New to this forum, but not new to the idea (if you get what i mean)
Anyways, I have a C20XE engine sitting in the garage looking rather bored, and sitting next to it is a Garrett T2.5 turbo. Methinks they're looking to mate
What uprades/conversions would I need to do to get the beast running without blowing up on me? I've already looked at changing the pistons to low compression ones, reboring the cylinders, strengthening the con rod bolts, getting a manifold to fit etc etc, and before I get started I'd like to know what else needs to be done, that is indeed if it's possible to do the conversion... Don't see why not to be completely honest!
It's all going to sit in my mk2 Astra, so would an F20 gearbox help here? Would I need to do anything else to the car apart from install an intercooler?
Please tell me it'll work, or I'll go drive my car off a cliff in disgust