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    just a crazy idea

    i was just wondering if a corsa vxr engine wod go it to an astra mk4 ? coz i am wanting to do it with mine and the car is down on the log book as 1.6 instaed of the z20lrt engine i thinking of 1.6 16v turbo out of a corsa vxr

    can it be done ????
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    yer it can be done depends if you handy with a spanner and welder or you have deep pockets. phiscally the engine will fit in the hole just a case of custom mounts, gear linkage, exhaust and maby custom shafts, The main problem will be splicing the two looms to get everything workin properly. Like i said if ur handy with a spanner and welder go for it but gettin it done by garages at a guess 5k ish

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    I might be wrong but Im pretty sure someone has tried the fitting and the mounts are OK as the block itself is the same as the Z16XE (in therms of engine mount location) so putting it in the bay isnt too hard. The corsa D loom and mk4 astra looms are incompatable so that would be where the main problem would lie. Gear linkages coule be sorted fairly easily and a set of astra small block shafts should work with it.

    The best way to do the wiring would be to separate the car and engine bay looms and use the corsa VXR loom for the engine and separatley power the car loom. The clocks will need changed/messed about with to work.
    It would definitely go better with an engine in it

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    Look into aftermarket engine management. Will save playing about with the corsa's CANbus loom!

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    Now there was me thinking the the enigne was more like a 1.8 block than a small block 1.6 as found in an Astra G?
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    The X18XE1 and Z18XE's found in mk4's are small block K3FUS
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    so a lot of work wod it b easyer to put a z20 let engine in ?? but i was just thinking that to b different thats all and might of been the frist person to do it
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