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    New Engine

    Hi all am new here have jjust bought a 1.4 single iunjection astra but will be upgrading soon what would be the best sort of engine for it? Bear in mind the car is 13 years old

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    depending on what you wanna do, with a car that old i would plow a great deal of money on it imo
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    i was thinking of either dropping a 1.8 to a 2.0 litre on it in future failing that i would keep the old engine am just thinking as the engines done 108K so i dont think it has much more left

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    All depends on how the engine has been treated ,if its been well serviced and not had the balls ragged off it it could go on a lot longer yet , my son has one with the same engine with K on it and still going strong ,we had to do the head gasket 12 months ago but in the yrs he's had it that ain't bad , them 8 valve engines are so easy to work on

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    122k on my 1.6 16v, and had it on a rolling road and it gave 104.6bhp which is more than standard.

    Keep it wel serviced and it will keep on going. I presume you have a c14nz engine? Mk3?
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    104,000 is nothing, as above, 131,000 miles on a 1.6 16v and 117bhp/131ftlbs on a rolling road, standard figures are 98bhp/113ftlbs

    If it has been treated well then it'll do twice that

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    yeah it is a 97 so it will be a mk 3 and have the c14nz engine its still very quick though

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