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Jed D
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16th Jul 11 at 21:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

as above? c18xe or whatever its called?
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What do you mean what is it like?

And its not a red top
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Im pretty sure it is jamie they fitted it to the mk3 gsi for a short time
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quote:
Originally posted by Jamie-C
What do you mean what is it like?

And its not a red top


You'll find it is

http://img181.exs.cx/img181/1244/p12ia.jpg
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I stand corrected.
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Jamie you fooooool.

By "what is the engine like", what do you mean exactly?


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Do you mean are they fast? Are they easily tunable? Are they reliable? Are they cheap to buy?
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Most of the plug covers are black

Wank engine, bigblock so same fitting as a 20XE. Underpowered for their weight, might as well fit a X20XEV.

Waste of time.

PS, how many more threads about rubbish?

[Edited on 17-07-2011 by AW06]
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quote:
Originally posted by Ingham
Do you mean are they fast? Are they easily tunable? Are they reliable? Are they cheap to buy?


all of the above
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See AW06's post


Numberwang!

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To be honest buddy i dont see the point. If you want a cheap conversion go for the vectra 1.8 engine, think the code is x18xe1 or something like that. Assuming you have a sport 16v already then apparently it uses all the same parts i.e shafts, hubs, gearbox ect.

With a bit of ebay scanning and penny pinching you could pull this off for nearly fuck all


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Yea the 1.8s go well
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135bhp c18xe
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quote:
Originally posted by corsarooney
To be honest buddy i dont see the point. If you want a cheap conversion go for the vectra 1.8 engine, think the code is x18xe1 or something like that. Assuming you have a sport 16v already then apparently it uses all the same parts i.e shafts, hubs, gearbox ect.

With a bit of ebay scanning and penny pinching you could pull this off for nearly fuck all



was already thinking about the x18xe1, never actually realised how cheap they are though, 80 for the lump sound good to me haha

what sort of power would you be looking at with one of these in a b...?

113bhp 1.8 SRi (120ps) 4d (99)
123bhp 1.8 SRi (130ps) 4d
vectra's

are them ^ ones both the xel and hows is there that difference in power

cheers

[Edited on 18-07-2011 by JedDy]
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Think the 113bhp is the X18XE1, and the 123bhp is a Z18XE (the very late 1.8 Vectra B's seemed to use the Z18XE that you also found in the Corsa C SRi)
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quote:
Originally posted by djgritt
Think the 113bhp is the X18XE1, and the 123bhp is a Z18XE (the very late 1.8 Vectra B's seemed to use the Z18XE that you also found in the Corsa C SRi)


ahh, didnt know they put big blocks in them c sri's
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quote:
Originally posted by JedDy
quote:
Originally posted by djgritt
Think the 113bhp is the X18XE1, and the 123bhp is a Z18XE (the very late 1.8 Vectra B's seemed to use the Z18XE that you also found in the Corsa C SRi)


ahh, didnt know they put big blocks in them c sri's


Z18XE is not a Big Block...

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ahhh is x18xe then?
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Yes

X18XE - Big Block
X18XE1 & Z18XE - Small Block
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C18XE (if you can find 1) is a good motor.The book figures are 125bhp,but the never seem to make that power,they always make more.Seen plenty over the years in standard form pull over 140bhp.

They aren't as quick as a C20XE,but they are quicker than an X20XEV.Had all 3 at some point so talking from experience here.
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quote:
Originally posted by Corsa_Sport21
C18XE (if you can find 1) is a good motor.The book figures are 125bhp,but the never seem to make that power,they always make more.Seen plenty over the years in standard form pull over 140bhp.

They aren't as quick as a C20XE,but they are quicker than an X20XEV.Had all 3 at some point so talking from experience here.


nice one

they seem quite rare

only one i can seem to find and the power sounds like a lie
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-Opel-Astra-1-8i-16v-GSi-White-/110715801797?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item19c72d10c5#ht_1547wt_1139



[Edited on 18-07-2011 by JedDy]
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The power and engine CC are wrong.Its been noted down as a 2.0 XE.

 
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