Help a C20XE newbie
Looked at a c20xe in a H reg mot failure cally yesterday
150k with gm head were the first things i noticed
ECU light came on and went off when engine started so thats good!
Then he whipped out a bunch of receipts.....
4 new pistons std bore,
Block honed and cleaned up
New bottom end bearings
New gaskets + belts
Head pressure tested + was a-ok!
When i arrived he hadnt finished connecting everything together so once that was done it started 1st time, slight cough then it just purred!
Gave it a bit of a poke and it seemed to rev cleanly with no hesitation, no coloured smoke at all and it seemed a-ok.
Checked everything and there seemed to be no leaks anywhere even the sump was mint!
Did notice on the lobe of the inlet cam under the oil cap there was a slight slight graze appearance but lots of oil shot out of the cap when it ran so i guess it just needs run in.
Anyone got any hints or any advice on what else to look for with these engines, any tests or things i should do prior to purchase.
He rebuilt the engine with a view to sort out the bodywork then sell it as a minter but he ran out of funds when he realised how much the rebuild cost him
He's also a bit of a dumbass and more or less accepted
£400 with ECU, loom and front and rear brakes and anything else i can use.
Hints + tips with removal would be appreciated too!
does that include gearbox?
yes f20 supplied and anything else i want off the car minus the interior