Good Evening folks, I need to pick your collective brains! LOL...
Can you tell me whether Zafira GSI z20let driveshafts are suitable for the Mk4 Astra Coupe?!?!? I did an engine conversion and although the engine sounds great, I have a really bad knocking when lightly depressing the throttle and putting load on the motor. It's also a little "knocky" when turning at slow speeds... When putting the driveshafts in I was told that they seemed a little long. Took it to the local National Tyres and slipped the wee guy a few quid to check whether it was ma stainless steel exhaust knocking against the tunnel when the engine leaned during acceleration but he said the zorst is fine but the driveshafts look like they are mis-aligned?!?!? I looked at the engine and mounts don't seem to offer too much in the way of play, so I'm just wondering whether the Coupe GSI had shorter ones than the Zaffy.
My previous engine was a 2.2 and the driveshafts looked completely incompatible with the little bracket at the back of the engine on the longest (offside?!?) shaft.
Thanks as always for your anticipated accurate & thoughtful responses as always. Very much appreciated & all the best!
P.S. Z20let is a feckin fantastic engine.... I have caught the bug and the new wide-arch kit is taking up half my living room awaiting the bodyshop working their magic
Big up to Logan (Gourock) & Jim (Dumbarton) for all their help with the conversion btw! Many a freezing night and skint knuckles later, we're finally getting there!!! LOL