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Norcy91
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18th Nov 10 at 22:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Basically i'm thinking of getting a Corsa C next year and getting a Z20LET put in it, i've found a company not far from me that supply and fit everything, so basically a drive in - drive out service.

What are the weak points of the engines? I've heard about the turbo's being common problems on them and people upgrading to VXR turbos. I wouldn't be modifying the engine too much as i reckon just short of 200bhp in a Corsa C would be plenty

Anyone ever owned or been in a Z20LET Corsa C?

Cheers!
AndyCorsaSport
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18th Nov 10 at 23:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Not owned or been in, but Turbo's can be common, some last for 30k, some last 100k, same as anything really.

Quite a lot of work to put one in a C though, wheres the place if you dont mind me asking, as im not far from you either. And how muchos??
Norcy91
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18th Nov 10 at 23:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It's in Halifax, so probably even closer to you! A company called MCD Vaux Conversions or something like that...

They quoted me 2800 with everything supplied and fitted and uprated brakes as well. Obviously it could be done a lot cheaper if i did the work myself, but i'd imagine i'd get some sort of warranty on the work done, and i don't have to lift a finger!
Whittie
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18th Nov 10 at 23:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I've been in one, they're fun.
Norcy91
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18th Nov 10 at 23:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Whittie
I've been in one, they're fun.


Fun is what i like to hear!
Whittie
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18th Nov 10 at 23:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Only thing is, you start to think you can beat anything, and then get owned by Evo's and Scoobys & get laughed at.
Norcy91
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quote:
Originally posted by Whittie
Only thing is, you start to think you can beat anything, and then get owned by Evo's and Scoobys & get laughed at.


I'd never think i could beat one of them to be honest, they're a different league to a turbo corsa unless you have big power, but even then they'll get the power down alot better
lil_g
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19th Nov 10 at 00:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Water pumps....
bwbw
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19th Nov 10 at 00:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well on mine the problems are as follows.....

Z20LET Astra GSI btw...

Coil pack went
Boost Solenoid went twice
Actuator went twice
Header tank connections melted....
Coolant Temp Sensor is about as reliable as Rio Ferdinand....
ChrisBoom
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19th Nov 10 at 00:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ive had mine 10 months now, only reason I upgraded the turbo as I wanted it for the remap, 110k on the old turbo and its still in decent nick

Only time I ever had engine troubles with mine is using an atmospheric dump valve, fucks them up something awful. Keep it recirc and it works perfect.
Norcy91
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19th Nov 10 at 00:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

There some positives about the engine then! I'd contemplate an Astra GSi instead but i think the Corsa could be more fun and something different-ish...

What do people think the best gearbox is for the engine? F23, F28? Wouldn't mind 6th gear for motorway etc but aren't they problematic?
What other boxes can you use or is that about it?
wwwNOOBcom
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19th Nov 10 at 00:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

f28 is the way to go, they can handle decent power also
Kezzz
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19th Nov 10 at 12:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yea im going to take a look at this place im about 12 mile from there ..they do c20let conversions?

[Edited on 19-11-2010 by Kezzz]
Iain M
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19th Nov 10 at 12:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have had one for over 2 Years never missed a beat. I had vxr turbo on other mods 272 with 314 torque. Very very quick.
Same with everything look after it properly and it will look after you.
Iain M
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19th Nov 10 at 12:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If your goin for 6 speed on the zlet you need m32 pal.
Norcy91
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Ahh cheers for the advice Iain! I knew there was someone on here with one, was yours the silver one that was for sale on here for a while? I really wanted it but just wouldn't be able to insure it
Jamie_Hastings1
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19th Nov 10 at 15:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Good company MCD VAUX. Worth going for it.
Chris C
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19th Nov 10 at 16:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

2800 for conversion+ price of a Corsa.. Surely you will be better off with an astra Gsi?? Better spec'd etc.....
Norcy91
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Well i have thought about just getting an Astra GSi, they'd work out at the same price really... But the Corsa just seems like it'd be alot more fun
Iain M
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Yeah it was mine fella. Miss that car. Best car I have ever owned. Gone to a good home though.
Chris C
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19th Nov 10 at 16:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Maybe more fun, but possibly more too insure, harder to sell on?? Does that price include brakes or uprated suspension ??
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My car is on 4th turbo in 58k, will last on higher mileage but round tow kills them ask any owner of the VAG car that uses the same K04 unit.

Upgrade to the VXR unit is a must, unless you want to look like the red arrows.
Norcy91
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quote:
Originally posted by Chris C
Maybe more fun, but possibly more too insure, harder to sell on?? Does that price include brakes or uprated suspension ??


Might be harder to sell on but it's something i'd want to keep a fair bit of time. Just like trying to sell on a C20LET Corsa B really. The price includes uprated brakes, suspension would be easy enough to sort out myself.
corsa120
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19th Nov 10 at 16:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well thats not entierely true chris my astra gsi is on 64k now on the origional turbo and all it does is short journeys..... done less than 5k every year for the last 4 years and its fine uses hardly any oil and boost's completely normal................ if u ask me u all rag them from cold and simply do not look after them

 
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