i have a binding noise comming from my car when i run around in the car, i have had a look and the noise is comming from the gearbox, i guess its the main drive shaft bearing,
instead of taking the engine out and stipping the gear box down to change the bearing i have decided to get a bigger engine
i really want a 1.6 single point out of the mk3 astra
the only thing is that i dont really know what i would have to change
i think i can keep the original wireing loom because i have a 1.2 single point at the moment,
i know the ecu will have to be chipped so im thing of a superchip unless anyone else can think of anything better
will i have to change the engine mounts in any way and can i keep the drive shafts
Is the 1.6 single point injection astra the E-Drive (70bhp) one?
That seems rather a lot of hastle for the change? Why not just buy a cheap Nova GTE and take the 100 bhp multi point injection engine out of that, it would be the same amount of work?
Anyway, assuming the astra engine is a small block you can use your existing engine mounts.
As your car is fuel injected your fuel lines and tank should be ok to use.
Get the engine, gearbox, its loom, ecu and bits as one. Then you only need to wire in a few things on the new engine loom (constant/switched power, fuel pump etc).
A couple of things you could have a problem with,
Exhaust, you may have to bodge something with part of the astra and part of your nova exhausts
Driveshafts, astra ones won't fit, i guess it would have a F13 gearbox? If so you might have to use Nova GTE driveshafts
If the engine is a big block (i think the mk2 1.6 carb was) then you will be doing just about the same work as you would to fit a 2 litre, for only 70bhp? The same as a 1.3 carb.
If you want a single point 1.6 for insurance reasons, you do know you will have a 'modified car' as there wasn't a Nova built with that engine. So you have to go through the process of finding an insurer that will take you. I believe insurance for engine swaps is based on the car you took the engine from, so for an E-Drive astra that would be group 10.