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firstly i appolagise if this is in the wrong section.

my 1993 astra gsi has the 115bhp xel engine in it. ive put cams in it and ported it but its done 182000 miles now and is getting a bit tired. is there anyone out there who could advise me in what is needed to install a 2.0 L engine. the thing that i would most apprieciate is to know what gearbox is the 2.0L has because the poor old 1.8 revs out and you begin to feel sorry for it at 110 mph.

thanks in advance for any help


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the C20XE or X20XEV would be pretty much a straight swap as both were fitted to the astra GSi's from the factory so would require very little work to fit,
as for the gearboxes tbh i cant remember which they use, but you can normally pick up a C20XE (most people agree its the better of the 2 engines) with a gearbox for under £400 so best off looking for both together and drop that in,

also i dont know what the brakes are like on the 1.8 maybe worth upgrading them to 2.0 ones if they are any different,
 
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