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Re: How to guide: Calibra engine swaps
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2009, 16:30:49 PM »
I quote "Remember, if the spark plug cover is L-shaped, it's a 20XE or C20XE even if it says ecotec!"

SO YOUR SAYING EVEN IF THE COVER SAYS "ECOTEC" IT MAY NOT BE???? :P
how can i tell?

Ecotec = always a straight spark plug cover

XE or LET = L-shaped spark plug cover, later ones say "ecotec" on them to fit in with the rest of the vauxhall range!

Post a picture of your engine if you're unsure
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Re: How to guide: Calibra engine swaps
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2009, 16:51:51 PM »
my luck it will be the worst 1 lol
k no prob :) ill get a wee look at her n a wee pic up :)

seen this also..

Quite simple, if its an Ecotec, it will say "Ecotec" across the top of the engine



If its a redtop. it will have a red L-shape plug cover on it that says "Vauxhall"...(or Opel)


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Re: How to guide: Calibra engine swaps
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2009, 19:16:37 PM »
The first pic is the first 2.0 16v ecotec (x20xev) engine, the second pic is not a redtop! it's a c20let turbo.

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Re: How to guide: Calibra engine swaps
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2009, 19:22:37 PM »
Quite simple, if its an Ecotec, it will say "Ecotec" across the top of the engine

No, your Forum name is Teabag, are you one of these sir?


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Re: How to guide: Calibra engine swaps
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2009, 19:37:59 PM »
Close richie, more like this


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Re: How to guide: Calibra engine swaps
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2009, 00:13:39 AM »
Quite simple, if its an Ecotec, it will say "Ecotec" across the top of the engine

No no no no no no NO

L-shaped = XE or LET
Straight = X20XEV "ecotec"

Example:


NOT an ecotec!
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Re: How to guide: Calibra engine swaps
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2009, 00:30:53 AM »
No no no no no no NO

L-shaped = XE or LET
Straight = X20XEV "ecotec"

Example:


NOT an ecotec!

Should that read "NOT an Ecotec?"

I assume this pic is a late LET.  i.e. it's obviously not a C20XE 'Redtop', but it's got an L-shaped plug cover so, if you're right, it's not an X20XEV 'Ecotec' either.  The only other alternative is an 'Ecotec' LET...  Is that right?

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Re: How to guide: Calibra engine swaps
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2009, 00:44:36 AM »
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I assume this pic is a late LET.
The clue is in the Turbo on the front.

First time I have seen it on a late LET; I have only seen the black Ecotec 'L' on the C20XE.
Easy enough for anyone into cosmetic engine bay's to swap over though.

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Re: How to guide: Calibra engine swaps
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2009, 00:54:21 AM »
The clue is in the Turbo on the front.

First time I have seen it on a late LET; I have only seen the black Ecotec 'L' on the C20XE.
Easy enough for anyone into cosmetic engine bay's to swap over though.

Yes.  The point I was making was that late LETs also appear to be badged 'Ecotec', if this was a typical example (and I assume that they also have the EGR valve to reduce emissions.  Your comment suggests that it wasn't.  ???

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Re: How to guide: Calibra engine swaps
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2009, 00:58:59 AM »
No C20LET has an EGR. The ecotec branding was purely cosmetic.
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Re: How to guide: Calibra engine swaps
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2009, 01:03:41 AM »
No C20LET has an EGR. The ecotec branding was purely cosmetic.

Is that because the Turbo produces lower emission standards than the N/A 16v, so it didn't need an EGR to do so?  I should have thought that ramming more fuel & air mix into an engine would produce higher emissions...  ???

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Re: How to guide: Calibra engine swaps
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2009, 01:06:26 AM »
Is that because the Turbo produces lower emission standards than the N/A 16v, so it didn't need an EGR to do so?  I should have thought that ramming more fuel & air mix into an engine would produce higher emissions...  ???
Designed before EURO2 emissions. Euro1 for that matter.

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Re: How to guide: Calibra engine swaps
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2009, 01:06:41 AM »
Everyone seems to be over-complicating this issue.

If it's L-shaped, it's an XE or LET (even if it says ecotec)
If it's straight, it's an ecotec (X20XEV)

Go by the shape of the spark plug cover, it's the most obvious thing when you open a bonnet.

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Re: How to guide: Calibra engine swaps
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2009, 01:17:30 AM »
Designed before EURO2 emissions. Euro1 for that matter.

But didn't all new engines have to meet lower emission standards from around 1993?

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Re: How to guide: Calibra engine swaps
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2009, 01:24:18 AM »
But didn't all new engines have to meet lower emission standards from around 1993?
euro2 was 1996.
Goodbye LET/ XE. :'(
Hello Ecotec..  8)

1993 ( more precisely 1992) was Euro1.
This heralded the introduction of the catalytic converter hence 20XE became C20XE. The LET wasn't sold without a cat though ( and I don't think the 20XE was fitted in the Calibra either )