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Opel Kadett E: Fit a 4A-GZE engine on 1988 Opel Kadett

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can i fit a 4A-GZE engine on 1988 Opel Kadett E Hatchback

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the 4AG will typically fit most 4 cylinder engine bays as its pretty small

also I know of one Opel Kadett that had the Vauxhall 2.0 red-top twin cam fitted and thats a very tall / bulky engine so the smaller Toyota unit should pose no issues

things to consider are:

how are you going to fuel it? - most 4AG's are fuel injected so to keep it cheap you'll also need the ECU, wiring loom and fuel pump etc from the donor car
Which transmission:
you can either make an adaptor plate to convert your current transmission and then re-drill the 4 AG flywheel to suit the Opel clutch - or just use the Toyota transmission and custom driveshafts to convert between your uprights and the transmission

Exhaust?
I'd use the 4 AG manifold and down pipe and make a pipe to then join to the Opel exhaust
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

thnx for the feedback,


 


when i will do the fitting i will get an engine with its transmission and the ECU with wiring loom...

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don't forget to get the engine / gearbox mounts and the driveshafts as well
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