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lil_hobbo
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14th Apr 09 at 16:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

does anyone know weather the inlet's match up from the xe to the xel? as ive just got hold of one thanks
gavin18787
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14th Apr 09 at 16:59   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If you mean can you put an x16 inlet on an x16el yer you can


iirc its the same as an x16 except the inlet and it has smaller ports on the head. (same head as an x14xe)


Drives supercharged Tec with torque
lil_hobbo
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the xel has smaller port holes?... i just want to put everthing off mine on to that new engine
gavin18787
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yer iirc they cylinder head has smaller ports and is more or less the same as the x14xe one. Im am sure one of the small block buffs will clear it up


Drives supercharged Tec with torque
DaveyLC
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Isnt the X16XEL the 1.6 with the variable inlet and the head thats a bit like the small block 1.8?

[Edited on 14-04-2009 by DaveyLC]
Craig P
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There both pretty much the same Engine and everything will fit on each other
RobHayes
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the head has the triangle whatsit inlet ports
Warren G
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quote:
Originally posted by DaveyLC
Isnt the X16XEL the 1.6 with the variable inlet and the head thats a bit like the small block 1.8?

[Edited on 14-04-2009 by DaveyLC]


wrong

quote:
Originally posted by RobHayes
the head has the triangle whatsit inlet ports


wrong- thats the z16xe


x16xel

has a x16xe bottom end with a x14xe head/inlet

so has smaller ports on the inlet and inlet cylinder head

makes 6bhp less in standard form over the x16xe due to this, but i guess makes better low torque torque
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14th Apr 09 at 22:01   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

So vauxhall had loads of x14xe heads and inlets laying around and loads of x16xe bottom ends laying around, needed an engine for the Astra Mk3 so went "ahh ha, I know, we will bolt these two together!"
lostboy
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14th Apr 09 at 22:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Damn it, Now i need to get a C16XE head
lil_hobbo
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i dno weather it is a xel:S ive had a look on the block and carnt see anything
lostboy
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Look where the box mates up the block may be dirty so give it a wipe (it is on the block, obviously) Should clearly say X16XEL
Dean_W
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quote:
Originally posted by Craig P
There both pretty much the same Engine and everything will fit on each other


Yeah it does but can piss on your bonfire i.e. XEL head on XE and lower BHP due to ports.
RobHayes
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15th Apr 09 at 14:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Warren G


wrong

quote:
Originally posted by RobHayes
the head has the triangle whatsit inlet ports


wrong- thats the z16xe


x16xel

has a x16xe bottom end with a x14xe head/inlet

so has smaller ports on the inlet and inlet cylinder head

makes 6bhp less in standard form over the x16xe due to this, but i guess makes better low torque torque


it was my old engine, and it DEFINATELY has the triangular inlet ports on the head. it may not be an xel though


engine was originally fitted to a T reg vectra 1.6 16v

[Edited on 15-04-2009 by RobHayes]
Daimo B
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15th Apr 09 at 14:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

XEL was a hi torque version as stated.

100bhp
4lb ft more than X16XE

Usuaully with hydrolic clutch as well.

S shaped inlet on top of the engine.

Never saw how 6bhp less and 4lb ft more at a lower rpm would really make a difference in a 1.5 tonne car
gavin18787
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15th Apr 09 at 17:57   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

woo I was right


Although tbh I spent enough time buying cylinder heads for an x16xe I should know


Drives supercharged Tec with torque

 
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