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taylor2008
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24th Sep 09 at 18:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hi there bein offerd a early type c20xe for cheep, and im thinking of converting it to a c20let i know that its possable im just wondering on what parts id need to buy purchase to convert it in to a c20let, im aware off the following,

pistons and conrods,

can some one point me in the right direction on what ellse id need for the convertion ,
alan-g-w
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24th Sep 09 at 18:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Need to drill holes in the block or head for oil feeds I think. Need different cams, although apparently an XE inlet(?) cam helps performance. And you need a manifold with a turbo attached obv
Richardhhha
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24th Sep 09 at 19:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ask Nic Barnes iirc his let used to be a xe
philip2
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24th Sep 09 at 19:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

pistons
turbo manifold
throttle body(i think)
top hat (or find a complete LET inlet set up - prob easier)
loom
ecu
afm

hole drilled/tapped front of block for an oil return
taylor2008
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is it worth doing or not do you think? or better just to buy a complete c20let.?
philip2
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f rom what ive noticed...looms are 100, ecu;s with a chipset are about 150 i think, afm must be 30+, good turbo unit 200+, complete inlet 60-100 maybe.

id look for an LET and look at freshening it up, checking everything. if like nic and building something mega then tbh you wouldnt need the loom, afm, ecu etc as you'd have a bespoke loom, ecu etc.
FruitBooTeR
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25th Sep 09 at 08:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Id only use a c20xe if I was going all out as then you could ditch the internals and buy forged stuff.

If you think about it 800 - 1500? for a decent let and then you scrap loads of parts, or 300 for an xe and then you spend the difference youve saved from not buying a let to get forged pistons and steel rods etc

Depends what your budget is and how far you wanna take it....
philip2
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25th Sep 09 at 12:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if want motor sorting, let me know
taylor2008
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the only thing im worried about is that you have to drill a oil return feed in the block, over wise apart from that id be very teping to rebuild a xe to a let , new pistons, robs bearings, shells, ect ect. im in no rush to get one sorted so rebuilding the xe woudnt be a problem to me, if i was to buy a let with all componements id get for around 800- 1400, but then id wana change pistons, rods, gaskets ect, so then could end up spending over 2k

if i was to buy a xe and convert it to a c20let id need to buy, loom ecu manifold turbo, inlet manifold and all of the outher parts but i reckon this could end up bein the total coast of around 2.5k,

what do people think's the best to go for??
phill what can you get for us a let?

[Edited on 25-09-2009 by taylor2008]
philip2
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ive got a mate whos ment to have everything for an LET (besides a good turbo unit and the motor) for sale. so i could see what he'd be after for all the bits.

and if want rods/pistons. i could supply you with a block, sump, crank, head/rocker cover if need be. save having to buy a full motor and bin the rods/pistons for steel/forged items
taylor2008
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the block you could supply i take it ,it would be a let not an xe, if you could find out on what parts your mate has got and a price that would be good, how much would you charge me for the crank sump ect , ive got a spare rocker cover from my xe so that wouldnt be need'd,
cheers philip2
philip2
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ive got bare xe blocks. but im sure i could sort the return out for you if you didnt want to do it yourself?

are you after a head too? and with xe cams or not?
taylor2008
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if you could sortt out the return, for me that would be great, yes the head too and the xe inlet cam too.
philip2
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26th Sep 09 at 02:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ill see which heads better then with most meat on. and work something out

[Edited on 26-09-2009 by philip2]
taylor2008
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26th Sep 09 at 09:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cheers philip2

 
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