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nick_sri
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25th Jan 12 at 15:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

friend has a mk3 astra 1.4 , cambelt recently broke and looking into engine conversions, obviously first thought an xe but looking to do on a budget and xe engines going for 500+ now for a decent one.

then thought about doing a saab engine conversion , seen a few of these done but presume its not an easy conversion due to there not many about. got access to a unit and ramp so would make it bit easier.

if i bought a full car would there be many other bits i would need to buy? would i need custom engine mounts?

also whats the best model to look for , as there are 2.0 turbos and 2.3 turbos


Jambo
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25th Jan 12 at 15:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Not many about?! Its the latest internet craze. Go on Mig and the first 3pages of members projects are Saab engined.

nick_sri
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quote:
Originally posted by Jambo
Not many about?! Its the latest internet craze. Go on Mig and the first 3pages of members projects are Saab engined.




not a member on mig only on here , not many on here so presumed its quite difficult to do
John
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25th Jan 12 at 15:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What I'd do is just but a saab with it already fitted. Then you'll have the same engine but in a nicer car.
nick_sri
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quote:
Originally posted by John
What I'd do is just but a saab with it already fitted. Then you'll have the same engine but in a nicer car.


no thanks would rather drive round in a astra than a saab any day there ugly old man cars
John
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25th Jan 12 at 16:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

A mk3 astra, really?
nick_sri
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25th Jan 12 at 17:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SAAB-900-S-TURBO-NO-RESERVE-/180802209986?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item2a18a6c8c2
Ben G
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those 900 turbos are worth quite a bit of money iirc, much more so than an old rusty mk3 breadvan astra
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25th Jan 12 at 17:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

heres a good thread of one


http://www.mk3oc.com/forum/showthread.php?41426-Nige-s-Reiger-Astra-with-Saab-Power
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25th Jan 12 at 18:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dnt need to be a member on mig to see project threads astra-nige sells the bits you need to do it sure he was one of the 1st to complete 1
John
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-Saab-9-3-2-0-HOT-Aero-/380374410281?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item589014e429#ht_1293wt_1396
ash_corsa
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quote:
Originally posted by John
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-Saab-9-3-2-0-HOT-Aero-/380374410281?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item589014e429#ht_1293wt_1396


Know which id go for out of that and a MK3 astra!
DERV-POWER
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25th Jan 12 at 18:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i ve got a mk3 astra estate with saab lump
nick_sri
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25th Jan 12 at 18:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by craig-dodd
heres a good thread of one


http://www.mk3oc.com/forum/showthread.php?41426-Nige-s-Reiger-Astra-with-Saab-Power


44 pages take a while but going to read it now



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/98-9-3-TURBO-99-9-3-SE-TID-97-900-SE-T-AUTO-/200652908907?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item2eb7d8696b
Mattb
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25th Jan 12 at 19:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i belive its the 2.3 full pressure turbo engine thats needed - dependant on year the belhousing bolts are the same as the vaux f20 / 28 iirc
sri boy
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25th Jan 12 at 19:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Steviet is ure man about saabs
craig-dodd
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25th Jan 12 at 19:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

will the 2.3 fit into a corsa?
steviet
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25th Jan 12 at 22:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by craig-dodd
will the 2.3 fit into a corsa?

if you have the skills, knolage and tools any thing can be dun.
steviet
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25th Jan 12 at 22:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the saab 2.0 b204 is a better engine imho. i have the b204 in mk3 and mk4 astra vans and a corsa c.

 
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