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kz
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16th Nov 03 at 18:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my car recently failed its MOT and i thought okay shouldnt be too much to sort out...

until vauxhall phoned me back quoting 535 for what needs doing! so anyway i was thinking fuck that... spending over 500 on my 1.0 12v but then i had a good idea. shove another eninge in there!

i dont wanna go for a 2.0 cause it costs too much and i dont wanna have uprate other things. however will i get away with putting in say a GSi engine and keeping my suspension (lowered 40mm on PI springs) etc? how much am i looking for the engine, and how much to install it? and where would i go about doing this? please help cause i need to sort it soon! cheers
PaulW
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16th Nov 03 at 19:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

why did the other engine fail? did they give you a detailed report?
kz
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16th Nov 03 at 19:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yes i know what it was, i need a new CAT and 02 tank (lamda sensor) garage up the road said they might be able to do iot for nearer 300 but tbh im just looking for an excuse for a new engine

(thats for it to pass emissions btw)
PaulW
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16th Nov 03 at 19:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

guessing then yours is a Corsa B??

You'd probably be looking around the similiar sort of cost as for a RedTop conversion, maybe a few hundred less, but there was one guy on here who did a conversion to a 1.6 16v, and ended up needing to replace nearly the entire wiring loom, not just the engine loom!

If there the only things, you can probs get the cat & lamda sensor from a scrappy, maybe for about £100 then fit it yourself

is your choice mind!
kz
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16th Nov 03 at 19:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well my mate told me, from zetecs.com that you can get a 1.6 zetec engine and get it installed into any ford for 900.

so i was thinking it would be around the same cost? or am i well out i wouldnt mind spending around a grand... or maybe a little more but otherwise fuck it!
kz
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16th Nov 03 at 21:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ttt - just looking for a rough price for engine and fitting and if anyone knows somewhere in essex thatll drop a 1.6 in! cheers
DanielJ
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16th Nov 03 at 22:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

will b mor than tha, bout 600 quid 4 engine 700 - 1000 fitting
kz
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yeah? i just talked to tim on chat and he reckons about 400 for engine and 500 fitting. i dunno ill look around i guess! where can i go, do you think a normal garage would fit it?
antscorsa
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fucking 1 litres are heap of shit engines, i got one and the lambada sensor has gone on very ones i know, wank engines
Kris TD
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17th Nov 03 at 00:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

lee mitchell will fit a gsi engine for 300 quid if u provide the engine.
kz
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17th Nov 03 at 00:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thanks a lot kris, gotta help to represent the five doors where is lee mitchell based?
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my bf got me a 2.0 16v ecotec engine which is easyer 2 fit &does not use as much oil as a red top 1it cost 350 all in
Tim
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17th Nov 03 at 01:23   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Lee is in Chatham...
kz
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17th Nov 03 at 01:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

userstephl: i take it thats just for the engine?

tim: thanks mate but i dunno where that is lol is it in essex? if not ill have a look on a map tomorrow!
Stuckey
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chatham is in or near essex
Tim
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Chatham is just the other side of the Thames from Southend -- but it's about a 40 miles drive by the time you've gone back to the Dartford crossing and round...
bradfincham
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yeah i would say that lee would do it for you! ring a vaux breakers or ask lee to find you a 1600 16v ecotoec lump, then he will fit it, whack some 2l 16v brakes and a mantzel inlet mainfold and de cat pipe! that lot would probably cost you around 1000 and you would have a about 125-135 bhp
kz
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17th Nov 03 at 13:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

fucking sweet cheers tim and bradfincham. i would like to get a full exhaust system and also pipercross viper induction kit to replace my bfo cone... my breaks have already been uprated, but im not sure what to!

probably not good enough to cope with the increase in power though.

brad do you know any websites for vauxhall breakers?
Dan B
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17th Nov 03 at 13:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

http://www.vpsc.co.uk

1.6 16v = 695
2.0 16v = 600

May aswell go for the 2.0 16v!

That breakers is in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex......near you?
kz
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17th Nov 03 at 22:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cheers dan. how you been mate? i would love a 2.0 but then i gotta think about the cost of fitting too...

a 1.6 will fit right in wont it!

 
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