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    RedTop?

    hi, can anyone tell me what a redtop is? i have no idea lol thanks in advance

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    it's a 2litre engine that used to be used in mk3 astra GSi's. excellent engine at that. called a redtop because of the cover on it. some one will have more info on it!

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    and to add confusion....RedTops can be had with a black top!

    2.0 16v 20XE & C20XE
    2.0 16v Turbo C20LET
    2.5 24v V6 C25XE are all examples of the "RedTop" engine

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    nice did a bit of research too...how easy do you think it would be to drop one of these engine into my standard 1.6 sxi, would there be alot of work envolved ?

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    At a guess, gearbox and brakes would struggle, why not get a sri?
    Current: Veccy-C 03 1.8i
    Previous Astra G's: W SXi 1.6i
    , 51 SXi 1.6i, 02 SRi 1.8i

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    it depends how good you are with these things! it isnt hard to be done no, most parts can be bought or made up easily, hardest part being the wiring
    1.6 8 valve, 5 door, soon to be a 5 studded let with crusty arches

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    thats all u need to put a redtop into ur mk4 astra is later version redtop with different setup on timing bet, all manifolds and ecu and loom, x20xev mounts gearbox and shaftes, and wiring pretty straight forward. takes bout day and half if u know wat ur doing like

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