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    hi lads, just went to do an oil/filter change, and the first time i got a paper element filter and realised it wasnt rite!!

    every1 was telling me my 1.8 will be element filter, how come its a canister based one then? was it the xe1 that changes over to paper?

    they started sayin at wilco that mine mite be a 1.6!! the cheek!!

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    Later 1.8XE's used normal cannisters...as opposed to the previous paper cartridge type

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    For a start the X18XE is a very different engine to the X18XE1, the former is bigblock while the latter is smallblock.

    X18XE1 in Astra-G '98-'00 were mainly paper element but not all, and impossible to tell from engine number.

    X18XE in Astra-F were all spin-on canister as far as I'm aware.
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    from about 99 onwards got the expensive insert type
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    excellent news, so ive got the newer engine then?

    its an 02 plate astra i forgot to mention. Love the 1.8 though its got a lot of poke, especially different with some Mobil 1 in and a new filter!!

    is this regarded as the better engine? even though its not paper insert?

    thought that was the way forward. Whats big block and small block difference then?

    cheers

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    Your engine doesn't appear to be X18XE or X18XE1 as it's an '02.

    1.8 Astra-G (mk4) used the X18XE1 113bhp until build date Aug '00 and then the Z18XE 123bhp from build date Sep '00.

    The main difference between big and small blocks is the cylinder spacing which means few interchangeable components. Over the years smallblocks were 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6 and 1.8 while bigblocks were 1.6, 1.8 or 2.0.
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