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ninjauk
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21st Apr 04 at 17:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how much work would be needed? would it just be a straight swap?
what else would i need?
CRB 553
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why u wanna do that?
ninjauk
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because my car is to slow, and i cant afford incurance on a GSI or 2.0
Corsa Racer 69
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21st Apr 04 at 17:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

but they are both 1.4 8v so wats the difference, little or none i would think
ninjauk
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the SRI is quite a bit faster than the standard 1.4
CRB 553
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the sri mpi will be marginally quicker but really there no point for all the work involved, yeh its more or less a straight swap but changing an engine is still a big job

[Edited on 21-04-2004 by CRB 553]
suzi-sue
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21st Apr 04 at 17:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

And only group 6 insurance
CRB 553
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if ur determined at least go for the x14xe
mike_1.2LS96
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21st Apr 04 at 17:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The block is the same, and probably the head, and exhaust manifold. You only need to change the inlet manifold, and wiring loom I think to convert it. The fuel lines may need altering, or the fuel pump.

Interestingly, the 16v model uses the same block aswell.
BabyBlade
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The 1.4 8valve is a good block and will piss on an spi 1.4

also good performance for cost of insurance/tax, dont get the 16valve read posts about quotations for head work etc....

8valve sri all the way if you dont want the 1.6 gsi engine!
suzi-sue
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Heads different, valves are bigger too
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go for the 1.4 16v or 1.6 16v at least matey!


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Marco The Corsa Man
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I have the 1.4 Spi in my car and my dad used to have the 1.4 Mpi (sri) engine in his astra and there are quite a few differences. For a start it has one small valve and one large valve per cylinder but I think both are bigger than in the Spi and the compression is higher, which could be down to the head or the block. It's a dam good engine and used to make the astra go like a rocket for a 1.4.
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ah if u cant afford insurance on a 1.6 or 2.0 lump at least stretch to the 1.4 16v.

Or its just a complete waste of time and money!

BabyBlade
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don't listen to them

the 1.4 16v needs to be revved more for the power, and there aint a lot of difference between them.

I've had my car raced alongside the 16v version too.

My 8v is a real nice responsive car wudnt trade it for a 16v....
BabyBlade
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nice way to blow 400quid

http://www.corsasport.co.uk/board/viewthread.php?tid=134602

(cud get a c20xe for that )
mike_1.2LS96
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Yea, 16vs are alright in the revs, but sluggish. Been driving mums 1.2 16v Clio, and feels slower than my 1.2 8v
lee mitchell
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mpi 8v's are good get one if u cant afford the bigger ones
Corsa Racer 69
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16vs provide better performance if u get n e thin get a 16v the 8v conversion wont be worth the money
BabyBlade
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if you live near me i'll take you out in mine, the mpi 8v sri engine is a good 1.4 engine to have
BabyBlade
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sounds awesome too
corsa_jim
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8v sri all the way jus got 1 much better than the 16v n yep sethion33 is right sound the muts nuts

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I'd have a near standard 8v over a near standard 16v any day, pulls harder and more fun to drive, get a backbox, the rest of the exhaust seems a reasonable size for the engine, a nice cone filter (bigger the better) and you have the sound aswell, from this 90bhp/90Ib/ft is nice in a light car especially when you have a nice close ratio gearbox(youll need that as well) and the peak torque is below 3000rpm (mine) lower it on some nice 15' wheels with 195/45 tyres and that is a very quick, but cheap to run car!
BabyBlade
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Yeh

16v's are poo unless the engines got some grunt, 1.4's lack grunt imo
broster
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quote:
Originally posted by A_Venables
I'd have a near standard 8v over a near standard 16v any day, pulls harder and more fun to drive,

how can you say it pulls harder, the 16v engine pulls better than the 8v, has more bhp and torque to prove it too

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