**Engine rebuild ot transplant. Also tec advice needed**
I have a mk3 astra 1.6 8v but the piston rings are ****ed on the engine basically. I have been told that it would be cheeper to replace the engine rather than strip the engine down and rebuild it, would this be the case? What is involved in rebuilding the engine and what sort of price would i be looking at.
If this is not feasable i will have to replace the engine, but obvilously dont want to put another 1.6 8v in, and was wondering about a 2.0 8v?? A 16v would be nice but i understand that i would need to change all the wiring, engine mounts, exhaust etc. Is this right? So what i would like to know it whether a 2.0 8v will go straight in and connect back up to the original cars wiring or not, how much work there is involved in this engine transplant?
The budget for this repair is pretty small, but since the engine is out i would replace the cams and pullys. What else of little cost could i do to get any more performance out of the car? I already have an exhaust system and air filter.
It would make my day if someone told me that a 2.0 16v would fit but i doubt it??
if you do all the stripping and building yourself, you could get a rebre and new rings for less than 200 quid, i'd go for a 16v though if you plan to tune the engine later,as there is more potential from the 16v engines and if you put a stock xe in you will get 150 bhp, which is very hard(read expensive) to squeeze from a 1600 8v
i changed my 1.6 8v astra into a 2.0 8v the engine will drop straight in you need the drive shafts and front struts then wou will need to wire the engine in fit the oil coller and ps etc the tank will need changing and the fuel pump will need to be mounted unless you get the in tank type took me about a week of evenings to do mine and then a weekend to change the tank and re route the fuel lines and mount the pump
it is a bit of hard work but well worth the time will leave you lmao lmao