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    Default 4.17 F23 & Courtenay Lightened Flywheel

    OK, so the gearbox transplant went well with no hiccups!

    Here is the replacement gearbox from a Zafira 2.2 code SG with 4.17 final drive.



    So let the work commence!!





    Ready for the Frame to be removed



    Fellow AOC member Ady cracking on!





    Old and New on the floor!



    Original Clutch & Flywheel set up



    Original flywheel and clutch assembly removed showing a nice clean crank end seal!



    Hot spots on the original flywheel



    Old and new flywheel being compared



    Nice new flywheel installed!



    New box now bolted in place



    Ady starting the re-build!





    I spent some time on the frame cleaning and painting to spruce it up a little! So much factory wax on it!













    Everything went well, and I have to say the difference is very apparent.

    It doesnt give you the shove in the back like a turbo of course, but it just goes along with a lot less effort than before.

    But when you really put your foot down, it brings the 2.2 to life! My friend who has a standard Turbo Convertible drop it last night and to use his words :-

    "This is not really any slower than my car!"

    This is for sure a fantastic mod! The lightened flywheel is a must! It revs like the old red top XE engine now and the overall responce is incredible!

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    That 4.17 dif will make it a lot quicker too id imagine. I suppose youd loose some top speed, but lets face it does that really matter. Whats is the original ratio?

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    3.86 I think. I think I'll lose about 7mph off the top end.

    70mph in 5th was 3200rpm, now it is 3650rpm.

    But it is alot more fun to drive!!

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    I'm very very envious of your workshop there !, i can only dream of such conditions !, the last gearbox i did was on an alfa 156 selespeed and i was on my back on my driveway for 2 days changing it, not a job i hope to ever have to do again.

    70mph in my vectra cdti 150 is exactly 2000 rpm, so rather a lot of difference there !, i'd imagine your fuel economy will be slightly less, but am guessing the extra acceleration is worth the extra fuel used when cruising

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    Cracking job - if only every part of the engine stayed so shiny...

    Good to see Ady still working there too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by trimble View Post
    I'm very very envious of your workshop there !, i can only dream of such conditions !, the last gearbox i did was on an alfa 156 selespeed and i was on my back on my driveway for 2 days changing it, not a job i hope to ever have to do again.

    70mph in my vectra cdti 150 is exactly 2000 rpm, so rather a lot of difference there !, i'd imagine your fuel economy will be slightly less, but am guessing the extra acceleration is worth the extra fuel used when cruising
    It's not my workshop, its my local Vauxhall dealers!

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    I figured that after having the bottom frame removed and re-fitted, it would be best to have the geometry done. So I did some research into decent places in the Leicester Area and found that Tyres and Exhausts Galore offered the best equipment for a decent price.

    Here are a few pics of the work being done.






    What impressed me is that they checked caster and camber of the wheels, there is not alot you can do with the rear's on a beam axle, but they rolled it back and forth with the kit on which showed I had a little less pressure in one tyre than the other due to the amount it rotated!

    But as I have never had it done since all the suspension work was finished, the car drives really well. Now the owner did say that if I can get the exact specs of the suspension lowering, he can loead this into the system to fine adjust it even more. All for the price of £26!

    I even took my Freelander 2 in the next day, and had the front and rear checked, and a few adjustments to both ends made a massive difference to how the car drives! I didnt think it would go out of line by so much purely from normal road use and ware and tear.

    He point out my Freelander 2 was excellent compared to some cars he has done which have been checked just through normal driving!

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    It's soooooooo shiny......

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