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NPac
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14th Aug 03 at 16:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

k i havnt a clue about engines but my 1.2 is doin my head in i jus wana open her up. i hav been offered an engine outta a calibra its a 2.0 8v jus had a full rebuild and the guy is a friend of mine and sed i can have it for 400 is this worth it.... he said id need 2 buy my brakes, suspension, and all that seperate and he will fit it all 4 me aswell.

wot you think? should i go for it or should i wait for somet faster or wot??? help need advice!
MikeH
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Sounds like a fair price, not a bragain, just the right money.
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14th Aug 03 at 16:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

will it b fast? or is there faster engines about?
miles
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The 2.0 8v's are only 115bhp. They also have a lot of weight for the little power gain. Not worth it really tbh.

400 is a lot for an 8v engine, you can pick them up with a whole cav for 50.... Although it has just been rebuilt.
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you'd be much better off with the 2.0 16v out of an astra Gte, Cav gsi, calibra 16v etc. They are worth about 400. They have 150bhp with much more tuning potential.
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i was thinkin that i should wait on 4 somet else. wot is the fastest u can fit in 2 a corsa b? will the calibra engines fit in? the 2.2 turbos?
miles
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No calibra came with a 2.2 turbo. They had a 2.0 turbo, 204bhp. I think the new mk4 astra coupe's might have 2.2 turbo's. not too sure though.
NPac
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14th Aug 03 at 16:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok cheers for your help miles i think ill leave it till a betta engine comes along.
stuyw
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or u could get the cav sri 130 engine. my m8 had a 2.0 130bhp 8v with shrick cams n that shifted. If i was u though id wait for a 2.0 16v, but would u be able to insure it
NPac
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14th Aug 03 at 22:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

not gonna say owt 2 insurance if i do it.
M4tt
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quote:
Originally posted by NPac
not gonna say owt 2 insurance if i do it.


you have to cause you gotta change the car details with the DVLA, so your number plate will no longer be registered to a 1.2 8v
J100RSA
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2.0 8v is 130bhp in a cally not 115
115bhp version was found in cav GLi etc etc
NPac
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u dont hav 2 tell the dvla if u chose 2 risk it and id b willin 2 risk it!

so wot bhp is the 16v?
MikeH
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What if you have a crash?
NPac
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well if i crash im fucked both ways as id lose my no claims if i was insured so id b payin more money on insurance and if i crashed id hav 2 pay 4 damages so either way id of lost out.
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my m8 reckon that if i wanted 2 get a turbo on my car then id b betta off gettin a 8v as u can run more boost throu an 8v than u can wiv a 16v... is this true?
MikeH
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14th Aug 03 at 23:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

possibly yeh, but it depends on the figures....
NPac
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any1 else wana comment?
m4tt_c
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wait for a 16v, they dont make a 2.2 turbo, they make a 2ltr turbo and a 2.2 n/a but no 2.2 turbo.


but if your not gonna tell the dvla or your insurance company you've got a 2ltr you a tosser.... as you wont be insured if you have an accident
M4tt
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besides Npac its not just you that might crash, someone might crash into you and they will loose out too.
miles
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The calibra 8v's are 115bhp.

2.0 16v's are 150/156bhp depending on which one you get.

Turboing an 8v is pointless, because no 8v's came with turbo's as stanard, so you would need custom pistons etc to run any moderate level of boost. Where the 2.0 16v's that are turbo'd as standard can cope with it.

If some crashes into him then his insurance (or lack of it) has nothing to do with anything
J4MIE P
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15th Aug 03 at 10:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I wouldn't bother with an 8v.
The C20XE is the 2.0 ltr to go for. Much more tunable.
Ditch
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quote:
Originally posted by miles
No calibra came with a 2.2 turbo. They had a 2.0 turbo, 204bhp. I think the new mk4 astra coupe's might have 2.2 turbo's. not too sure though.


1.8 N / A
2.0 turbo
2.2 N / A

[Edited on 15-08-2003 by Ditch]
NPac
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quote:
Originally posted by M4tt
besides Npac its not just you that might crash, someone might crash into you and they will loose out too.


no i will b insured but as a 1.2 plus i wont crash
m4tt_c
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15th Aug 03 at 16:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if you crash you wont be insured, as its insured as a 1.2 and is a 2ltr, this will void your insurance.

ok how about if someone crashes into you, and they will not have to pay you anything as your not insured

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