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    Help with fitting a gsi turbo in a 1.8 sportmodel

    Hello i have a 1998 1.8 sport mk4, does any1 have any idea or how hard it is to convert it to a gsi turbo by fitting az20let engine.

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    Welcome to AOC.

    It's possible, but more work will be needed than using a later car.

    Your car will have a trottle cable, the Z20LET's are flybywire, so you'll need to fit all that too.

    It'd be cheaper and easier to sell your car as it is and buy a Astra GSi.

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    how much do you think the whole conversion would cost and what parts will be needed? flybywire?
    regareds George

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    anything from 2k to about 10k depending on who does the work and what components you change

    Ive just done it on mine not long ago - cost quite a bit - not saying how much but i did spend over £3k on new parts alone, sourced the donor car for £3.3k but sold parts i didnt need for £1k so kept price down a little...

    depens how deep ur pockets are, how good u are with a spanner lol and if its really worth it.

    If its a 3dr 1.8 then I wouldnt say so...personally mine is a 5dr which already had my mark on the inside and outside and just needed the power so it was a no brainer really...

    sit down and think about it is my advice....look at the alternatives and then sit down again and have another think!

    You'll essentially more than likely need to transfer virtually everything over so its gonna cost a fair bit

    GOOD LUCK!

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    on that year its a new Dash loom
    an engine loom
    dose your car have abs ??

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