Im thinking of doing a engine conversion my coupe.
Its currently got the X18XE1 (throttle cable) and its done 73k so far.
However the valve stem seals are on their way out as it burns oil like its going of fashion.
I could rebuild the engine for around £300 like my mate did a few weeks ago but im thinking more on the lines of a full conversion.
Im either looking at doing a X20XEV or C20XE the later being in favour.Reason being has i dont recall seeing a MK4 astra with Redtop in esp a coupe.
I know most people that do this fit a C20LET but this is not an option for me as i only drive about 5 miles a day to and from work so the fuel consumption would be poor.
I know ive got to swap the engine mounts and ive also read that on teh LET you have to run 2 ECU's i presume this would be the case on the XE.
Im think ive got the F17 gearbox in mine so would this be suitable to use on the redtop
If it prooves to be to much work or cost to much to do then i may just go with a rebuild on the block