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    turbo conversion

    hi i have a mk4 astra sri 20.16v i want to put a turbo engine in i have done this before on other cars but not as new as this it is x reg i want to put rather a gsi thrbo engine in or a c20let out of a calibra how hard will this be i know the engine will go in easy but its just the wireing any help will be grate thanks

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    Hi mate.

    Just done this myself to my 1.8 16v

    Yes it will all go in with relatively few problems.

    If you go for a GSi engine (Z20LET) you will need:

    Engine and box
    Engine and Engine bay loom.
    Driveshafts to suit F23 gearbox. (You may have these already)
    And i'm having to swap my ABS pump over to get the speedo to work!!!

    I've gotta get this done this week! But i'm nearly there.

    PM me mate if you have more specific questions.

    Although i haven't finished yet it will be worth the wait!

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    dont you need the dash loom too?

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    depends on the loom already there mate.

    Mine was ok to mate straight up with the Engine bay loom

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    is that because yours was a 1.8 and not 1.6?

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    Yeah i believe so mate.

    My interior loom has the lot on it. Bits for cruise control, heated seats, traction control etc.

    So mine plugged straight in.

    My speedos don't work though, and i believe this is down to the abs pump. The part numbers are different!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millen99 View Post
    Hi mate.

    Just done this myself to my 1.8 16v

    Yes it will all go in with relatively few problems.

    If you go for a GSi engine (Z20LET) you will need:

    Engine and box
    Engine and Engine bay loom.
    Driveshafts to suit F23 gearbox. (You may have these already)
    And i'm having to swap my ABS pump over to get the speedo to work!!!

    I've gotta get this done this week! But i'm nearly there.

    PM me mate if you have more specific questions.

    Although i haven't finished yet it will be worth the wait!
    thanks mate how much has it cost you up to now? did the wireing loom just plug in or did you have to cut any wires

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullgav View Post
    thanks mate how much has it cost you up to now? did the wireing loom just plug in or did you have to cut any wires
    No wires cut mate just plugs straight in. Off to whip the abs pump off the donor car this morning to try and get my speedos working!

    As for costs, i'm hoping for a final figure of around £1500 tops

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    I'm hoping to get mine in and fitted for around the 2k mark, that's doing all the work myself.
    not a problem if mine does need the dash loom ive already changed my dash and i found it pretty easy.

    good luck with the speedo mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepe View Post
    I'm hoping to get mine in and fitted for around the 2k mark, that's doing all the work myself.
    not a problem if mine does need the dash loom ive already changed my dash and i found it pretty easy.

    good luck with the speedo mate
    Yeah all the work done yourself saves a bundle!

    Well just taken the pump off now gotta go fit it. Got an oil leak to solve before it can be driven too. Simple washer is all thats needed there.


    You ZLET'ing your van pepe?

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