Well my zafira blew the old engine a week afterand had been sitting idle since until today
I contacted Gman and he managed to get me a low mileage z20ler and m32. He fitted a vxr clutch and flywheel to the engine and stuck it in his garage till I had the cash to get it sorted, which was this weekend.
I got the zafira trailored to his house on fri and it arrived around 4pm. Gareth got home from work shortly after and we made a start on things. By 8pm the new angine and box was in place(i had already removed the old engine and box before it went down) with a replacement subframe, steering rack and pump. Sat morning we bled the clutch(had a slight problem with it leaking), fitted the rad pack and connected all the wires and hoses before filling all the fluids and trying to fire the engine. It started no problem but was making a squeeling noise from the clutch slave cylinder(which went away after a drive) and leaking water from the aux water pump. We had tried a few different ways to route them and forgot to put the clips on
So 12 noon the car was running and that was me ready for my 6 and half hour drive home I got home just after 8pm and the car never missed a beat
So HUGE thanks to Gareth for getting me sorted out and giving me a go of his vxr van Wow that has some go in it