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    Unhappy GSi just went BANG!!!!!!!!

    The wife called me today to ask what was wrong with my car (only called it my car because its broke now). She drove it 2 miles from work to my mothers and I went to meet her. Its bad news as it looks like the big end bearings have went pop and now it sounds like a bag of spanners and I mean that. Its sounds awful so will have to get the sump off and have a look but looks like engine out and a bottom end rebuild.

    Would like to know if anyone else has done this and a rough idea how much it would be to refurb crank and new shells.

    Also had to get the wife something to get her to work so managed to get her a 2001 1.8 Astra coupe for £1100 although shes moaning because its guttless and has no toys.

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    Mark GSI would be best to post up on the 3.2's but sorry to hear about this.

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    Might be as cheap to replace the engine rather then rebuild?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 900ss View Post
    Might be as cheap to replace the engine rather then rebuild?
    Could end up with another engine with problems and I guess theres not too many second hand engines lying around.

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    Tops £800 would buy you a nice low mile 3.2 engine, imo

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    hope you get it sorted soon ...

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    Hi again. I am going to have to look for a new engine for my car and want to know if any other 3.2 v6s will fit my Vectra. I have seen a few and the air intakes look different. Any ideas or leads on a new lump would be helpful guys.

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    I would have thought any VX 3.2v6 - Frontera, omega's etc - would fit as you have yours to swap all the bits over from ????
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I would have thought a 3.2 from an Omega would be a little more work as it's installed longitudinally and has quite a different plenum arrangement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas1 View Post
    I would have thought a 3.2 from an Omega would be a little more work as it's installed longitudinally and has quite a different plenum arrangement.
    he has all the bits needed for the swap, if he needs an engine, its still an option
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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