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    This might be a really stupid qu but....???

    ...can you swap engines easy enough??

    The thing is, my Astra SRi is getting passed it (i think). For example, the engine sounds rough, old, noisey and kinda rattley. Maybe I'm being picky?? or imagining it?? But I love the car, so, is an engine swap a worth while idea, or watse of time??

    cheers in advance

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    go on, dump a v6 in it! The main problem you might have, is insurance. a different sized engine(bigger and smaller) is technically a Mod for insurance purposes. might need and engineers report. ask a few who have done swaps: c9rum matg, Pete to name a few,
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    Engine swap is very easy to do if you are intending to swap for the same spec lump i.e. 2.0xe to 2.0xe etc. You can even buy reconditioned warrantied engines from Vauxhall.

    If you think your engine is sounding rough though, it's worth getting it checked out by a garage first - 90% of the time it will be more cost effective to fix it rather than buy a new engine!

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    I would get the engine checked out by a garage first of all, but if you're determined to change the engine then there are a few engines to choose from and ultimately it boils down to the skill and ability of those fitting it
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    ok cool, thanks for your help, I'll ake it to a garage, se if they can do anything with the engine, if not then i'll look into swapping

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    6 hour to change my let to an leh but its going back again in a few mths
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