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    Just bought another astra! MK3

    Was searching on gumtree and came across this astra for only £150

    LINK >> http://belfast.gumtree.com/belfast/68/53511468.html <<

    Needs a new engine as the oil pump went, and went to have a look and seemed ok. So after talking down to £120 i got the tow ropes out.



    Towed it about a mile or two up to my house. Found an engine the same for sale for £100 not too far away (1.4 8v)







    Going to drop another 1.4 16v into it. Was looking into a c20LET track car but i'd never use it, and the other half is doing her test soon. She already has a 1.0 3 cylinder corsa b, but we cant be having that.

    Anyone got any tips when im fixing it? Going to do the timing belt on the new engine and the clutch before i drop it in. What else would i be looking at doing?
    Astra Sold! Now its back! Sold Again! Who knows whats going on!

    Currently Running MK1 1.8 MX5 with LSD awaiting boost, and a Red UK DC2

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    That looks very tidy, good purchase!
    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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    well i hope so. All will show when i get the new engine.
    Astra Sold! Now its back! Sold Again! Who knows whats going on!

    Currently Running MK1 1.8 MX5 with LSD awaiting boost, and a Red UK DC2

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    nice bud i keep thinking about trading my mk4 for a mk3 as i seem to like them more!
    Back in an astra and loving it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5853moore View Post
    nice bud i keep thinking about trading my mk4 for a mk3 as i seem to like them more!
    Then swap ya
    Astra Sold! Now its back! Sold Again! Who knows whats going on!

    Currently Running MK1 1.8 MX5 with LSD awaiting boost, and a Red UK DC2

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    lol not with a busted engine lol!
    Back in an astra and loving it

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    Could anyone on here let me know the engine code? its a 1.4 im not sure if it is 8v or 16v but it has a distributor cap and not a coilpack.
    Astra Sold! Now its back! Sold Again! Who knows whats going on!

    Currently Running MK1 1.8 MX5 with LSD awaiting boost, and a Red UK DC2

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    its an 8v mate as its only got one cam!
    Back in an astra and loving it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5853moore View Post
    its an 8v mate as its only got one cam!
    True! how did i not notice that?

    On another note..

    the modding has begun already. but just white dials for less than a fiver

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MakeTrack=true
    Astra Sold! Now its back! Sold Again! Who knows whats going on!

    Currently Running MK1 1.8 MX5 with LSD awaiting boost, and a Red UK DC2

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    While you are at it doing the timeing belt put a new water pump and thermostate on whist the belt is off , and just the new clutch and run of the mill stuff plugs ect ,
    Nice find buy the way looks very tidy for the money ,
    an engine and all the bits will probably come close to the same amount
    unless you get ripped off for used engines over there ?

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