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Author: Subject: vauxhall z20lel/leh etc
cliftyhanger

posted on 20/5/20 at 03:48 PM Reply With Quote
vauxhall z20lel/leh etc

Anybody used one?
Having thoughts about my triumph toledo, the simple route is the st170 I have here. But I am thinking about a turbo, and the z20lel etc are reasonable money, and I think/hope easy enough to run on the std ECU with the stand-alone engine loom?
Or am I being simplistic. I know earlier VX engines were easy, but I may be assuming too much. Infor is not easy to find, as usual too many people just paying to have work done.
Possibility is a z20lel with omega box. Sounds simple.... and more exciting than another st170

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BangedupTiger

posted on 20/5/20 at 04:06 PM Reply With Quote
Not used in a kit but the Z20LEH in my old astra was an excellent engine. Bullet proof from new to 30,000 miles and it was heavily abused. Lots of knowledge out there and capable of producing more power than you'll ever be able to use.

I rated it much that I desperately want to put a Z16LER in my Tiger, I just lack the ability to do it myself or the money to pay someone else.

Would like to see any progress you make.

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cliftyhanger

posted on 20/5/20 at 06:20 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by BangedupTiger
Not used in a kit but the Z20LEH in my old astra was an excellent engine. Bullet proof from new to 30,000 miles and it was heavily abused. Lots of knowledge out there and capable of producing more power than you'll ever be able to use.

I rated it much that I desperately want to put a Z16LER in my Tiger, I just lack the ability to do it myself or the money to pay someone else.

Would like to see any progress you make.


There are a few things I want/need to know, but I am hoping somebody here will give me some pointers
I wouldn't bother trying to extract more power, 200bhp will be plenty for a near-50 year old car with brakes the size of a pringles lid (I have some mk2 Golf GTi discs and mk5 escort calipers to fit, hopefully enough..... for a 1 ton car)

See what info

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stevepj

posted on 20/5/20 at 09:16 PM Reply With Quote
Have a read of Ben's install

https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=187775

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