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    For those in the know, will it be a fairly straight forward job to convert my 04 1.8 Vectra into a Z20LET, I'm hoping the engine and gearbox will be straight forward, obviously the wirring etc will be the awkward bit but apart from that I don't think theres anything too major in this.

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    Wouldn't it be easier/cheaper just to buy a 2.0 turbo...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    Wouldn't it be easier/cheaper just to buy a 2.0 turbo...?
    Nope because I want to fit a LET not the NET lol with the amount of cash I've already thrown at the car I may as well go the whole hog

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    you're not the only one of thinking of LET'ing their 1.8 Dan. I'm sure they'll be along shortly to provide any info they presently have on the project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJA View Post
    you're not the only one of thinking of LET'ing their 1.8 Dan. I'm sure they'll be along shortly to provide any info they presently have on the project.
    That'll be handy, I just need to know everything and anything required so I can get it all planned out ready for next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danBoy View Post
    For those in the know, will it be a fairly straight forward job to convert my 04 1.8 Vectra into a Z20LET, I'm hoping the engine and gearbox will be straight forward, obviously the wirring etc will be the awkward bit but apart from that I don't think theres anything too major in this.
    Don't you mean the C20LET? The Z20NET is a SAAB turbo conversion, whereas the C20LET is a VX 'homegrown' product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_k_sri View Post
    Don't you mean the C20LET? The Z20NET is a SAAB turbo conversion, whereas the C20LET is a VX 'homegrown' product.
    Z20LET that was fitted in the Astra/Zafira GSI and Astra coupes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danBoy View Post
    Z20LET that was fitted in the Astra/Zafira GSI and Astra coupes.
    Thanks. I got my 'Z's and 'C's mixed up. Sorry about that.

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    You can't use the Z20 LET as the Astra G and Zafira A GSi, all use the Z20LET which are not canbus equipped.

    You would need to use the Z20 LER from the Astra H, the Z20LET and Z20 LER are identical but the LER has 196lb/ft compared to 184lb/ft of the Z20LET.

    More importantly, the Astra H has canbus management, so you stand half a chance of it working, but Astra H Canbus and Vectra C canbus are very different. The main concern would be the Astra ECU not communicating with the Vectra system.

    Mechanically fitting the engine is easy, but you would need to use a Vectra C 2.0 Turbo petrol F40 gearbox, the F23 from the Astra G and M32 from the Astra H will not fit without major work, and the F40 from the 1.9 CDTi is too long ratios.

    For you to do this would be a major major job, you would be better getting a 2.0 Z20 NET, but even them you need to get some one who knows how to make the two parts communicate.

    I am not saying this won't be done eventually but it won't be easy.

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