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    2.0 16 Xe

    Been offered one!!

    What's the spec on these?? Are they good, bad indifferent??
    I need info and need it quick to snatch it up!!

    Also what's the gearbox in Cav GSi's??

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    spec 150bhp@6000rpm - 150lb/ft@4800rpm

    gearbox - F20 close ratio

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    What's involved in putting this engine into my mk3 astra??

    Again thanks in advance......
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    Ok then, is it just a matter of putting the engine and gearbox into my astra?? Or will I have to consider propshafts, driveshafts, engine mounts, etc!?!?!
    I know nothing about this side of motoring so please help!!

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    yeah chuck a propshaft in, that would be a laugh

    seriously, you will need the engine, fly, clutch, box, loom, mounts, driveshafts, cvs, brakes and the usual other crap associated with an engine change

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    youve forgotten tea.

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    Didnt I mention tea??

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    nice try mcfly lmao



    Last edited by Braintree on 16-07-2002 at 21:01

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    Have I been editing posts??

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    As I know nothing about this..........what EXACTLY will I need?? Basically I get to buy the engine and box and everything that's needed, someone else is gonna fit it so I need to get this right!!

    Is there plently of engine tuning mods to be had with the c20xe??
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    The c20xe is probably the most common engine on here!!

    Its the wonderful engine which is fitted to the GTE 16v, some cavaliers, some Calibra's and a handful of mental Nova's and Corsa's (and a mini - muppet ).

    Its a very tuneable engine, as well as a very tough engine. It will take a lot of stick if yuo treat it right and will give you lots of fun too!!

    If you have a look round the posts you'll see no end of guides, hints, tips and useful comments about this engine.

    Here's a few off the top of my head:

    DON'T fit induction system - it makes them kangaroo

    DO give the engine a good servicing - this will bring back lost power and give you a good base to start modifying on (there's an article on this in the archived section)

    DO listen to the advice given to you by others!! There's some people on here who KNOW what they're talking about!!

    DO rev it!! Its a 16v!! It makes power at high revs, it aint like an 8v engine, dont be afraid to boot it!!


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    i think 16vastra covered everything you need. Just cause he wrote

    and the usual other crap associated with an engine change
    doesnt mean hes given you half an answer.

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    crap = plugs, gaskets, oil, filters, coolant, new coolant pipes (flexi hose work fine), probably an accelerator cable, bolts, washers, gunk, cloths, pen to change v5 doc, phone to ring your insurance guys so they can have their hourly giggle and some tea.

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    oh and lots of swarfega

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    I was in no way knocking 16v astra's answer, I'm just concerned that I might be taking a leap of a very tall height!! I'm on ashoe-string budget if I buy an XE, just wanted to know if it's likely to cost a lot more than just buying the engine!!?!?!?!??!?!

    Thanks all for your answers......prob have to put this off for a while then!!
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    Well having been made an offer for my engine, I will now be buying a c20xe!! So it's green lights all go for a transplant!! Will my current manifold be okay to take the c20xe!?!? How much are engine mounts and driveshafts!?!?
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    good for ya!!!
    tho u will have to change things all the way to exhaust/suspension/brakes/wheels/tyres... might turn expensivish...
    ur 1.6 manifold on the 20xe?...no chance mate ...
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    please explain why suspension and wheels/tyres would need replacing????

    I thought the manifold might be a pain!! Damn, how do I get a c20xe manifold??

    i've got 2.0 16v brakes on front and soon the rear!!

    Feck it..........really want this engine!! haven't got a lot of to spend on other bits to get the fecking thing in!!
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    well...if u got the brakes then.....i was thinkin u would need wheels to clear the calipers....and u WILL need sum sort of uprated suspension to deal in part with the extra weight and more with the fact that ull be goin mucho faster so u wouldnt want ur car to float around ... ....hence the tyres...grip or flip ...
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    if you are on a budget then honestly forget it cause it will cost you loads more then you think, otherwise you will end up with loads of second hand crap parts that will break anyway. don't forget if your putting the engine in you would be best to change the cam belt. you need the uprated drive shafts etc, and sorry to say but sounds like you don't know a lot about putting it in your self so you are gonna have to pay someone to do it more money.

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    Originally posted by Mr_PandaPaws
    Damn, how do I get a c20xe manifold??
    I've got one for sale off a Mk2 Astra GTE XE if you want it???
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