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    Diesel engine into a Coupe.....

    Been having a few thoughts lately over whether to get rid and get a turbo of stick with my car and do an engine conversion. My car is a Cat C write-off Astra G 1.8 Coupe with a full Irmscher kit and red leather with 105k on the clock so dont know whether its worth it?

    I know its alot of labour but how hard would it be to put a 2.0DTi engine in or something from a Astra H in, any one think its worth it? And if so, know anyone who will be willing to do it?
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    The Coupe was available as a 2.2DTi in Europe
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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    id go for the astra h 1.9cdti if anything
    astra coupe bertone on 18" pro race 1.2s now on coilovers

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    the wireing for an engine from an H would be the main problem, ould involve alot of work imo,

    and as for fitting a 2.0DTi imo you would be better off just replacing the engine you have for a like for like, you would loose power and value with a DTi,
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    Why would you want to put a diesel engine into the coupe?

    Be better off just sticking another 1.8 in if the current engine is knackered, or a Z20LET/LEH if you want more power.

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    I wouldnt mind having one for economy but are the 2.0 DTi engines that slow? I just want something with more power but alos something with decent MPG. My engines good but just wondered if there was any point of looking into a diesel conversion. So what everyone is saying is do a LET conversion?
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    if your after more power yes mate
    astra coupe bertone on 18" pro race 1.2s now on coilovers

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    No point doing it for economy

    You'll be paying a lot more to have the engine fitted, than if you did a straight swap for a new 1.8, and diesel is more expensive then petrol anyway. You'll have to do hundreds of thousands of miles before you start saving any money IMO.

    Also they have under 100BHP, so yes it will be slow with a 2.0DTi, and book figure is only 49MPG, so not exactly a huge amount better than a 1.8

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    OK, anyone know how much it roughly cast for a LET conversion?
    Astra 2.0 Turbo Bertone Coupe

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    Quote Originally Posted by L18YD L View Post
    OK, anyone know how much it roughly cast for a LET conversion?
    proberly about 2 grand if you know someone that can do them lol
    astra coupe bertone on 18" pro race 1.2s now on coilovers

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