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CORSA NUT
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28th Nov 05 at 21:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Please discuss...

Does it depend on who does the conversion ie Lee Mitchell?

Does it depend on the parts used? What the engine is like to begin with?

Are they easy to live with day to day? ie a daily driver?
NovaGTE
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Ive got mine reliable now i think, but have had quite a few problems to get to this stage
bradfincham
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quote:
Originally posted by CORSA NUT
Please discuss...

Does it depend on who does the conversion ie Lee Mitchell?
yes as a good job will give hassle free motoring

Does it depend on the parts used? What the engine is like to begin with?
always advisable with an engine thats upto 15 years old to have a decent rebuild

Are they easy to live with day to day? ie a daily driver?
yes very easy as keep off the right foot, can drive all day at 30 mph as has the torque to pull along nicely, or can be pushed for a really really fun drive

Adge
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only ever drove 1, but it was perfect, tims old 5dr, excelelnt daily driver! engine rans mint! defo recommend!
NovaGTE
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Well since my conversion ive had new hub, drive shaft, bearing and disc as the hub collapsed New manifold gasket seal, replaced injector as was some how been bent!!! ECU re-flashed.

Apart from that its been fine
Matt H
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Had to change the CV joint a few times but otherwise fine

Thats using it as an everyday driver & I've had it almost 2 years

Its pot luck though tbh. Some seem to be cursed
Adam-D
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no the ones that seem to be cursed have been skimped on.

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dont skimp out, this is your best bet.
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This is tue, i changed my hubs because of the cheap machined one collapsing, so replaced both with m-tech ones. My engine is running sweet as a nut tho, starts first time with no tapping or rattles and has now been left out in the snow without being started for days Would deff recomend the vauxhall trade in, but wiring is the main problem causer

[Edited on 28-11-2005 by NovaGTE]
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this is what puts me off puttin an xe in a corsa, there always seems to be problems, nothing major usually but if ur not a mechanic or know what to do urself it will be a ball ache
bradfincham
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28th Nov 05 at 21:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Had to:
Ive had 2 alternator belts, 2 alternators - being due to a faulty one

Precautionary:
replaced the injectors as they were old
cambelt, rollers, water pump

thats all that ive had to do since ive owned it!


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Swap ure BMW for mine mate

[Edited on 28-11-2005 by NovaGTE]
CORSA NUT
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28th Nov 05 at 21:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Interesting....

Cheers guys
CORSA NUT
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Was that for me GTE??
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28th Nov 05 at 21:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeh
CORSA NUT
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Errrrrmmmm maybe! My beemers has just be vandalised though so Light scratches on either side of the car and a slight crease in the front wing.Not really noticable and been quoated 300 by a top sprayer to get it all done.

N reg 1996 323i coupe in silver with 105K and 99% BMWSH.Half leather interior EW PSR EM ABS PAS 10 disc changer etc etc lovely strong 6 cly motor!
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quote:
Originally posted by NovaGTE
This is tue, i changed my hubs because of the cheap machined one collapsing, so replaced both with m-tech ones. My engine is running sweet as a nut tho, starts first time with no tapping or rattles and has now been left out in the snow without being started for days Would deff recomend the vauxhall trade in, but wiring is the main problem causer

[Edited on 28-11-2005 by NovaGTE]

u sure urs where machined mate as i know matt bought the whole conversion kit of someone of migweb when he fitted them and im sure they where m tech or cossvaux ones
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i never once had a problem with me old xe corsa after the conversion was done. never ever let me down. lovely car to drive as a daily runner
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I'll have a think mate, im after a BMW next, was hopin for a convertible but not gonna have enough. Has it got anything else on, M-tech kit, wheels etc?
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28th Nov 05 at 21:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by lee mitchell
quote:
Originally posted by NovaGTE
This is tue, i changed my hubs because of the cheap machined one collapsing, so replaced both with m-tech ones. My engine is running sweet as a nut tho, starts first time with no tapping or rattles and has now been left out in the snow without being started for days Would deff recomend the vauxhall trade in, but wiring is the main problem causer

[Edited on 28-11-2005 by NovaGTE]

u sure urs where machined mate as i know matt bought the whole conversion kit of someone of migweb when he fitted them and im sure they where m tech or cossvaux ones


Thats what they looked like, completely snapped on the passenger side. There were deff different to the m-tech ones i replaced it with
CORSA NUT
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28th Nov 05 at 21:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

No mate no M tec stuff but looks really nice even as it is!

I will dig out some pics next week cheap insurance too!
lee mitchell
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when u say snapped u mean the bit where it goes from say an inch and half to the big part where the wheel bolts go to?
CORSA NUT
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Adam B's looks nice!!! Hmmmm 3200 ono hey
NovaGTE
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quote:
Originally posted by lee mitchell
when u say snapped u mean the bit where it goes from say an inch and half to the big part where the wheel bolts go to?


yeh and the whole of the thin part had stressed fractured rite to the edge
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quote:
Originally posted by CORSA NUT
No mate no M tec stuff but looks really nice even as it is!

I will dig out some pics next week cheap insurance too!

yeh if you could

Dunno about cheap insurance at 21 with no NCB and a claim

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