Thanks for the advice with getting hold of the Turbo Head Gasket. I managed to find one down in Luton so I shot down there after work. It is a big car weekend tomorrow i must take a 20xe lump out of my spare Mk2 and I am also putting the Ported head and Piper cams back onto the Astra turbo.
Just wondered if you might be able to tell me - To take the 20xe lump out do you undo the bell housing from the engine or do you take the whole lot out as one???
Just to let you all know that i ended up taking the engine out of the top. It was a bit of a nightmare getting the input shaft untangled from the clutch but nothing that a big hammer and afew swear words didnt sort out.
Thanks alot for your support everybody you is all wicked.
Just to clear up a point here......its a piece of cake to take engine and gearbox out together from the top.I managed a while ago leaving the small drive shaft in the gearbox.It was an absolute doddle(2hrs).Pulled it out at a 45 degree angle
I was always under the impression that on my Astra Gsi the engine came out from below(dropping subframe and all that).Just well glad that i tried from the top