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Old 06-01-2018, 09:18 AM   #3
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Make: Vauxhall
ECU: Motronic 2.5 - Group N Chip
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Engine looks to be late C20XE ( LAST Type) This had the Ecotec plug cover but is not actually an ecotec. This was done on some to allow the engine to be used in a category of racing a bit longer. i think touring car championship. It had about 145bhp max. Its a coil pack lump . To be certain look up the engine number as someone may have just used the ecotec plug cover instead of the nicer Vauxhall one.
This engine will most probably have the downgraded components inside that differ from the earlier engines, but still be OK. So not as good crank, not forged pistons, non coscast head, heavy flywheel etc etc. As I say check the numbers though and you really never know unless you take the lump apart.

http://www.sbdev.co.uk/History_files...VauxhallXE.htm

http://www.sbdev.co.uk/History_files...Horsepower.htm


Loads of info on those links.
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