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N90ATH
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3rd Mar 05 at 18:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how much roughly including labour would a complete rebuild be on a x16xe engine be???? just wondering if it would be worth it

or would it be easier to do it myself?
Dave A
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3rd Mar 05 at 23:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

im doing one at the moment, great fun to do urself, but takes time.

havnt added it all up yet, but not a lot for a basic re-build, but im going for lots of modded parts
Rileysport
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4th Mar 05 at 08:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

DIY all the way... i rebuilt mine, dreaded turning it over for the first time though
Siberia
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4th Mar 05 at 09:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

^ a sump gasket and timing belt isnt really a rebuld you know?

[Edited on 04-03-2005 by Siberia]
Rileysport
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4th Mar 05 at 09:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

bearing shells, oil seals, rings rod bolts, oil pump, water pump and the rest.. takes a little time
Dave A
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quote:
Originally posted by SRi-Co
DIY all the way... i rebuilt mine, dreaded turning it over for the first time though


Adam-D
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4th Mar 05 at 09:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

sri co

takes patience
i gotta swap a fly over on the cav soon
my bro is sposed to be doin it but he's a lazy fkker
Dave A
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4th Mar 05 at 09:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the best things about doing it urself:

cheaper
you know its done properly
satisfaction of doing it*
u learn a lot while u do it









* as long as it actually ever starts again
Rileysport
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4th Mar 05 at 09:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah the smile on my face when it fired up with no exhaust on it



and how pissed the neighbours were
Siberia
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4th Mar 05 at 09:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

did u get the crank reground?
Rileysport
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yup for free
Siberia
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4th Mar 05 at 10:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i must get my act together... my engine resembles a sive
Rileysport
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4th Mar 05 at 10:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

really abused mine at the weekend... never missed a beat
Siberia
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oh dont get me wrong... runs like a dream small bit tapety i supose but it has got over 100k on the clock at this stage and has been draged around my back garden a few times but it runs purrrrfect....

the plan is to get a c20xe rebuild it and wack it in then rebuild the c16 for my misusis tigra
N90ATH
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4th Mar 05 at 10:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well i can get the engine and gear box for 200 and its runs fine but i just wanna rebuild it so its like new
Rileysport
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4th Mar 05 at 10:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

paid 70 quid for mine with a gearbox and nearly new clutch head gasket had gone though
N90ATH
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4th Mar 05 at 11:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

lol well i can get parts nice and cheap through a mate at vauxhall lol so just a case of ripping it apart and putting n the new parts. consdiering adding the following too it:

cams
dbilas inlet
enlarged throttle body
performace clutch
silcone hoses
viper induction kit

anything else u think i should do
Rileysport
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Put throttle bodies on there... still havent go round to fitting mine though

mine responded well to a straight thru exhaust and induction kit
N90ATH
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4th Mar 05 at 11:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

na dnt want that much work and power just basics to get the engine running nice and sounding nice.

wanna start a nova let project after i've finished corsa
Siberia
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4th Mar 05 at 11:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

go with the 2.0 dude... 1.6 is great for doing 1/4 miles and shit but the f15cr gearbox is really annoying for the motorway....
N90ATH
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4th Mar 05 at 11:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hmmm was considering a 2.0, how much do u reckon it would cost to have a 2.0 rebuilt professionally?
Siberia
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4th Mar 05 at 11:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

u can get a reconed unit form vaux on exchange for 1400 i believe...
Rileysport
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4th Mar 05 at 11:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Siberia
go with the 2.0 dude... 1.6 is great for doing 1/4 miles and shit but the f15cr gearbox is really annoying for the motorway....


Run an f13cr then ! i do, i'm on number 2 gearbox though
Siberia
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4th Mar 05 at 11:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

^ already?


i heard that the f13 ratios arnt much different to the f15...?
Rileysport
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4th Mar 05 at 11:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mine works better with f13, hit an indicated 120 mph at just about 6 k rpm in 5th

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