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    What engines are a straight fit?

    I have a z18xe engine in currently. If i was going to do an engine conversion which ones will be a straight fit with minimum modifications, preferably none at all?


    Mostly interested in the 2.0 astra lump, non-turbo. But i looked up its spec and its not much up on the 1.8 in power.

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    z20let all you need is the loom box shafts cables
    better off getting a car with one thats beaking, get s many parts as possible to save headaches later.

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    z20let is out of the question as i cannot afford it.

    Whats the 2.0 like? is it the x20xev ?
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    Unless you're going for the LET I don't see the point in changing the engine.

    Nothing else from the Astra range is going to feel noticably quicker.

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    18 is better than a 2.0 x20xev i had 1 and it was crap
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    Wish i could get a z20let.. but it really is not practical as i cannot afford it Just get another z18xe if it comes to it, supposed to be a good engine, i guess i was just unlucky with mine.
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    I've driven a few different engines and TBH both the 2.0 and the 2.2 felt really sluggish.

    That's why I went for the tubby

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    The 2L (x20xev) isn't worth it's extra weight imo, the only thing I've missed from my vectra is a feeling of a touch more torque, I don't miss the pathetic 25mpg in town or whopping 35mpg motorway (and that's sat at 60) one bit though!

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