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    Question automatic question

    hi, i got a 1.8 sri auto , (my first auto) i was jus wondering about fitting a stainless steel cat back system , anyone done this to a auto? for some reason i got it in my head this is gonna sound funny , also how do i know if i got a vvt engine my car is a 2007 56 plate .

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    seems i posted in the wrong section , sorry gov !

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    anyone? ...........

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    It won't sound wrong I personally wouldn't go major chav sounding as when it changes gear it may embaress you. My neighbour has an automatic MV6 Omega with twin custom exhausts and it sounds great when he nails it but its on the verge of embarrasing when it changes up a gear. IMO go for it.

    If you open the bonnet and look at the plastic cambelt cover on the very left of the engine theres usually a white sticker. It'll saying something like Z18XEP or Z18XE. If you have XEP at the end then you have variable valve timing if it doesn't then you don't. Other than that GUN IT and get it close to the red line if you hear the exhaust change sound and the power come back as it was starting to fade then you'll find you've got VVT. If you run it up to the red line and it doesn't do this and there isn'ta noticable pitch change just before the redline then you haven't got VVT.

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    i've got a bastuck exhaust from regal on my z18xe auto box. it sounds really nice and doesn't sound loud and looks good.
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    hi, thanks for your comments , i think i know what your saying with the stainless system, i might just go for a backbox (not a loud one)

    ok im confused i cant see any of them , if im looking at the right lable it says XER



    is that a good thing? ... i hope so

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    so am i right in thinking this engine is a vvt ?

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    R stands for increased output... so quite possibly

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    AFAIK the VVT engine was introduced at the same time as the facelift in early 2007, if your car has the new front grille and and slightly dark rear light clusters it will be VVT, otherwise it will not, also the area around the front fogs changed from slats to a honeycombe design.
    07 Astra 1.8VVT(140PS) design 5dr Auto.

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    hi, my car is a 2007 56 plate , not sure about the versions, but the top and bottom grills have like chrome strips on them and the fog light grills have a diamond like patern, hehe sports mode is just awesome

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