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    z18xe gearbox needs replacing.

    to cut a long story short i need a new gearbox for my 1.8 sri that has the Z18XE engine...a couple of questions

    • what gearbox do i need
    • does it have to be out another astra with the same engine and year.

    thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JET1990 View Post
    to cut a long story short i need a new gearbox for my 1.8 sri that has the Z18XE engine...a couple of questions

    • what gearbox do i need
    • does it have to be out another astra with the same engine and year.
    thanks in advance.
    Ive got one out of a 2001 coupe z18xe, £100

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    Search around fella

    I managed to get an F17 box out of a 1.6 16v SXI on low mileage 60kish for £70 from a local scrappers.

    A direct replacement for your motor can be found on the 1.6 16v and 1.8 16v astras. the gearbox code you are after is F17CR
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    so all i need is a f17 out of a petrol model....i can disregard the engine? because i thought it had to b out of the same engine?

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    No mate, just the same gearbox code will be fine

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    so is the f17cr used on all different vauxs cz i was told it had to be out an astra. my mate has a 1.6 16v that hes breaking. so i can swap my gearbox with his and there wnt b anyafter effects like poor accel??

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    cr stands for close ratio, some of the other gearbox's may have a different code after the f17, they will still fit but will give normal or wide ratios therefore longer gears and a better top end, though slightly affecting acceleration it can help on fuel

    if its an f17cr should be direct replacment mate

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    F17CR on all AstraG 1.6 and 1.8s

    You can get an F17WR on Vectra B s, and possible AstraH/VectraC

    You will need a top mounted variant, so that's AstraG/ZafA, VectraC, AstraH/ZafB

    The VectraB is front mounted, although the boxes may have the holes in the top for top mounting as well, safer to get one that definately has.
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    so if i take my mates gearbox out of his 1.6 sxi it will definatly fit?? but will my car end up been sluggish??

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    no, its the same gearbox mate, your car will be the same

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