in 3 years time (i know, forward planning) and mentioned i would like a 2.2 sri astra g.

    To this the reply was "why not just drop a 2.2 into ur astra and save urself a whack of cash"?

    So to cut a long story short can this be done? What needs changed/welded and how much to do the conversion with me sourcing the engine.....PS I know nothing about engines so if anyone thinks they don't have to explain the basics trust me it would be a great help....

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    Nothing the matter with forward planning, that's the way to be

    I can't see why it wouldn't fit, should be ok. If it does, then yes definitley do it, you will save cash, my friend. I've also thought of it but opted out

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    i think the engine bay in the 2.2 is slightly differet 2 smaller ones.?
    it would be so mucheasier 2 buy a new car, but it can be done, a mate is in the middle of puting a escort RS engine into an escort 1.8gti, that is a big job--> pretty much gota totally redesign the bay.
    again woud b so much easier 2 buy a car

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    yeah but if there aint much work involved with loom, sensors etc then i would consider it. i presume the mounts would need reinforced but with regards to the turbo, would it run off the existing wiring loom etc? Basically would it be plug and play?

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    i dont think so mate, im no expert, but using my mates e.g. hes had to move EVERYTHING, lots and lots of welding.

    then again thats a escort not an astra, but i did remember someone on here say the 2.2 is slightly diff. hold on ill try find it

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    right it looks like the airbox is deffo moved around, but dont really kno the rest, but obviously ur putting a 2.2sri engine in a bay that fitted a 1.8sxi.

    also dont know what sri and sxi mean but may b something??

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    transplanting a Z22SE (or indeed any engine fitted as OE)into any Astra G engine bay isnt a mean feat as long as u have all the associated ancillaries ... The engine bay is the same size no matter what engine u have!!! 1.4 or 2.2

    If ur car is pre2000 then it'll be cable throttle driven whereas the post2000 models (all engines with the "Z" prefix) have an electronic throttle so it isnt just a case of dropping in the lump itself. All associated electronics will be required but as long as u have a good donor then it shouldnt be too much hassle....

    Saying that....WHY is a good question! Dont get me wrong, the 2.2 is perhaps my favourite Vx engine of all time but then again each to their own.

    With regards to the comment about the airbox "moved around" thats simply because on the Z22SE the inlet manifold is at the front of the engine with the exhaust manifold at the rear - basically the reverse of all the other Astra G engines, therefore the airbox has do double back on itself (as it where) to feed the throttle body at the front of the engine.

    as for what sri & sxi means - these are simply trim levels and have feck all to do with engines.

    Hope this helps you somewhat


    Im all for a bit of DIY but come on.....it'll be easier and probably cheaper just to get a 2.2 instead

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    Im tired but iirc the 2.2 is a reverse cylinder head and therefore u'll need a new exhaust as it exits on the cabin side of the engine on the 2.2 as opposed to the front of the engine on the 1.8.

    Prob lots of other things too, I'd await those with 2.2's to come online though.
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    Try finding a Z22SE...don't think they come up too often...if your gunna put that much work into it you may aswell go LET


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    you can pick the cars up for starting from 2k for a bit of a dog needs body wore ect ect but can get 200bhp with some work look at total vauxhall
    just do the cam chain

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