Well guys my new engine arrived today. I've got some pics i'm in the process of sticking on my server. I've ran into a bit of a concern.
As we were in a hurry to get the engine the scrap yard didn't have time to take a good look at the engine before i hauled it away and as such they didn't get a couple of things they were wanting to keep (and wanting extra cash for)
AC Compressor - not using anyways but cool!
Diz Pack - mine is brand new anyways but this is a nice spare
ECU - they wanted extra cash for this and its locked anyway but still, maybe get it recoded or sell it or something!?!
Anyways i got the engine out the back of the car and they had even left the intake on the car - i've not just noticed it runs fly-by-wire intake! my car doesn't. This engine is from a 52Plate SXi Astra. Its also got the really s**t exhaust manifold on it, with the cat on the manifold - so i guess my exhaust manifold will be getting used as mine doesn't have the cat and it looks the same.
I'm worried that this engine is going to be completly different and won't run on my ECU at all. I guess there is no way i can use the fly-by-wire intake?
It all looks ok to put my intake on the car, will the engine run ok with my intake on the car?, will it strangle the crap out of the engine?, certainly the throttle body diameter seems to be exactly the same but i'm worried that i didn't know about this intake there could be other things that they have changed!!
I'm actually now really worried that my ECU won't run this engine correctly - my mates got a 1.6 LSi Astra and its engine looks the EXACT same as mine, and i'm 99% sure his even had the same intake manifold. Could it be that for some reason VX have just stuck a fly-by-wire manifold on the SXi engine and the rest of the engine is the same?
The timing and fuelling won't be different to the other 16XEL engines will it?
I'm going to check the engine code tommorow until then fingers crossed!
Any help is much appreciated!